Horizons Program

Horizons Shaping Rail’s Technical Future

The Horizons Program is part leadership development, part technology incubator and part knowledge sharing. Most importantly, the Horizons Program seeks to address the challenges of the future rail industry, today.

Unlike other development programs, participants will be taken on a practical professional journey, growing their knowledge of cutting-edge technology and developing an innovation mindset that will help position your organisation as a business of the future. The next generation of leaders will evolve their 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration, alongside other handpicked young leaders from Australia and beyond and learn about RISSB and Standards development.

Over the past two years, approximately 160 young leaders from 40 organisations have networked, learnt and grown their way through this program.


Horizons Program Format

Horizons 3.0 comprises:

  • Forums (Get togethers delivered virtually, face-to-face or as a hybrid event depending on relaxation or enforcement of government travel restrictions throughout Australia and beyond) featuring industry leaders and other influencers
  • Webinars covering a range of technical and professional topics
  • Involvement with RISSB product development
  • Development and production of a technology inspired monthly newsletter
  • Innovation training (e.g. a hackathon)
  • Pitching competitions – present an idea to a ‘mock panel’ of experienced industry executives in a shark tank-style pitching competition.

Resource Materials

Download Horizons Program 3.0 Brochure

For more information
If you would like to know more about the Horizons Program, please contact Phil Allan at RISSB via email pallan@rissb.com.au or on 0401 120 978.