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Training and Events Calendar


BMWED Education Department Training Opportunities


This page will change often, as training opportunities are updated. Check back frequently to see upcoming training events, view self-guided learning options, or to register for online webinars.


For further resources to support training you conduct at your Lodge, System Division, Federation, or Department, please contact Ash Anderson at education@bmwe.org or visit our online Education Department Library.


Online Educational Videos

Secretary-Treasurer Instructional Videos

On Our Way - Shortlines: Railway Labor Act (RLA)

On Our Way - Shortlines: Designated Legal Counsel (DLC)

Recording of Zoom webinar, "Being a Lodge Secretary," from Aug. 15, 2023


In-Person Training Events (Joint or Collaborative)


BMWED partners with a variety of organizations to offer training to our members. We link to external organizations and third-party websites as part of offering educational tools and resources for our members. BMWED does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any information offered by third-party websites linked through this Training Opportunities page, or any website or feature linked in any banner or other advertising.


Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program




In-Person Events (Railroad Retirement Board Pre-Retirement Seminars)


Thinking of retiring soon?

The Railroad Retirement Board's Office of the Labor Member offers a series of pre-retirement seminars to help educate those nearing retirement about the benefits available to them, and what they can expect during the application process.

This popular program has become a valuable resource to RRB customers and employees alike. It helps promote a better understanding of our benefit programs among the railroad community, and in turn, improves the effectiveness of our benefit program operations.

The RRB's field service representatives conduct each Pre-Retirement Seminar using a slide presentation covering the various benefits provided retired rail workers and their families. Seminar attendees receive a retirement kit full of informational handouts and other helpful materials. Online and downloadable versions of items included with seminar kits are available on the RRB's Educational Materials webpage.



In-Person Education Department Events