Safety Management Systems for Airports Workshop
Due to low enrollment, this course has been cancelled. There will be future offerings of this workshop
April 20-21, 2017
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Transportation Education Center
545 N. Airport Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966
This dynamic, two-day workshop is specifically designed for airports, and will assist in the development and implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) at a participant’s airport. Attendees will receive instruction in Safety Culture, all SMS components with emphasis on Safety Risk Management. Participants will also be involved in “hands on” activities, and receive a variety of SMS materials for use in the development of their own SMS programs.Airport Workshop Flyer
Faculty for this workshop include:
- Mike Robertson
Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aviation Management and Flight at SIU. He serves as the SMS Coordinator for the Department and chairs the Safety Review Committee. He is a Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor with instrument, single- and multi-engine ratings. He is also an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and Check Pilot in the Aviation Flight program at SIU. Mike is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education - Workforce Education and Development from SIU Carbondale. He specializes and instructs in Aviation Human Factors for Pilots, Aviation Safety Management and Safety Management Systems. Mike has participated in three FAA sponsored SMS pilot projects for airports.
- Matt Romero
Matthew Romero is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aviation Management and Flight at SIU Carbondale where he specializes in the development of technical training programs. He currently serves on the Department’s Safety Review Committee, and he has participated in two FAA SMS pilot projects for airports. Matt holds Airframe & Powerplant certificates, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education - Workforce Education and Development from SIU. Matt also teaches management and communication courses for the Aviation Management & Flight Department at SIU.
- Carbondale Hampton Inn
2175 Reed Station Parkway
618/549-6900 or visit their website
Carbondale Holiday Inn
2300 Reed Station Pkwy
618/549-2600 or visit their website
Registration Fees: $950
- Register online with a VISA, Discover, or Mastercard
- Fax the Safety Management Systems Registration Form to 618/453-5680 or email
- To register by phone with a credit card, call Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/536-7751
Please call Assistant Director Sarah VanVooren at 618/453-3472 or send an email.