The University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 program concluded on Friday, April 18 with a graduation ceremony to recognize the 19 participants who took part in the executive development program.
This year's graduating class of Leadership 2.0 participants included:
- Ian Anderson, Smothers Parts International
"It was a great week of interactive programs designed to engage and challenge the aftermarket leaders of tomorrow," says University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank. "Participant evaluations were consistently high, and everyone left the program with take-aways that they can use in their businesses on Monday. There is already quite a bit of interest in the next Leadership 2.0 class, which will begin in September at the new Sloan Building for Aftermarket Studies."
Details on the next Leadership 2.0 program are being finalized and will be officially unveiled by Cruickshank at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, held in Chicago on May 20-21.
Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging two-week executive development and learning experience, deeply rooted in the theoretical and practical application of leadership principles in the automotive aftermarket. Participants in this year's program represent a wide-array of aftermarket companies at all levels of the industry. Part I was held at Northwood University's Troy campus in Sept. 2007.
Participants receive 6.0 credits toward completion of their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certifications.