OTA’s Next Gen program has taught me that we do not need to depend on those who came before us to teach us how to be successful in this industry. That we are the creators of our own path, and that we are on this journey together. Not alone, but together.”
Those were the words of ONE for Freight’s Stephanie Carruth as she spoke directly to a room full of trucking industry executives at the OTA annual conference last week.
Speaking at a luncheon ceremony to recognize the graduates of OTA’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) programs, both Carruth and Angela Lowe from Heritage Truck Lines Inc. enlightened the audience on the benefits of taking part in the Next Generation Certificate program.
“The connections that I made in this group and the education that I have received from every person in our class has done nothing but encourage, stimulate, and excite me for my future in the transportation industry,” added Lowe.
Lowe also made note of how diverse the transportation industry was becoming, taking pride specifically in “the number of women rocking the transportation industry.”
The Next Generation program is an intensive leadership development initiative for the industry’s future leaders, and delivered by the highly esteemed Humphrey Group, the objective of the four-part certificate program is to strengthen a new leader’s ability to inspire action in others – from drivers, to customers, to executive teams.
Designed to build on the skills in the Next Generation program, the newly developed OTA-SEEC Leaders Certificate program focuses on the theme of innovation, with the intention of creating an innovative mindset within leaders, and using that mindset to drive innovation in the workplace.
Former Next Gen graduate Jean-Sebastien Bouchard from ISAAC Instruments spoke passionately on behalf of the graduating OTA-SEEC class, about the need for all OTA members to strongly consider enrolling graduates of the Next Generation program into the OTA-SEEC Leaders program:
“If you are a member that believe in the growth of our association, think of someone that you see as a future leader of your organization, someone that you wish to invest in, and register them for the 2018 program,” he said.
Both graduating classes comprised 41 up-and-coming industry managers and executives (both carriers and Allied Trades). This format offered graduates an opportunity to learn, network, and meet professionals experiencing similar career growth opportunities and challenges. (See list of graduates below).
The appeal from all three graduates for company CEOs to get employees involved in the program resonated with all in attendance. So, don’t wait! Send us your best Nextgen and OTA-SEEC candidates. As Angela, Stephanie and Jean-Sebastien promise, it’ll be an investment company owner won’t soon regret, so register now!
All registrants in the Next Generation program must be OTA members in good standing. Members can click to register now to join the program
All participants in the OTA-SEEC Leaders Certificate program must be graduates of the Next Generation Certificate program to be able to register. Next Gen graduates looking to register for the program can click to register now for the Business Leaders program.
Eligible members can register at a cost of $1700 per program (a discount of $500). For more information on the programs please see the attached brochure or you can contact [email protected] for more details
Register early to reserve your spot – the training is provided in small groups, so space is limited!
OTA extends congratulations to both graduating classes of 2017:
Next Generation Certificate Program:
|Steve Arthur||Erb Group of Companies|
|Stephanie Carruth||ONE for Freight|
|Rob Clause||BDO Canada LLP|
|Lindsay Di Giovanni||C.A.T. Global Inc.|
|Tyrone Downs||Erb Group of Companies|
|Nick Empey||Cooney Transport Ltd.|
|Kevin Erb||Erb Group of Companies|
|Byron Eveley||Eveley International Corp.|
|Kevin Foran||ISAAC Instruments|
|Ryan Gal||Trailcon Leasing Inc.|
|Sukhy Hayre||XTL Transport Inc.|
|Rob Hyatt||Fleetway Transport Inc.|
|Adam Jantzi||K-DAC Enterprises Inc.|
|Angela Lowe||Heritage Truck Lines Inc.|
|Tara Miele||Terra Nova Transport Ltd.|
|Jodie Patterson||Bison Transport|
|Jim Pereira||Onfreight Logistics|
|Kelsey Shannon||Shandex Truck Inc.|
|Jason Smith||J.D. Smith Transportation Group|
|Shaun Spiers||Spring Creek Carriers Inc.|
|Samantha Thomson||Thomson Terminals Ltd.|
|Josh Wartman||Hitachi Capital Canada|
|Michele White||ONE for Freight|
OTA-SEEC Business Leadership Certificate Program:
|Travis Bondy||J&R Hall Transport Inc.|
|Jean-Sebastien Bouchard||ISAAC Instruments|
|Sue Ann Corrighan||Tandet Group|
|Kathleen Crawford||FedEx Freight Canada|
|Laura Davis||TransCore Link Logistics|
|Kyle Erb||K-DAC Enterprises Inc.|
|Michael Forgione||BMO Transportation|
|John Foss||Trailcon Leasing Inc.|
|Cody Hall||J&R Hall Transport Inc.|
|Grant Naslund||Bison Transport|
|Daniel Piquette||Navistar Canada|
|Marcus Sconci||BDO Canada LLP|
|Steve Scorca||Purolator Inc.|
|Melissa Skelton||Skelton Truck Lines Ltd.|
|Peter Stefanovich||Left Lane Associates|
|Geoff Strank||F1 Freight Systems|
|Jeremy West||Wills Transfer Ltd.|
|Jordi Wills||Wills Transfer Ltd.|