OTA’s LEAD Programs are Back for 2024!

Are you looking for a path to fully realize your potential in the workplace? Wondering how to take the next step up the leadership ladder? If so, the time to invest in your future is now. Registration is now open for the Next Generation and OTA-Schulich ExecEd Leaders Certificate programs!

Back for its 10th year, OTA’s original hit, the Next Generation Certificate program, is the premier leadership communication and networking program in the transportation industry. Developed through a membership driven process and delivered by the highly esteemed The Humphrey Group, the program is an intensive leadership communication course for the future leaders of the trucking industry. The goal of the three-part certificate program is to strengthen a leader’s ability to communicate effectively and inspire action in others they work with – from drivers, to customers, to executive teams.

The program has served as a valuable platform for emerging professionals in the industry for a decade, enabling people to connect and build relationships, network, and meet other likeminded individuals while learning valuable tools to continue to advance their leadership communication skills. The program has graduated over 300 participants from companies of all sizes from across Ontario and Canada.

All registrants in the Next Generation program must be OTA members in good standing. Members can click to register now to join the program.

Please check out our new video to see what past grads had to say about the benefits of the program.

“I believe if you hire the right people to lead your company you must also invest in their leadership education to get them to their full potential. The LEAD Committee and the OTA are delighted once again to offer two great leadership programs to our membership. Having taken both programs, I can say that I have benefited immensely like many others. I believe the best leaders are always learning, and sharing what they learn, to help others. These educational programs will allow us to continue to equip leaders with the knowledge and insight to make sound strategic and operational decisions in our essential Industry.” 

–        Sukhy Hayre, Controller, XTL Transport Inc., OTA LEAD Committee Chair.

Developed in 2017 in partnership with the Schulich School of Business at York University, which is ranked as one of the top business schools in Canada and worldwide, the OTA-Schulich Leaders Certificate program is also back for 2024. Building off the foundation of the Next Generation program, the four-day program focuses on the theme of innovation with the intention of creating an innovative mindset within leaders and using that experience to drive innovation in the workplace.

Driving Innovation is a key part of the strategic planning process and is the number one strategic driver to help grow any business. Whether it’s launching new products, implementing new equipment, or improving IT or other operational systems, this program is ideal for future leaders looking at new ways to create value for their customers and organizations.

All participants in the OTA-Schulich ExecEd Leaders Certificate program must be graduates of the Next Generation Certificate program to register. Next Gen program graduates that meet eligibility for the program have been sent an email invite will allow them to register for the OTA-Schulich program for 2024.

OTA members can register at a cost of $2075 for the Next Generation Program, and Next Generation program graduates can register for the OTA-Schulich program for $2450.

For more information on both programs including program content and course schedule, you can view our brochure here.

The Next Generation program begins in June and the OTA-SEEC in April, so register early to reserve your spot. Training is provided in small groups, so space is limited!

For more information on either program, please contact lak.shoan@ontruck.org.

For registration related questions, please contact otaevents@ontruck.org.

Please also stay tuned for more exciting announcements from LEAD including the introduction of our new women’s leadership program and LEAD alumni networking events taking place later this year.

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