computer screen displaying Applied Leadership infoAutomaker Stellantis has signed on as industry project partner for the Continuing Education leadership training and development program.

Stellantis named industry project partner for Applied Leadership Program

University of Windsor Continuing Education announced a partnership Thursday with Stellantis for the upcoming session of its Applied Leadership Program.

As the industry project partner, Stellantis will provide a case scenario to participants, along with valuable feedback on learners’ capstone presentations at the end of the program.

Jacqueline Oliva (BA 1996, B.Ed 1998), head of human resources for Stellantis Canada, said the automaker’s Windsor Assembly Plant team is pleased to partner with the University to bring a hands-on approach to problem-solving and change management.

“The automotive sector is rapidly changing as we prepare for an electric future and with that comes a significant shift in the way we manufacture vehicles,” she said. “We are looking forward to reviewing the creative solutions generated by this talented group of students and are happy to play a small role in shaping their educational experience.”

The program offers participants the opportunity to make professional connections with industry leaders, hone leadership and soft skills through teamwork, and develop communication strategies and leadership plans in support of organizational strategy. Participants will be encouraged to inspire action in others by practising hands-on tactics and acquiring the necessary skills to lead resilient teams to successful outcomes, culminating in an industry-sponsored capstone project.

Organizations are encouraged to send key individuals who require leadership training or whom they have identified as potential leaders in their companies.

“We look forward to working with Stellantis as our industry project partner for the spring term,” said Jennie Atkins, UWindsor executive director of Continuing Education. “As our region leads the way in electric vehicle production, this partnership will allow learners to problem-solve a potential real-world scenario and practise the latest techniques to guide their teams and set them up for success for the future.”

The program is in-person and open for registration to current and aspiring managers, supervisors, and industry leaders. The eight half-day modules take place on Thursdays, 5 to 8:30 p.m., April 20 to June 8. More information about the Applied Leadership Program can be found here.