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OTA to hold workshop on leadership

TORONTO, Ont. – The OTA is launching a new workshop called “Leaders Building Leaders” to assist up-and-coming managers and executives by hearing from successful executive in the business who made their way to the top of the trucking industry.

The new exclusive OTA event will be held November 5th from 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Toronto.

The OTA says the session was designed in partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), and developed for senior leaders within the trucking industry to impart their leadership lessons to the Next Generation of managers and executives.

“They’ll share personal success stories and insights into what it takes to be a great leader and how they were able to make a significant impact to the success of their businesses,” a release said.

The workshop consists of a keynote address, followed by a 90-minute panel discussion with the following successful executives and decision makers

  • Dan Einwechter, Chairman and CEO, Challenger Motor Freight
  • Murray Mullen, Chairman, CEO and President, Mullen Group
  • Rob Penner, President and COO, Bison Transport
  • Mark Seymour, President/CEO, Kriska Transportation
  • Scott Tilley, OTA Chair, and Co-President, Tandet Group

After the panel, the OTA says there will be a discussion on leadership philosophies as well as leadership-building activities designed to provide practical tools which will help participants continue their ascent up the leadership ladder.

The workshop will be moderated Glem Dias, from the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University, who has won many awards for his leadership strategies.

It will also include a continental breakfast and invitation to OTA’s signature walk-around reception and lunch where carriers, suppliers and allied trades members can network and discuss the day’s events.

To register for the session visit the OTA Convention Web site, here.

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