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Partnership confirms next leadership programme for international transport companies

Partnership confirms next leadership programme for international transport companies

The University of Suffolk, Associated British Ports and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce have confirmed the details of the second of their new leadership development programmes for those working in International Transport.

The course offers those moving into positions of leadership and management a chance to develop their skills in a series of workshops and seminars which focus a) upon the acquisition of key management skills and b) their application in logistics, ports management, freight handling and associated industries.

There are four programmes consisting of six training days spread over roughly half a year. For the second cohort these are:

Leadership – 30th May

Performance Management – 27th June

Finance – 25th July

Project Management – 22nd August

Strategy – 19th September

External Communications – 17th October

Dr Will Thomas, Associate Professor in the Suffolk Business School, commented on the design: “We’ve worked closely with colleagues in the industry to ensure that participants are able to take elements from each session and apply them straightaway, improving their performance and that of their organisation.”

John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce says: “This course demonstrates the value of those businesspeople with relevant frontline industry experience and the University working together to create an exceptional programme tailored to meet business needs.”

This programme is part-funded by Suffolk Local Authorities, Norfolk County Council and the Education & Skills Funding Agency through the New Anglia Local Skills Deal Programme. The course is provided by the Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk, Associated British Ports and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. Skills Deal programme money has been used to subsidise the cost of training. 

Each programme is made up of six modules: leadership, performance management, finance, project management, strategy, and external communications. 

For more information about the programme, including how to sign up, please visit www.uos.ac.uk/internationaltransportleaders

Article by Suffolk Chamber