The Municipality of Leamington will provide students in the Applied Leadership Program with experience addressing real-world challenges in a partnership with Continuing Education beginning this fall.
The program offers participants the opportunity to make professional connections, and to hone their leadership and soft skills. Experienced instructors will give its students the opportunity to practise hands-on tactics and acquire the necessary skills to lead resilient teams to successful outcomes, culminating in a capstone project. Leamington will provide feedback on the students’ approaches and solutions.
“We are proud to partner with the University of Windsor to bring local level challenges, techniques, and successes to the Applied Leadership Program,” said Peter Neufeld, chief administrative officer for the Municipality of Leamington. “This partnership will also introduce participants to career opportunities within the municipal sector and showcase the Municipality of Leamington as a potential employer.”
Jennie Atkins, executive director of UWindsor Continuing Education, said she is “thrilled” to have Leamington as an industry partner.
“Their partnership will provide program participants with valuable feedback and real-case scenarios that are crucial to the growth and learning of potential employees and future leaders,” she said.
The program is online and open for registration to current and aspiring managers, supervisors, and industry leaders. The eight half-day modules take place on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 15 to Dec. 3.
Students, staff, and alumni are eligible for a discount on registration fees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.