The Wellington Group of Companies is generously providing funding to help 2 current or future leaders of our industry, aged 40 and under, to receive $500.00 each to be applied to their full program fee for the 2020 Driven to Lead Program.

“This generous funding by Wellington Group of Companies is a great indicator of their commitment to this Industry and advancing the opportunities and skills of our future leaders. We are thrilled that they choose to come to the PMTC and provide us this funding opportunity to our young industry professionals in the next Driven to Lead Program.” Commented PMTC President Mike Millian

“It is a great honour that the Wellington Group of Companies chose the Driven to Lead Program and the PMTC YLG to provide two $500 scholarships towards the full program fee. This will help a current or aspiring leader to participate in an unmatched experiential learning program that will benefit them greatly in their careers. These scholarships show a great commitment to the future of the transportation industry by Wellington Group of Companies.”, Matt Richardson, YLG Chair and Sales & Operations Manger for KRTS.

“Wellington Group of Companies is proud to offer these scholarships for the Young Leaders Group to distribute. The future of transportation is bright, and we want to do our part to ensure that the next generation has every opportunity to succeed. The Driven to Lead Program is an excellent way for younger transportation professionals to grow their career” – Derek C. Koza (Owner/President)”

To be eligible for the funding, you must be 40 years of age or under and registered for the Driven to Lead Program. (insert registration link here). While the program is valuable for any leader of any age, the funding is being provided to those 40 and under in keeping with Wellington and the PMTC YLG’s desire to promote and provide opportunities to the next generation of leaders.

Once registered, you will need to apply for the funding bursary. The application will require you to supply a minimum 300 word essay stating why you think you are a good candidate for the award, and your personal goals for advancement within the Transportation Industry. To see the full application and details, please click here

Application deadline is February 1st, and a panel of judges will review all entries and announce the 2 winners by no later than February 28th.

The ‘Driven to Lead’ program is an experiential, practical leadership program that will take participants through hands-on and impactful exercises focusing on topics like culture, teamwork, accountability and strategy. It is intended for both up-and-coming and current leaders who are looking to advance and develop their personal and professional skills.

The program will once again be facilitated by Eagle’s Flight ( at their facility in Guelph, Ontario. Eagle’s Flight is known as a global leader in education for their approach to delivering training programs that are business-relevant and invoke lasting behavioral change.

Reviews from past participants has been truly impressive.

“I have taken leadership programs offered by other organizations and facilitators, and it doesn’t hold a candle to D2L…Extremely valuable for current and future leaders.” Kelly Perez, Director @ Zavcor.

“The hands on leadership techniques taught valuable topics including culture, teamwork, accountability and strategy.  Combining teamwork, professional and personal experiences as well as observations to effectively learn new leadership methods. Extremely helpful, creative, inspiring and eye opening for any leader in the transport industry. I would highly recommend the Driven to Lead program to anyone in the transport

industry. “George Cierpich, Metro Truck Driving School.

“What we learned always applied at work and were great tools for both new and experienced leaders.” Sud Malhotra, Fleet Manager @ Powerbev Inc.

The program consists of four separate full-day modules. Participants can elect to complete the entire ‘Driven to Lead’ program or select individual modules. Graduates of the entire program (all four modules) will receive free registration for the PMTC’s annual conference in June of 2020, a value of $640.00 for a non-member and $540.00 for a member. Graduates will be presented with their diploma during a ceremony at the conference. Graduates of individual modules will receive a certificate of completion for the module(s) they complete.

The full-day program modules have been scheduled for the following dates:

  1. March 11th, 2020 = Creating a Culture of Accountability
  2. March 12th, 2020 = Building and Leading Teams
  3. April 15th, 2020 = Communicating for Impact
  4. April 16th, 2020 = Coaching for Results

Both PMTC members and non-members are welcome. Registration costs for the program are as follows:

  • PMTC member
    • Entire program (four modules) =      $1,800*
    • Per program module (one module) =      $500*
  • Non-member
    • Entire program (four modules) =      $2,300*
    • Per program module (one module) =      $625*

* Registration costs are subject to HST

Registration deadline is February 1st of 2020.

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