The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and The Ivey Academy have established a partnership to build leadership talent in London, Ontario.
The London Free Press spoke with Kapil Lakhotia, LEDC's chief executive.
"We know workforce development is the No. 1 problem for employers and tech, food processing and other sectors all have concerns about talent development, attraction and retention," said Lakhotia.
“There is an existing gap in leadership and management talent at London companies. Ivey has serious expertise in leadership talent and we hope this helps London companies grow its talent base.”
Together, The Ivey Academy and LEDC have launched one-day workshops to align what Ivey teaches with what skills businesses need on the job. The first workshop is a one-day program for entrepreneurs about how to cope with the fast pace of change, especially in the tech sector. Co-taught by Ivey professor Andreas Schotter and industry expert Paul Kinsinger, this workshop takes place at the Spencer Leadership Centre on October 11, 2017. Click here for more information.
About The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School
The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School is the home for executive Learning and Development (L&D) in Canada. It is Canada’s only full-service L&D house, blending Financial Times top-ranked university-based executive education with talent assessment, instructional design and strategy, and behaviour change sustainment.
Rooted in Ivey Business School’s real-world leadership approach, The Ivey Academy is a place where professionals come to get better, to break old habits and establish new ones, to practice, to change, to obtain coaching and support, and to join a powerful peer network. Follow The Ivey Academy on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.