Participants in Greater Richmond GATE recently earned a night of recognition and an opportunity to showcase their businesses at LAUNCH 2014. The event was a culmination of focus-driven attention on creating a business with a sustainable future. Over the course of the year, individuals in the program attended a host of business development classes to help them see their dream fulfilled.
Why is leadership development so important? The simple answer is ROI. A 10-year study by Accenture showed that companies perceived as having good leadership had 900% growth vs. only 74% growth (over the same time period) for those lacking in leadership. In its Top 40 “Best Companies for Leaders,” Chief Executive Magazine ranks companies based on their leadership development programs, commitment to leadership development, and shareholder value performance (among other factors). Among this best-of-the-best group, the top 15% of companies saw market capitalization growth rates that were 33% better than the bottom 15% in 2013, and all of the top 40 saw growth rates above 50%.
In partnership with the Association for Operations Management (APICS), CCWA offers prep courses required for the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) exam candidates.
APICS members can present valid ID for a tuition discount. Registration will include a participant workbook and sample test questions. Other CIPM materials may be ordered directly from National APICS website.
The program begins again with expanded program eligibility and new course offerings.