Kia Motors (UK) Limited, together with The Bluewater Partnership who specialise in leadership training, last year introduced its intensive 18-month Leadership Development Programme, designed to give Kia dealership staff specialist leadership and development skills. A handful of students were selected to take part in the scheme, which offered hands on experience and the opportunity to learn invaluable management and leadership skills, which will be taken back to the dealerships to put into practice.
As part of Kia’s on-going commitment to its dealer staff and customers, the scheme allowed high-flying dealers to gain an insight into best leadership practice. The programme consisted of ten workshops, encompassing Kia’s key brand pillars, to deliver excellent customer care. Seminars included practical management and leadership techniques covering all key areas of the retail business.
The hard-working students graduated on June 24, in a ceremony hosted by Kia’s Business Development Director, Simon Hetherington. Louis Vanassche from Northwood Garages Dealership said “I’m thrilled to have been awarded my Institute of Leadership and Management Development Award. The course was hard work, but extremely rewarding, and I can’t wait to bring all that I’ve learnt to the showroom!”