University of the Aftermarket Opens Registration for the 2014-2015 Leadership 2.0 Class

2013-2014 Leadership 2.0 Class

Midland, MI - The University of the Aftermarket has officially opened registration for the next Leadership 2.0 class, which begins August 24-29, on the campus of Northwood University in Midland The second session will be held March 8-13, 2015, at Northwood’s West Palm Beach, Florida, campus. Participants must attend both sessions.

Leadership 2.0 is an intensive post-graduate--style leadership and business skills education experience designed to promote the development of the next generation of aftermarket leaders. In addition to the two week-long classroom segments - which feature lectures, roundtable discussions, networking sessions, and team research and problem-solving activities – participants work off-site to develop and present team research projects covering key industry issues. Featured presenters include leading aftermarket executives and faculty members of the Northwood University DeVos Graduate School of Management. The class size is limited to 32. Those interested are encouraged to register early as the class sells-out every year.

"For the past 20 years, this program has helped develop our industry’s future leaders at all levels of the automotive aftermarket," said University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank. "The fact that it reaches full capacity every year is a testament to the industry’s focus on its own future. Many of today’s industry leaders were once participants in this program."

The program is designed for early- to mid-career, management-track, high-potential aftermarket professionals in all market segments. Program participants include a mix of aftermarket professionals from manufacturing, retail/wholesale stores, program groups, warehouses, service dealers, associations and other industry segments allied to the motor vehicle aftermarket. This collaborative mix of industry levels is unique in the industry and adds to the educational experience.

The cost of the two-week program is $6,100 and includes tuition, class materials, meals and lodging. More information and registration details are available at (click "Course Calendar") or call 800-551-2882.

Participants receive 7.0 CEUs toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

For more information about Leadership 2.0, contact Brian Cruickshank, Director, University of the Aftermarket, Northwood University at: (989) 430-7774 or


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at two full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida and mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.