Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) and Manchester University are partnering on a one-year development initiative. The Dynamic Development program will provide courses for SDI employees, focusing on leadership and communication. August 19, 2014
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) and Manchester University announced today that they are partnering to provide a year-long leadership development program – Dynamic Development – specifically designed for SDI employees.
The highly specialized, non-degree program begins Sept. 24 at Manchester’s Fort Wayne campus.
“We have always believed that success is not driven by state-of-the-art technology alone. But, more importantly, it is linked to managing the technology and creating a culture in which to exploit it,” said SDI President and CEO Mark Millett. “Our employees are the backbone of our organization. They are the force that makes SDI’s culture unique. In partnering with Manchester University, through our Dynamic Development program, we are exposing our colleagues to a ‘learning journey’ which clearly links their development to our business goals; thus, continuing our philosophy that ‘the right people in the right place’ will be our greatest asset.”
Dynamic Development offers a curriculum tailored to SDI’s culture, leadership style and specific needs. The course topics include strategic thinking, leadership and communication, among seven areas identified by SDI after extensive research and analysis. The courses will be taught by Manchester faculty, SDI leaders, and experienced business professionals.
“We are pleased to partner with SDI in this unique opportunity to invest in its people, its greatest resource,” said Manchester President Dave McFadden. “It is a natural fit. SDI is committed to enhancing the skills and knowledge of its employees, and the University mission is built on the idea of educating people to make significant workplace and community contributions.”
Between classroom sessions in the conference center at Manchester’s Fort Wayne campus, 10627 Diebold Road, participants will work on reading assignments and online modules focused on independent learning.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. is a diversified carbon-steel producer, metals recycler and one of the largest American steel companies. With annual sales of $7.4 billion in 2013, it has more than 6,800 employees, and manufacturing facilities primarily located throughout the United States (including five steel mills, six steel processing facilities, two iron production facilities, more than 90 metals recycling locations, and six steel fabrication plants). Its corporate culture encourages and rewards initiative, achievement, and teamwork. Steel Dynamics is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,400 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu
Source: Manchester University and Steel Dynamics Inc.