“I always told my children to continue their studies, that if I ever had the opportunity to go back to school I would do so.” In January of 2015 at the age of 48, Gina Savoie finally returned to school. She did not make it easy on herself. She chose The Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she attended classes every Monday registered in an executive program designed for the development of executives who are already working within companies.
“Having never been the vice president of a company before I needed to improve my business communications skills”. The training program, which touched on all aspects of management and leadership also allowed her to “improve her decision-making and further understand the global issues pertaining to a company” notes Claude Hotte. This management consultant who directs the firm Gestion-Conseil CGH has coached Gina since she joined Benoit. “She has developed her personal toolbox, a style of management that relies on facts and not just on intuition”, states Benoit Grenier.
The program, which also required a few weekends of intensive courses for the 20 managers registered, has thus let them “interact and enjoy a network of business people from different sectors of activity”.
Today, surrounded by her daughter who is studying at the French Lycée in Los Angeles she can proudly show off her UCLA certificate obtained last summer. This along with vast amount of professional experience she has gained are proof of her success.