Crown Worldwide Introduces Its Leadership Development Program
10/26/2009

Crown's Leadership Journey Provides Professional Development Training

Online PR News – 26-October-2009 – – LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2009—The Crown Worldwide Group, a worldwide leader of global mobility, relocation services, information management and high value logistics, introduces its leadership development program: Crown's Leadership Journey.

The program was developed in consultation with Hemsley Fraser, a leading provider of continuing professional development training. Twenty Crown managers were selected for the program and they have just completed the inaugural session, in California, which focused on the building of leadership qualities.

Crown's Leadership Journey falls under the Crown University umbrella where a variety of training methods are applied. This training program will continue for six months and encompasses classroom sessions, business related action learning projects, Webinar skills sessions, case studies and personal competency surveys.

Norah Franchetti, group vice president of Learning & Development, manages the program and expressed her pleasure with its progress: "In line with our people development core value, I am happy to see this new phase in developing Crown's leaders and we have had tremendous feedback from the participants. In every business there is a new norm and companies, leaders and staff must be the best they can to ensure that they meet current business challenges and continue to be successful."

The group will meet again at the start of 2010 to complete the second round of classroom sessions, present the outcome of their projects and move to the next phase of the program.

Becky Armentrout, president of Hemsley Fraser Group, Americas, said, "It was a pleasure partnering with Crown to develop its Leadership Journey program. Nothing is more important to an initiative such as this than the strong commitment and support of an organization's top management. It has been rewarding to see how leaders at Crown have embraced and set the stage for this program, and the enthusiasm participants have brought to learning and developing. The fact that Crown is investing in leadership during a difficult time with the economy is another great indication of Crown's commitment to investing in the future of the company."

Crown Worldwide Group
Crown Worldwide (crownworldwide.com), operates from over 250 locations in 52 countries, providing governments, corporations, diplomats and private customers with global mobility services, moving services, relocation services, information management, business information storage, art shipping, freight forwarding, logistics services and third-party logistics. Crown Worldwide Group's divisions are Crown Relocations, Crown Fine Arts, Crown Records Management, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars. Established in 1965, the Crown Worldwide Group is a privately held company with global headquarters in Hong Kong.

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GLOBAL & AMERICAS:
Natalie Graveney
Crown Worldwide
1401 Summit Ave, Suite 10
Plano, Texas 75074, USA
Telephone: 1 972 422-4288
E-mail: ngraveney@crownworldwide.com

ASIA-PACIFIC:
Susanne Österholm
Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd.
Suite 2001, MassMutual Tower
38 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: 852 2876 2678
E-mail: sosterholm@crownworldwide.com

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA:
Marco Dilenge
Crown Worldwide
Wolf-Heidenheim-Strasse 12
Frankfurt, D-60489, Germany
Telephone: 49 69 1539-4000
E-mail: mdilenge@crownworldwide.com