Taking place in Barcelona on 16-20 May 2022 in partnership with ESADE Business School, the 11th edition of the FIA University Emerging Leaders Programme gathered 30 high potentials from 17 automobile Clubs worldwide for a tailor-made programme exclusively dedicated to FIA Member Clubs.

FIA university Emerging Leaders Programme 2022, Barcelona

With its unique blend of business courses delivered by ESADE Business School and executive talks by FIA Club Senior Executives, this flagship FIA University programme encompasses analysis to action.

Through intensive learning, interactive lectures, on-the-job challenges and personal leadership development, the experiential sessions empower young leaders from Member Clubs across the global FIA network to successfully lead the change in their Club and create more value for their members.

This year’s custom-made programme provided members with strategic insights on Leadership & Communication, Strategy & Collaboration, Innovation, and Leading Change.

Members also had the opportunity to network with each other and with Club experts during social events and activities, developing their professional contacts and learning from each other. The first evening of the programme featured a cooking team-building activity and members were awarded a certificate of participation during the closing ceremony. 

As an exceptional conclusion to the programme, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem visited the group to discuss how the Federation aims to further support FIA Member Clubs through successful transformation and growth. The President underlined the importance of growing FIA University programmes to the benefit of both Mobility and Sport Clubs to foster synergies, knowledge-sharing and empowerment among the FIA network. Sustainability, diversity & inclusion, communication, collaboration and youth engagement were some of the key topics discussed with the group of high potential leaders.

On the occasion of the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, the group also had the privilege to visit the F1 Paddock at the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya and learn more about the medical services, fire-fighting and rescue services, safety car procedures, as well as technical checks for cars and drivers, through an exclusive tour of the FIA Garage.

The FIA University is already looking forward to welcoming a new class of emerging leaders in 2023.

FIA university Emerging Leaders Programme 2022, Barcelona