The National Automobile Dealers Association wants to give dealerships a better training option for staffers with the potential to be top managers.
The association is offering a new NADA Academy training program intended for new department managers and promising employees at dealerships, NADA said this week. The NADA Professional Series consists of a pair of two-day sessions. It begins in June and will be offered at three locations nationwide. Registration is open now.
As the number of dealership principals continues to shrink, NADA sees a need to reach deeper into dealerships to develop employees sooner, Camron Wilson, the association's director of tailored training and business development, told Automotive News.
Hal Wurster, vice president of business development and marketing for NADA's dealership operations group, wrote in an email: "We want to reach up-and-coming dealership managers, so we can train them to do things right the first time."