Registration is now open for National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors flagship classroom educational course.
The U.S. based group’s Wholesale Distribution Manager’s Course (WDMC) is slated for June 7–11, 2010, at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Full details and how to register at the early bird discount are available at http://www.naw.org/WDMC10. Special discounts apply to companies that send groups.
The WDMC combines classroom instruction, small-group discussions, and computer laboratories, all centred on a specially designed and updated wholesale distribution industry case study.
At the conclusion of last year’s course, Joe McDermott, general manager at Skinner Nurseries, said, “This is the most ROI I have received from a training course. The program provides education on important, often neglected areas that are needed to advance to the next level of management.”
From Monday evening through Friday mid-day, dozens of distribution managers will take a comprehensive look across the entire wholesale distribution business and cover all major functional areas, including sales management, value-added services, market-focused planning, financial management and control, human resources management and teamwork, and supply chain management.
Each day, experienced instructors will lead classroom discussion. Registrants are assigned to teams, and each evening, the teams gather for brainstorming. The emphasis of the teamwork is on original and creative idea generation, and real-world problem solving is the ultimate goal. The course concludes with each team presenting its remedies for a troubled distribution company to participants and the faculty. By the end of the course, all participants will learn specific ways to improve company profitability and their own personal performance, too! The WDMC is ideal for distributor personnel responsible for a branch, region, area, division, territory, or functional area of the business.