NADA updates: Enhanced training availability and show keynote speakers


TYSONS, Va. – 

Along with finalizing its lineup of keynote speakers for NADA Show 2020, the National Automobile Dealers Association is making its award-winning educational training programs more readily accessible to members and their staffs.

NADA said its training offers, such as the Professional Series classes and Academy seminars, are now available to all dealership employees through the new Education Subscription program.

“The subscription to NADA’s educational training programs is a powerful tool for providing continuous training and development to dealership employees at a low-cost monthly subscription,” said NADA chairman Charlie Gilchrist, a multi-franchise dealer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.

The subscription can be secured here.

NADA and Reflection Software recently won a gold award from the Brandon Hall Group for excellence in the category of Best Use of Video for Learning.

The award-winning training video module, “Finding Meaning Behind the Words: How Video Scenarios Brought the DISC Model to Life for Dealerships,” is part of NADA’s Professional Series course in Leadership, which centered on teaching how to effectively utilize the DISC Behavioral Model when interacting with colleagues and customers.

Reflection Software, which offers custom-built training and career development products, created the video module to supplement NADA’s instructor-led training classes.

 “We are developing industry-leading curriculum for our members, and it’s satisfying when it is recognized beyond the auto industry by an organization as established as the Brandon Hall Group,” NADA executive vice president and chief operating officer Mike Stanton said in a news release.

NADA and Reflection Software worked together to develop the video module, which included real-life video scenarios with interactive decision points to enhance the learning experience through observation and action. The video scenarios created for the module were designed to be authentic to the dealership setting.

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program has recognized leading organizations during the past 20 years for the latest trends in Human Capital Management, according to Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program.

“The initiatives that were honored are not only innovative but fit the unique needs of the business and create truly remarkable success stories,” Cooke said.

Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights on key performance areas, including learning and development, HR/workforce management, leadership development and more.

Award entries, which were evaluated by a panel of independent industry experts and Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives, were based on the following criteria:

— Fit the need
— Design of the program
— Functionality
— Innovation
— Overall measurable benefits

Lineup for NADA Show 2020

Each year, the NADA Show brings world-renowned speakers and industry experts to its four-day event to share insights on topics that will help drive dealerships into the future. The keynote speakers for NADA Show 2020 include David Cameron, former prime minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016, and Mary Barra, chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors.

Gilchrist, the 2019 NADA chairman, and Rhett Ricart, 2019 NADA vice chairman, will share their perspectives on the auto industry. Kathleen Madigan, voted best female stand-up at the American Comedy Awards, will offer comedic relief.

NADA’s annual show returns to Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day weekend from Feb. 14-17.

Attendee registration for the show is open here. The early-bird registration discount ends Sept. 13. NADA said the popular hotels are selling out.

Source : AutoFinanceNews