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Annual Heavy Duty seminar to focus on commercial aftermarket

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 06:00
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The next Heavy Duty Leadership program will bring together mid-career professionals in the commercial truck aftermarket for a week of business, management and leadership education. The program, now in its fifth year, will be held July 9-14 on Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Mich.
Heavy Duty Leadership is open to any early- to mid-career management-track professional in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. The program’s curriculum is designed to foster the development of the next generation of heavy-duty parts distribution, manufacturing, service, association and fleet management professionals.
Heavy Duty Leadership was created out of the industry’s need to develop the next generation of business leaders. The industry simply did not have a formal leadership-development program for its leaders of tomorrow and this unique program brings together the next generation of industry leaders for a week of university-level education. This program stands apart from other programs because Heavy Duty Leadership is entirely focused on the commercial vehicle aftermarket.
Heavy Duty Leadership will be taught by heavy-duty industry leaders in collaboration with faculty from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School of Management and the University of the Aftermarket. Areas of study will include:
·         Global competition
·         Mergers and acquisitions
·         Industry supply chain trends and challenges
·         Team management and development
·         Strategic management
·         Developing business strategy in multi-channel markets
·         Industry case studies
·         Leadership
·         Networking
·         Top guest speakers from the commercial vehicle aftermarket
·         Business skills
The curriculum features a blend of industry analysis, discussion and debate of new challenges and competitive strategies, individual skills training in team management, leadership roles, strategic thinking and planning, and more.
Program tuition ($2,995) includes all instruction, materials and meals. Affordable and convenient on-campus housing is available. Those who are interested in attending the program are encouraged to contact the University of the Aftermarket as early as possible, as class size is limited and last year’s class was sold out early. Participants will receive 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can be applied toward industry education certificates.
For additional information and to register for Heavy Duty Leadership, please click on the “Course Calendar” link at or call 1-800-551-2882.

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