Academy programs are directed toward current and future operators of automobile and truck dealerships. These programs feature the latest in industry trends and developments, while also being deeply rooted in the fundamentals needed to operate a successful and profitable automotive business. Academy instructors are among the who's who in the industry, recognized for their subject-matter-expertise.
The Dealer Candidate Academy (DCA) and related programs are 11-months in duration and include six one-week classroom sessions at NADA followed by 6-8 weeks of in-dealership application and homework between each classroom session. Special Ops Programs allow department managers to sit-in on a specific week of the Academy program.
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Dealership operations and the operator as an entrepreneur – NADA U offers five different programs to choose from:
Dealer Candidate Academy (DCA) is where dealers, dealer successor nominees, and managers are provided in-depth knowledge in all aspects of dealership operations, which equips them with the skills needed to adapt, lead, and succeed in the ever-changing automotive industry.
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- ATD Truck Dealer Academy closely mirrors the DCA program but also uniquely addresses the operations of a heavy-duty truck dealership.
- General Dealership Management Academy (GDM) focuses on operations of the dealership in the General Manager role, emphasizing skills in financial assessment, analysis, and formulation of recommendations.
- Dealer Group Academy recognizes the increasing trend toward publicly-owned dealer groups by delivering a customized version of the GDM program that also encompasses the unique policies, procedures, and needs of a specific dealer group.
- Special Ops Program enables department managers (e.g., Controller, Parts Manager, Service Manager, Sales Manager) to attend an individual week of the Academy and hone skills specific to their needs.
For more information, sign in at www.nadauniversity.com and complete the contact form under the Academy tab or email Academy@nada.org.
For a personalized walk-through of the site or if you have questions, contact NADA U Customer Service at (800) 557-6232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.