NADA Launches New Academy Plus Program

Published June 15, 2016

TYSONS, Va. (June 15, 2016) - The National Automobile Dealers Association is accepting applications for NADA Academy Plus, a new, cost-effective program that trains a dealership management team to improve business performance.


“NADA Academy Plus is a rapid, fast-track program designed to align industry best practices with a dealership's vision, goals and objectives,” said Jim Schoonover, senior director of education and consulting for NADA Dealership Operations. “It's unique in that it encompasses all of NADA's educational and consulting offerings in one program.”


The Academy includes six instructor-led weeks of education over a 12-month period. Each week focuses on a specific department discipline, including financial management, parts, service, pre-owned vehicle sales, new-vehicle sales and business leadership. Academy Plus provides the opportunity for key department leaders to attend specific class weeks together.


“By sending a department manager or director to attend with a full-time student, the dealership is going to accelerate its results,” said Peter Fong, senior vice president of NADA Dealership Operations. “Implementing new processes to improve profitability becomes easier when your key leaders are on the same page.”


This is the first program of its kind. Enrollment includes the industry-leading Academy curriculum plus extensive integration of the NADA 20 Group composite, an in-dealership consultation facilitated by the NADA 20 Group and a NADA University Online Premium Subscription for all employees at the dealership.


Applications are being accepted now. The first class begins in October 2016.


To enroll or for more information, call 800.557.6232 or visit nada.org/academyplus.

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