Dealer/GM Education Workshops

Dealer owners and general managers will learn valuable ways to run their store and manage their teams for prime results.

Workshop and speaker info will be updated as sessions are confirmed - check back regularly!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

You're a Manager and a Leader - Now What?

Wednesday, November 8
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Michael Rees
A World of Training

This workshop will provide attendees certain tools to help them lead their respective teams, in order to be more and more successful. We will cover accountability - how to install it and how to make it have a positive impact on the team. Motivating employees - this is not just about rah rah - this is how leaders and managers can motivate their teams to do what they want them to do. Goals are an intimate part of accountability and motivation - we will go through different types of goals and how to set them, for everyone concerned - now we have set them, we need to use them - the workshop will provide examples of how to use goals, accountability and motivation to get results!

During this workshop, attendees will learn:
  • How to install and maintain accountability
  • What motivates employees to do what managers/owners want
  • What goals to set and how to use them with accountability and motivation to provide the desired results

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Stop Re-cycling Other Dealer's Underachievers - Learn How to Recruit and Train to Get the Best

Thursday, November 9
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.


Michael Rees
A World of Training

Recruiting the right people for the job is one of the most difficult challenges we have, so to make it easy we tend to hire away from the competition. But then after a while, we find out the reason why we were able to hire them - they weren't as good as we thought! It takes time and effort, but this workshop will provide proven ways to find the right people for the job (from outside the industry), and make sure you know what you have BEFORE hiring them. Sample recruiting ads will be provided, along with interview techniques and testing that will show you more than any interview or profile testing!
 
During this workshop, attendees will learn:
  • Learn how to make a successful recruiting Ad
  • What to look for during an interview and how to get the candidate talking
  • How to increase your chances of selecting the right person, without costly mistakes

The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humor and Goodbye to Burnout!

Thursday, November 9
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.


Jody Urquhart
Idoinspire

Humor helps. The ability to laugh at life helps us deal with daily disappointments and setbacks. Humor gives RV professionals the nerve to serve in our increasingly complex and challenging environment. Join us as we demonstrate how humor helps you stay in control, stay positive, and maintain balance and perspective. Laughter and humor effectively and inexpensively counter stress, improve morale, and create a work environment that is friendlier, less stressful, and more productive.
 
During this workshop, attendees will learn:
  • How to use humor to create rapport and win trust and loyalty
  • Invaluable tools to promote flexibility, resilience, and coping skills
  • How to boost staff productivity by up to 40%

This Would be Funny...If it Wasn't Happening to Me!

Thursday, November 9
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Jody Urquhart
Idoinspire

Sometimes life just gets in the way. Do you ever think, “Why can’t things just go the way I want for a change?” or “Why can’t people just leave me alone?” This hilarious and provocative presentation shows recreation vehicle dealers and general managers how to get in front of a constantly evolving future and proactively drive change. Be compelled to face the future instead of running and hiding. Embrace challenging situations and people with new ideas, innovation and conviction. This compelling motivational speech will increase your comfort and confidence in the face of stress, industry, technology and customer change. Explore how the only way out is through and that it can actually be fun to embrace change and be innovative. Learn to do more with less and love it. Embrace the chaos of change with conviction and vitality.

During this workshop, attendees will learn:
  • Trends that will transform your industry
  • Three stages of surviving change and what your culture is
  • Stop running from your own shadow and discover your areas of resistance

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10