Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship

Application Window for 2017-2018 LDP Scholarship Now Closed
 
This scholarship was founded to honor the RV industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, as well as his leadership philosophy of life-long learning. The recipient of this scholarship receives tuition to attend the Spader Leadership Development Program (a $14,875 value). The recipient is only responsible for travel expenses.

Criteria
1. Applicant must be employed by an RVDA (U.S.) dealer member.
2. Applicant must be employed at an RV dealership.
3. Applicant must directly apply for the scholarship.
4. Should they be chosen, the applicant must be able to commit to the time and travel required by the program. 

Application Process
Along with a completed application form, submissions must include a 500-1,000 word essay describing why a leadership development program would be beneficial to the applicant, their business and the industry, is required. In addition, two-three letters of recommendation. If selected, the recipient must provide a photo and agree to being publicly recognized by RVDA. Contact Karin Van Duyse, Chief, Mike Molino RV Learning Center by email: kvanduyse@RVDA.org or phone: 703-591-7130, x108 if you have any questions or would like to be added to the Young Executives Group.

About the Spader Leadership Development Program
Whether you are a leader in your business looking to increase your performance or you are being groomed for leadership, this program is designed to help you reach your goals. During the course of 18 months, participants attend five three-day sessions. The first session is held at Spader Business Management headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D.; the locations of the remaining sessions will be announced at a later date. After each session, participants are tasked with returning to their business and implementing the new strategies they have just learned. By the end of the program, participants have developed the new leadership and management skills they need to thrive in today’s business environment and into the future! 

2017-2018 LDP Schedule
Session 1: January 9-11, 2016
Session 2: April 11-13, 2017
Session 3: September 26-28, 2017
Session 4: December 12-14, 2017
Session 5: March 27-29, 2018

2016-2017 LDP Schedule
Session 1: April 5-7, 2016, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Session 2: September 20-22, 2016
Session 3: December 6-8, 2016
Session 4: March 28-30, 2017
Session 5: September 12-14, 2017

Email Spader Business Management, or dial 1-800-772-3377 for details about the leadership development program. 

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