RV Learning Center Accepting Applications for 2022-2023 Spader Leadership Development Program


(Fairfax, VA) – The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is pleased to begin accepting applications for the 2022-23 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. This scholarship honors the RV industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, a past chairman of RVDA, and a champion of life-long learning.

Through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and Spader Business Management leadership development partnership, a scholarship is awarded annually to give one current or future leader the opportunity to participate in the program tuition-free.

The deadline for scholarship applications is October 1, 2021. The recipient receives full tuition valued at $14,875 to attend the 18 to 24-month Leadership Development Program (LDP). The recipient will only be responsible for travel expenses. In addition, applicants must be an employee of an RVDA dealer member. Learn more and apply at the RV Learning Center website.

The Spader Leadership Development Program is an 18 to 24-month program for current and future leaders that involves five three-day sessions. In between sessions, participants are tasked with putting what they’ve learned to work in their dealership and tracking the results of those efforts through assignments and one-on-one sessions with a Spader coach. The recipient will be selected shortly after the application deadline in ample time to prepare for the first session.

Upon graduating from the program, participants will know how to:

  • Lead their organization’s culture and strategy
  • Improve their leadership and management effectiveness
  • Coach their team to higher performance
  • Effectively understand and manage each area of Total Business Success™
  • Hire the best candidates for each position
  • Deliver world-class customer service
  • Assess and improve their dealership’s organizational and financial health

Go to spader.com/training/leadership-development-program for additional details about the Leadership Development Program and to view an informational webinar presented by David Spader, the program’s lead instructor.

About the Mike Molino RV Learning Center
The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and other RV industry members who are committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service that is provided by educated employees. Certification programs, readiness testing, webinars, audio presentations, live workshops, and a wide variety of specialty publications are all part of the RV Learning Center’s offerings.

About Spader
Spader Business Management is a leading management training and consulting company that specializes in helping businesses achieve greater success and fulfillment through improved business results and leadership capabilities. Spader’s proprietary tools and technologies help clients simplify financial data, focus on the right key metrics, and increase human performance to improve their results. At Spader, we leverage a mix of industry benchmarking, financial data, 20 Groups, workshops, consulting, and training courses to customize a value proposition just right for our clients. Spader is headquartered in beautiful Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It’s here where we celebrate our family roots along with the great outdoors.

The RV Learning Center is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations. Contact Karin Van Duyse with any questions at 703-591-7130, x108, or kvanduyse@rvda.org.