The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) will host a one-day workshop, “University of Innovative Distribution (UID) In-a-Day,” Nov. 1 in Chicago. The workshop, which will offer tailored education to those in management positions within wholesale distribution and their partner suppliers, will kick off the associations’ annual convention, Nov. 1-3.
The UID workshop is designed for any manager working for a distributor or supplier who is interested in their individual and employer’s growth. The target audience includes operations, general, branch and sale managers along with anyone else within the company looking for continuing education and ideas to stimulate growth.
Attendees will hear from speakers including:
- Steve McClatchy: Steve McClatchy returns to NAFCD and NBMDA’s University of Innovative Distribution (UID) In-a-Day training program that precedes its Annual Convention each year. This workshop will focus on team leadership and leading change.
- Ian Heller: Ian Heller, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Distribution Strategy Group, has figured out how distributors can become more important to manufacturers. Throughout his presentation, he will share the best way to formulate a bulletproof marketing plan.
To learn more about the workshop or to register, visit www.distributorconvention.org. Early Bird deadline for the Annual Convention is tomorrow, Sept. 2.