NADA University Is a Game Changer

For the first time in history, the AADA will make NADA University available to Australian Dealers in a recently approved landmark agreement.

Australian dealerships will have a new and outstanding opportunity to increase their knowledge and add valuable skills to their team in the form of NADA University.
In a landmark agreement recently reached, AADA in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) will bring their coveted education program to Australia. Without a doubt, NADA is amongst the leading automotive dealer associations in the world and so it is with great anticipation that this news is announced.

NADA University provides the US automotive and truck industry with the most comprehensive source of web-based education and training, including invaluable skills in dealership management and profit building The courses are backed by quality teachers and industry pioneers, combining an excellent blend of theoretical and practice-based knowledge.

In Australia, NADA University will initially offer three courses:

Service Department Operations Management

The training will consist of three days of instructor-led training, focused on trainingthe- trainer on service department operations management and two days of working with the NADA University instructor. In the last two days of training, the AADA trainers will teach back the key elements of the training to the instructor, ensuring they understand and can deliver the NADA content. The content of the course will be provided in advance so the trainers can become familiar with the information. At the end of day three and day five, the subject matter expert will provide two written performance evaluations to AADA on the proposed AADA instructor(s). The proposed AADA instructor must receive final approval by the NADA instructor as to their ability in teaching the course content.

Foundations to New & Used Vehicle Management

The training will consist of two days of instructor-led training, focused on trainingthe- trainer on the new and used vehicle departments and one day of working with the NADA University instructor. In the last day of training, the AADA trainers will teach back the key elements of the training to the instructor to ensure they understand and can deliver the NADA content. The content of the course will be provided in advance so the trainers can become familiar with the information. At the end of day three, the subject matter expert will provide one written performance evaluation to AADA on the proposed AADA instructor(s). The proposed AADA instructor must receive final approval by the NADA instructor as to his/her’s ability in teaching the course content.

Advanced New & Used Vehicle Management

The training will consist of two-days of instructor-led training, focused on training the trainer on the new and used vehicle departments and one-day of working with the NADA University instructor. In the last day of training, the AADA trainers will teach back the key elements of the training to the instructor to ensure they understand and can deliver the NADA content. The content of the course will be provided in advance of the training to AADA so the trainers can become familiar with the information. At the end of day three, the subject matter expert will provide one written performance evaluation to AADA on the proposed AADA instructor(s). The proposed AADA instructor must receive final approval by the NADA instructor as to their ability in teaching the course content.

Each course caters to Dealers with different levels of experience and will be facilitated by AADA’s own education provider, the MTA Institute of Technology (MIT). Once the program is rolled out, there will be nowhere else in Australia where Dealers can improve their skills and knowledge in dealership management with a syllabus specially tailored to the industry.

Further details about the courses and how to apply will be revealed at NADA University’s official Australian launch at this year’s AADA National Dealer Convention.

This latest development is just one of many exciting advancements the AADA has made towards providing a fully supportive and enriching Association for Dealers. AADA CEO Patrick Tessier anticipates a positive response from both Dealers and manufacturers alike:

‘NADA University is just another step in the AADA’s plan to offer Dealers the greatest chance at business success. This is a very positive move for the industry and we hope that manufacturers embrace and participate in this development, which can only make newcar franchises stronger’ he said.

Through programs such as its university, NADA enjoys a membership rate of 95 per cent from almost 16,000 new car and truck Dealers, with 32,500 domestic and international franchises.
Indeed, the makings of a great association lie not only in its ability to work with policy, but in what it can offer members to improve their skills and businesses.

The steps that the AADA has made to bring this enriching education program to Australia demonstrate its commitment to being a great association.

For more information about NADA University and how you can be among the first to benefit from these unique education opportunities, join us at the 2014 AADA National Dealer Convention from July 10-12.

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