RVDA Provides Dealer, GM Workshops

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On-demand professional development sessions are available to dealers and general managers through the RV Dealers Virtual Convention/Expo platform.

The event provides a cost-effective way for leadership and their employees to develop professional strategies in multiple areas, RVDA stated.

“There are a wealth of on-demand sessions available that can help top management at dealerships keep up-to-date on the latest market trends, business and tax strategies, human resources, as well as other topics to prepare for 2021,” RVDA President Phil Ingrassia stated.

Virtual educational workshops for dealers/general managers include:

CDFconnect Video Series: Succession Planning

A three-part series provided by Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance. Dealers can learn more about their options, build a roadmap and begin implementing strategies.


Building a Championship Team: Identifying, Hiring and Retaining Top Performers

President Jamison Carrier, Relentless Dealer Services

This workshop explores how to raise the bar in a dealership and simultaneously improve a dealership’s average performance.


Dealer Tax Issues in the Time of COVID-19

CPA and Partner Rafael Lantan, Buckley Patchen

This session will provide a tax legislation overview that could impact dealers in 2021.


Navigating Risk in Today’s Business Environment

Lead Consultant and Founder Tom Kline, Better Vantage Point

This session will review common dealership risk areas, including how an outside perspective can help protect the dealer principal and the business from costly disputes and regulatory violations.


2021 RV Trends to Watch: Business Impact and How to Prepare

VP of Analytics and Data Strategy Jason Groesser, RV Trader Interactive

Groesser uses data and trends collected from millions of RV consumers to aid dealers in making more informed 2021 strategy decisions.


Ouch! The Sharp End of Managing and Leading Hurts!

President Michael Rees, A World of Training

This workshop will discuss the difference between managing and leading, as well as different styles of leadership.


PPP Loans: When Should I File? Will I Owe Taxes? What Else Should I Know?

Principal of Dealership Team Jane Saxon, Somerset CPAs and Advisors

Saxon provides an update on Payroll Protection Program Loan forgiveness guidelines and shares recommendations to maximize forgiveness, while minimizing rejection or partial forgiveness risk.


The RV Market: A Conversation with Baird’s Craig Kennison

Director of Research Operations, Senior Research Analyst Craig Kennison, R.W. Baird & Co.

Kennison provides his insight into the RV market, including his team’s 2021 projections.


Understanding Participation Options: The Best Fit for You and Your Dealership

VP of Reinsurance Sales Matt Gibson, Protective Asset Protection

Many service agreements and F&I product participation programs are available to RV dealers. This workshop reviews qualifications, costs and other considerations when choosing a participation program.


Utilizing Incentive Compensation as an Alignment and Retention Tool

CPA, CMA, CIA, CGMA Howard M. Cox, Somerset CPAs & Advisors

Cox introduces a financial model designed to align stakeholders’, employees’, financing partners’ and shareholders’ interests.


In addition to more than 40 on-demand sessions covering all dealer operations aspects, exhibitor booths are open to attendees throughout the on-demand portion of the event, which closes Jan. 31.

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