NAFA Launches Professional Development Webinar Course

NAFA Fleet Management Association launches its first ever webinar course, which will be taught by one of the Association's most experienced fleet professionals.

Great leaders are not always born, sometimes they are cultivated through the right training. From June 13 to July 28, NAFA Fleet Management Association will conduct a six-week webinar course to help fleet managers cultivate the leader inside them. NAFA's Professional Development Primer webinar course is designed for today's busy fleet professionals and lets them take advantage of a wealth of knowledge without leaving their office.

The webinar series examines how to develop and motivate employees, work within various organizational frameworks, and adjust your leadership and management techniques to fit the situation. Effective oral and written communication, so essential to successful management, will also be addressed.

One of NAFA's most experienced fleet professionals, Katherine Vigneau, MBA, CAFM, will be the course instructor. Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (EST). Monday sessions offer a new lesson with readings and questions for completion assigned for discussion on Thursday. NAFA's new (2011) Professional Development Guide will serve as the course textbook and will be provided to all webinar participants.

The webinar series will cover:
* Individuals in Organizations: motivating employees, training, assessment, and legal and administrative topics
* Groups: the role of unions and what makes a team.
* Leadership: the distinction between leaders and managers, definitions, types, and succession planning.
* Organization Processes: decision-making, negotiations, staffing, and conducting meetings.
* Business Communications: details the different types of communications and various formats.
* Ethics: ethical theories, decision-making, and codes.

The cost is $199 for CAFM/CAFS candidates currently enrolled in the certification program. The webinar is designed to help students prepare for their CAFM or CAFS exams. The cost for NAFA Members/ Affiliates not currently enrolled in the certification program is $249; and the cost for non-NAFA Members/Affiliates not currently enrolled in the certification program is $349.

To sign up for the Professional Development Primer webinar course, please visit http://www.nafa.org/WebinarCourse

About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of members who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org

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