RVDA Invites Dealers to Find Their Passion at Convention/ Expo

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Finding your passion as a leader and learning ways to inspire your team to do the same are critical to running a high-performing dealership.

RVDA invites dealers to learn ways to unleash everyone’s personal best in the workplace during an education workshop at 2016 RV Dealers International Convention Expo. David Spader of Spader Business Management will present an intense, hour-long workshop, “The Passionate RV Leader,” in the Dealer/GM track on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The session requires brief advance online coursework that can be found at Participants can create an account and complete the free “Work Interests” assessment in the tab under their name. Please print the assessment and bring it to the workshop to greatly enhance your learning.

In this workshop, the presenter will show attendees how passionate employees, led by passionate leaders, can produce outstanding results. Participants will explore one of the most important personal attributes that affects leadership effectiveness and how to find a role best suited to their passions. Then they’ll learn to do the same for the members of their team.

This session will require advance work that is critical to getting the most from the one-hour session. Prior to this session, participants should go to, create an account and complete the free “Work Interests” assessment. Bring results along with to the session so you have a customized report to use during this fast-paced presentation.

The workshop will cover the following topics:   

  • The true cost of passion-less leaders (and employees)
  • The three types of workplace motivations, and how to use them effectively
  • How to best leverage your top two passions
  • How to predict whether someone will be passionate about their job (including yourself)
  • Why Style (DISC) is NOT enough for a successful job fit
  • How to manage the two types of work that could sink your career

The convention is sponsored by RVDA–The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and each year the Convention/Expo Committee focuses on featuring new presenters to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

The theme of the convention/expo is “Gear Up for Success,” and it takes place Nov. 7-11 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. This is the premier education event for North American dealers and their top staff.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. 

Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact Julie Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an e-mail to     

Visit for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


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