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RVDA Seeks Workshop Proposals


RVDA’s Convention/Expo Committee is soliciting workshop proposals for the 2018 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, Nov. 5-9 at Paris Las Vegas.

As the premier education event for RV dealers, over 1,300 individuals from across North America attend the workshops presented during the five-day event. 260+ U.S. and Canadian dealerships will be represented by dealer principals, general managers, and dealership personnel from every department at an RV dealership. The committee-selected workshops are Wednesday, Nov. 7 through Thursday, Nov. 8. Compliance sessions are Friday, Nov. 9. 

The selection committee welcomes submissions from “in-the-trenches” training professionals, consultants, dealership professionals, vendors, and others who support the RV industry. Individuals who can provide high impact programs with actionable strategies that will help dealers increase profitability and improve performance are encouraged to respond.

To submit a proposal:

Review the 2018 RVDA Convention/Expo Call for Workshop Proposals website for insight on the committee's vision for topics, submission guidelines, and selection criteria.

Identify topics that (a) would benefit RV dealers and their key employees and (b) can be effectively covered in the time allotted. The 2017 Convention/Expo program guide offers insight into the types of sessions presented at the event.

Gather the required information and submit your proposal using the online portal by March 5, 2018. 

The Convention/Expo Committee, comprised of industry leaders, selects presenters that offer attendees relevant, useful, “how to,” and actionable information in key areas of interest. For 2018, the committee is especially looking for submissions that will address:  

Understanding, managing and engaging different personality profiles/types

Exit strategies for dealers

Social media and eMarketing - including new techniques and reaching millennials

Selling - modern selling - beyond word tracks and scripts

Setting up and managing mentoring and coaching programs

Experiential/Immersive retailing  

Diversifying revenue streams

Finding talent: (1) recruiting and hiring from other industries, and (2) hiring and training veterans WITH 'how to' for finding and using state and federal resources and funding

Marketing channels: specific ideas with real-world examples

Analysis of market trends with guidance on consolidations and online retailers

Leadership and management training for department managers: motivating others, goal setting, and leading people

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