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Education Update

Education Update

Education Update

By Adam Diecks, GenNext HD Education Chair

GenNext HD is currently working on finalizing the schedule for a series of training webinars that will cover topics such as business strategy, leadership, sales, profitability and marketing. The details of our webinar training series will be sent to the members as soon as they are confirmed.



Mentorship Update

Mentorship Update

Mentorship Update

By Nick Seidel, GenNext HD Mentorship Chair

GenNext HD is excited to announce we will be hosting our second Speed Mentoring session at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting next month in Orlando. The Speed Mentoring was a huge success at the VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference last year in Orlando and we look to duplicate the experience with HDA Truck Pride.

The mentoring session will feature 20 industry mentors, and is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 3.



Recruitment Update

Recruitment Update

Recruitment Update

By Nikki Paschall, GenNext HD Recruitment Chair

 

It’s been a busy first quarter for GenNext HD! We had wonderful networking time during HDAW in Las Vegas and recently completed another successful Distributor Training Expo. We will begin May at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting with a Speed Mentoring event featuring 20 industry mentors and a group of GenNexter mentees rotating to each station. We’re excited for even deeper connections and recruitment with the next generation of commercial vehicle workforce.



Industry Update

Industry Update

Distributor Training Expo earns high marks yet again

The second annual GenNext HD and Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) Distributor Training Expo was held last weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

After hosting 150 distributor attendees and 14 suppliers last year, we bumped our attendance to 175 distributors and 23 suppliers this year. The event began with a reception and dinner on Friday evening, and concluded with lunch on Sunday. In between, distributor attendees participated in seven hour-long training sessions with Gold-sponsor suppliers, six 30-minute sessions with select Silver suppliers, a training lunch with their respective buying group and one hour of exclusive access to the exhibit floor.

In Sunday’s post-event survey, 95 percent of attendees viewed the event as very satisfying (64 percent) or somewhat satisfying (31 percent), and 82 percent said they were very likely to recommend the event to colleagues. An even higher number, 87 percent, said they would attend again, with 12 percent saying “maybe” they would consider it, depending on various factors.

Individual aspects of the event were appreciated as well. The one-hour Gold training sessions posted an 89 percent approval rating (40 percent excellent, 49 percent good) and the 30-minute Silver trainings had a 90 score (33 excellent, 57 good). The trade show netted an 88 percent approval score (40 excellent, 48 good), with 73 percent of attendees claiming their time allowed on the floor was “just right.”

Overall, both suppliers (91 percent) and distributors (84 percent) said they would like to see more attendees in future years.