MRAA signs deal for online education training

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management formed an online education partnership.
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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management formed an online education partnership, resulting in the launch of three new courses within the MRAA Interactive Virtual Training System.

“The longstanding relationship between Spader and the MRAA is based on a shared mission to support the professional development of marine dealers and their employees,” MRAA vice president Liz Walz said in a statement.

“By extending our partnership to include virtual training, we can not only offer Spader’s first-class educational programming to a whole new audience, but we can also serve the dealers our organizations currently reach in a deeper way, bringing this highly impactful training to their entire teams.”

Led by Spader Business Management President John Spader and divided into eight chapters, “One Dollar Empowerment” headlines the group of new offerings.

The course seeks to help dealers understand financial metrics and initiate financial conversations with their teams regarding topics that include key expense ratios to monitor, how to calculate those ratios and tactics to improve net profit.

The pair of other new courses, “Adaptability: The Single Best Predictor of Success” and “Effective Leaders and Managers” by Michael O’Connor, are also now available for purchase.

“We’ve been researching the opportunity to serve the dealer community through online education for years,” Spader said. “MRAA’s virtual training platform came along at the right time, allowing us to expand our service to the boating industry alongside a trusted partner.”

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