Classes Designed to Shape and Retain Future Leaders

Since 2009, the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence has partnered with Texas A&M University to further the understanding and application of best practices in wholesale distribution. Through cutting-edge research, a comprehensive knowledge base of best practices has been established, and over the years six groundbreaking research studies have been published. For the first time, these organizations are bringing this extensive knowledge into the classroom with two programs designed to help wholesaler-distributors invest in their workforce with proven in-depth training and professional development.

NAW Micro Degree: Leading Innovation and Accelerating Implementation
Designed to help high-potential distribution leaders develop the soft skills required to lead project management and successful implementation, this five-month program consists of four days of study on the Texas A&M University campus and the remainder of the program is conducted through distance learning interactive study. The goal of the program is to help participating project leaders become effective innovation managers. Support will be provided with check-ins no less than once a month by the Texas A&M subject matter expert and may be more frequent if a project leader requires additional help. Learn more about the program here.

NAW Certificate in Distribution Professional Management
Three distinct and intensive sessions are offered on these topics: Optimizing Distributor Profitability, Generating and Managing Growth and Distributor Capability Development. Each session will be held for four and one-half days at Texas A&M University and will provide an overview of the most important concepts in distribution through an active learning process consisting of both lecture and hands-on exercises. Completion of the three sessions will provide participants with the educational foundation they need to enhance their value to their company. These sessions are designed as continued education to help distributors develop and retain their key employees. Learn more about the program here.

“The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence is very pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with Texas A&M in this exciting and powerful way to further our mutual goal of providing excellence in wholesale distribution,” said Patricia A. Lilly, Executive Director of the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence.