Training & Education
NAED expands Branch Management University
By Anthony Capkun
September 10, 2012 – The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) unveiled a new look and format for Branch Management University, an online education portal helping students operate “profitable, engaging and productive businesses”. “From rallying sales to managing employee and customer relationships, branch managers are expected to wear many hats,” said Michelle McNamara, NAED senior vice-president and executive director of the NAED Education & Research Foundation. BMU focuses on strengthening management skills in four areas: customers, operations, financials and employees. The updated format builds on these areas, featuring: a formal position-based curriculum organized into core and elective courses at the 100, 200 and 300 levels; three new courses on business ethics, sexual harassment and financial decision making; two-day training bootcamps led by industry experts; access to relevant industry news and features; and easy online enrolment forms.