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Curriculum set for industry program at Penn

Inst. for Leadership and Business Growth launched

by Matthew Spieler

Hicksville, N.Y.—Two months after forming the Partnership for Executive Development and Business Growth, a collaboration between four industry associations and the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, including the famous Wharton School (FCNews, July 16/23), the curriculum and dates for the customized education program have been set.

Called The Institute for Leadership and Business Growth, the program is an extensive four-month business course that incorporates both traditional classroom work on the Penn campus with online training and is available exclusively to members of the Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS), National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). Participants must be business owners, senior managers or managers being groomed to lead a business in some capacity. Continue reading Curriculum set for industry program at Penn

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Associations, Penn partner for education

by Matthew Spieler

Philadelphia—Recognizing there is a need to help their members—and, ultimately, the industry—improve their business management skills, four industry associations have partnered with one of the world’s leading business universities to create a customized program designed to provide participants with an opportunity to study the essentials of business management and develop new skills and strategies to grow their businesses. Continue reading Associations, Penn partner for education

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Association of Rug Care Specialists: New association launched

DALLAS—The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has been formed by influential members of the rug care community. Dedicated to advancing the art and science of rug care, educating rug care professionals, raising consumer awareness about quality rug care and cultivating relationships with leaders in rug care-related industries, the international organization will be temporarily headquartered here. Continue reading Association of Rug Care Specialists: New association launched