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July 2012: Flooring associations, University of Pennsylvania partner for education

Volume 26/Number 16; Dec. 17/24, 2012

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, develop new skills and strategies, and to grow their businesses. Continue reading July 2012: Flooring associations, University of Pennsylvania partner for education

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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