The business of fleet management is always changing. Rising fuel prices, technological advances and new government regulations are only some of the changes faced every day. Even veteran fleet managers have questions that need answering, and that’s why NAFA has created the Advanced Fleet Management Seminar, an intensive upper-level course for fleet managers, that will be offered October 17-19, 2008 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans.
“NAFA's Certification Board and Education Development Committee have teamed to create and deliver our first Advanced Fleet Management Seminar to meet the education needs of experienced fleet managers and Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) candidates,” said NAFA Senior Vice President Chris Amos, CAFM. “It is designed to cover the tougher concepts in the CAFM curriculum in an environment offering interactive discussion with subject matter experts and practical exercises in two disciplines to let attendees gain simulated experience to ensure mastery.”
“NAFA is fielding its best CAFM instructors for the Advanced Fleet Management Seminar. Attendees who have already worked as fleet professionals for several years, attended the Fleet Management Seminar, or reviewed the CAFM curriculum will appreciate that the time will be spent on advanced topics in each discipline,” added Amos.
Open to all fleet management professionals, the Advanced Fleet Manager Seminar is recommended for fleet managers with five years or more of experience. The seminar will be broken down into eight sessions, each session covering one of the discipline modules of the CAFM program. The modules covered include Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Risk Management, Vehicle Fleet Management, and Professional Development. Members of the Certification Board will also take place in a Question and Answer segment at the end of each session.
Fleet managers with less than five years of experience can spend a week immersed in fleet education by attending the NAFA Fleet Management Seminar on October 15-17 and then attending the Advanced Fleet Manager Seminar. A package deal for both seminars, that will save attendees $200 if they sign up for both by September 19, is available from NAFA. In addition, fleet managers who either sign up for the Advanced Fleet Manager Seminar or sign up for both seminars, may take the CAFM exam on October 20 with the exam fee waived.
Participants of the Advanced Fleet Manager Seminar will leave with their own binder of materials featuring printouts of presentation slides, sample forms on policy and procedure, valuable charts to help with lifecycle cost analysis, informative articles and lists of terminology. This compilation, along with the attendees’ own notes from the seminar, will create a powerful desktop reference and learning tool they can use over and over again.
“The Advanced Fleet Manager Seminar is a direct response to the needs of our more seasoned fleet managers and CAFM participants, who are seeking certification as experts in the field of fleet management,” said Joseph Dunne, NAFA’s Director of Education. “The Advanced Fleet Manager Seminar drills down into each major area presented in the Fleet Manager Seminar; nothing could be more useful or intensive in a classroom setting than going to both the Fleet Manager Seminar and the Advanced Fleet Manager Seminar.”
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of Members who manage fleets of automobiles, SUVs, trucks, vans and a wide range of specialized mobile equipment for organizations in the United States and Canada. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and disposal of more than 3.5 million vehicles – including in excess of 1.1 million trucks. In fact, NAFA Members across the North American continent have more than 350,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks in their fleets, totaling more than $21 billion dollars in assets for medium- and heavy-duty trucks alone.