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 research, a comprehensive knowledge base of best practices has been established, and six research studies have been published with three more are on the way. For the first time, these organizations are bringing this knowledge base into the classroom to help wholesaler-distributors invest in their workforce with in-depth training and professional development.
NAW Micro Degree: Leading Innovation and Accelerating Implementation
This is a five-month program, which features four days on campus at Texas A&M University and the rest of the program conducted through distance learning interactive study. This program is designed to help high-potential distribution leaders develop the soft skills required to lead project management and successful implementation. 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.
NAW Certificate in Distribution Professional Management
Three sessions are offered on these topics: Optimizing Distributor Profitability, Generating and Managing Growth and Distributor Capability Development. Each highly concentrated session will be held for four and one-half days at Texas A&M University. These sessions will provide an overview of the concepts in distribution through an active learning process consisting of both lecture and hands-on exercises. These sessions are designed as continued education to help distributors develop and retain their key employees.
“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 inwholesale distribution,” said Patricia A. Lilly, executive director of the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence.