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Jan182018

Auction Academy Launches 2018 Seminar Series with Expanded Course Offerings

FRANKLIN, Tennessee - Auction Academy, a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry, has announced the schedule for its 2018 Seminar Series program.

Says Penny Wanna, President of Auction Academy, “Different from our two-year program, the Seminar Series offers one-day intensive sessions, with in-depth focus on a single specific topic or functional area. These sessions have become increasingly popular because we target the most important aspects of the auction industry with usable hands on information and applications.”

Continued Wanna, “Holding to this strategy, we chose as the first topic area for 2018 the various aspects of Workplace Culture, specifically to include harassment of any type: physical, sexual, verbal or visual. Not only is this a timely subject, given what we see in the worlds of media, entertainment and government, but it is a critical subject with profound implications for the workplace in our industry.”

Added Pauline Pons, Co-Founder of Auction Academy, “This is a subject that we just cannot get enough training and awareness on, but is often seen as a taboo topic to discuss. We feel Auction Academy provides the right forum where members of the remarketing and auction industries can come together and focus on this subject in addition to all other aspects of Workplace Culture.”

As with other Auction Academy courses, participants will be issued a certificate verifying completion of the coursework for each of the Seminar Series programs.

Wanna reports that the Workplace Culture session will be held in Franklin, Tennessee on March 26 and 27. The next session, focusing on Condition Report Writing, will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on May 21, 22 and 23. The third quarter session addressing Fleet/Lease Compliance will be held in conjunction with the IARA Summer Roundtable on August 20 and 21 in Marco Island, Florida. The fourth Seminar Series session in 2018 will cover Dealer Sales, and is scheduled for October 29 and 30 in Franklin, Tennessee.

Space for each of the sessions in Auction Academy’s 2018 Seminar Series is limited, notes Pons,who urges members of the independent auction community to reserve their space early. To sign up fora session or to get more program details, contact Penny Wanna at Auction Academy:[email protected] / 651.591.4544.

The Auction Academy is a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry. In addition to the Seminar Series, AuctionAcademy provides a two-year training and development experience for automotive auction professionals, structured like an Executive MBA program. With faculty drawn from expert practitioner around the country, Auction Academy’s programs are designed to enhance essential skill sets, promote best practices and yield better auction performance