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Spring is here at The Currie Training Center!

Believe it or not, the snow is nearly gone from Massachusetts.  It has been a long winter!

This notice is a “Last Call” for Currie’s Running a Successful Rental Department.  This offering is coming up fast—May 7-8 and will be facilitated by Matt Hicks.  Please register as soon as you can if you plan to attend.  Thank you!  Register here.

 

Also coming up soon is Account Management for the 21st Century, facilitated by Jim Henderson.  This program is for Sales Department Managers, Account Executives, Branch and Regional Managers, General Managers, any additional rising managers of account reps won the move!  This program is happening on May 14-15 so please let us know who is coming!  Register here.

 

Other programs coming soon:

Benchmarking and The Currie Financial Model, Robin Currie May 24-25, 2018.  View the Agenda.  Click here for a free one-hour webinar or register here!

 

Achieving Service Department Profitability, Robin Currie June 14-15, 2018.  View the Agenda.  Click here for a free 40-minute webinar or register here!

 

Additional news from The Training Center:

The Currie annual conference is coming up.  This year’s conference is in Atlanta GA, November 12-14.  All the details can be found here:  Currie Conference.  Over the next several weeks we will be developing more detailed agendas, securing our guest speakers, and more.  We hope to see you there!

 

Finally, registration is now open for next year’s Leadership Development 2019 Program.  This is Currie’s popular one-year program and will begin on February 11-12, 2019.  Please register early to help us prepare for you!  You can see more details about this program by watching a free webinar replay, click here.  Or download the brochure and agenda here.  Call us at 508-752-9229 if you have any questions or register now by clicking here.

Have a wonderful Spring!

Upcoming Programs!

Crunch time for

Building Effective Leadership and Management Skills!

April 12-13, 2018

This is a powerful two-day program packed with a collection of the essential skills from the one-year Currie Leadership Development Program.  Please register soon if you are attending this program.  We will be asking participants to complete an on-line assessment prior to arriving in Massachusetts for the program.  There are some spots available.

Other upcoming events at The Currie Training Center

  • Building Effective Leadership and Management Skills, Robin Currie

April 12-13, 2018

 

 

  • Leadership with Intent and Purpose, Robin Currie

May 3-4, 2018

 

  • Running a Successful Rental Department, Matt Hicks

May 7-8, 2018

 

  • Sales and Account Management, Jim Henderson

May 14-15, 2018

 

  • Benchmarking and The Currie Financial Model, Robin Currie

May 24-25, 2018

 

  • Achieving Service Department Profitability, Robin Currie

June 14-15, 2018

Registration is now open for all of these programs.  Sign up at the Currie Training Center!

Think Spring!

News from The Currie Training Center

Bob Currie’s Overview Program still has a few openings.  This seminar is on Monday, March 12th and ends on Tuesday afternoon, March 13th.  Last minute sign-ups are okay, but please let us know if you need some hotel suggestions!

Building Effective Leadership and Management Skills has been rescheduled for April 12th-13th, 2018.  Please sign up as soon as possible, as there is a bit of “pre-work” that all participants will need to complete.

Running a Successful Rental Department will be offered on May 7th-8th, 2018 and will be facilitated by Matt Hicks.

If you missed this year’s Leadership Development Program, please let us know.  We have already scheduled the 2019 launch.  Visit the site now and scroll down to see additional information!

Check out The Currie Training Center for more!

Winter Updates!

Currie Management Consultants, Inc. is pleased to once again announce a special program offering coming up in March. Robert Currie, President and Founder, will be facilitating the Overview of a Successful Equipment Distributor©.

This program is offered only one time per year. This is the ONLY offering in 2018.
Don’t miss out!

Come and experience the power of Bob’s four decades in the equipment distribution industry. This program is a two-day seminar packed with valuable information, and Mr. Currie will take participants through the process of running a successful distribution company, and how that company should be positioned based upon internal, regional and cultural factors, plus global economic and marketplace factors. Cost for the seminar is free to companies with Currie Retainer Agreements, or $1,500 for Currie Dealer Group Members. Companies who are not currently Currie clients are welcome to register as well (see on-line registration form).

Topics will include:
• Marketplace Evolution: where the industry is heading as we continue through into 2018
• Shareholder performance expectations, liquidity measures specific to the equipment industry, and the benefits and challenges to publicly and privately held companies
• Unique insights into best practices for the distribution of all categories of industrial equipment
• Performance benchmarking and the Currie Financial Model©
• Executive leadership and distribution company management, succession planning
• Manufacturer relationships, diversification strategies
• Forecasting and strategic planning
• Currie’s 2018 Themes of Service Centric Culture and The Learning Organization
• And more…

Who should attend the Overview Program? Investors, Dealer Principles, C-Level executives, team members selected as succession plan, Regional Managers, Branch Managers, and Department Managers should register for this seminar. Meeting dates are March 12 and 13, 2018 in Worcester Massachusetts. Currently, this is the only seminar that is facilitated Bob Currie so don’t miss out! Register here: Currie Overview program.

Robert Currie, President
Currie Management Consultants, Inc.
Since 1975

Additional Currie Training Center news!!

We still have openings in the following upcoming programs:

  • Benchmarking and The Currie Financial Model
    February 22-23, 2018
  • Service Department Profitability
    March 1-2, 2018
  • Building Effective Leadership Skills
    March 15-16, 2018
  • Leadership with Intent and Purpose, Robin Currie
    March 22-23, 2018

For more events or to purchase tickets, please visit the following link:

Schedule of Events

For more information, or to register for a seminar, please call Robin Currie at 508-752-9229 or email Robin@CurrieManagement.com.

You’re invited to next week’s free webinars!

Announcing two webinars next week from

Currie Management Consultants, Inc.

You won’t want to miss them!

 

Everything you need to know about Currie’s

Leadership Development 2018

Join me for a free, live webinar on Tuesday, December 19th at 1:00 PM EST.  I will be providing an overview of the program plus the following details:

  • Structure of the Program.
  • Operational Topics for each meeting.
  • Essential Skills Topics for each meeting.
  • Commitments from the participants.
  • Events and Conference Calls between meetings.
  • Live Q & A for any additional questions.

This webinar will be recorded and will be available to watch as a free replay on the Currie Training Center’s YouTube channel.  If you miss the live version, you can still watch and submit your questions by email!  Register for the Leadership Development 2018 Webinar here!

 

 

Additional Webinar offering!

Global Slavery – an overview

 

This is also a free, live webinar on Wednesday, December 20th.  Robin Currie will show you what you need to know about human trafficking, slavery in our supply chain, and more.  We are all citizens of the same Earth, and hopefully we all share the same vision of a world without exploitation.

  • Learn the basic facts about this world crisis.
  • Clear the misinformation!
  • Discover what part we all play.
  • Be part of the solution.

The Global Slavery Webinar Series is part of the Currie Team’s ongoing commitment to a better world.  This webinar will also be offered as a free replay on our channel. Register for the Global Slavery – an overview Webinar here!

Find everything you need at The Currie Training Center website.  Our homepage has all of the information you need to register for Leadership Development 2018.  All other seminars and programs are available on our Schedule of Events page!  Call us at 508-752-9229 if you have any questions.

Important dates and updates for 2018 Programs and Seminars at Currie!

Leadership Development 2018 begins on February 12, 2018.  There are still openings in this Program but please register as soon as possible.  Scroll down on the Currie Training Center homepage to see all of the details! In the event that the program becomes full, we are planning a second offering, which will begin February 8-9. 2018.  All registrants who end up on the waiting list will be transferred to the February 8-9 session.

Register here for Leadership Development 2018!

Parts Department Profitability is scheduled for February 1-2, 2018.  Register here!

The following 2018 Programs are also now available for registration:

Overview of a Successful Equipment Distributor, with Bob Currie.  March 12-13, 2018

Benchmarking and The Currie Financial Model, with Robin Currie.  February 22-23, 2018

Building Effective Management and Leadership Skills.  January 25-26, 2018

Service Department Profitability.  March 1-2, 2018

Lead Like Jesus (pilot program), with Robin Currie.  March 15-16, 2018

Leadership with Intent and Purpose, with Robin Currie.  March 22-23, 2018

Learn more about these programs and seminars, download agendas, and watch the free webinars!  All is available at The Currie Training Center website.  Click on the Schedule of Events and explore our offerings!

COMING SOON!  As an additional offering, The Currie Training Center will be offering free, one-hour training sessions about modern day slavery (human trafficking), and will include specifics for various industries in the U.S. and globally.  Find out how slavery affects you, as a consumer, as a business owner, and as a citizen.  Learn how you and your company can play a part in creating solutions for a better world.  This is part of our ongoing commitment to serving the community and doing our part to make the world a better place.  Watch our newsletters and website so you won’t miss these updates!

Who’s New?

  • Does your company have some new people on board?

  • How about your management team: is it time for additional development?

  • And who are those talented people, who are poised for greatness, at your organization? What to do?

 

We love to work with your shining stars and future leaders here at The Currie Training Center.  Visit our Schedule of Events page and see what’s coming up!  Currently our two featured programs are:

  1. Achieving Service Department Profitability, Offered on November 9-10, 2017. Learn all about The Currie Model (free webinar available here) and collaborate with us on Best Practices for your organization’s Service Department.  Click here to register.  Click here for the Service Profitability Seminar Agenda.  Also, check out our free Service Department Profitability Webinar here!

 

  1. Leadership Development 2018, Workshop #1 (of 4) is on February 12-13, 2018. This is a heavy duty one-year program, not for the faint of heart.  Join the ranks of over 150 leaders who have successfully completed this course.  Click here for the Leadership Development 2018 BrochureClick here to register for Leadership Development 2018.

Please visit our conference website to learn more or to register for the Currie 2017 Best Practices Summit in Dallas Texas.  The Summit is less than two weeks away so don’t delay!

Tell us how we can help your organization, and tell us how we can help your people, grow!  Call Currie Management Consultants, Inc. at 508-752-9229 or visit us at www.CurrieManagement.com

Service Department Profitability…don’t miss it!

Register now for next month’s two-day Currie seminar at The Currie Training Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Overview of a Successful Equipment Dealer
  • High Performing Executives
  • Service Department Profitability
  • The Currie Financial Model
  • Financial Benchmarks for the Service Department
  • Service Department Case Study Exercise
  • Drivers of Service Department Excellence
  • Leadership and Coaching Skills
  • Marketing the Service Department
  • Situational Leadership
  • Open Forum

This seminar is offered on November 9-10, 2017.  Registration is available at https://currietrainingcenter.com.  This is the FINAL offering of this course until next Spring.  Also available, is a free replay of the live webinar, which gives you a sneak peek at the two-day program (click here!).

And don’t forget the upcoming Currie Best Practices Summit in Dallas, Texas.  Information is available at www.CurrieConference.com.

Please give us a call at 508-752-9229 if you have any questions.

FREE Currie Webinar – Service Department Profitability

Please join me on Monday, October 6th for another FREE Live Currie Webinar:  Service Department Profitability.  Sign up and learn about the Currie Financial Model as it applies to service departments within the equipment industry.  We will also share some best practices that will assist you in understanding how to work to The Model.  The webinar is about 40 minutes long, and will be live.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during and after the webinar!  Click to Sign Up!

 

Our next Service Department Profitability Seminar is scheduled for November 9-10, 2017 and will be held at the Currie Training Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Visit the Currie Training Center to register, or for more information about this seminar and others.  Feel free to call 508-752-9229 if you have any questions!

Are You Leading Like the King?

Here’s reason #144 to attend The Currie Best Practices Summit!  Robin Currie is now certified to facilitate Ken Blanchard’s Lead Like Jesus Program and will be providing a brief overview of the program at The Summit.  The Currie Team will be offering this two-day program, personalized and just for the team at your dealership.  We will also be scheduling an offering here in Massachusetts at The Currie Training Center.

WHAT DOES LEADING LIKE JESUS MEAN?

Leadership happens anytime we influence the thinking, behavior or development of another. Leading like Jesus is not based on position or power. It’s not solely dependent on skills and knowledge.

It’s a love-based leadership model built on the foundation of an individual’s character, integrity and on the power of relationships. It recognizes Jesus as the greatest Leader of all time and applies His way of impacting and empowering others to reach their God-given potential.

Leading like Jesus involves the alignment of our:

  • Heart: what we believe about leadership
  • Head: our leadership point of view
  • Hands: our daily actions
  • Habits: habits we cultivate for long-term impact

Since we believe Jesus is the greatest leadership role model of all time, our leadership model is simple: follow the Leader.