The Goal Is In Sight And NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Leads The Way

It is well-known that the fer­vor sur­round­ing the World Cup verges on reli­gious. More than just extra traf­fic in the host coun­try Brazil, nations all over the globe will be expe­ri­enc­ing dras­tic changes in the ebb and flow of the aver­age work day to accom­mo­date view­er­ship of the World Cup match­es. Like­wise, fleet man­agers who have glob­al fleet respon­si­bil­i­ties need to know how such a cul­tur­al phe­nom­e­non affects their work, and that’s what NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my is for.

NAFA’s fourth annu­al Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my will take place Novem­ber 5–7 at Rosen Shin­gle Creek in Orlan­do, Flori­da. This 3-day con­fer­ence was designed specif­i­cal­ly to meet the needs of those who man­age fleets out­side of the Unit­ed States and Cana­da.

“Every coun­try has its own way of han­dling fleet man­age­ment with dif­fer­ent rules and reg­u­la­tions, unique chal­lenges, and its own tra­di­tions,” said NAFA’s Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE. “The onset of World Cup fever is just one light-heart­ed exam­ple of the kinds of obsta­cles fac­ing fleet man­agers, and there are many oth­ers which are much more seri­ous. Soc­cer is only the fourth most pop­u­lar sport here in the U.S., but it is tops in many oth­er coun­tries. Whole cities shut down when their teams play in some coun­tries. Cul­tur­al­ly, we need to know and under­stand that and how that impacts busi­ness oper­a­tions.”

NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my offers fleet pro­fes­sion­als the tools to gain that under­stand­ing, and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cuss the prob­lems and chal­lenges they’re fac­ing with some of the bright­est minds in glob­al fleet man­age­ment.

NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my helps atten­dees acquire the spe­cial­ized skills need­ed for the expand­ing and chang­ing fleet envi­ron­ment across every world mar­ket. They will leave with a stan­dard of excel­lence for their deal­ings with­in and out­side their orga­ni­za­tion, with cus­tomers, sup­pli­ers, dri­vers, and oth­ers.

The con­fer­ence is a “must” for com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions with glob­al fleet respon­si­bil­i­ties as well as indi­vid­u­als such as: cor­po­rate glob­al fleet man­agers; cor­po­rate fleet direc­tors; pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists; cor­po­rate exec­u­tives with report­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty for their organization’s fleet oper­a­tions; fleet per­son­nel who assist fleet man­agers and direc­tors in their glob­al fleet oper­a­tions; and fleet man­agers, direc­tors, and exec­u­tives who want to learn more about mul­ti-nation­al fleet oper­a­tions.

“Fleet man­agers have to know the specifics of the regions they are respon­si­ble for, and the cul­tures of these regions that dri­ve how things get done,” added Rus­so. “With the edu­ca­tion they’ll receive at NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my, they’ll learn how to run fleets effi­cient­ly no mat­ter what’s going on that week.”

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