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John Washbish to Open 2011-2012 Leadership 2.0 Class

The University of the Aftermarket is now accepting applications for the few remaining spots in this year's class.

MIDLAND, Mich. – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance President and CEO John Washbish, MAAP, will be the featured speaker during the convocation ceremony for members of the 2011-2012 University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 class.

Session I of the industry’s signature executive development experience will take place Sept. 11-16 on Northwood University’s Midland, Mich., campus.

Only a handful of seats remain in the class; interested aftermarket professionals are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible, as each of the past four classes has sold out. This intensive program is presented through significant financial support from the independent University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

Washbish, a Northwood alumnus and widely respected executive with more than 30 years of experience in aftermarket manufacturing and distribution, will offer his perspective on the changing role of leadership in today’s business environment. The convocation ceremony will take place Sunday evening, Sept. 11, in the rotunda of the University’s Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies.

“John is a highly engaging and thought-provoking speaker,” said University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank, MAAP. “He has seen it all and done it all, and is absolutely committed to fostering the growth of the next generation of industry leaders.”

Leadership 2.0 is designed for any mid-level professional working in any segment of the aftermarket, including manufacturing, retail operations, wholesale distributing, program group management, association management and vehicle service operations. The curriculum includes a blend of industry research and market analysis, discussion and debate on aftermarket challenges and competitive strategies, individual communication skills training, negotiations and conflict management, insight into supply chain solutions and other industry topics. Graduates earn 7.0 continuing education units that can be applied toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

Session II of the 2011-2012 program will take place April 15-20, 2012, on the Northwood campus in West Palm Beach, Fla.

To learn more and to reserve a spot in the incoming class, contact the University of the Aftermarket at 1-800-551-2882 or via email at [email protected]. Additional information regarding all University of the Aftermarket programs is available at

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