Ally Hosts its Final Free Webinar on Effective Forecasting

Apr 18, 2018 | Member News

The Ally Academy and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center are teaming up again to present the final webinar in this three-part training series on effective forecasting. The webinar will focus on how to forecast for the service department of an RV dealership and will be broadcast live on Tuesday, April 24, at 11:30 a.m. EST.

“With the uncertainty in the market today, we are dedicated to providing dealers with training that will help them prepare for challenges like managing the flow of service, increasing profitability and retaining talent at dealerships,” said Jim Whiteford, Executive Director of Learning & Development at Ally.

The webinar will be led by Bill Tierney, who is an Ally trainer and 30-year veteran in the automotive business. His experience gives him insights and real-world knowledge on how effective forecasting can help dealers manage their business and prepare for changes in the RV marketplace as it adapts to meet the needs of a new generation of customers.

Webinar participants will learn:

• How to forecast for the service department

• What key metrics to use when forecasting

• Using forecasting to help guide decision-making for the service department

• How service department decisions impact other areas of a dealership

The webinar will consist of a 30-minute lecture, followed by a live question-and-answer section. The webinar is designed for dealer principals and general managers, but is open to all interested dealership staff. To attend, register online at the Ally RV dealer forecasting webinar website.

Those unable to participate live can email the Ally Academy for a link to a recording of the webinar for on-demand viewing. Dealers with questions or feedback should contact Kristi Fleming at [email protected] (313) 656-6056 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at [email protected] (703) 591-7130.

The first two webinars in the series are available online at “Plan a Direct Route to a Profitable Year,” and “New and Used RV Forecasting.”

About Ally Financial Inc.

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company with assets of $167.1 billion as of December 31, 2017. As a client-centric company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions, Ally is relentlessly focused on “Doing it Right” and being a trusted financial partner for its consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. Ally’s award-winning online bank (Ally Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender) offers mortgage-lending services and a variety of deposit and other banking products, including CDs, online savings, money market and checking accounts, and IRA products. Ally also promotes the Ally CashBack Credit Card. Additionally, Ally offers securities brokerage and investment advisory services through Ally Invest. Ally remains one of the largest full-service auto finance operations in the country with a complementary auto-focused insurance business, which together serve more than 18,000 dealer customers and millions of auto consumers. Ally’s robust corporate finance business offers capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

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Ally Academy offers a full range of learning opportunities that dealers can leverage to build or supplement their current in-house training. Veteran instructors lead in-person classes on a variety of subjects, including sales, leadership, compliance, and much more. Ally Academy has earned several recognitions and awards for their dealer training program. They include The Dealer’s Choice Award, from Auto Dealer Today, with recognition in three categories – Sales Training, Platinum – Finance Training, Gold – and Internet Training, Gold. From Chief Learning Officer magazine, for Business Partnerships, Ally Academy received the Gold Learning in Practice Award, and a Bronze award for Best Consumer Training Program from Brandon Hall.

About Mike Molino RV Learning Center

The RV Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, live workshops, online products, training, and certification programs for RV dealership personnel.

For more information about the RV Learning Center, go to The RV Learning Center is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.

Courtesy of RVDA