Ally to Host Second Free Webinar in Series on Effective Forecasting

Feb 20, 2018 | Member News

DETROIT, Feb.20, 2018 – The Ally Academy and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center are teaming up to present the second in a three-part free webinar series on Effective Forecasting. The webinar, “Forecasting Effectively: Plan a Direct Route to a Profitable Year,” will be broadcasted live on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m. EST.

 “We are committed to supporting dealers and helping them achieve their goals by providing access to comprehensive and proven training that prepares them for the challenges and issues facing the RV industry,” said Jim Whiteford, Executive Director of Learning & Development at Ally.

 Bill Tierney, an Ally trainer and 30-year veteran in the automotive business, will lead the webinar, using his experience in the industry to show how forecasting and key metrics help with planning and business management.

 Webinar participants will learn:

•                     How forecasting can influence decisions.

•                     What metrics are key to dealers.

•                     Ways to calculate key metrics that help guide decision-making.

•                     Identifying market trends to right size a dealership.

 The webinar will begin with a 30-minute lecture, followed by a live questions and answers 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 in the live webinar can email Ally Academy to receive a link to the recorded 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 third and final webinar in the Forecasting Effectively series will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 11:30 a.m. Registration for the third webinar is available online now.

 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