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What Are the Top Advantages for Certified Dealers Attending MDCE 2015?

Monday, June 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
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Most Certified Dealers inherently understand the importance and value of attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place this year Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. But in case you were looking for the top six reasons to put MDCE on your must-attend conference list this year, well, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of the most convincing reasons why Certified Dealers should plan to attend this year’s MDCE:

• Reason #1: MICDs can earn most, if not all, of their continuing education credits at MDCE. MICDs are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education credits for Step 1, 20 hours for Step 2 and 30 hours at the Five Star Level. Certified Dealers can knock out nearly all these requirements at one, single event, making MDCE the easiest and most cost-effective way to meet this standard of the program.

• Reason #2: Certified Dealers are Certified because they are the types of companies that invest in the growth and development of their business. MDCE’s education also is developed specifically to help attendees improve and grow, so it complements what they’re trying to achieve through Certification. Bottom line: Attending the event will help them achieve their goals and beyond — faster.

• Reason #3: MDCE features more education than ever before, with a total of 35 educational sessions to choose from, not to mention the always-powerful Opening and Closing keynote addresses and, for the first time ever, hands-on Learning Labs, where dealer attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with session presenters and really dive deep into the topics that matter to them most.

• Reason #4: For the first time this year, Certified Dealers will be able to make better choices about which sessions they attend with specific MDCE recommendations —fundamental, intermediate, advanced and all levels. More specific details about session levels will be available in the coming weeks.

• Reason #5: MICD lead consultant Paul Weaver’s Pre-Conference Workshop on process mapping. The session, entitled "X Marks the Spot,” will provide dealers with step-by-step instructions on how to create a custom process map to improve any dealership department and get started building one. Attendees will walk away with a process map template that they can customize and implement at their respective dealerships.

Certified Dealers can register to attend MDCE 2015 by clicking here.

To get started on the path to becoming Certified or to renew your Certified status, visit, or contact MICD Program director Sonja Moseley at 763-333-2424 or

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