Azione Unlimited, the Smart Home Association, has announced its new approach to education for 2024. In a strategic move to enrich the learning experience for its members, Azione Unlimited introduces an amplified Education Ecosystem.
“The Education Ecosystem is just the beginning of our commitment to delivering a comprehensive and sophisticated learning experience,” states Richard Glikes, president of Azione Unlimited. “This multifaceted initiative is meticulously designed to cater to every individual within a dealer’s business, recognizing that diverse roles demand diverse learning opportunities. What sets the Education Ecosystem apart is its versatility—it addresses the varied learning styles, ensuring that whether you thrive in connected coaching sessions, hands-on skills seminars, thought-provoking webinars, or specialized partnerships with CEDIA, there is a tailored pathway for every member.”
Education Ecosystem Provides Connected Coaching for Targeted Professional Growth
Under the Education Ecosystem, Connected Coaching offers members an opportunity to engage in intimate, 10-person coaching sessions led by industry experts. Monthly sessions facilitate discussions with peers and business coaches, providing targeted insights for various job roles. These purpose-built meetings offer coaching for different layers of the dealer’s business.
Notable coaches include:
- Chris Smith, Principal of TheCoTeam, focusing on Owners, Operators, Management, and Next-Gen Leadership.
- Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools, focusing on Salespeople and Owners.
- Bruce Clark, Founding Lighting Designer of Kaleidolight, focusing on Lighting Pioneers, Lighting Designers, and Lighting Salespeople
- Stacey McKibbin, CEO of Consilio, focuses on Owners, Leaders, and Existing Managers.
- Patrick Britton, Senior Consultant of Navigate Consulting, focusing on Emerging & New Leaders.
Skill Seminars for Hands-On Expertise
Skills Seminars, led by seasoned professionals such as Jason Sayen, Founder of I Am Sayen and McKibbin, provide a classroom-style learning experience. McKibbin’s sessions offer focused tracks covering essential process components, goal setting, DISC personality assessments, delegation techniques, skill transfer processes, and more. Sayen’s classes will utilize Lean Six Sigma principles to streamline operations, reduce waste, and create process improvements across every sector of a dealer’s business. These seminars will run between 6 and 12 weeks, provide 1-on-1 time, and give everyone a certificate of completion.
Moreover, the Webinars provide strategic insights from industry leaders, sparking new ideas and perspectives. Azione Unlimited‘s strategic partnership with CEDIA offers free access to their CEDIA Academy. It is a key component of the Education Ecosystem, providing exclusive access to specialized training modules to ensure members stay at the forefront of technological advancements and industry best practices.
“The future of these initiatives is not just about staying current; it’s about creating a well-rounded, timeless approach to learning that will fortify our members against the challenges and opportunities of the evolving industry landscape,” adds Glikes.