HFA hosting Leadership Immersion program in Colorado

Back by popular demand, the Home Furnishings Association is sponsoring its third annual Leadership Immersion Experience, this time at American Furniture Warehouse in Boulder, Colo. For three days—January 10-12, 2017, HFA members who are also Next Generation Now members will get the opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the industry’s Top 100 retailers, and learn from its iconic CEO, Jake Jabs, and his team.

“The Leadership Immersion Experience is an extraordinary opportunity for HFA’s young professionals around the country,” said Sharron Bradley, HFA’s CEO.
Lael Thompson, of Broyhill Home Collections in Aurora, Colo., was one of five HFA members who attended last year’s Leadership Immersion Experience in Miami at El Dorado Furniture.
“There was something in every meeting that I learned and could take back home to implement,” Thompson said. “Everything from operations and inventory right down to price tags and wiping down fingerprints. It was amazing.”

The program features an agenda developed to showcase the finely tuned operations of one of the most successful retailers in the country. With visits to the distribution center, corporate headquarters and a local retail storefront, attendees will have exclusive access to American Furniture Warehouse executives and key staff members.

Fill out the application here.

HFA members can contact HFA’s education director, Kaprice Crawford, at 800-422-3778 ext. 102 or email her at kcrawford@myhfa.org for more information.

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