Webinars

NBMDA offers a host of complimentary webinars to support the needs of member companies. Just like a seminar or convention, these online forums help bring together a wide and varied group of people from all over the industry. Make sure to bookmark this page as it will be updated regularly with information about upcoming learning opportunities, digital recordings and so much more.

Government Relations

Adding Value in a Post-Pandemic World: New Leadership Strategies for Distributors

In 2020, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) explored how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the wholesale distribution industry in their seven-part series: How Technology Will Transform Wholesale Distribution. Along the way, they found evidence of channel shift — from offline to online, but also from traditional distributors to more digitally capable disruptors such as retailers. This year, NAW has created a new series of webinars that focus less on describing the problem and more on prescribing solutions. 

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Human Resources

2021 Workplace Trends - What to Expect & Your Questions Answered

Provided by NBMDA Partner, Affinity HR

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on today’s workforce. In an effort to flatten the curve, many businesses have taken precautionary measures and tried to adopt a “new normal," though this has not been without challenges.

To help NBMDA member companies prepare for the obstacles that are yet to come in 2021, Claudia St. John, President and CEO of Affinity HR Group, is offering a complimentary webinar recording for our members. The virtual forum answers all of your hard-hitting questions through the coverage of these topics:

  • Ongoing COVID-19 workplace issues, including workplace safety and compliance, paid leave and mandating COVID vaccines at work
  • What to expect from the Biden Administration, including federal COVID-19 relief programs, paid leave, pay equity, and minimum wage increase
  • Labor market trends including compensation, common state legislature and regulatory changes, wage compression, hiring and retaining strategies, continued remote work challenges and unemployment levels

NBMDA members can click here to access the recordings.

Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series (2021)

Presented by Kelly McDonald, a marketing and advertising specialist and author of three bestselling business books.

NBMDA is offering three webinar recordings that will help you and your company develop deeper insights into your diverse workforce. Learn how you can reach and retain diverse workers, lead an inclusive team and more. NBMDA members can access the complimentary webinar recordings by clicking on the buttons below.

  1. How to be a Culturally-Ready & Culturally-Friendly Employer: Insights Into Your Diverse Workforce
  2. How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You
  3. How to Marketing & Sell to People Not Like You

Economics

ITR Economics Webinar Series (2020-2021)

Provided by NBMDA Partner, ITR Economics

NBMDA partnered with ITR Economics to create interview-style presentations about industry trends, business-to-business activity, trade, interest rates, and so much more. Join Alex Chausovsky, senior business advisor of ITR Economics, as he provides insight on how to manage an uncertain economy. 

NBMDA members can click here to access the recordings.

Sales & Marketing

Distribution Sales Webinar Series

Presented by Jim Pancero, a sales leadership speaker, trainer and consultant.

Specifically developed for you, the NBMDA member, this advanced distribution sales webinar series will help you and your team increase your competitive selling advantage and overall selling success.

Recorded as four thirty-minute information-intensive “Voice over PowerPoint” programs, this series will help even your experienced sales pros increase their selling control and persuasive positioning. This program has been designed to be utilized as either a video learning program to be viewed at your desk, or as an audio podcast to be listened to while driving or exercising.

In addition, a detailed program workbook/action guide is also included with this program. Download the program workbook.

NBMDA members can click here to access the recordings. 

Transportation

Transportation Rising

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NBMDA members receive complimentary access to a special Transportation Webinar Portal that features an archive of NASSTRAC- produced webinars on the ongoing transportation and freight challenges impacting shippers including the first recording in the newest webinar series "Transportation Rising" presented on May 11, 2021. Members can access the webinar archive here.

Recently, transportation has taken a hard hit by the economic impact of COVID-19 and severe weather events. The "Transportation Rising" series not only addresses these challenges but explores the resurgence of transportation within the supply chain.

Truck Freight and the U.S. Economy

Hear from Truckstop.com experts, Brent Hutto and Noel Perry, about the impact North American freight transportation has on your business. This hour-long webinar recording discusses the economic consequences of COVID-19 and what the “new normal” will probably look like for participants in the greater supply chain.

NBMDA members can click here to access the recordings.