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Premier Sustaining Partnership Announced

Growth Development Associates, Inc. (GDA) and National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) are pleased to announce a Premier Sustaining Partnership which will provide Sale Training and Consulting for Community Colleges across the NCCET membership.  NCCET understands the issues facing Community Colleges today such as decreasing enrollment rates, low completion rates, and workplace skills gap.  They recognized the NCCET Members needed a partner who could assist colleges in building strategies to support and engage their internal resources while offering a curriculum that would address the workplace skills gap. Through this partnership, GDA is able to provide credit and noncredit sales training offerings, online and face to face courses, management training, and business consulting to assist the NCCET Membership in addressing and overcoming these issues. 

Our partnership goal is to offer NCCET Member Colleges the ability to offer a Sales Curriculum that can be delivered online or in the classroom. The partnership will offer College leaders and staff, business consulting, to assist in growing revenue and FTE, building a stronger customer service offering and strengthening community relationships.  This will lead Colleges to greater success in reaching and serving their communities.  Eric Richardson, CEO of GDA says, “Every organization… from colleges to non-profits and from global corporations to entrepreneurs… every organization needs clients and supporters in order to survive.  Sales is the communication process of building the relationships necessary to understand your customers’ needs, then providing real value to address those needs to achieve mutual satisfaction.  Whether communicating with clients or with internal co-workers, every organization needs solid sales fundamentals to grow.” 

Growth Development Associates, Inc.(GDA) is a privately-owned sales training and sales management consulting firm.  Founded in 1989, GDA has served clients throughout the United States and in twenty-seven countries around the world.  Through fully customized solutions, delivered by experienced sales training and a management professionals, they integrate proven sales training methodologies that give organizations the best opportunity to achieve record level growth. GDA is recognized as a unique in its commitment to the delivery of customized consulting and sales training services across multiple industries and educational environments. GDA clients include:  Anne Arundel Community College, Southeast Community College, Ivy Tech, College of Lake County, American Express, IBM, General Electric, Apple Computer and many more.  

NCCET’s Executive Director Jennifer Starkey said, “The NCCET Board of Directors is excited to offer this tremendous member benefit to the NCCET member colleges. The value to our members is limited only by what the member college wants to achieve with this opportunity for internal sales training and sales growth.” 

The National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) is committed to providing its members with benefits that keep them up to date on new trends, help maintain a personal and professional network, and give access to the latest leading-edge programs throughout the country. NCCET is the national organization for leaders in workforce, community, and economic development providing member institutions and continuing education professionals with proven best practices that help with the implementation and execution of effective and profitable programs. As an affiliate council of the AACC, NCCET advocates for prioritizing continuing education and training issues among policymakers and community college leadership to ensure the important work our members do is recognized, valued and supported.


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