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Mann University Leadership Course Dates Announced for December, January and February

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October 1, 2014 – Asheville, NC – The Mann Group today announced up coming dates for Mann University and its “Leadership & Profitability” course. 

December 9th -11th 2014 / Asheville, NC

January 12th – 14th 2015 / Asheville, NC

February 16th – 18th 2015 / Asheville, NC

Specifically developed for managers of the outdoor, cycle and running retail industries, this program will send graduates back to their respective stores with advanced leadership skills that will give them tools and a competitive advantage to increase profitability and performance.

“The retail store manager is the single most important position in your business for driving profit and meeting store goals” says Dan Mann, Founder and President of The Mann Group. “This unique brand of organizational development is focused on visionary leadership principles in the specialty retail industry and the direct correlation to profitability, and staff member productivity.”

“The curriculum, supported by our proprietary teaching methodology ORBT, includes eight experiential modules that cover leadership strategies and development, the BAM Analysis (Behavior and Motivation,) communication tactics, team building, interview workshops, KPI and reintegration tips” says Mark Bastin, CMO of The Mann Group. 

Class size is limited to 20 students and focused on the development of each participant. Meals, hotel rooms, activity fees and airport transfers from Asheville airport are included in the $3500 course fee. Stores sending more than one representative will receive a discount.

To download a printable curriculum and information PDF, please click here.

For more information on Mann University, please contact Leslie Cunningham at or 800-936-3049 ext 701

About The Mann Group

At The Mann Group, we are the trusted partner to hundreds of independently owned shops and some of the worlds most recognized brands in the outdoor, cycling, running and action sport industries. We align our services with our clients needs, however complex.

Our deep understanding of the retail environment and comprehensive set of custom tailored services provides our clients with value and insight (we call them “business drivers”) that impact the customer experience, employee engagement and the financial health of their business. Our proprietary training process called ORBT is nationally known and is central to the success we have in developing effective leaders and building profitability on the sales floor.

We are teachers and partners who inspire our clients to learn, change and grow in a competitive and fast changing marketplace. The end result is an advantage in their market and a legacy of success.