Yamaha revives its training courses

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Yamaha Marine Group has revived several of its Yamaha University training courses after canceling some of those educational programs last month due to circumstances beyond its control, the company reported in a release this week.

Yamaha University has already begun holding some of its Service Management Workshops and Power Systems Training Courses around the country with several more scheduled for the rest of this month and January.

“Our internal team put together a plan to come back with two YU programs, and it’s worked,” said Martin Peters, Yamaha Marine Group manager dealer education and communication. “We are managing the arrangements for Yamaha University in-house now, and we feel confident we can deliver a quality product with the help of top instructors. We are pleased that Valerie Ziebron has agreed to come on board to present the Service Management Workshop for Yamaha University. We couldn’t imagine a discussion of the service department without her.”

The new locations for upcoming Yamaha University Service Management Workshops are:

  • Tampa, Fla. – Jan. 9-10, Hyatt Regency Tampa, (813) 222-4916
  • Portland, Ore. – Jan. 16-17, Spring Hill Suites Portland Airport, (503) 253-4095
  • Atlantic City, N.J. – Jan. 25-26, Seaview Resort & Spa, (609) 652-1800.
  • Dealers who had registered for the previous courses for the same date and city are still considered registered. Those who were registered for the original Atlantic City venue will be given registration priority for the rescheduled Atlantic City event, Yamaha said.

    Yamaha University will also present Power Systems Training for dealers in place of the previous Product and Sales Workshops. The venues for those upcoming courses are:

  • Dallas – Dec. 11, Holiday Inn – DFW West, (817) 267-3181
  • Fargo, N.D. – Dec. 12, Holiday Inn – Fargo, (701) 282-2700
  • Little Rock, Ark. – Dec, 12, Holiday Inn Presidential,(501) 235-5611
  • Augusta, Maine – Dec. 13, Augusta Holiday Inn, (207) 622-4751
  • Orlando, Fla. – Dec. 13, Embassy Suites – Orlando, (407) 834-2400
  • Memphis, Tenn. – Dec. 14, Holiday Inn Univ. of Memphis, (901) 678-5423
  • New Orleans – Dec. 15, Ramada Inn & Suites (Airport), (504) 466-1355
  • Charlotte – Dec. 19, Hampton Inn & Suites, (704) 660-7700
  • Toms River, N.J. – Dec. 19, Holiday Inn, (732) 244-4000
  • Richmond, Va. – Dec. 21 Holiday Inn Crossroads, (804) 521-5483
  • Panama City, Fla. – Jan. 4, Comfort Inn, (850) 769-6969
  • Mobile, AL – Jan. 10, Holiday Inn – Tillmans Corner, (251-666-5600.
  • As with the Service Management Workshop, those who had registered for the previous courses need not re-register. Yamaha Marine’s own District Marketing Managers will lead Power Systems Training in their respective market areas. Dealers who have questions about these or other Yamaha University courses are asked to call their Yamaha Regional Sales Coordinator or District Marketing Manager.

    “We are glad we could get these courses back up and running,” said Peters. “There is still a great deal more to do, and we have the opportunity to consider how to make Yamaha University even more valuable than it was before. We are also planning a series of Program Resource Orientation courses for our new dealers in the spring.”

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