Badcock Home Furniture &More in Mulberry, Fla., will host the HFA’s next Leadership Immersion Experience, March 5-8, 2018. This increasingly popular program offers participants exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to some of the top retailers in the industry.
HFA’s Leadership Immersion Experience is available only to HFA Next Generation Now members who apply and qualify. The two-and-a half-day program showcases the finely-tuned operations of this fifth-generation, family-owned. top-100 retailer with visits to the distribution center, corporate campus, and a local retail storefront. Attendees will also get exclusive access to Badcock’s executives and key staff members.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the HFA on this project and are excited to host some of the industry’s emerging leaders. This program serves as a spring board for these individuals and we are humbled to have a hand in their development,” says Mitchell Stiles, Vice President of Dealer Retail Operations at Badcock. “At the end of the day we will be learning from them.”
Last year the Leadership Immersion Experience hosts included American Furniture Warehouse in Colorado and Hudson’s Furniture in Florida.
“I’ve been to several conferences and seminars in my few years in the business. Visiting Hudson’s Furniture was by far the best experience I’ve had in the industry. There were several takeaways that we will be able to improve every aspect of our business. There were also great lessons in leadership, organization, and time management. Sometimes these skills get overlooked when running a business. I’ve learned that I need to find ways to improve those skills for myself and my team,” says Alex Jaffe, Household Furniture, El Paso, Texas.
“HFA’s commitment to helping young retail professionals get to the next level of leadership is culminated in this program,” said Sharron Bradley, HFA’s CEO. “It’s rewarding to know we’re facilitating this networking.”