NAHAD Education

The source for continuing education and career development for members of the hose and hose accessory industry.

NAHAD Annual Meeting and Convention

Featuring industry leading speakers and sessions aimed at bringing the latest innovations in the hose industry, NAHAD's annual meeting and convention is the biggest industry event of the year. Don't miss your opportunity to learn and connect with fellow industry members.

Upcoming Conventions:

  • April 5 - 10, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada, The Bellagio
  • April 24 - 29, 2020 -  Nassau Bahamas, The Atlantis Paradise Island 

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Hose Safety Institute

The Institute provides Guidelines for proper hose assembly specification and fabrication and serves as a powerful forum for Distributors, Manufacturers, suppliers and end­users to support and promote hose assembly safety, quality, and reliability. Institute members have access to the following resources and exams, providing excellent employee training and recognition..

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University of Innovative Distribution

NAHAD's University of Innovative Distribution UID offers an annual, intensive fourday educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Students select their own half or fullday courses each day, with classes focused on distribution management, territory sales, marketing, negotiation skills, inventory management, sales management, human resources, leadership, information technologies and many more.

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Sales Professional Training

NAHAD, through its participation in the Association Education Alliance (AEA), announces the 2019 dates for Sales Professionals Training Camp. AEA is a coalition of 43 member associations formed in 1991 by five wholesale-distributor trade associations; PTDA, AHTD, EASA, FPDA and NAHAD to provide high quality, low cost continuing education for companies who are members of the Alliance through their trade association. UID, the University of Innovative Distribution, has been serving AEA members since 1994, providing targeted education for over 7,000 industrial and other segment distribution and manufacturing professionals from all over the globe.

Sales Professional Training

The Four Pillars are stabilized and sturdy when the tools and disciplines of our profession become standardized. As we raise the bar on this high calling:

  • Each sales professional can become a pinnacle!
  • Each sales professional organization can become a landmark!

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Employee Development Roadmap

Proper recruitment, selection, on boarding and training of new employees and the ongoing education of current employees is critical to their success, and that of your business. It’s no secret that the cost of finding new hires is an expensive and time ­consuming chore; keeping qualified and enthusiastic employees is so much better for your company and so much more rewarding for the individuals who keep your business running. And, given the continuing exodus of retiring employees, attracting the next generation of business leaders is a timely imperative.

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NAHAD Webinars

NAHAD offers insights and education on a variety of topics important to our membership and partners through our webinar series. Discover past, present, and future webinars to expand your industry knowledge.

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Join the NAHAD Community

Become a part of the community dedicated to growth and prosperity in the hose and hose accessory industry.