2024 Spring Learning Series

Presented via On Demand independent online learning and through a collaborative 25-member cohort, the Spring Learning Series offers distinctive, insightful leadership and professional development opportunities to heighten everyone’s spring learning!
CFE Credits Available
May 23, 2024 1:00PM - 2:30PM

United States

What's Your Franchise Superpower?

Kickstart the session by uncovering and leveraging the unique strengths of both yourself and your franchise. Learn to harness these assets effectively to fortify your business strategy. Move on to pinpointing critical weaknesses within your operations and management styles. You’ll then begin to craft actionable strategies that address these vulnerabilities, strengthening your business foundation. Lastly, transition into strategic planning with a focus on broad-based growth. This part of the class will help you develop growth strategies to go from good to great. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify Personal and Organizational Strengths.
  • Analyze Weaknesses and Develop Mitigation Strategies.
  • Strategize for Growth and Level Up Your Business.

IFA LIVE Virtual Classroom: May 23, 2024

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern 
  • Instructed by Jerry Akers, CEO of ZDynamix, President of Sharpness Inc., and Multi-Unit Franchisee of Great Clips & The Joint Chiropractic
  • IFA Member Rate: $199 / Non-Member Rate: $399
  • Credits: 1.5 CFE IFA LIVE Learning Credits (Formerly Participation Credits)

Refund and Cancellation Policy


Navigating Difficult Conversations: Turn Tension into Progress (2-Part Series)

Help your workforce shift from the tension of difficult conversations to making progress on important issues.
According to a recent study, 65% of people worry about how the other person will react to having a difficult conversation. It’s common for people to avoid difficult conversations or handle them poorly because they feel unprepared or afraid to address challenging issues.
While avoiding difficult conversations may lead to temporary relief, the true underlying issues persist, eventually building into larger problems. Growth happens in effectively addressing challenging issues—both for individuals and organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Set a clear and collaborative tone from the start of the conversation.
  • Notice emotions in yourself and others that may impact the conversation.
  • Respond to emotional reactions in the moment to keep the conversation productive.
  • Practice a range of skills and become better equipped to navigate difficult conversations.

2-Part Virtual Classroom Series: April 18 and 25, 2024 (Both days required)

  • 2:00 – 3:30pm Eastern (Both days)
  • Instructed by Sandie Curtis, CFE, IPMA-SCP, JMT, VP Education, International Franchise Association
  • IFA Member Rate: $425 / Non-Member Rate: $630
  • Credits: 5 CFE IFA LIVE Learning Credits (Formerly Participation Credits)

Refund and Cancellation Policy