Auction Academy Goes Virtual

By Staff Writer July 07, 2020

 

Auction Academy has launched a virtual classroom for the remainder of 2020 for its current Class 6 Group, reports Auction Academy President Penny Wanna. The group’s  previously-scheduled quarterly meetings for 2020 will be replaced by monthly virtual sessions, beginning June 22. In-person/on-site training and education sessions will resume in February of 2021.

Penny Wanna
 President, Auction Academy
Penny Wanna, AA president


“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and  its many effects on our daily lives, Auction Academy has made the difficult decision to not host any in-person sessions for the rest of 2020,” said Wanna, who notes that the change comes half-way through (this class group’s) original two-year course syllabus.  “The remaining four sessions will be scheduled on a quarterly basis in 2021.”

Wanna reports that although students and staff will not meet in its traditional in-person format, Auction Academy is taking measures to continue the Class Group’s momentum, stay connected and provide the current students with a learning environment. A virtual schedule will include monthly interactive video sessions through the end of the year, which will alternate between a leadership focus and an industry topic.

“While we were all initially disappointed to cancel the in-person sessions,” said Wanna, “we have great expectations that the restructured virtual program will help fill the void and continue the all-important progress Class 6 has made in its training process.

“We have an excellent curriculum lined up through the second half of 2020, and will continue with quarterly in-person training next year, culminating in Class 6 Group’s rescheduled Graduation in September of 2021 during the NAAA Convention in Chicago. 

Auction Academy’s 1st virtual session convened on Monday, June 22, providing an opportunity for students and staff to reconnect as a group and to discuss in depth the details of the program going forward. Monthly virtual sessions will continue through the end of the year; In person/on-site training and education sessions will resume in February of 2021.

 Auction Academy’s first virtual session convened on Monday, June 22, providing an opportunity for students and staff to reconnect as a group and to discuss in depth the details of the program going forward.  Monthly sessions beginning in July will lead off with a presentation by David Walsh of JM Family Enterprises, who will discuss “Leading during a Pandemic.” Successive months’ topics will include OSHA training, online sales processes, and professional leadership training.

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