NGA: Glass Management Institute launches new format

The National Glass Association“s Glass Management Institute (GMI) launched on 5 May 2008 with 60 students attending the introductory webinar, a new function of its redesigned format. Delivered throug…

The National Glass Association“s Glass Management Institute (GMI) launched on 5 May 2008 with 60 students attending the introductory webinar, a new function of its redesigned format. Delivered through a blend of webinars, collaborative tools, reading materials, and online training via NGA“s MyGlassClass.com, GMI was redesigned from its previous classroom format to save companies and their managers both time and money while providing a first-rate education. The session on 5 May 2008 was the first in GMI“s 40-week program offering comprehensive glass management education and valuable networking opportunities for its students. GMI features four modules covering: Bidding and Estimating; Sales and Marketing and Project Management; Finance and Legal; and Strategy/Leadership Development. “When asked their reasons for attending GMI, students replied with a broad range of personal goals such as “to learn glass industry specific management skills“, “to listen to other“s challenges and their resolutions“, “to keep with the current trends of the glass industry“, “to share practical, hands-on experiences with other classmates“, and I“m confident we are hitting the nail on the head in providing a program that will meet – and even exceed – all of these goals”, said David Walker, NGA“s VP of Association Services. Interested parties may see a recorded session online.