Photo: The DSA’s Senior Vice President of Education & Marketing Melissa Brunton and Vice President of Membership Nancy Burke identify the upcoming DSA Fall Conference 2018 and Direct Selling Boot Camp presentations that will be released as a part of the 2019 DSA On-the-Go Learning offerings.
Through its events, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) uses the power of “association” to give its members unparalleled access to CEOs and senior executives in a networking and learning environment.
Now, with its On-the-Go Learning initiative, members who are unable to attend events can access a collection of videos and podcasts that empower them to meet executives “where they are” through tools designed for today’s highly mobile lifestyle.
DSA’s On-the-Go Learning video shorts feature TED-Talk-style presentations by direct selling CEOs; the podcasts examine the personal and professional backgrounds of industry leaders. Both can be easily streamed from any mobile device or computer, and every recording is stored permanently in DSA’s online On-the-Go Learning library, which is accessible to members only.
“Obviously we want people to come to our meetings and get the full benefit of the networking and in-person learning, but in this day and age offering the bite-sized segments really helps meet members where they are,” says Nancy Burke, vice president of Membership for the DSA. “This way there are additional benefits for sharing that learning within companies besides those who are able to attend the meetings.”
Currently, the On-the-Go Learning library features three content compilations:
CEOs in Focus Podcast Series (Members Only, No Fee)
In these audio presentations, DSA President Joseph Mariano interviews leaders from member companies to share success stories that all direct selling executives can learn from, including the challenges and opportunities faced while building their companies.
DSA SmartStart CEO Quick-Takes Video Series (Members Only, No Fee)
These educational videos provide advice and real-world experiences, offering intimate access to the insights of leading industry visionaries that will help any small or growing company succeed as it aspires to the next level.
DSA CEO Keynote Series 2018 (Available for Purchase by Member Companies Only)and DSA CEO Keynote Series 2017 (Members Only, No Fee)
These videos feature direct selling’s most exciting speakers who, from the main stage at the last two DSA Annual Meetings, explore a range of topics, including the ways in which disruptive market forces are forcing companies to reimagine how they compete and how founders grew their companies into the hyper-growth phase and beyond.
“Nothing can compare to attending the DSA events—the access to CEOs and senior executives, and the learning from their experiences that reveal new opportunities to take careers to new levels,” says Melissa Brunton, DSA’s senior vice president of Education & Marketing. “This is truly what DSA’s power of association is all about. DSA On-the-Go Learning is just one more way that the Association provides CEO and executive-led education offerings to its members.”
Additional On-the-Go Learning offerings will be available from the upcoming DSA Fall Conference 2018 and Direct Selling Boot Camp in November, which includes Canada Day, a full program put together by the Canadian DSA to help U.S. companies looking to expand there. Both the conference and boot camp offer focused workshops on the key areas of direct selling such as salesforce development, technology, operations, legal and ethics, and tax issues—all high-value content that will be helpful to DSA members.
In the future, DSA will also be partnering with experts in the field, including industry suppliers, to offer some of their content.
If you are a DSA member and would like to view the On-the-Go Learning library, click here.