Solomon Coyle Project Management Training Begins Sep. 13 and 14

A Focus on Dealer Profitability

Classes are now forming for the fall 2018 term of Solomon Coyle’s instructor-led, webinar-based project management training program for dealers. The program equips dealer staff members to deliver the full profit potential of every project they handle. Targeted outcomes include fewer costly errors; a better and enforceable scope of work; PMs who know how to actively manage the project, the client, and the contract; and positive customer experience with good potential for repeat and referral business.

Classes for Allsteel, Haworth, and Steelcase dealer staff begin September 13. The initial class meeting for Herman Miller and Knoll dealer staff is September 14.

Course instructors Scott Jamison (L) and Paul Holland (R)

Taught by Contract Furniture Industry Experts

Each of 10 interactive webinars includes real-world techniques and strategies used by the most successful dealer project managers and the most profitable dealerships. Solomon Coyle also supplies more than 600 pages of resource materials –  workbooks, forms, checklists, reference documents, etc. – to reinforce the learning and administers a final exam as a prerequisite to qualifying for a certificate of successful completion.

The course instructors—industry experts and Solomon Coyle consultants Scott Jamison and Paul Holland—offer an immersive, insider perspective on how to coordinate efforts throughout the dealership to limit and eliminate margin erosion, the typical and potentially biggest contributor to a disappointing fiscal year-end.

Who Should Attend?

New and developing project managers within the dealership are typically the priority for enrollment. Dealers are then encouraged to aim for a good cross-section of departmental staff. Solomon Coyle’s multidisciplinary approach enables people from every functional area to become better guardians of dealer profitability. Past program attendees have represented a variety of disciplines in addition to Project Management, including: Client Experience, Workplace Strategy, Sales and Business Development, Sales Coordination, Design and Design Management, Account Management, Project Coordination, Operations Management, and Installation Management.

Course Details and Registration

Class size is limited to about 20 participants to assure ample opportunity for interaction with the instructors and the sharing of relevant experience by the students. Dealer principals and interested staff are encouraged to review the Registration Pack for their brand group at The pack contains the course calendar, a program overview, and curriculum details. Registration can be done online at the same web address. Major credit cards are accepted.

Brand-Tailored PM Training Since 2009

Since 2009, nearly 900 contract furniture professionals in the US and abroad have completed Solomon Coyle Project Management Training, the only PM training program designed for dealer staff. In segregating the classes by dealer network, the instructors can make some of the course content manufacturer- and product-specific and facilitate the sharing of lessons learned in real-world situations.