Education / GenNext



Our Education / GenNext Community focuses on developing the current and future industry's work force at all levels, ranging from the senior executives to the future leaders to the industry rookies. While the level of knowledge and expertise in the product has been a significant advantage for independent distributors over its competitors, transferring that knowledge to others within their organization is an ongoing obstacle.


Educational opportunities include industry-wide certification programs, product training, leadership and motivational speakers, economic updates, and more. Members generally gain access to these opportunities through online webinars, in-person conferences, trade shows, and peer-to-peer networks.


Our Education / GenNext Community work groups are working on the following projects:

  • Development of the GenFirst and GenNext Certification Programs
  • Continued excellence in product and sales training through growth of the Distributor Training Expo (DTE) track at The Seminar
  • Expansion to new education and training tracks at The Seminar that focus on other areas of the business beyond product
  • Growth in participation in GenNext events and opportunities, helping the next generation of heavy duty aftermarket leaders to develop their own long-term network of resources


To join the Education / GenNext Community, send an e-mail to and a CVSN team member will connect with you.