DLA Training Centers

The only complete Automotive Training Centers in the country!

Serving the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh & New York / New Jersey Markets

About the Training Centers

The DLA Training Centers are located in King of Prussia - PA, Pittsburgh - PA and Paramus, NJ. Our 10,000 square foot facilities offer a full range of courses to meet the training needs of everyone in the Dealership. We offer controlled classroom sizes that allow for both group and individualized training. Attendance includes both breakfast and lunch.

Training Staff

All Training is done by DLA Certified Trainers who are employed by David Lewis & Associates. Our Trainers have extensive backgrounds in specific areas of the Dealership and come from a wide range of Retail Automotive experience. Feel confident your Dealership will engage in a superior Training Program with a strong curriculum and top-notch Trainers.

Upcoming Workshops at the Philadelphia Training Center

26
Feb

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

Philadelphia

27
Feb

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

NY/NJ Metro

27
Feb

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

Pittsburgh

5
Mar

Understanding Your Customer

This four-hour course focuses on the first 10 minutes of a Customer's arrival at the Dealership. We are all familiar with the phrase "I'd rather get a root canal than buy a new car." In this course, the student will learn how to listen to the Customer and how best to approach them in the buying process. This course will reveal how to lower a Customer's defensive posture and create a level of comfort that establishes an environment in which the Customer will enjoy spending time with the Salesperson.

Who Should Attend: Sales Managers, Salespeople

Philadelphia

5
Mar

Negotiations for Salespeople

A four-hour course that will expose the attendees to processes that will create a much more fluid and less combative negotiating process. Emphasis is placed on verbiage that asks for the sale, creates stronger grosses and allows the Customer to feel as though the deal is fair and reasonable. Students who attend this course will leave with a better understanding of the Customers perspective during the negotiating process and learn how to read each person's unique body language for both buying and stress related signs.

Who Should Attend: Sales Managers, Salespeople

Philadelphia

6
Mar

Advanced Sales Management Program (4 Day Course)

This four-day Advanced Sales Management course is a complete program for all Sales Managers. Focus is placed on becoming a Leader and not a Boss. This begins by exposing them to the newest and best practices for leading a sales force to success. Topics include Inspirational Sales Processes, Advanced Negotiating Techniques, how to be an effective Coach, Hiring and Interviewing ideas, plus our DLA Train the Trainer concepts that will develop their skills on how to train their staff. This course turns Managers into true Leaders.

Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, GSM's, Sales Managers

NY/NJ Metro

6
Mar

Advanced Sales Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the experienced Salesperson who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course is based on David's bestselling book, "The Secrets of Inspirational Selling." The goal of this course is for the student to get a better understanding of the Customer and how to utilize a sales approach that will lower the Customers defensive posture and create an environment conducive to higher sales and grosses. Topics include the Sales Steps, Objections, Phone Ups, Prospecting, Follow-Up and Leasing. Extensive role playing, group discussions and the creation of customized word tracks are a big part of this course.

Who Should Attend: Experienced Salespeople

Philadelphia

8
Mar

Leasing for Salespeople

This four-hour course is specifically designed for Salespeople on Leasing. Topics will include: The value of Leasing to the Customer, the benefits to them and the Dealership, the basic fundamentals of how a Lease works, the basic concept of how Leases are structured, and how to present the Lease with maximum effectiveness.

Who Should Attend: Sales Managers, Salespeople

Philadelphia

8
Mar

Prospecting & Follow-Up

A four-hour course designed for Salespeople and E-Commerce/Internet/BDC staff members. The ideas included in this course have been developed and utilized by some of the most successful Salespeople in the country. The student will gain comprehensive knowledge on some of the best prospecting ideas that will create instant traffic and opportunities. Also included will be the most effective ideas for staying in touch with sold Customers to create a long term relationship.

Who Should Attend: GM's, GSM's, Sales Managers, Internet personnel, Salespeople

Philadelphia

13
Mar

Advanced Sales Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the experienced Salesperson who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course is based on David's bestselling book, "The Secrets of Inspirational Selling." The goal of this course is for the student to get a better understanding of the Customer and how to utilize a sales approach that will lower the Customers defensive posture and create an environment conducive to higher sales and grosses. Topics include the Sales Steps, Objections, Phone Ups, Prospecting, Follow-Up and Leasing. Extensive role playing, group discussions and the creation of customized word tracks are a big part of this course.

Who Should Attend: Experienced Salespeople

NY/NJ Metro

13
Mar

Advanced Sales Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the experienced Salesperson who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course is based on David's bestselling book, "The Secrets of Inspirational Selling." The goal of this course is for the student to get a better understanding of the Customer and how to utilize a sales approach that will lower the Customers defensive posture and create an environment conducive to higher sales and grosses. Topics include the Sales Steps, Objections, Phone Ups, Prospecting, Follow-Up and Leasing. Extensive role playing, group discussions and the creation of customized word tracks are a big part of this course.

Who Should Attend: Experienced Salespeople

Pittsburgh

13
Mar

Entry Level Service Advisor Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the individual who is either just starting their career as a Service Advisor or an experienced Service Advisor who truly needs to get back to the basics of selling service. This course focuses on understanding the Service Customer, structured sales steps in the Service Lane, phone strategies, up sell techniques, objection responses and how to deal with rejection and stress. A big part of this course provides training on the power of Video in the Service Up sell process. There is a tremendous amount of discussion and role playing within this course.

Who Should Attend: Entry Level Service Advisors, Experienced Service Advisors

Philadelphia

21
Mar

Advanced Service Advisor Program (2.5 Day Course)

This 2.5 day course is a complete program for the experienced Service Advisor who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course places tremendous emphasis on truly understanding the Service Customer, both their perceptions of what they expect and how that perception effects the outcome of the visit. New and proven ideas will be presented for increasing service sales, how to do effective Service walk around presentations, ways to handle the Customer on the phone and methods for speeding up the Customer's entire service visit. Additional topics will include: How to deal with Customer complaints, becoming a better listener and dealing with the stress of the job. This course is a must for all Service Advisors.

Who Should Attend: Service Directors, Service Managers, Service Advisors

NY/NJ Metro

21
Mar

Advanced Service Advisor Techniques

This one-day course is an Advanced A-Z Program on understanding the Service Customer, upselling service repairs and maintenance, and how to create a lasting relationship with every Service Customer. Phone strategies, sales processes and objection responses will be covered. This course will include extensive role-playing and in-depth discussion groups.

Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, Service Managers and Service Advisors

NY/NJ Metro

22
Mar

Advanced F&I Concepts (2 Day Course)

This two-day F&I course has been designed for the F&I Manager who is ready to take their productivity to the next level. Emphasis is placed on advanced F&I sales concepts, structured presentation steps, and the art of responding to customer objections. Topics include the importance of F&I, understanding the Customer, the Banking process, and the value of developing control over the delivery process. From the sales perspective of F&I, the student will learn some very advanced techniques on how to effectively do both cash and credit union conversions, offer effective product presentations, methods for advanced Menu closing concepts, and some new and exciting ways to overcome objections. Extensive role play and group discussion are a big part of this course.

Who Should Attend: F&I Directors, Experienced F&I Managers, New F&I Managers and Back-Up F&I Managers.

Philadelphia

22
Mar

Understanding the Service Customer

This four-hour course provides the attendees with a snap shot of the Customers point of view when visiting the Dealership Service Department. Focus will be placed on why the Customer is so defensive, how to lower their defensive posture, verbiage to increase appointments and service revenue, understanding the power of pictures and video, how to expedite the pick-up process and the difference in mood between a waiter and a drop off customer. This course is a must if you want to create a Customer experience they will remember.

Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, Fixed Ops Directors, Service Managers, Service Advisors

NY/NJ Metro

22
Mar

Service Advisor Phone Techniques

This four-hour course focuses on how to handle both the inbound Customer call and the outbound upsell service call. Concepts will be shared on how to avoid quoting prices over the phone, increasing the rate of appointments and effective strategies for how to sell the Customer over the phone once their vehicle is already in the Service Center. The customization of word tracks to fit the Advisor's personality is a large part of this course.

Who Should Attend: Service Directors, Service Managers, Service Advisors

NY/NJ Metro

23
Mar

Effective Service Walk Arounds

This four-hour course teaches the benefits, process and steps to doing effective Service Walks in the Service Lane. The student will study a Pro/Con balance of consequences of when to do the Service Walk, the value it brings to both the Dealership and the Customer, and when is the correct time to present an upsell. During the course, emphasis will be placed on understanding the Customer's defensive posture and how to lower it so that maximum effectiveness can occur.

Who Should Attend: Service Directors, Service Managers, Service Advisors

NY/NJ Metro

26
Mar

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

Philadelphia

26
Mar

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

NY/NJ Metro

26
Mar

Parts Management (2 Day Course)

This two-day course will cover all aspects of operating a successful Parts Department. Some of the topics include efficiency, staffing, cost controls, inventory management, wholesale parts, special order parts and the importance of a monthly parts reconciliation. All participants must bring with them to class the last 3 DMS month end reports to learn how to fully understand their department and how it operates.

Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, Service Directors, Service Managers, Parts Managers

Philadelphia

26
Mar

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

Pittsburgh

2
Apr

Entry Level Service Advisor Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the individual who is either just starting their career as a Service Advisor or an experienced Service Advisor who truly needs to get back to the basics of selling service. This course focuses on understanding the Service Customer, structured sales steps in the Service Lane, phone strategies, up sell techniques, objection responses and how to deal with rejection and stress. A big part of this course provides training on the power of Video in the Service Up sell process. There is a tremendous amount of discussion and role playing within this course.

Who Should Attend: Entry Level Service Advisors, Experienced Service Advisors

Pittsburgh

3
Apr

Advanced Service Management Program (3 Day Course)

This three-day course is dedicated to providing experienced Service Managers with ideas, tools and techniques to grow and enhance their Service Department. The course is a complete A to Z course for all Service Managers who want to take the department to the next level. Ideas on team development, increasing revenue through better sales processes, how to track results, effective scheduling, the benefits of a quick lube and quick maintenance department, Service Advisor and technician bonus and pay plans, benefits of a Service BDC Department, the power of video in the up sell process and how to manage service expenses.

Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, Fixed Ops Directors, Service Managers

NY/NJ Metro

10
Apr

Advanced Sales Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the experienced Salesperson who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course is based on David's bestselling book, "The Secrets of Inspirational Selling." The goal of this course is for the student to get a better understanding of the Customer and how to utilize a sales approach that will lower the Customers defensive posture and create an environment conducive to higher sales and grosses. Topics include the Sales Steps, Objections, Phone Ups, Prospecting, Follow-Up and Leasing. Extensive role playing, group discussions and the creation of customized word tracks are a big part of this course.

Who Should Attend: Experienced Salespeople

Philadelphia

10
Apr

Advanced Sales Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the experienced Salesperson who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course is based on David's bestselling book, "The Secrets of Inspirational Selling." The goal of this course is for the student to get a better understanding of the Customer and how to utilize a sales approach that will lower the Customers defensive posture and create an environment conducive to higher sales and grosses. Topics include the Sales Steps, Objections, Phone Ups, Prospecting, Follow-Up and Leasing. Extensive role playing, group discussions and the creation of customized word tracks are a big part of this course.

Who Should Attend: Experienced Salespeople

Pittsburgh

10
Apr

Advanced Sales Management Program (4 Day Course)

This four-day Advanced Sales Management course is a complete program for all Sales Managers. Focus is placed on becoming a Leader and not a Boss. This begins by exposing them to the newest and best practices for leading a sales force to success. Topics include Inspirational Sales Processes, Advanced Negotiating Techniques, how to be an effective Coach, Hiring and Interviewing ideas, plus our DLA Train the Trainer concepts that will develop their skills on how to train their staff. This course turns Managers into true Leaders.

Who Should Attend: Dealers, GM's, GSM's, Sales Managers

NY/NJ Metro

17
Apr

Internet/BDC Lead Generation (2 Day Course)

This two-day course is a complete program on effective Lead Generation ideas and concepts for both the internet process and inbound phone leads. Focus is placed on creating Dialogue with the Customer, which in return will create a better opportunity to secure an appointment. Email, Chat and Phone scripts will be created, reviewed and examined, along with structured concepts for ongoing sold and unsold Customer follow-up. This course includes extensive role play and live interactive critiquing of current methods used by most Dealerships.

Who Should Attend: Internet/BDC Personnel, Sales Managers

Philadelphia

17
Apr

Advanced Sales Program (4 Day Course)

A four-day course for the experienced Salesperson who wants to take their productivity to the next level. This course is based on David's bestselling book, "The Secrets of Inspirational Selling." The goal of this course is for the student to get a better understanding of the Customer and how to utilize a sales approach that will lower the Customers defensive posture and create an environment conducive to higher sales and grosses. Topics include the Sales Steps, Objections, Phone Ups, Prospecting, Follow-Up and Leasing. Extensive role playing, group discussions and the creation of customized word tracks are a big part of this course.

Who Should Attend: Experienced Salespeople

NY/NJ Metro

23
Apr

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

Pittsburgh

24
Apr

Internet/BDC Lead Generation (2 Day Course)

This two-day course is a complete program on effective Lead Generation ideas and concepts for both the internet process and inbound phone leads. Focus is placed on creating Dialogue with the Customer, which in return will create a better opportunity to secure an appointment. Email, Chat and Phone scripts will be created, reviewed and examined, along with structured concepts for ongoing sold and unsold Customer follow-up. This course includes extensive role play and live interactive critiquing of current methods used by most Dealerships.

Who Should Attend: Internet/BDC Personnel, Sales Managers

NY/NJ Metro

30
Apr

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

Philadelphia

30
Apr

Entry Level Sales (5 Day Course)

A five-day course designed for the individual just entering an Auto Sales Career. Students will learn the basic principles of how a Dealership operates and leave having learned a comprehensive outline on the steps to the sale. Students will learn how to handle the Customer's objections and how to effectively respond to them. Extensive role playing and scenario based situations will be covered, as well as a thorough segment on properly handling Phone-Ups. Each participant will return to the Dealership ready to take their first "UP."

Who Should Attend: New Salespeople

NY/NJ Metro

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