The high point for the Foundation's year came at the ASA convention in Toronto, where we received an exceptionally enthusiastic response to the Essentials of Profitable PHCP Distribution "train-the-trainer" workshop. Since that session a number of wholesalers have requested training programs in several U.S. locations. The Foundation has committed to offering 4 train-the-trainer programs in various locations in 2003, as well as a pre-convention workshop at the 2003 ASA convention/ISH-NA trade show in Las Vegas.

To enhance the Essentials "train-the-trainer" workshops we plan to demonstrate creative techniques for training in both individual and group settings. These techniques will be integrated into lesson plans, thus enhancing the trainers' level of success in managing the program. As dates and locations are finalized they will be reported in this column and posted on the Foundation website. If you are interested in a program in your area, please contact the Foundation.