PRINCETON, NJ – For the first time, NAFA will offer the Canadian Fleet Management Seminar in both English and French instruction. The seminar, which will be offered Sept. 14-16, 2008 at the Four Points by Sheraton Montreal Centre-Villein in Montreal, Quebec, provides a review of the nuts and bolts of what it takes to run a fleet management department.

Designed to meet the diverse, changing needs of fleet managers, this classroom environment and training session addresses concerns pertinent to the Canadian fleet manager.

Seminars are scheduled to be offered on a biannual basis. Topics will include policies and procedures; acquisition and disposal; fleet organization and responsibilities; maintenance management and risk management.

According to Julie Furlotte, CAFM, NAFA vice president of Canada, the NAFA Canadian Fleet Management Seminar is the start of providing services to the association's French-speaking members in Canada. "We hope to be able to offer more and more educational products in French to our French-speaking members and we view the Fleet Management Seminar as the first step towards that goal," said Furlotte. "Ultimately, we'd love to see the Certified Automotive Fleet Management program offered in French as well."

The NAFA Canadian Fleet Management Seminar is designed for fleet managers with three years or less experience; seasoned professionals looking for a refresher course; assistants to fleet managers and administrators; finance or purchasing directors; safety and/or risk department supervisors; in-house maintenance facility managers and CAFM participants. Attendees who are currently enrolled in the CAFM program may take their CAFM exams immediately following the seminar on Sept. 16 at the Four Points by Sheraton Montreal Centre-Villein in Montreal.

Participants will leave with their own binder of materials containing more than 400 pages, including printouts of presentation slides, sample forms on policy and procedure, valuable charts to help with lifecycle cost analysis, informative articles, and lists of terminology.