The 2021 calendar of events for the Association of Fleet Professionals has been announced as the organisation begins a new recruitment drive.

The programme covers webinars for AFP members only alongside Partner Programme webinars open to a general audience as well as a schedule of training modules.

AFP chair Paul Hollick said: “2021 will be our first full year as the fleet industry’s professional and trade association and we’ve put a lot of thought into the subjects that we’ll be covering in 2021. It’s going to be a very challenging year for fleets who will be dealing with the ongoing pandemic, Brexit and electric vehicle deployment, just for starters.

“We’ll be putting considerable effort into supporting individual fleet managers. Since the AFP was formed in March, most of our recruitment activity has been aimed at attracting corporate members and we’re very pleased with how successful that has been.

“Now, however, we’re looking more at fleet managers who are working out in the field and are promoting the benefits of what the AFP can do for them. This is an important area for the organisation and we are keen to attract as many members as possible.

“We’re also very pleased to announce our first full training programme. Helping people working in the fleet industry to gain new skills is a crucial part of our mission and we are already seeing people sign up for some of these modules.”

The AFP member-only webinars are: 16th December 2020, EV Policy Roadmap; 17th February, Grey Fleet Best Practice; 14th April, Tax and The Company Vehicle; 16th June, Back to Normal? Post Covid Fleet Management; 14th July, Getting Started on Mobility; 13th October, EV Charging Payments and Reimbursements; and 15th December, Alternative Forms of Transport Usage.

AFP Partner Programme Webinars, sponsored by AFP corporate members and open to all fleet managers are: January, Insights Not Data; March, Operational Road Risk Best Practice; May, Road Tolling – The Future of BIK?; and July, Practical Mobility Solutions. Exact dates are to be confirmed.

Finally, the planned AFP Fleet Academy Training Modules are: 5th January, Diploma – Advanced Finance; 23rd March, Fast Track – People Management; 20th April, Fast Track Administration and Finance; 11th May, Diploma Advanced Interpersonal Skills; 8th June, Diploma Administration and Control; 22nd June, Fast Track Acquisition and Law; 7th September, Fast Track People Management; 12th October, Fast Track Administration and Finance; 1st December, Diploma Acquisition and Disposal; and 14th December, Fast Track Acquisition and Law.

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