CDA is a sponsor of the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) supported by Purdue University. Offered annually in March, UID is a powerful, four-day concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry.
The UID experience is designed to enhance and fortify your knowledge, skills, and abilities with hands-on experience to support immediate application into your work environment.
Explore the 2021 Courses
Courses are held Sunday thru Tuesday from 8:00 to 11:30 am. and 1:00 to 4:30 PM. On Wednesday, there will be two 90-minute sessions and a panel presentation at lunch. The program will end around 1:00 pm on Wednesday.
Click here to see the courses offered by day and level of complexity, covering a variety of areas including distribution strategy, leadership / professional development, management, marketing, operations and sales.
Who Should Attend UID?
UID is designed for all personnel working in the wholesale distribution channel, including:
- All manager-level personnel: sales, marketing, branch, operations, purchasing, inventory and human resources
- Anyone looking to improve personal performance and/or the company's bottom line!
Attendees can apply UID coursework toward earning the Professional Certificate in Innovative Distribution, awarded by Purdue University.