Navigate Academy is an online training platform developed exclusively for systems integration and related technology companies.

Our mission is to help you achieve better business results.

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Introducing the

Navigate

Academy

At last, there’s an online training program specifically designed for systems integrators and their technology partners.

Over the last decade, the audiovisual integration industry has seen monumental advances in technology and systems. With those advances come more difficult challenges when it comes to selling and managing multiple overlapping projects, which themselves have grown more complex and require greater coordination and collaboration among numerous entities.

Companies are struggling to align the disciplines of portfolio management (strategy), project management (effectiveness), process management (efficiency) and people management (performance).  The Navigate Academy addresses all of these disciplines based on proven best practices, bringing maturity and sustainability to your company, reducing the chaos, drama and redo with your business, ultimately increasing profits and morale.

What is the

Navigate

Academy?

The Academy is designed on discrete lesson plans presented at once a month. Each lesson plan brings a new theme – each containing a live webinar, an action item and quiz aligned to the lesson plan, plus a supporting podcast and video.  For those with a competitive streak, there’s also a way to accumulate points and rewards.

Live Webinar

The foundation of each lesson plan is the live 45-minute webinar. All webinars are hosted by Brad Malone. If you miss the live webinar – no problem! All our webinars are recorded and can be accessed by members on demand.

Points and Rewards

As you progress through each lesson plan, you earn points, and our program gives you rewards and recognition for your achievements.

Project Management Institute Certification Renewal

Each completed monthly lesson plan will be eligible to receive a Project Management Institute® Professional Development Unit (PDU) towards Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification renewal or an Education Unit towards PMP eligibiity requirements.

Action Item

Each lesson plan includes a homework assignment and a quiz, based on the webinar. The purpose of the action item is to help you put the ideas from the webinar into action. Learn by doing.

Podcasts and Videos

In our ten-minute podcasts, and five-minute videos, we explore the theme for each month, and learn from our peers. We talk with subject matter and industry experts, who share lessons and examples about their businesses.

AVIXA Certification Renewal

Each completed monthly lesson plan will be eligible to receive an AVIXA® Renewal Unit (RU) towards Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) recertification.

AVI-SPL on the Value of Navigate Academy?

What difference do you see in your Project Managers that have gone through Navigate Academy? We see greater focus, obviously on the upfront project planning, risk management, communication, kickoff meetings, etc. Really setting the stage for a successful project early on. Really making sure that we’re properly planning well ahead of the game, so then it just comes down to execution. We really put a lot of focus on change management as well, and explaining that process.

— Mark Linton, SVP Systems Integration at AVI-SPL

AVIXA on the Evolution

of Program Design

You teach a Project Management for AV course for us every year at InfoComm. And every year, it’s a full house and it’s always great

— Rachel Bradshaw, Director of Program Design, AVIXA

Navigate and AVIXA share a passion for standards and raising the bar on professionalism in the AV industry. With the Navigate Academy, now there’s a way to learn from Brad Malone, and earn CTS RUs without having to wait for InfoComm!

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Yes, I want to achieve better business results.

Standards are one of the Pillars of a Professional Society

Mandy Beckner, Vice President of Learning, AVIXA explains the three pillars of a professional society. “You need three key ingredients – you need a documented body of knowledge. I’m very proud of the second ingredient, which is our third-party-accredited certification program that is supported by the industry and run by the industry. And finally, the standards development program.”

PSNI on the Challenges

of Global Project Management

Navigate has been instrumental in guiding us to build and develop processes. You also helped up develop certification testing, which has become the backbone of what we do. Today, our member say that the processes and templates you developed for us are better than the ones they are using in their companies. Navigate just nails it in your curriculum, and in your workshops. You’ve helped our members around the world embrace the processes you put together for us.
— Chris Miller, Executive Director at PSNI Global Alliance
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2-hour, 4 hour, 1 day & multi-day

  • online and onsite training sessions
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What Kind of Topics Do You Cover

At

Navigate

Academy

Leadership & Culture

Business Management Principles

Process Management

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Project Management

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I’ve had the privilege of working with and knowing Brad since I began with AVIXA in 2013. Over the years he’s been an instrumental part of helping our industry succeed as a partner to AVIXA and to hundreds of our members. You will learn more than you can imagine with him and perhaps the most important lesson being, in his own words, ‘hard work, courage, perseverance and a willingness to take personal responsibility triumphs’. Brad and his team are eminently suited to teach just these lessons

Dave Labuskes
CEO, AVIXA

Chris Salazar-Mangrum
Vice President of USAV

Navigate Management Consulting provides immediate impact to our AV and Security integrators around leadership, operations and metrics. They are a catalyst for Systems Integrators to create efficiencies and help all levels of the organization grow and transform. We are excited that the Navigate Academy makes all the principles Brad Malone teaches more accessible to our members than ever.

Last three modules at

Navigate

Academy

L31: Commissioning / Substantial

L30: Monthly Sales and Operations Planning Meetings

Monthly Sales and operations Planning meetings are designed to reduce or eliminate the common practices we see today in many companies: (1) Monthly Income Statement looks like irregular heartbeat chart of a very sick patient (spikes everywhere); (2)Management has no visibility into income / cash forecast; (3) Management is surprised by monthly results each month;...

L29: Project Performance Reporting (WIP)

Understand the need for and mechanics of collecting and distributing project performance information, including status reports, progress measurements, and forecasts. Involves periodic collection and analysis of baseline versus actual data and questioning of project team members to understand the cause of variance trends and communicate the project progress and performance as well as to forecast...

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FAQ

AV professionals, systems integration professionals, technology management organizations

Our learning management system keeps track of your employees’ attendance and completion of the entire lesson plan.

Each lesson plan will be listed on the AVIXA CTU RU portal.

AVIXA requires each person to submit certificate of completion for each Module. A ‘Download CTS Certificate’ button appears when each Module is completed. 

The Project Management Institute is based on the honor system. Each person must go to the PMI CCRS system and log their hours.

No, payments are made month to month and you can cancel at any time.

Although we highly recommend attending the live webinar, if you are unable you can always listen on demand.

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Friday, May 20, 2022, 11:00am
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