Safilo Supports Customers with Virtual Education Series
Wednesday, March 25 2020 | 09 h 53 min | News, Press Release
Safilo Group kicks off a new virtual education platform this week, offering a series of educational webinars for its customers on various topics to enrich their optical practices while offices are closed or operating on limited schedules due to Covid-19.
Running the full weeks of March 23rd and March 30th, one new course topic will be taught daily between two and four times each day – with four sessions daily this week and repeated two times daily next week – to accomodate participants in different time zones. The lectures are led by Robin Brush, a Safilo Key Accounts Manager and an ABOC-certified optician with 25 years of optical industry experience. The courses, taught live, are being offered in English and will soon be translated to other languages in the coming weeks to make available to international customers. The courses are also being recorded to make available later for those who missed them. ABO credits are not being issued for any of the online lectures.
To attend these virtual classes, North American customers can either contact their sales representatives or sign up directly by visiting the home pages of Safilo’s b2b website: www.mysafilocanada.com. Internationally, Safilo customers can contact their sales rep for sign-up details. The WebEx course topics include: Advanced Eyewear Technology; A Visual Guide to Merchandising, J.O.B.S. Program: Joint Opportunity to Believe in Staying; Multiples Mindset and Optical 411 (full course descriptions can be found on the next page).
“During these trying times, we wanted to continue showing our gratitude and support to our customers’ practices by offering courses to enrich their education portfolio. We’ve worked diligently to create a free virtual education platform that will allow anyone within one of our customer’s practices to access the courses, even if their offices are closed temporarily,” said Steve Wright, Safilo North America’s President and Chief Commercial Officer. “The classes were developed initially, with Safilo North America customers in mind, while many are at home this week and practicing social distancing. However, we decided to make the courses available internationally as believe this program can be beneficial to all Safilo customers around the globe,” added Wright.
Click HERE for the full press release and course descriptions.