What is IFA Fran-Guard?
The International Franchise Association‘s new, greatly expanded franchise sales management and compliance program will help franchisors take proactive steps to reduce risks, manage growth, and build a stronger, healthier franchise system. IFA Fran-Guard covers both the legal and business aspects of compliance with a series of modules designed or CEOs and senior executives, franchise development professionals, in-house counsel and franchise attorneys, paralegals and compliance managers.
CEOs and Senior Executives
Not only does a system-wide compliance program protect your franchise it can make it more profitable. Modules cover the Business Case for Compliance, Franchise Sales Growth & Management, and Best Practices.
Franchise Development Professionals
There’s more to compliance than legal requirements. Learn how a sales management and compliance program can increase your effectiveness and help drive franchise sales.
In-house Counsel, Franchise Attorneys, Paralegals and Compliance Managers
It’s important to integrate all aspects of franchise sales management and compliance from disclosure to franchise sales, field support, and operations. IFA Fran-Guard modules cover practical steps to implement a system-wdie compliance program.
All CFEs and CFE Candidates
IFA Fran-Guard has been incorporated into ICFE’s professional development program. IFA members who successfully complete the IFA Fran-Guard program will receive an ICFE Fran-Guard Certificate. All modules are approved for CFE credits.
Where is IFA Fran-Guard Available
Programs will be offered throughout the year at various IFA meetings and conferences and in different formats to make participation more convenient. Courses will be presented online via IFA University and through a series of webinars. A schedule of upcoming sessions may be found on the IFA website.
Fran-Guard Discussed on Franchise Today
Recently on Franchise Today, Paul Segreto welcomed as his guest, David French, Vice President, Government Relations at the International Franchise Association. Paul and David discussed franchise compliance and the development of the IFA FranGuard Program previously introduced at the IFA Convention in San Antonio. Listen On-Demand
About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association, the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising, is the preeminent voice and acknowledged leader for the industry worldwide. Approaching a half-century of service with a growing membership of more than 1,100 franchise systems, 10,000-plus franchisees and more than 500 firms that supply goods and services to the industry, IFA protects, enhances and promotes franchising by advancing the values of integrity, respect, trust, commitment to excellence, honesty and diversity. For more information, visit the IFA Web site at www.franchise.org.
Source: International Franchise Association