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June 4 - 8, 2017
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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(2016 ELDP Graduating Class)

Implementing organizational and cultural changes in order to execute new strategies are imperative skills for effective leaders. The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program is designed to develop and prepare leaders to face business challenges in the 21st century marketplace. 

The conference is a high-impact learning opportunity encompassing intense, interactive instruction presented by a mix of respected academic and industry leaders.

To view a brochure on the Executive Leadership Development Program, click HERE

Nominate Your Company Leader

To nominate your company leader to participate in the Executive Leadership Development Program, download the nomination form HERE or click the button below. Nominations are due April 21, 2017

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Invest in Your Company’s Future

Outstanding leaders create a vision for others and have the ability to translate it into a lasting reality. Initiating and implementing organizational and cultural changes in order to execute new strategies are imperative skills for effective leaders. The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program helps retailers and wholesalers develop leaders from within their organizations who can respond to business challenges in the 21st century marketplace. 
 
This industry-specific executive development program includes:
  • Four days of interactive, intensive instruction on the campus of Cornell University
  • A faculty mix of respected academic and grocery industry leaders
  • Time to network with other rising grocery executives
  • An in-depth personalized 360 degree assessment of the participant’s personal leadership style and develop an action plan to improve 

Who Should Attend

Current mid to upper-level executives with large spans of control and responsibilities that require delegation of tasks to others. These employees must be rising executives who are candidates for increased “people” and general management responsibilities.

Program topics include: 

LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE
The four basic paradigms of leaderships are examined and discussed. Success and derailment is explored within the context of career transition. 

LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENTS
The importance of feedback is explored and specific feedback instruments (Firo-B and Benchmarks) are introduced and discussed. 

ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
Trained coaches answer questions regarding the Firo-B and Benchmarks 360 assessments.

LEADERSHIP VS. MANAGEMENT
The critical differences between Management and Leadership are detailed and discussed and the consequences of imbalance are highlighted. 

LEVERAGING HUMAN ASSETS
A case study format is employed to explore the method leaders use to build followership strategies and leverage the human assets in their organizations.

RECONNECTING WITH STRATEGY
The link between leadership and strategy is discussed and the importance of strategy in adapting to a changing environment is emphasized. The critical differences between an executional focus vs. a strategic focus are explored. 

LEADERSHIP CASE STUDY
An interactive case study is employed to refine participants’ thinking about personal leadership style. 

GROUP THINK EXERCISE
The critical dangers of Group Think in entrepreneurial organizations are the focus of an interactive group exercise. Concrete strategies for organizational decision making and the avoidance of Group Think are presented. 

DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLANNING
Participants are encouraged to “connect the dots” and begin definitive steps toward the development of a personal leadership skill development plan.

To download a one-pager on the event, click HERE

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Crocker, ecrocker@nationalgrocers.org or call 571-777-9094. 

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