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NGA Foundation Seeks Nominations For Leadership Program

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The NGA Foundation is seeking nominations for grocery industry leaders to attend its Executive Leadership Development Program. Sponsored by PepsiCo and designed to prepare leaders to face business challenges in the 21st-century marketplace, the conference will be held June 4-8 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

The NGA conference is a learning opportunity encompassing intense, interactive instruction presented by a mix of academics and industry leaders.

Each participant will complete an interactive 360-degree assessment and one-on-one coaching to better understand their leadership style and skills. Course content will include communication, strategic decision making, leadership skills in a changing workforce and negotiation skills.

“Building these skills is imperative to execute new strategies in the dynamic and ever-changing independent food industry,” said Chelsea Matzen, NGAF director.

“The ELDP equips rising executives with actionable insights to help grow their companies. Additionally, NGAF is pleased to see PepsiCo’s investment in the diversity of this program being built on by the Women Grocers of America, who are offering a new scholarship for a woman this year.”

Two scholarship opportunities are available to cover registration and travel costs:

  • Diversity in Leadership Scholarship, provided by PepsiCo. Eligible candidates should be from underrepresented backgrounds, inclusive of race, color, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status or who have otherwise demonstrated an actionable commitment to advancing diversity on such basis.
  • Women Grocers of America Scholarship. Candidates should be an individual who identifies as female.

NGA’s Executive Leadership Development Program is reserved for employees of retailer and wholesaler members of NGA. Participants should be 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.

“Investing in leaders at critical stages in their career will provide them with skills needed to advance up through the executive ranks,” said Kent Montgomery, head of industry relations at PepsiCo.

“As we continue to build on our legacy of leading with diversity, equity and inclusion, PepsiCo is proud to partner with NGAF to provide rising professionals more access to networking and leadership development, giving them the edge they need to propel their companies and careers forward.”

Deadline to submit nominations and apply for scholarships is April 1.

More details about ELDP and NGA’s scholarships, along with application forms, can be found at nationalgrocers.org/foundation/executive-leadership-development-program.

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