United Fresh leadership program now accepting applications
The application period is now open for the 22nd class of the United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program. Each year, 12 fellows are selected to participate in the program, which is developed around four fundamental goals: leadership development; business relationships; government and public affairs; and media and public relations.
During the yearlong fellowship, participants will take part in a series of customized trips including face-to-face meetings, hands-on training with industry experts and educators, interactive experiences with leaders in Washington and more. The Fellows of Class 22 will participate in four trips, with the class graduating at the 2017 United Fresh Convention in Chicago.
Participation in the program is limited to 12 fellows who are selected by an Advisory Committee. The fellows are chosen from a broad cross-section of the industry to represent the breadth of the United Fresh membership, the organization said. The deadline to submit applications is April 1.
Eligibility to participate in the program is limited to representatives of United Fresh member companies. All candidates must have the support of their companies to participate. Member companies may submit one application per company. There is no cost to participate in the program and all regular expenses are covered by the program.
Since it was first launched in 1995, over 250 industry members have graduated from this exclusive program, United Fresh said.
For full details, including program eligibility and to download the application, visit the United Fresh website or contact Amanda Griffin, senior director of Meetings & Member Programs at [email protected]