United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program registration open
Registration is now open for the United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program, presented in partnership with the Cornell University Food Industry Management Program. Taking place March 24-29, 2019, at the Cornell University’s Statler Hotel & Executive Conference Center in Ithaca, New York, this program is specifically designed to help today’s produce industry leaders sharpen their business acumen and executive skill set.
“I was so impressed with the curriculum after attending myself, that I’ve integrated it as part of my staff’s professional development,” said Michael Muzyk, president, Baldor Specialty Foods. “Each year I rediscover the value of this program as my staff return from Ithaca renewed, inspired and ready to solve the challenges of the day within our business and with our industry partners and clients.”
Professors and produce industry leaders will engage attendees through the week-long program in discussions, hands-on case studies and interactive working groups to help master strategic thinking, a better understanding of food industry trends, executive leadership skills, competitive strategy, decision making and more.
This limited space program is designed for those in, or under, consideration for a leadership position, involved in a company’s strategic planning and execution, or who have the desire to lead the fresh produce industry. More than 500 attendees have completed this program, going on its 13th year, and hail from diverse companies and backgrounds, providing an opportunity to learn as much from the dynamic interactions with fellow classmates as from the curriculum itself.
Tuition for the program includes five nights lodging, breakfasts, lunches and several group dinners, all classroom sessions, materials and tours, personalized assessment tools and customized reports, as well as a completion certificate and group photo. Details of the course and fees can be found on the United Fresh website.