NGA Executive Leadership Development Program

June 2-6, 2024

The grocery industry is in the midst of a radical transformation which requires exceptional leadership skills from today’s executive. Forward-thinking leaders invest in their company’s future. Visionary companies continuously invest in business strategy and developing tomorrow’s leaders as part of ensuring long-term business growth.


Sessions and presentations are augmented with guest speakers, case studies, working groups, and discussion. Key topics covered are: today’s food retailing climate, team dynamics, management leadership, decision making, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

This industry-specific executive development program provides a high-impact learning opportunity through:

  • Three days of interactive, intensive instruction
  • A faculty mix of respected academic and industry leaders
  • An in-depth personalized assessment (360-degree feedback) of your personal leadership style and 1-on-1 coaching to develop an action plan to improve it

Who Should Attend

Current executives in the food industry with large spans of control and responsibilities that must be largely accomplished through others. They must be rising executives who are candidates for increased “people” and general management responsibilities.

Lead Instructors

Dan Hooker
Director of Executive Education
Cornell University, Food Industry Management Program

Steve Sauer
Lecturer of Management and Organizations
Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management

Michael Hostetler
Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management

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Generous support from PepsiCo sponsors industry scholarships and curriculum enrichment necessary to conduct our renowned executive program.

Contact NGA for registration information:

Chelsea Matzen
National Grocers Association
Foundation Director
Phone: 202-938-2570

601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
STE 375N
Washington, DC 20004

Contact Us

Food Industry Management Program
475 Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7801