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ARA Management Academy 2018

January 29 - February 1, 2018

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Program Overview

Develop your management skill set while sharing ideas with peers at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Management Academy. Over the course of this program, you will sharpen your management, leadership and decision-making capabilities by engaging in faculty-led presentations, interactive exercises and small-group discussion. Program curriculum includes a broad-based selection of managerial courses chosen specifically to meet the needs of managers in the agricultural retail industry. 

Key Benefits

The ARA Management Academy allows you to:

  • Build on your understanding of core business functions and how to leverage the powerful linkages between them
  • Explore management challenges with the goal of uncovering business opportunities
  • Strengthen your leadership qualities through effective communication and relationship building that will lead to improved business results
  • Network with peers from across different markets and geographical regions of the U.S.
  • Debate and discuss industry issues with well-known management faculty

Program Content

The learning environment consists of a mix of discussion, small group exercises, case study application, and debate and dialogue with experienced instructors and a network of colleagues.

Marketplace Trends and Competitive Positioning

This session will view the industry from 20,000 feet—laying the groundwork for the class to discuss implications to their businesses throughout the entire program.

Thinking Strategically

A strategic mind-set is important in the daily operation of your business and in meeting long-term business goals. Learn how to use decision analysis tools in your operation. 

Examining Profitability

Financial statements provide valuable data for decision-making purposes. A profitability linkage model evaluates your company's position and performance within the industry. 

Creating Value for your Customers

At the core of this session is an examination of what it takes to create value in the marketplace and differentiate your organization from the competition. 

Implementing Organizational Leadership Strategies

Your leadership skills impact your ability to motivate and influence team members and managers up the line. Learn how to thrive in environments with constant change. 

Operations and Supply Chain Management

People, processes and technology are at the heart of improving performance in operations and supply chain activities. Investigate behavioral issues in operations and supply management, as well as supply chain risk issues.

Who Should Attend

This program further develops managers and leaders within the agronomic organizations. It is especially valuable for salespeople, agronomists and middle managers who expect to have more management responsibilities in the future. Previous participants have held positions such as sales representative, location manager, sales manager, operations manager and occasionally, general manager. 

Program Partners

The center offers this program in partnership with the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and W.P Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Program Dates

January 29 - February 1, 2018

Location

Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

Registration Fee

$2,295/person (through December 23, 2017)
$2,495/person (after December 23, 2017)
$2,695/person (non-ARA Members)

Is this workshop for you?

For more information, contact:
Betty Jones-Bliss, Associate Director
+1 217-549-2883
bettyso@purdue.edu

Educational Credit

You can earn CEU and CCA credit at this program.

Registration fees include all program materials, refreshments and some meals. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the program is full, names will be added to a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Regsitration fees are due upon receipt of registration. Read the cancellation policy.