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NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell

Date: August 5-9, 2018
Location: Dyson School | Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Registration for the 2018 Executive Leadership Program is now closed. Please contact Laura Genovese at if you’d like to be notified when next year’s program opens for registration.

The NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University assists senior executives in attaining the leadership skills needed to successfully respond to the challenges of a competitive marketplace.

Who Should Attend?
Individuals preparing to take on key leadership roles in NACS retail member companies should attend the NACS Executive Leadership Program. This program provides opportunities to supplement experience with formalized instruction on skills needed to drive long-term organizational performance. Past participants include:

  • Presidents and CEOs
  • CFOs and Controllers
  • Vice Presidents
  • Directors of Store Operations
  • Operations Managers
  • Territory Managers

About the Program
The NACS Executive Leadership Program takes place on the prestigious Ivy League Cornell University campus. The program is administered by faculty in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, recently ranked number three in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's rankings of undergraduate business programs.

Celebrating its twelfth year, the NACS Executive Leadership Program will give attendees the opportunities to:

  • Refine leadership skills
  • Prepare for the demands of key company roles
  • Learn from exceptional faculty, business leaders and a network of high-performance peers
  • Access 360 Degree Feedback Assessments and individual coaching provided by faculty of Cornell's Johnson School of Management
  • Engage in group case studies that help participants build a network of peers to help address tomorrow's business challenges
  • Hear from top industry leaders speaking to today's biggest challenges in the workforce
  • Network beyond the classroom

Tuition is $3,995, which includes instruction, course materials, assessments, lodging and scheduled meals and entertainment. Registration for this event is exclusive to NACS Retail Members.


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 What Participants ARE SAYING


“As Owner, President & Chief Executive Officer of Kum & Go, I actively seek and develop strong leaders within our organization due to the competitive nature of the convenience store industry. I strongly believe the NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University has provided executives throughout Kum & Go with strong skills and expansive knowledge that is second to none; this is why I continue to send individuals every year to this extraordinary event. I strongly recommend the NACS Executive Leadership Program for all rising or high-performing executives.”

-Kyle J. Krause, President and CEO, Kum & Go, L.C.


 More Information


​For any questions or to request more information, please contact:

Laura Genovese
Education Program Manager
(703) 518-4210