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NACS Leadership for Success

Date: April 22-27, 2018
Location: Millwood, VA

 

 About

 

Helping Emerging Leaders Build Long-term Growth Skills
Developed for district managers, supervisors and other convenience retailers who want to improve their work performance, NACS Leadership for Success provides rising leaders in the convenience and fuel retailing industry an opportunity to discover personal strengths they can use to grow their career while creating a more positive, profitable and performance-oriented environment within their company.

Improving Your Bottom Line
Leadership for Success focuses on arming participants with skills that they can immediately use on the job to improve their leadership and operational performance.

As a participant in the NACS Leadership for Success program, you will:

  • Increase your understanding of how your actions affect your personal effectiveness
  • Discover how you work with others as well as how they perceive you as a colleague
  • Explore your self-perception 
  • Define a vision of your ideal leader-self
  • Gain tools to improve your leadership effectiveness and build better relationships
  • Chart a course of action to apply what you have learned and become the leader you want to be

Using a variety of engaging instructional methods, the program facilitators will help participants develop the leadership skills that can make a difference and, just as importantly, participants will actively engage with each other as they prepare to take their newly acquired skills back to the workplace.

Achieving Business Results by Applying What You Learn
The six days of the onsite program are comprehensive and intense, but it’s just the beginning of the process for participants. During the following six months after the program, team members apply what they learned at NACS Leadership for Success, and then present their experience at an education session at the 2018 NACS Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Please contact Laura Genovese, Education Program Manager, with questions at lgenovese@convenience.org or (703) 518-4210.

 

 OBJECTIVES

 

​Individual/Self Awareness

  • Deepen your understanding of the scope of your role and its impact on your company’s success.
  • Define a vision of your ideal leader-self that leads to business success.
  • Increase your understanding of how the way you act affects your personal effectiveness and how you work with others.

Intrapersonal Relationships

  • Discover how others perceive you (your superiors, direct reports, and peers).
  • Explore how your perceptions of yourself differ from others and what that means for your effectiveness as a business leader.
  • Examine behaviors that enhance or detract from business results.

Team Building

  • Increase skills in leading people and teams.
  • Manage conflict better and learn how to conduct difficult conversations.
  • Gain additional tools for setting goals, coaching, delivering feedback and rewarding employees.

Organizational Results and Effectiveness

  • Identify key challenges or opportunities in your business and potential solutions from learning with colleagues from the industry.
  • Integrate self, intrapersonal and team effectiveness to deliver business results.
  • Chart a course of action to become the leader you want to be and your business needs you to be to achieve results.

Please contact Laura Genovese, Education Program Manager, with questions at lgenovese@convenience.org or (703) 518-4210.

 

 Agenda

 
Day 1 - Sunday, April 22: Getting to know you

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arrival: Participants arrive at meeting site

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Introductions and welcome

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Getting to know ourselves and each other

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Networking reception and dinner

Evening assignment

Day 2 - Monday, April 23: Why do I lead?

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Recap day 1/introduction to day 2

8:15 am – 8:45 am

Your role: bringing success to the organization

8:45 am – 10:45 am

Self-Awareness: emotional intelligence and 360 feedback

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Activity: individual development action plan

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Break

​11:30 am – 11:45 am

​Role of values in leadership

​11:45 am – 12:30 pm

​Activity: defining leadership values

​12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

​Lunch

​1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

​Others/Self-balancing demands of others while managing wellness and stress

​1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

​Defining your leadership brand and vision

​3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

​Break/Reflection walk

​3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

​Write leadership vision

​4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

​Activity: individual development action plan

​4:15 pm

​Coat of arms

​6:00 pm

​Dinner

​Evening assignment

Day 3 - Tuesday, April 24: How will I lead others?

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Recap day 2/introduction to day 3

8:15 am – 9:00 am

Setting goals and managing performance

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Activity: goal alignment activity

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Communication: questions and listening skills

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Activity: active listening

​10:30 am – 11:00 am

​Break/Reflection walk

​11:00 am– 11:20 am

​Feedback

​11:20 am – 12:00 pm

​Activity: delivering feedback

​12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

​Lunch

​12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

​Coaching : GROW model

​1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

​Coaching skills practice

​2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

​Break

​2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

​Managing conflict and difficult conversations

​3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

​Activity: individual development action plan

​3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

​Others/Self-balancing demands of others while managing wellness and stress

​5:00 pm

​Coat of arms

​6:30 pm

​Dinner

​Evening assignment

Day 4 - Wednesday, April 25: How will I lead teams?

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Others/Self-balancing demands of others while managing wellness and stress

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Recap day 3/introduction to day 4

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Business team meeting: setting goals

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Emotional intelligence: role in leading others and teams

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Techniques to motivate, retain, and engage employees

​10:15 am – 10:45 am

​Break/Reflection walk

​10:45 am – 11:45 am

​​Group activity

​11:45 pm – 12:45 pm

​Lunch

​12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

​High performing team equation

​1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

​Group activity

​2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

​Break

​2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

​Activity: individual development action plan

​2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

​Business team planning

​4:30 pm

​Coat of arms

​6:30 pm

​Dinner

​Evening assignment

Day 5 - Thursday, April 26: How will I deliver results?

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Recap day 4/introduction to day 5

8:15 am – 9:30 am

Project planning

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Activity: business team planning

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Debrief business team planning

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Activity: individual development action plan

​11:45 am – 12:45 pm

​Lunch

​12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

​Group activity

​2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

​Recognizing others and celebrating success

​2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

​Break/Reflection walk

​3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Balancing demands of others while managing wellness and stress

​3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

​Activity: revisit your leadership vision

​4:15 pm

​Coat of arms

​6:30 pm

​Dinner

Day 6 - Friday, April 27: Applying what I have learned

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Recap day 5/introduction to day 6

8:15 am – 9:00 am

Coat of arms presentations

​9:00 am – 10:30 am

​Business team meeting and meeting with coach

​10:30 am - 10:45 am

​Activity: individual development action plan

​10:45 am – 11:15 am

​Wrap up and conclusion

​11:30 am

​Depart Carter Hall


Please contact Laura Genovese, Education Program Manager, with questions at lgenovese@convenience.org or (703) 518-4210.

 

 Speakers

 

View the 2017 Leadership for Success speakers below. Check back in the coming months for information about the 2018 speakers.

Joanne M. Loce
President
Loce Consulting, LLC

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Lisa Dell’alba
President & CEO
Square One Markets, Inc

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Larry Jackson
Managing Director
GTG Business Resources, LLC

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Please contact Laura Genovese, Education Program Manager, with questions at lgenovese@convenience.org or (703) 518-4210.

 

 REGISTRATION

 

Registration for 2018 Leadership for Success is open now. Please email Laura Genovese at lgenovese@convenience.org if you have any questions.

Registration Pricing:
NACS Retail Member – $2,995

Register

 

 HOTEL & TRAVEL

 

Hotel Reservation
Lodging at Carter Hall and scheduled meals are included in the total cost of the program. NACS will handle the booking of your room once you register for the event. If you have questions or special requests for lodging, contact Laura Genovese at lgenovese@convenience.org or (703) 518-4210.

Travel Information
NACS will provide shuttle transportation between Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the Carter Hall Conference Center in Millwood, VA. The shuttle will leave Dulles International Airport for Carter Hall at 1:30PM on Sunday, April 22nd and will leave Carter Hall for Dulles International Airport at 11:00AM on Friday, April 27th. Note that there will only be one shuttle and that the meeting facility is one hour each way, so please plan your flights accordingly.

If you plan to drive, please arrive between 2:00 and 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 22nd. Directions can be found at the Google Maps link and address listed below.

Carter Hall Conference Center
255 Carter Hall Lane
Boyce, Virginia 22642