NACS Executive Education

Reenergize Your Leadership

In today’s competitive market, we know that skilled leadership is essential for survival and long-term success. To help our industry leaders meet this demand, NACS has partnered with world-class institutions to customize executive training that advances convenience retail leaders and shapes industry innovators.


The NACS Master of Convenience designation acknowledges the hard work and investment NACS members have made in their personal leadership development. It is awarded to convenience retailers who have attended 3 or more of the 5 NACS Executive Education programs. For questions, contact Brandi Mauro, NACS Education Program Manager at (703) 518-4223.

Treated holistically, NACS Executive Education helps forge the well-rounded leaders we need. Each program, standing strong individually, also acts as a puzzle piece in creating nimble, adaptive strategists and thinkers that help forward-thinking organizations grow and evolve.

Which of our five programs is right for you, or your team members? Take a look:

July 25-30, 2021
Cornell University

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Designed for senior-level retail management already in or preparing to take on key leadership roles, this program gives participants the skills needed to successfully respond to the challenges of a competitive marketplace.

August 1–6, 2021
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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Designed for high-potential executives looking to expand their financial insights and, in turn, provide greater value to their organizations.

October 24-29, 2021
Yale School of Management

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Designed for women executives to develop critical skills including developing strategic perspective and decision making, understanding and honing leadership style, improving executive presence and leveraging diversity to accelerate innovation.

October 31 – November 5, 2021
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Building on MIT’s prestigious reputation and innovative culture, this program combines research-based management frameworks with practical hands-on experiences and offers networking opportunities for top-tier convenience industry leaders. Attendees will directly apply methods and frameworks to their own businesses—to build innovation capability and improve business results.

November 14–19, 2021
Northwestern University

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Designed for senior-level executives looking to enhance their knowledge in topics such as branding, consumer experience and analytics.

For questions, to register or to request more information, visit the program websites or contact Brandi Mauro, NACS Education Coordinator, at or (703) 518-4223.

Not sure which program to attend?

Please contact NACS Education to schedule an advising session.

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