NACS Executive Education

We build leaders who transform industries.

From disruption comes opportunity. At this very moment, the convenience industry is rich with possibility. The key to success? Leaders who can forge this new path. Informed, confident, and nuanced leaders are the best asset an organization can have. NACS Executive Education has partnered with world-class, Ivy League Institutions — boasting some of the best educators in the world — to provide exclusive training to shape the forward-thinking, determined leaders who will illuminate and seize the opportunities of tomorrow.

The NACS Executive Education series is the only comprehensive, multi-discipline industry curricula that offers customized, Ivy League training exclusively for senior convenience management. When it comes to transformative learning for the top-most sector of the convenience channel, NACS brings 60 years of industry experience and the global network to deliver an unparalleled, prized education experience.

The NACS Master of Convenience designation acknowledges the leaders from around the globe who have invested in their personal leadership development and attended 3 or more NACS Executive Education programs.

Each immersive program is designed to actualize potential. Which will you and your team attend?

2021 Executive Education Brochure (PDF)


July 25-29, 2021
Cornell University

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Competition surrounds you. How will you lead? How will you excel? Senior-level retail management, this program is designed to enlighten, inform and level-up your skills. Foster new ways of thinking and responding to the challenges you will face. Be equipped, and own your position as a visionary leader.


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

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Balance sheets are black and white. The thinking around finances, the insights, and the strategies are where financial awareness (and associated action) grows more informed, more confident, more lucrative. Designed for executives who seek to maximize their financial adeptness and in turn, amp up their organizational value and their organization’s bottom line.


October 26-28, 2021 and November 2-4, 2021
Yale School of Management

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Unapologetic. Powerful. Respected. Authentic. Women aren’t simply equipped to succeed because they are human — they have unique strengths. Often they can harness an innate emotional intelligence that allows a deeper breadth of understanding and clarity. This empowering course is designed for women who want to individually, and collectively bolster their leadership abilities, reinvigorate their companies and expand their networks.


October 31 – November 5, 2021
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Innovation isn’t just a word — it’s a necessity. In convenience, we must bring it to our perspective, our skillset, and our implementation. Because without innovation, stagnation sets in. And we all know this fast-paced world has no room for stagnation. Want to be an innovator? An innovative thinker? Want to network with other innovative leaders? This program is for you.


November 14–19, 2021
Northwestern University

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When you deeply understand and connect with your customer, you excel. When you don’t, you decline. Marketing is about showing customers that you understand them; you have what they need. And it’s about building the connections that create loyalty. Are you a senior-level executive looking to hone in on branding, consumer experience and analytics? This program is for you.


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

Not sure which program to attend?

Please contact NACS Education to schedule an advising session.

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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.

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