ALEXANDRIA, Va.—What makes a manager successful? At the NACS Leadership for Success program, that’s one of the questions convenience store managers explore. The 2020 nearly- year-long program—made possible through an endowment by The Hershey Company—kicks off with a six-day on-site learning program April 19-24 in Richmond, Virginia.
Attendees learn how to create a more positive, engaged environment within their stores and companies. “It’s really empowering,” said Joanne M. Loce, lead facilitator for the program, managing partner of Fortify Leadership Group and president of Loce Consulting LLC. “Attendees take time to evaluate and target what’s important.”
Each annual group of 20 participants starts the on-site portion of the program with self-evaluation, using the DISC personal assessment tool, which centers on four different personality traits (dominance, influence, steadiness and conscientiousness) and how they can predict behavior toward others and the everyday things they do. The program also emphasizes communication and how to translate what they learn to their stores.
Who should attend the NACS Leadership for Success program?
- District managers
- Convenience retailers who want to improve their work performance.
“The 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,” said Erin Pressley, vice president of Education at NACS.
Registration for the NACS Leadership for Success program is now open.