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Executive Education Programs

The Food Industry Management Program provides outstanding executive education opportunities for managers and executives in the food industry. Our portfolio of open enrollment and customized content offers levels of training for individuals or companies, on our campus or yours.

Cornell Food Executive Program

The Cornell Food Executive Program is our premier program and prepares rising executives for senior-level responsibilities. Among its alumni are CEOs and presidents of food retailers and CPG companies. Please contact us for more information: 

Custom Programs

We also provide programs customized for specific needs. The following are programs we offer annually that are designed for specific industries.

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United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program:

Presented in partnership with United Fresh and Cornell University. This program is designed for mid- to senior-level produce executives, including presidents, CEOs, CFOs, vice presidents, directors and others with management experience. More important than job title, however, are job responsibilities. If you are in or under consideration for a leadership position, involved in your company’s strategic planning and execution or have a desire to lead the fresh produce industry, attending this course is one of the best decisions you can make.

National Grocers Association Executive Leadership Program:

Implementing organizational and cultural changes in order to execute new strategies are imperative skills for effective leaders  in the dynamic and ever changing independent food industry. The NGA Foundation Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) is designed to develop and prepare leaders to face business challenges in the 21st century marketplace.

The conference is a high-impact learning opportunity encompassing intense, interactive instruction presented by a mix of respected academic and industry leaders. Sponsored by NGA.

National Association of Convenience Stores Executive Leadership Program:

The NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University gives participants the leadership skills needed to successfully respond to the challenges of a competitive marketplace, providing opportunities to supplement experience with formalized instruction on skills needed to drive long-term organizational performance. The program has been customized for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, and is administered by faculty in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, recently ranked in the top 10 best undergraduate business schools by U.S News and World Report. Sponsored by NACS.

Cornell University Retail Management Program:

In partnership with The National Supermarkets Association of Japan, this 3-day immersive program targets executives from independent supermarkets and provides leadership development seminars and evaluations administered with the NSAJ and Dyson Faculty.

Foundational Excellence; The Cornell University Future-Leaders-In-Produce

This program was crafted specifically for produce industry executives with less than five years’ experience to fill a void of educational opportunities for this group of professionals. We invite you to join us for this career-building one day overview and educational immersion into the structure and operations of the produce industry. Topics include food system economics, product and information flows, consumer and competitive trends and other critical industry issues.