Leadership Academy

September 2020
Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Business

Enrollment Fee (due upon acceptance):
NALP members: $4,900 NALP non-members: $5,900

*Enrollment fee includes all course materials, three nights’ hotel stay at the Statler Inn (on Cornell University campus) and meals during your stay. Does not include airfare or ground transportation.

Developing the Industry's Finest Leaders

Looking for industry specific leadership and business management training at a world-class institution? Then the Leadership Academy is for you or for your rising stars. In partnership with Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Business, NALP's  Leadership Academy provides industry pros with the skills, industry specific insight, and know-how needed to be effective leaders in today's changing market. 

Taught by top professors from Cornell, the course will help chief executives, principals, and emerging executives, develop and polish the skill set needed to ensure that their companies run smarter, more efficiently, and more profitably. And you'll receive a certificate upon completion from Cornell University.

What Will You Gain?

  • Develop leadership skills specific to our industry that will help advance your company's goals, 
  • Advance your career by earning a certificate from Cornell University,
  • Get Research-based insights and "aha moments" delivered by the experts at Cornell, and
  • Network with peers and colleagues from across the nation.

What People Are Saying...

I cannot tell you how valuable my NALP Leadership Academy was. Professors Hostetler, Mish, Dawson and Pascarella were all fantastic. They provided a fresh and stimulating perspective on the future of our industry, our staffing challenges and our personal growth as leaders of our organizations. After completing the Academy, I returned to my company invigorated and full of fresh ideas. I have experienced nothing like it in my career. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I will be attending the Academy once again this fall."

Krisjan Berzins, Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape

Read About A Session at Last Year's Academy...

Top 3 Ways Landscape Business Owners Can Overcome Weakness

Everyone has weaknesses. If we were all born with all the strengths necessary to run a successful business, we wouldn’t have any daily struggles, revenue and profit would be through the roof and customers would be beating down our doors.