NALPLeadership Academy

NALP Leadership Academy

A program in partnership with Johnson School of Business Cornell University

To help lawn & landscape companies advance their leadership capabilities and breakthrough performance, the National Association of Landscape Professionals and Cornell University have collaborated to offer the NALP Leadership Academy.

The Academy provides executive landscape industry education with Cornell faculty and practitioners in landscape design, architecture and urban planning and business expertise of Cornell University - one of the nation's premiere universities and business schools.

Developing the Industry’s Finest Leaders

This three day Cornell certificate program will provide participants with the skills, insight, and know-how to effectively lead their businesses in today's complex and changing industry. As financial, regulatory, and quality pressures mount for lawn and landscape companies, chief executives, as well as vice principals, and emerging executives, should consider The Academy's program as a key element of their organizational development and workforce planning for leadership.

Johnson Cornell School of Business

To stay successful, lawn & landscape companies must identify emerging leaders and develop leadership qualities such as:

Cornell University
September 10 - 13

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What's Included:

3 night accommodations with some meals at The Statler Hotel at Cornell University. Airfare is not included, but we encourage booking after application is accepted. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance. A deposit of $250 is required to submit an application, all of which will be applied toward your tuition of $4,900 (member) $5,900 (non-member).

Program Objectives:

NALP Leadership Academy offers students the opportunity to:

  • engage in a one-of-a-kind curriculum that packages foundational executive leadership skills and targeted landscape industry issues, delivered by world-class faculty;
  • advance professional careers by earning a program certificate from Cornell University;
  • develop leadership skills that will help advance goals;
  • network with peers and colleagues from across the nation.

Landscape Industry Panel/Trends

Discover emerging landscape industry trends in a Q&A style engaging in strategic thinking.

Scenario Planning

Develop critical thinking strategies of emerging trends and possibilities. Groups present scenarios about the future and how to start thinking of taking advantage of the opportunities in business.

Leading Self

Develop critical information about strengths to develop further self-awareness. Self-reflection, including an assessment such as Strengths Finder, in order to give participants feedback and insights about leadership behaviors they have as strengths to deploy.

Leading Innovation

Learn the ability to lead innovation in the business. This includes both the ability to be innovative individually but also encourage their teams and crews to be entrepreneurial. Discover the tools and techniques in doing this and demonstrate ideas that help lead innovation more effectively back home.

Leadership Presence

Learn skills to become better communicators and assume leadership presence in work routines, as well as best practices of effective communicators. Peer review and feedback are included.