Leadership Academy

September 16-19, 2018

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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.

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.


Take the first step to participate in the lawn and landscape industry’s most esteemed leadership development program. Click "Register Now" below to begin your application. After reviewing all applications, we will notify participants of their acceptance into the program by July 15, 2018. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have been notified of acceptance. Application deadline is July 15.

Apply by April 15, 2018 and receive $250 off your total enrollment fee!

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2018 Schedule2018 Instructor Bios

NALP members: $4900
NALP non-members: $5900
*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. Application fee is used to hold space in the program; therefore, it is non-refundable but will be applied to full registration fee if accepted into the program. Applications are taken on a first come, first served basis and if any participant is denied access into the program due to space limitations, NALP will refund the application fee.

Developing the Industry’s Finest Leaders

This Cornell certificate program provides 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.

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