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2019 ARA Management Academy
January 29 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm
Develop your management skill set while sharing ideas with peers at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Management Academy. Over the course of this program, you will sharpen your management, leadership and decision-making capabilities by engaging in faculty-led presentations, interactive exercises and small-group discussion. Program curriculum includes a broad-based selection of managerial courses chosen specifically to meet the needs of managers in the agricultural retail industry.
The learning environment consists of a mix of discussion, small group exercises, case study application, and debate and dialogue with experienced instructors and a network of colleagues.
Marketplace Trends and Competitive Positioning
This session will view the industry from 20,000 feet—laying the groundwork for the class to discuss implications to their businesses throughout the entire program.
A strategic mind-set is important in the daily operation of your business and in meeting long-term business goals. Learn how to use decision analysis tools in your operation.
Financial statements provide valuable data for decision-making purposes. A profitability linkage model evaluates your company’s position and performance within the industry.
Creating Value for your Customers
At the core of this session is an examination of what it takes to create value in the marketplace and differentiate your organization from the competition.
Implementing Organizational Leadership Strategies
Your leadership skills impact your ability to motivate and influence team members and managers up the line. Learn how to thrive in environments with constant change.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
People, processes and technology are at the heart of improving performance in operations and supply chain activities. Investigate behavioral issues in operations and supply management, as well as supply chain risk issues.