Grain Industry Emerging Leader Program
The North Dakota Grain Dealers Association is excited to announce a premier leadership program. NDGDA has partnered with the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) to bring you leadership training specifically tailored to the grain industry. The mission of the course is to prepare current grain industry personnel to transition to a managerial/leadership role. The course consists of two parts with participants having the flexibility to attend either part or both.
Part 1: Merchandising to Leadership
This course will provide an overview of grain Merchandising as it applies to grain elevator management.
- Understand the cash and futures markets
- Lean merchandising strategies
- Hear from industry professionals about their experiences in grain trading
- Learn about transportation and logistics of grain handling and shipping
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for anyone looking to expand their skill-set and understand the mechanics of grain merchandising as it related to management. Current elevator employees and anyone with an interest in the topic will benefit from this comprehensive overview. Current merchandisers benefit by relating their role to the managerial aspects of the business.
Course Dates: December 17-19, 2019
Part 2: Management vs. Leadership
This course will cover and compare management vs. leadership strategies as they apply to grain elevator management.
- Understand financial statements and how they interact to evaluate your business performance
- Learn human resources and team management strategies
- Hear from industry professionals about their experiences in strategic finance
- Think about long term strategic planning for your business
Who Should Attend
This course will focus on the leadership aspects of a commercial grain business from CEO/GM perspective. This course is designed for current grain elevator/industry personnel looking to improve their communication and strategic thinking skills and to understand the mechanics of the top leadership role.
Course Dates: March 25-27, 2020