NAPL (National Association for Print Leadership)

NAPL's Management Institute 2012 Offers Intensive Industry Education

Management Institute, an intensive study program for industry executives and managers from NAPL (the National Association for Printing Leadership), will offer courses in four disciplines when it returns to the beautiful Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Ill., August 19-22. Management Institute is widely regarded as a unique industry forum for management training and leadership development–and it is the only hands-on industry educational venue where attendees can learn from experts with broad industry experience providing instruction specifically applied to graphic communications.

“We’re very excited to bring Management Institute back,” said NAPL President and CEO Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D. When asked why the program is being reinstated, Truncale said, “The answer is very simple. Our members have asked for it over and over again.”

Four courses will be offered in this year’s program:

  • Sales Management. Lead instructor: Mike Philie, NAPL Vice President and Senior Consultant. Learn how to recruit, compensate, train, and manage a sales force in the digital age.
  • Financial Management. Lead instructor: Tim Fischer, NAPL Senior Vice President. Learn how to use financial information to manage sales and operations issues, including pricing, job costing, and capital justification.
  • Operations Management. Lead instructor: Gregory D’Amico, Ph.D., Professor of Graphic Communication at Kean University, Union, N.J. Become knowledgeable in executing efficient production systems and procedures, leading change, and creating a customer-centered environment.
  • CEO Course. Lead instructor: Robert H. Rosen, President of R.H. Rosen Associates Pittstown, N.J. This course will illuminate how CEOs/company leaders can make their company more competitive and get desired sales and manufacturing results. Says Rosen, “We have seen 20-25% increases in production on presses, not by fixing the presses, not by getting new technology, not by buying new equipment, but by helping people understand how they’re actually doing now, and finding out what stands in the way of doing better.”

“Our MI strategic management course has been completely revamped and renamed for 2012 to focus on CEOs, CEOs-to-be, and other senior executives directly involved in determining their company’s direction,” said Truncale. “CEO course attendees will discover the factors that set the most successful CEOs and their companies apart, and they’ll learn how to develop their own approach to managing, get the results they want, and stay on a winning management track.”

The value of this singular industry learning opportunity is underscored by the fact that 100% of attendees at a recent Management Institute said they found their course so valuable they would return again for another session.

“It’s one of the best training programs for managers and executives available anywhere in the industry,” said Truncale.  “It’s an investment that will be returned to you many times over. In fact, we guarantee it.”

For information on registration, hotel accommodations, and course breakdowns, go to www.napl.org/2012MI or contact Joan Kasper-Nolan at (800) 642-6275, Ext. 6344, or jkasper-nolan@napl.org.

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