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Produce Executive Development Program


Cornell University Statler Hotel & Executive Conference Center
Ithaca, NY • March 22-27, 2020

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The produce industry’s rapidly evolving demands on executives are more labored than ever and success in an ever-changing business environment requires thoughtful and decisive executive leadership. The United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program, presented in partnership with the esteemed Cornell University Food Industry Management Program, is specifically designed to help today’s produce industry leaders sharpen their business acumen and executive skill set.

0142_12_001.jpgThis program is designed for mid- to senior-level produce executives, including Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, Vice Presidents, Directors and others with management experience. More important than job title, however, are job responsibilities. If you are in or under consideration for a leadership position, involved in your company’s strategic planning and execution or have a desire to lead the fresh produce industry, attending this course is one of the best decisions you can make.

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The Cornell Experience

A unique classroom experience designed for executives.

Prior to the program, you will complete personal assessment tools that provide your professors the information they need to truly customize your program experience. With an intimate learning setting of attendees from a variety of backgrounds, the program provides both a dynamic learning and networking experience.

At Cornell University, top instructors and special guest lecturers will engage you in discussions, hands-on case studies and interactive working groups to help develop your strategic thinking, understanding of food industry trends and executive leadership skills.

Expansive Executive Curriculum

Your week at Cornell will provide business knowledge and leadership insights on a range of key areas. Download the program’s brochure to view the curriculum and other pertinent details.

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 Tuition for the Produce Executive Development Program includes:

  • Five nights lodging*
  • Breakfasts, lunches, breaks and several group dinners 
  • All classroom sessions, materials and tours 
  • Personalized assessment tools and customized reports 
  • Completion certificate and group photo

 *Your tuition includes hotel accommodations for five nights. Upon registration, United Fresh and Cornell will make your hotel reservations.

If you register on or before February 14, 2020, tuition costs are $5,495 (United Fresh Member) and $8,495 (Non-Member). After February 14, 2020, tuition costs are $5,995 (United Fresh Member) and $8,995 (Non-Member).

For more information on the Produce Executive Development Program, contact Amanda Griffin , Vice President, Education & Program Management, at 202.303.3412.