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School of Managment Co-Sponsors Executive Development Program

Publish Date: Monday, August 23, 2010

Oct. 3-6 Fast Approaching For Nama/msu Executive Development Program Register By Sept. 1 And Take Ad PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Chicago, IL - A diverse group of decision makers-from presidents to sales managers-have already signed up for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) and The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University (MSU) 11th offering of the NAMA Executive Development Program (EDP). This four-day certificate course designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of key leaders in the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and food service management industries, will be held Sunday-Wednesday, Oct. 3-6, at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development on the campus of MSU in East Lansing, MI.

"Both operator and supplier companies are registering and both groups can certainly benefit from the program. Evergreen Vending, All Brands Foods, Vistar, Jackson Brothers, Cantaloupe Systems, Canteen, Refreshment Solutions and the U.S. Marine Corps are just a few of the companies that are sending key decision makers to learn career enhancing leadership skills and tools, and enjoy incredible networking opportunities," said NAMA Senior Director OneShowSM and Education LyNae Schleyer, NCE, CMP.

Sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice, the NAMA-MSU Executive Development Program's distinguished faculty from MSU's Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, The School of Hospitality Business and the College of Communications and Sciences along with key industry experts will cover topics on leadership, team building, technology, customer service, negotiation strategies, marketing, sales and more.

Participants will have ample opportunities to network and brainstorm with other industry leaders through classroom discussion and an interactive vending/coffee case study which allows groups to develop strategies in the areas of finance, human resources, technology, marketing and strategic planning. The case study is concluded by team presentations that focus on those areas.

If you sign up by Sept. 1, there is a $300 discount on the registration fee of $2,975, which includes four days of customized curriculum, all educational materials, personalized MSU Certificate of Completion and most meals.

A brochure and $300 discount coupon for one paid registrant is available at

Concluded Schleyer, "This exceptional training and development program provides an education for about half the cost that you would pay elsewhere, and I encourage all senior leaders to take advantage of it."

NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering, & mobile. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies. The basic mission of the association, to collectively advance and promote the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries, still guides NAMA today as it did in 1936, the year of the organization's founding.