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The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that it is partnering with the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and Unilever to expand its highly regarded Executive Leadership Development Program.
The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program is currently offered at Cornell University through funding provided by PepsiCo, Inc. The expansion will now include two programs offered at two institutions, Cornell and USC, allowing N.G.A. to increase annual participation from 36 executives to more than fifty.

More than 250 NGA member executives representing senior leadership from over 100 independent retailers and wholesalers have graduated from the Cornell program since its inception. PepsiCo Inc. sponsors the Cornell program through funding support and Unilever will provide funding to support the new USC program.

The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program will be held June 3-7, 2012 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and June 10-14, 2012 at USC in Los Angeles, California.
KC's View:
I love the USC program, and have been pleased when Bob Hermanns, who runs it, has invited me to teach there from time to time. I recommend that anyone looking to give their executives a higher education give USC serious consideration.