This is NPMA’s 25th Academy, and though the pandemic has been trying to disrupt our industry for months, we are here to prove that we are unstoppable. By participating in Academy, you’re taking the next step in this fight by showing the industry that nothing can stop your drive to enhance your leadership skills and grow your business.
Academy 2020 will take place virtually beginning on July 9 and will run every-other week through October 8. Instead of 3 days of programming, we decided to break Academy out into 8 weeks of programming, with events taking place every other Thursday from 3:00 pm EDT to 4:30 pm EDT. Each session will be approximately 90-minutes long and will include a variety of keynote presentations, interactive team building tasks, and Learning Lab breakouts focused on business management.
On October 13-16, Academy participants will be encouraged to join in-person for PestWorld 2020 in Nashville where the Academy champions will be celebrated and an exclusive Academy meet-up will take place facilitating continued engagement and networking.
NPMA’s Leadership Networking Community (LNC), the group that hosts Academy, has a mission to cultivate professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year. NPMA’s LNC and Corteva are working to create an Academy program that will not only engage our past participants, but also open the door to pest management professionals who have not had the opportunity to attend this unique event in the past.