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NAPL’s Leadership Training Program

The NAPL NexGenLeaders™ Program provides executive and operational management training for up-and-coming mailing and graphic communications company future leaders. NAPL started NexGenLeaders four years ago to work with young professionals who are being groomed to take a leadership role in their company. Program participants will learn “best practices” in our industry from experienced subject matter experts over a three year period.

Each person is assigned a mentor who will meet one-on-one with them to set up development goals for the next 12 months.  The mentor will be available as an on-call resource to keep each participant on track. Individual goals will be measurable and specific. These goals will be laid out in such a way as to ensure a solid plan for individual development.

Each year of the three-year program will consist of:

  • Two day-long workshop sessions
  • One day-long technology meeting with demonstrations
  • Plant tour – Best Practices assessment

Enroll in NexGenLeaders now and join us for the December 9, 2014 meeting to be held in East Rutherford, NJ..

This comprehensive three-year program offers in-depth preparation for executive level day-to-day management, long-range strategic decision-making, and evaluating and transitioning into new business methods and technologies. Please click here for more information.


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Real-World Training

COT Holdings Ltd., Barbados

Comprised of quarterly day-long workshops, the NexGenLeaders program gives participants real-world business management training from industry-based instructors and experts who have hands-on expertise in the skills needed to run a successful graphic communications company. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand and manage financial and manufacturing operations
  • Identify, hire, and manage top performers
  • Develop and build upon management and leadership skills
  • Develop strategic business, sales, and organizational plans

Each year of the program includes three quarterly workshops at various sites around the country. The fourth session consists of an on-site facility tour, operational analysis, and best practices assessment. The one-day quarterly workshops require minimal time out of the office and the tuition is affordable – comparable to a single MBA graduate school course.

Joining NexGenLeaders

CL Graphics, Crystal Lake, IL

Candidates for the NexGenLeaders™ program must be willing and able to make a three-year commitment to the program, and be in a position with the sponsoring company to apply the processes they learn.

Tuition for the program is $2,995 per year (includes course materials and meals).  All travel to program sites is the responsibility of the candidate or sponsoring company. Whether you are a CEO tasked with grooming your company’s next management generation or a young professional seeking to prepare yourself for an expanded leadership role, NexGenLeaders™ is the perfect choice.

Click here for an application.  To learn more about the NexGenLeaders program, contact:

Greg D’Amico
Director of Management Development Programs
(201) 523-6318
Kathleen Appleton
Senior Business Analyst
(201) 523-6309
Mike Philie
Senior Vice President
(201) 523-6302