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NAPL’s Leadership Training Program

The NAPL NexGenLeaders™ Program provides senior-level executive and operational management training for up-and-coming graphic communications company C-Level and Management Executives.

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.


Real-World Training

COT Holdings Ltd., Barbados

Comprised of quarterly day-long workshops, the NexGen 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 21st Century 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 sponsored by an NAPL member company, 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.

There are no age requirements, but candidates must have at least three years industry experience and have been identified by their sponsoring company as an up-and-coming executive in the industry.

Current tuition for the program is $3,995 per year ($2,995 for additional candidates from the same company). 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 an executive seeking to prepare yourself for an expanded leadership role, NexGenLeaders™ is the perfect choice.

For an application, or to learn more about the NexGenLeaders program, contact Kathleen Appleton at (201) 523-6309, or email kappleton@napl.org.