NEFI Announces New Advanced Education Programs

After a successful launch in 2019, NEFI Advanced Education announced that it will again offer its Management Development and Energy Leaders programs for 2019-2020. The sessions have been updated to reflect current market conditions and help industry leaders steer their companies to a “Net-Zero Carbon by 2050” future — a goal outlined in NEFI’s recent resolution, “Renewing Our Commitment to Renewable Liquid Heating Fuels.

The Management Development Program was created to take key management staff to the next level, with self-paced coursework on leadership, productivity, communication, culture and motivation. Led by Quinnipiac University’s Corporate Training Division, the Management Development Program launches in October 2019 and combines distance learning, self-paced assignments and in-person group sessions. These last will be held at centralized locations in October, November, March and April, ensuring top managers are in-house during busy winter months. Quinnipiac interviewed business owners to discover the skills managers needed, and developed the program to meet those needs. Companies have reported marked improvement in goal setting, conflict resolution and team building from last year’s participants. Pre-registration is available at, and additional details will be announced by NEFI at the HEAT Show, Sept. 15-18, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

Also open for pre-registration, the Energy Leaders Program at Dartmouth is a 5-day immersive workshop for company owners, presidents and senior executives. Developed and directed by the world-renowned Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and described by participants as “intense” and “transformative,” the MBA-caliber program aims to give participants the tools and framework they need to transform organizations, inspire teams, and drive results. NEFI, with offices in Southborough, Mass., is a trade association representing independent dealers of heating oil, propane, biofuel and motor fuels, as well as businesses that support the deliverable energy industry through a range of products and services. NEFI is the industry’s center for national legislative and regulatory advocacy, representing Main Street family businesses before regional and federal policy makers, the media, and the public. NEFI’s Education Foundation provides member companies with business and leadership training, educational conferences, guidance in complying with federal rules and regulations, trade shows and networking events. For more information, visit or call 617-804-1111.

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