NEFI Advanced Education will again offer Management Development and Energy Leaders programs in 2020. These 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 the Northeast heating fuel industry embraced with the September 16, 2019, Providence Resolution. NEFI Advanced Education programs are open to all heating and energy professionals in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
The L.E.A.D. Management Development Program for key management staff features self-paced coursework on leadership, productivity, communication, culture and motivation. Led by Quinnipiac University’s Corporate Training Division, the Management Development Program launches April 28 and combines distance learning, self-paced assignments and in-person group sessions. These in person application sessions will be held at centralized locations in April, May, September and October, allowing attendees to be in-house during busy winter months. Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, interviewed business owners to discover the skills their 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. Registration is available at nefi.com/education/quinnipiac, and must be completed by April 13.
Also open for registration, the Energy Leaders Program at Dartmouth is a five-day immersive workshop for company owners, presidents and senior executives, running April 19-23. Developed and directed by the 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. To apply, visit nefi.com/education/dartmouth. Note: the application deadline for the Dartmouth program is Friday, February 28.
NEFI, Southborough, Massachusetts, 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. For more information, visit www.nefi.com or call 617-804-1111.