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WF&FSA 2016 Management Institute
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Invest in your future at this year’s Management Institute which features an array of programs designed to give you the tools and tips you need to operate efficiently and productively!
Register for this unique two-day program that will give new and experienced managers the tools they need to be successful.
*ALL NEW* Emerging Leaders Road Trip
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
ALL NEW THIS YEAR!: Emerging Leaders Road Trip – Join other young executives on a Chicago-area road trip designed to help you connect with other emerging leaders, learn from Chicago-based WF&FSA members and grow your network!
Let’s hop on the bus and view the floral industry from a few perspectives – Kennicott Brothers (wholesale), Mariano's (mass market), Everflora Chicago (floral importer) and Anthony Gowder Designs (event planner). As an added bonus, learn the history of our industry from industry guru Red Kennicott. Harrison "Red" Kennicott III is CEO of Kennicott Brothers in Chicago and has been lauded as someone who has influenced every facet of the industry. Red has been in the floral industry for more than half a century and has won every industry award out there. Don’t miss his insight as part of this informational day! Limited attendance so register early – this Road Trip has an additional charge of $100 per person.)
At this Management Institute, you will gain the tools to invest in your future when you:
- Focus on wholesaler profitability by discovering the keys to profit improvement.
- Gain human resources tips to help you better manage your employees.
- Stretch your creativity and work those flowers when you design your own floral bouquet at the Wine and Design event!
- Foster essential industry relationships with colleagues across the industry.
New and experienced managers will find the education they need at this year’s Institute. Register today!
To ensure your company’s staying power in today’s competitive marketplace, it is critical for you to hone your skills through education designed just for you. For a small financial investment, you can invest in the future of your company, co-workers, staff and yourself for years to come!
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The WF&FSA Management Institute, held annually, provides an educational opportunity for members to focus on a compelling business topic for two days. This comprehensive two-day program features intensive education and plenty of networking and interactive segments.
- Institute Registration
- Hotel Reservations & Information
- Program Schedule
- Speaker & Program Details
- Networking Opportunities
- Sponsorship Registration & Sponsor List
- Mike Garcia Scholarship
- Laura Kantakis Scholarship
- Attendee Testimonials
Programs & Services
- Floral Distribution Conference
- Management Institute
- WF&FSA Data Exchange Standards
- Webinars & Seminars
- Operational Best Practices
- Value Partners
- Marketing Resources
- Technology Insights
- Industry Links
- Leland T. Kintzele Award