A Look at the 2019 Conference

The 2019 NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference took place on the show floor of the 2019 Independent Garden Center Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The site was also home to the first annual Independent Home Improvement Show, presented by the National Hardware Show®.

Attendees heard from presenters who are also part of the core group of instructors for the association’s Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP). The speakers presented on various facets of effective leadership and how critical strong leaders are to be successful as independent retailers.

Review these takeaways from the presenters, and learn more about advanced training programs available through the North American Retail Hardware Association here, including more about the Foundations of Leadership program.

Looking for Leadership Training?

Attendees to the NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference are graduates of NRHA’s Retail Leadership Institute programs which cover both leadership and management college-level training. The Foundations of Leadership program is a 16-week online course and the Retail Management Certification Program is a 6-month course with three in-person visits. Learn more about both programs today!

The NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference is sponsored exclusively by STIHL. Founded in 1926 to “ease peoples’ work with and in nature,” STIHL has grown to become a global leader in chainsaw and outdoor power equipment manufacturing. STIHL remains committed to the independent channel. Learn more by visiting STIHL online.