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Apply for Foundations of Leadership Program by Feb. 1

It’s a new year, which means it’s an excellent time to look at leadership development training for your new managers. Have you considered the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Foundations of Leadership program?

The program offers three different 9-week course options, including Intro to Leadership, Leading Your Team and Financial Management. 

The upcoming Intro to Leadership course will kick off in February, and the deadline to enroll is Feb. 1.

Students will walk away from the Intro to Leadership course with insights into their personal leadership styles and strengths and a framework for their ongoing leadership growth and career development.

Topics will include:

  • Developing talents
  • Creating a dynamic work culture
  • Learning about emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Completing a StrengthsFinder assessment 
  • Completing a Myers-Briggs questionnaire
  • Transitioning from staff member to manager and leader
  • And more 

Students will also complete a real-world capstone assignment for their business where they will apply all of the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the course. The project will focus on solving a problem or capitalizing on a missed opportunity in the business.


Apply by Feb. 1!

Click here to learn more about the Foundations of Leadership program and the upcoming Intro to Leadership course. Or contact Scott Wright, NHPA executive director of advanced training programs, at swright@yournhpa.org.

Intro to Leadership Course Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Orientation Call: Feb. 8-12
  • Online Sessions + Capstone: Feb. 15-April 18
  • Closing Call: April 19-23

About Foundations of Leadership

This industry-specific program was designed with input from leading independent home improvement retailers to meet the needs of managers in the home improvement industry.

The NHPA Foundations of Leadership program is exclusively sponsored by STIHL.


Tuition Discount

When you sign up for both the Intro to Leadership and Leading Your Team courses, you’ll receive a $99 discount. When you sign up for all three courses (Intro to Leadership, Leading Your Team and Financial Management), you’ll receive a $149 discount.

About Julie Leinwand

Julie Leinwand
Julie Leinwand is the Corporate Communications Manager and Editor for NHPA. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking fanciful desserts and spending time with her puppies and husband.

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