The Gateway to Georgetown Program set a milestone last month by successfully implementing the Emerging Leaders Program in collaboration with the Snack Food Association (SFA). The SFA is an international trade association founded in 1937 that represents over 400 snack foods manufacturers and suppliers around the world. This was the first time that CIED partnered with a trade organization like SFA to develop a robust program centered on topics crucial to improving first, middle, and department management. This particular initiative focused on leadership, communication and key negotiation skills in the snack foods industry.
The two-and-a-half daylong seminar was conducted at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center from October 25 to 27. 50 managers, representing prominent brands in the snack food industry such as Kraft Foods, Utz Quality Foods, and Snyder’s-Lance, participated in the conference and learned about successful leadership practices in manufacturing, administration and sales. Academic sessions were led by two professors from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business (MSB), a leadership consultant, two policy advocacy experts, a health scientist from the Food and Drug Administration, and a deputy of chief of staff from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Gateway to Georgetown programs are tailored academic training and exchanges for participants from around the world. These programs bring groups of business executives, government officials, and students to Georgetown University for intensive academic instruction, professional networking, and cultural exposure to the United States.