NCPMA Launches Leadership Development Academy

Program designed to encourage and foster the next generation of leadership 

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has launched its Leadership Development Academy, a program designed to help encourage and foster the next generation of industry and association leaders.

The NCPMA Leadership Development Academy is a new and innovative three-part development program which will provide participants with a fresh take on leadership skills and strategies that can be immediately put to practical use in any business or personal setting.

“After completing the National Pest Management Association’s leadership training program, I was inspired to share this specialized leadership training on our state level. North Carolina has so many talented professionals, and we are excited to be able to help them develop the skills needed to go to the next level of their careers,” said Ashley Morrison, chair of the NCPMA Leadership Development Academy Committee.

The program is customized to the pest management industry and provides participants with training developed specifically to match the unique skill set of pest management professionals. Morrison worked closely with a trainer to develop the leadership courses designed to fit the needs of pest management operators and managers.

Each participant will participate in three intensive courses over the span of one year. The courses include Organization Leadership, Personal & Team Leadership and the Implementation Toolbox.

“NCPMA has been dedicated to encouraging, educating and promoting the state’s pest management industry for seven decades, and we are excited to expand our training opportunities to include this valuable leadership training program,” said Marie Horner, NCPMA president.

Applications are available now and are due Sept. 1. The inaugural class will begin in November 2022.