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EXCEL Leadership Program

Funded by NuFarm

The Excel Leadership Program offers leadership training for personal, career, and community/industry stewardship for assistant superintendents; the future leaders in the golf course management industry. Applications for the 2018 program are now closed.

EXCEL

E — Educating golf industry leaders of tomorrow.
X — Cross-training opportunities so they can share what they have learned.
C — Creating community leaders who serve more than take.
E — Encouraging future leaders through advisory boards and councils.
L — Developing leaders who will mentor others.

The program

The EXCEL Leadership Program features two, two-day education and training sessions and a trip to the annual Golf Industry Show for assistant golf course superintendents. The education and travel for 2018 includes:

  • Golf Industry Show, Feb. 4-9 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Spring Meeting, April 16-18, at GCSAA headquarters, Lawrence, Kan.
  • Fall Meeting, Oct. 1-3, at Nufarm, Chicago

Eligibility

To be considered, a GCSAA Class C member must complete the application and respond to two pre-selected essay questions. Up to 12 assistant superintendents will be selected for this opportunity to develop their leadership skills over a three-year period.

Applicants must be:

  • Currently employed as an assistant golf course superintendent within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) or Canada.
  • A Class C member of GCSAA
  • Able to participate for three full years
  • Not be working for current members of the GCSAA Board of Directors or EIFG Board of Trustees, children of GCSAA or Nufarm staff, or current employees of those organizations.