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Aug. 13 last day for 2019 Syngenta Business Institute applications

Accepting online submissions for the 11th annual professional development program for superintendents

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, July 30, 2019 – Applications for the 2019 Syngenta Business Institute (SBI) program are due Aug. 13. Golf course superintendents can apply online to attend the popular professional development program.

During the three-day program, faculty from the nationally ranked Wake Forest University School of Business will focus on key topics, such as financial management, navigating generational and cultural differences, leadership skills, effective communication and negotiation tactics.

“Since its inception, more than 250 superintendents have graduated from SBI, where they gained important business management skills and closely networked with other superintendents,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager for Syngenta. “We’re excited to offer this program to a new group of superintendents this year and see how they use the lessons they learn at SBI to grow their leadership skills.”

The program will be held Dec. 3-6, 2019, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Approximately 25 superintendents will be selected to attend from those who apply on or before Aug. 13, 2019.

"People told me about the Syngenta Business Institute before, but it was even better than I expected,” said KD Davis, CGCS at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas, who attended SBI in 2018. “Usually these events are focused on managing turf, but this gave us tools to become better leaders. It’s worth every effort to apply and is a great investment of your time."

To apply for SBI by Aug. 13, visit Superintendents can also contact their local Syngenta territory manager for more information. To be considered, candidates must fill out an application, which includes a short essay on why they should be selected to attend SBI. Selected participants will be notified in October.

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