NextGen Leadership Program

OverviewApplyCalendarFAQs2019-2020 Class

Overview

To prepare for the future and retain top talent, organizations need to provide learning and professional development programs for their next generation of leadership. At IDFA we are dedicated to providing resources to our members to ensure positive growth within their companies.

See the NextGen Leadership Program in action.

The NextGen Leadership program is designed to support, guide and prepare mid-senior level dairy industry professionals ready to take the next step in their leadership journey. This unique program will convene a class of 10-20 IDFA members for a multi-faceted year-long curriculum. The program will equip participants with skills required to successfully conquer business demands today – and in the future. Participants will build relationships with their peers, develop leadership skills and learn to become advocates for the dairy industry.All applicants must commit to participation in the entire program, including attendance at all events. The program strives to provide dairy professionals with the knowledge and networking opportunities to become future leaders in the dairy industry.

Program Goals

The program is developed around three core development areas:

Eligibility

Applications for the 2020-2021 program will begin on May 15. Program participation is limited to representatives of IDFA member companies. All candidates must have the support of their companies to participate. Candidates who wish to apply must complete an application.

Contact

If you would like to nominate an employee for the 2020-2021 NextGen Leadership Class, please contact to Colin Newman, Director of Political Affairs and Strategic Programs at cnewman@idfa.org or (202) 220-3518.

Staff Contact

Colin Newman

Director, Political Affairs and Strategic Programs

Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to the IDFA NextGen Leadership ProgramThe 2019-2020 program registration process is now closed.

Eligibility

Program participation is limited to representatives of IDFA member companies. All candidates must have the support of their companies to participate.

How to Apply

  1. Fill out Application Form. Please submit completed form to Colin Newman at cnewman@idfa.org by June 14, 2020.
  2. When you submit your application form, please be sure to include supplemental items which include the following; cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation from company sponsor.

Note: Your application will not be considered until you have submitted the required supplemental items.

Calendar

August 13-15, 2019

Advocacy and Leadership Meeting, Washington, D.C. Draft Agenda

Tuesday, August 13th – Introduction Briefing and Dinner, IDFA Offices

Wednesday, August 14th - The George Washington Leadership Institute, Mount Vernon

Thursday, August 15th - Legislative Advocacy Day, U.S. Capitol

January 26-29, 2020

Dairy Forum 2020, Scottsdale, AZ

NextGen Dinner, Networking Reception, Additional Programming

May 3-5, 2020

IDFA Executive Council and Industry Segment Board Spring Meetings, Amelia Island, FL

NextGen Dinner & Meeting, IDFA Issue Briefing, Executive Council and Segment Board Dinner, Segment Board Meeting

May 15, 2020

Applications open for 2020-2021 class.

June 14, 2020

2020-2021 Applications Due

FAQs

What is the NextGen Leadership Program?

The NextGen Leadership Program is a new initiative designed to support, guide and prepare industry professionals ready to take the next step in their leadership journey. This unique program will convene a class of 15-20 IDFA members for a multi-faceted year-long program.

The NextGen Leadership program will equip participants with skills required to successfully conquer business’ demands today – and in the future. Participants will build relationships with their peers, develop leadership skills and learn to become advocates for the dairy industry. 

Who is invited to apply to the NextGen Leadership Program?

Program participation is open to representatives of IDFA member companies. All candidates must have the support of their companies to participate. This program is geared toward mid-senior level dairy industry professionals.

Does my company have to be an IDFA member to apply to NextGen Leadership Program?

Program participation is limited to representatives of IDFA member companies.

If my company is an IDFA member is there an extra fee for me to participate in the NextGen Leadership Program?

No, there is no additional fee to participate in the program. However, please note that there will be costs associated with travel and hotel expenses.

If my company isn’t an IDFA member, is there an extra fee to join?

At this time, the NextGen Leadership Program is only open to IDFA members.

How do I join the NextGen Leadership Program?

Applications for the 2020-2021 class open May 15, 2020. All candidates must have the support of their companies to participate. Please fill out an application form in the Apply tab. Submit completed form to Colin Newman at cnewman@idfa.org by June 14, 2020.

Can more than one person from my company participate in the program?

Yes, more than one person per company can apply to be part of the NextGen Leadership Program.

The 2019-2020 Class: