Last Update :4/22/2013

Syngenta announces 5th Syngenta Business Institute

 Syngenta is excited to announce for the fifth year, we are inviting golf course superintendents across the United States to apply for the Syngenta Business Institute™, an innovative professional business development program developed specifically for the industry in partnership with Wake Forest University Schools of Business.  Applications are due by Tuesday, August 20th, and the on-line application process is available at:


The unique, four-day program focuses on financial and human resource management, delegation skills, effective communications and negotiation skills, managing general differences and more. The program will supplement and complement superintendents’ existing knowledge base, allowing more productive and efficient golf course management. 

Syngenta is eager to provide a learning experience that goes well beyond the agronomic requirements of a superintendent’s job. The Syngenta Business Institute will be held December 9-12, 2013, at Graylyn International Conference Center on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Superintendents must fill out an application, which includes an essay on why they believe they should be selected to attend.  Only 25 superintendents will be selected to participate in this premier program, and Syngenta encourages you to apply.  Those selected for the program will be notified in October.

If you would like to hear more about the success of the 2012 Syngenta Business Institute, below are a few comments from superintendents who attended:

“It was a first class event that was the best educational and networking experience I have ever attended.” – Greg Cormier 

“Through discussions about the materials presented and other issues each of us go through in our jobs I have come away with a renewed sense of self and how to lead my team more effectively.” ‑ Bryan Barrington

“I cannot think of more informative educational seminars that I have had the privilege to attend. It was top notch from the venue to the speakers to all the attendees. I have tools that I will use for years to come for me personally. In turn my club will also benefit from me attending. In today’s world of competition and the tough economic atmosphere that we are all enduring, the information and relationships that were gained will be instruments for us to use for years to come.” – John Davis

“This seminar was something that I was looking forward to for weeks, and it exceeded my expectations. From the moment I arrived, I was blown away with the facilities, speakers and everyone involved with making the institute a success. I walked away from this with so much valuable knowledge and useful information that I can use at my job and in everyday life.” – Gary Myers 

Please call Kenna Rathai at Gardner & Gardner Communications (on behalf of Syngenta) at (815) 422.0321 should you have questions about the program.

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