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Executive Management Institute (EMI)

NRCA's Executive Management Institute (EMI) will offer seasoned roofing executives a unique educational experience. Executives who have had primary responsibility for leading their companies for at least 10 years will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from world-renowned Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management professors
  • Apply learned concepts through a competitive team project
  • Receive one-on-one, company-specific feedback on assignments
  • Network with industry peers

The first EMI, in 2011-12, was extremely well-received. The next class will start in spring 2014 and conclude in Fall 2014. During the course of four months, participants will be guided through two important topics.

The topic areas to be addressed during the 2014 EMI are leadership and strategic planning. The sessions will provide useful coursework to challenge conventional thinking, allowing students to rethink the way they approach both subjects.

EMI will consist of two face-to-face sessions with time to read and plan in between. The first session, which is four days in length, will be held April 27-30, 2014, and the second session will be held in Sept. 7-8, 2014. Both sessions will be held at Kellogg's downtown Chicago campus.

More than one person from the same company may apply to the program. However, class size is limited to 25, and a second candidate from the same company only will be considered if there is space available. Candidates are subject to an interview by the EMI Admissions Committee.


  Early application deadline:
March 1, 2014
Final application deadline:
March 28, 2014
NRCA Member $7,495 ($480 savings) $7,975
Nonmember $10,250 $10,250

For more information, please contact Tom Shanahan, NRCA's associate executive director of risk management, at or (800) 323-9545, ext. 7538; or Janice Davis, manager of NRCA University and risk management, at or (800) 323-9545, ext. 7505.


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