Food Industry Management Programs
Educating Future Leaders in the Food Industry Since 1958
2023 PROGRAM DATES
January 5 – 6, 2023
January 9 – April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023
WAFC Convention (San Antonio, TEXAS)
April 27 – May 4, 2023
Invest In Your Future
The transformational Food Industry Management Program (FIM) curriculum develops agile leaders with in-demand business skills and practical application. Enhance your leadership development skills to create impactful initiatives for your organization with cutting-edge and immersive courses:
- Financial Accounting
- Effective Use of Power and Influence
- Leadership Agility and Resilience
- Strategy, Marketing and Communications
Develop strong leadership and management competencies, enhanced business acumen, and critical thinking skills. Discover leadership techniques that transform you a thought-leader with confidence to address current industries challenges, leverage persuasion, improving unity, and identify organizational opportunities.
Full-tuition Scholarship Leadership Program
The FIM program started in 1958 to groom high-potential future leaders. Each year, a maximum of 35 executives are chosen from a wide range of companies to participate in this elite 16-week certificate program. Individuals selected must have a proven management accomplishment record and significant potential for future advancement. Each executive accepted into the program receives a full-tuition scholarship through the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC).
FIM PROGRAM | THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Join Industry High-Potentials
Selected participants come from an array of global food industry retailing, wholesaling, manufacturing and supplier companies. Participants come from all departments including corporate office, warehouses, operations, sales, marketing, finance, and human resources. They hold various roles including department or area managers, store directors, district managers, directors and VP’s. Learn to create new opportunities and become a leader with competitive advantage.
FIM PROGRAM | FOOD INDUSTRY LEADERS
“The 100-year legacy of the WAFC is our educational leadership development of thousands of high-potentials. It is truly an honor for us to work with food industry leaders that share a passion for developing talent within their companies. Most notably USC’s Marshall School of Business the FIM Program at has produced many of the best and brightest executives in the industry since 1958.”
– Carole Christianson
Western Association of Food Chains Chief Operating Officer
THE USC MARSHALL DIFFERENCE
Participant Success Stories
No two leaders nor organizations are exactly alike even if they are in the same industries. But don’t take our word for it. Hear from our past participants and gain insight into the impact of FIM both professionally and personally.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT | INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS
Food Industry Executive Program
Fall or Spring 4-Day Sessions