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A premium business development program for superintendents.

Golf course superintendents have increasing requirements to not only deliver outstanding turf conditions, but to also possess excellent business and managerial skills. For this reason, Syngenta partners with the Wake Forest University School of Business to offer an innovative business development program tailored to superintendents, the Syngenta Business Institute (SBI). This unique three-day program provides a business management curriculum that includes financial management, leadership skills, effective communications, work/life balance, negotiation tactics and more.

Syngenta Business Institute 2020 runs December 1-4, 2020.

Check out reviews from past Syngenta Business Institute participants:

"The value of SBI is so great. I’ve attended a lot of continuing education seminars, and this was definitely the most impactful post-college educational activity I’ve ever been able to participate in. From a financial perspective, I’ve never been able to learn about financials from educators. It’s a little different. The information was easier to digest. It’s superior to other experiences that I’ve had. I can’t compare this to anything else I’ve done. The amount of personal reflection that I’ve experienced from SBI has only just begun. If you’re willing to challenge yourself and do the personal reflection, you’d be absolutely crazy not to apply."

Thomas Slevin, SBI class of 2019

"Syngenta really owns this education space. It’s an impressive commitment to their support of individual superintendents and relationship building. There is a long history of superintendents seeking agronomic information, but surprisingly there’s less enthusiasm for business education. But if you open your horizons, you’d be surprised at how useful these events are. They are very worthwhile."

Chris Carson, SBI class of 2019

"SBI is the most comprehensive event that I have attended. There is a greater business value than just the curriculum. It is the relationships you make and strategies you learn from other superintendents. We talk turf sure, but most of the conversation is not centered around that. Instead, the discussions about the intangibles of our profession are what really matter."

Kevin Mark, SBI class of 2019

"Peer interface is the glue that holds our industry together. SBI is a tremendous opportunity to share ideas about the problems we are all facing. I was super excited to come to SBI for months. It was more than I expected. The program is right on the money. Whether it is negotiating, finances or navigating cultural differences, they all hit home. If you care anything at all about your professional development as a superintendent, there’s no better place to come than SBI. Take the time to put some thought into your application and discover SBI for yourself."

John Gold, SBI class of 2019