Future Leaders Program

The Future Leaders program is a unique hands-on program for industry professionals who are rising in their companies. No other setting combines this kind of in-depth exposure to such a diversity of issues along with the opportunity to network and learn with a small group of industry peers representing the leaders of today and tomorrow. Who should participate? Any individual who values education and leadership training will find this program invaluable as a tool for growth within our industry.

Spots STILL Open in 2020 Future Leaders Class
There are a handful of spots (APPLICATION) available to join this year’s Future Leaders program, which officially kicks off in August. The updated schedule for the year is as follows:
• Session I: Seattle, WA: August 25-27
• Session II: Washington, DC/Williamsburg, VA: September 13-17
• Session III: Los Angeles, CA: October 13-15
• Session IV: Tampa, FL: November 9-11
If you have any questions about the program, contact Gerrie Thomas at gthomas@nfi.org or 703.752.8888.


To promote future leaders in the industry through a year-long program consisting off our 2-day sessions designed to enhance knowledge and leadership skills in:

  • Production
  • Sales
  • Companies
  • Our industry

2020 Future Leaders Application Packet (PDF)
Class of 2020 Future Leader Bios(PDF)

View the highlights from each session during the 2019 Program:

Session I  Washington, DC/Williamsburg, VA
Session II  New Bedford, Massachusetts
Session III  Portland, Oregon
Session IV  Ketchikan, Alaska