OUT OF THE CLASSROOM
(& into reality)
EAGL is an executive ‘mini-MBA’ curriculum tailored to the nursery and greenhouse industry, developed in collaboration with Dr. Charlie Hall at Texas A&M University*. This University-recognized certificate program has been designed particularly with the challenges of contemporary wholesale growing businesses in mind. For a full year, you will focus and collaborate with like-minded contemporaries to put world-class research and educational resources to work improving your company’s competitive position and profitability.
EAGL is a practical curriculum, with highly interactive and personalized adult learning principles in mind. Each class has a maximum size of 15 Executives, and meets four times in a year (in person), supplemented with significant webinar and assigned preparation coursework. Throughout the year, the group becomes a peer support network of sorts – we do not accept two competitors into the same year’s program to enable candor and sharing. EAGLs also have 1:1 progress reviews with the facilitators as each participant builds and revises their own strategic plans, marketing plans and financial frameworks.
Within each module, the curriculum is highly customized to the needs of the individual participants: facilitators poll the group on the topics most of interest to them and tailor each module of the curriculum accordingly.
*Students completing the full year program receive a Certificate in Applied Horticultural Business Management from Texas A&M University.