NRCA University's Future Executives Institute is a comprehensive and powerful learning experience focusing on leading and managing a thriving roofing business. This three-year program offers participants an in-depth look at management theory and practice, and a unique industry networking opportunity while developing their leadership and communication skills.
FEI is built on 10 core areas essential to small-business operations: management, leadership, strategic planning, human resources, financial management, sales and marketing, roofing industry issues, risk management, family relationships/succession and personal-development skills.
Courses are held at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and are taught by Northwestern University professors, industry leaders and field experts. Class size reflects qualified candidate applications and can vary. Acceptance into the program is based on criteria designed to ensure a candidate has a background that allows for sharing and learning from others' experiences and prepares him/her for the course work.
FEI has been a key part of readying me for ownership in my company. The knowledge I've gained has challenged my thinking, processes and attitude. My entire company has greatly benefited from my participation in FEI.
Independent Roofing Co., Omaha, Neb.
I am a better roofer, employee and business professional following this program. The learning opportunities provided by the FEI program has had immediate applicability, and I believe will continue to do so. Even better, the friendships and business connections with my counterparts in the industry have been spectacular. I walk away with increased knowledge, diverse experiences and solid friends.
Academy Roofing Inc., Aurora, Colo.
FEI has helped to better shape our company culture, being more adapted and better prepared to address the needs of an ever-changing economy and workforce. With the assistance of the reputable Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, this education will equip you with additional tools to be a more successful and thoughtful leader. The relationships and networking friendships you make will last long into the future, renewing your perspective and optimism in our valuable roofing industry. FEI has singlehandedly been the most influential learning experience of my professional career. Leadership can be so much more satisfying when it moves a heart to trust you.
Damschroder Roofing Inc., Fremont, Ohio
FEI was definitely one of the highlights in my roofing career. I'd actually go so far to say it was life-changing. Instead of relying solely on my father and uncle for guidance, I now had the support of peers and colleagues from across the country to collaborate with. My father would say if you stop learning, you stop growing. That's what it's all about. If it's not too clich? I'd also say I'm grateful for the opportunity to attend FEI.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank and congratulate all those at NCRA who have been instrumental in putting together the FEI program. I got a lot out of our last session in Chicago and am especially impressed with the professors/speakers you have been able to get committed to the program. It is rare to have access to such accomplished and insightful minds in such a focused setting. Although the dynamics are different in interacting with the other contractors in our class, I have gained a lot of knowledge from the people who have been selected for the program. Although it is impossible to control how much value each individual takes away from each session, NRCA has done an excellent job in providing us with the opportunity to make improvements to ourselves, our company, and our industry.
A.W. Farrell & Son Inc., Salisbury, N.C.
The FEI program has been a great experience. I was hesitant to join, but now I am disappointed it is coming to an end. I have learned a lot in the classroom that will benefit me personally and my company, but the best part has been the people I have met. I now can say I have a network of roofing contractor friends throughout the U.S. I am sure we will continue to learn from each other for years to come.
Gooding Simpson & Mackes Inc., Ephrata, Pa.