Posted March 8, 2019

Register for NAW Distribution Program for Rising Stars

Registration is open for the NAW 2019 Distribution Program for Rising Stars, June 17–21, at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio.

NAW Distribution Program for Rising StarsTo get more details, including how to register and make hotel accommodations, distributors should visit

The NAW Distribution Program for Rising Stars draws on the latest business best practices, tailored to the distribution industry and delivered by award-winning faculty from OSU's Fisher College of Business, ranked 5th in the United States on the 2019 Best Business Schools for Supply Chain Management and Logistics list by U.S. News & World Report. Every faculty member has deep experience in teaching wholesale distribution industry rising stars. This one-week concentrated and high-energy learning experience is anchored with a case study built specifically for distribution leaders to ensure that they can apply all that they learned throughout the Program.

“NAW and The Ohio State University have been delivering the best in distribution leadership principles for more than 60 yearsthrough the NAW Distribution Program for Rising Stars. In today’s talent-challenged environment, this unique program provides a great opportunity for distributors to invest in their workforce,” said Patricia A. Lilly, NAW’s Chief Thought Leadership Officer.

Performance leaders and key managers who are, or will be, assuming greater department, branch or corporate responsibility will benefit significantly from this comprehensive learning experience. It's not the title of the employee but the role they play in a distribution organization that should drive the selection process for this program. Rising stars? Team members new to distribution? Someone who has changed positions? This Program will help these individuals to fully understand the essential aspects of running a distribution business — strategy, finance, supply chain management, sales and marketing, hiring and retention, team effectiveness, and driving growth.

Participants will return to their companies with the competence and confidence to deliver the performance their companies expect. This week in June is an exciting educational experience for anyone who wants to contribute to the success of his or her distribution company at an even higher level.