Thayer Leadership Development Program August

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MAPP Brings Life-Changing Leadership Training to Members

An immersive and interactive experience designed exclusively for MAPP, led by retired General Officers and faculty who reveal their leadership lessons learned from West Point and the U.S. Army. This comprehensive leadership program builds leaders of character through the Thayer Leadership Program at West Point. Attendees will engage in academic sessions and interactive experiences among a cohort of plastics executives from varying backgrounds. The onsite 3-day experience includes an assortment of applied academic classroom modules, interactive experiential sessions, mentoring with expert faculty, networking time with other participants, and inspirational speakers.

Exclusively designed in partnership with the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors, MAPP's Thayer Leadership Program reflects a thorough approach to developing leaders of character, grounded in the U.S. Army’s timeless leadership principles of “Be, Know, Do” taught at the United States. This program has trained more than 79,000 executives and frontline leaders from over 300 companies.

Military Academy at West Point | West Point, NY

Attendees will:

  • Become more robust holding people accountable
  • Develop and maintain trust
  • Pull people together to meet organizational objects
  • Understand the importance of providing immediate feedback and how it should be delivered
  • Conquer communications challenges by applying time-tested military methods to relay objectives and key mission points
  • Be equipped to better improve organizational performance with After Action Review tools

Mid-to-senior-level leaders, across the plastics industry, who want to proven, practical tools to be a more effective leader

Limited to 35 participants on a first-come, first-served basis

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, NY, on the grounds of United States Military Academy

$4,500 all-inclusive for full program, materials, meals, and guest room accommodations at the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point

For Questions: Contact Letha Keslar at or call 317.913.2440

Attendees say:
“The future of our company depends on the quality of leaders we develop today. I just attended the Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies training at West Point and experienced, by far, the best leadership development training in my 30+ years in business. My entire management team will go through this training because of the impact it had on me. I strongly encourage our members to use this valuable resource.” - Ben Harp, COO, Polymer Conversions

"One of the most rewarding things we have ever done..." - Alan Rothenbuecher, Benesch
"Wow, what an experience on so many levels!" - Derrill Rice, Plastic Components Inc. 
"An amazing experience that I can’t wait to share with others." - Mike Benson, Stout
"Wow, I'm so pumped from that experience!" - Thomas Nagler, Natech Plastics


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