Nov 6-10, 2023 | The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Members, please use code “2023NAWMEMBER” to unlock special pricing

Join the best and brightest in the industry for a unique course in wholesale distribution leadership. Receive an official certificate from The Ohio State University for completing this week-long program.

Open to all skill levels, it will allow you to explore all aspects of a distribution company’s success: business strategy, finance, supply chain management, sales and marketing, hiring and retention, team effectiveness, and driving growth. You will receive five days of instruction from 7 expert faculty members from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

What will I learn?

You will learn to:

Manage your supply chain inventory and service levels

Improve business relationships

Assess your organization’s financial profitability


Early-Bird Member Rate – $5250

Member – $5495

Non-Member – $7495

Group Discount of 10% on the original price for five or more people from the same company plus exclusive mentor breakfasts during the week. For member unique pricing discount code, please email [email protected]

Who Should Attend

Employee development is an ongoing process, which means you must keep your eye on the future.

Ask yourself:

  • What kind of leadership will our company need?
  • What will our customers need from our employees?
  • What industry changes do we expect?

This course’s target audience includes the people in your business, specifically and collectively, who you count on to make things happen… find new solutions and approaches…to create success no matter what the marketplace throws at them.

When considering who should attend this program, ask yourself, “Is this person a high-potential employee and rising star? Is the employee new to distribution? Are they a person who just changed positions at your company?” Select your candidates for this course based on your company’s needs.

The course covers these job functions:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance (Chief Financial Officer/Controller)
  • Purchasing
  • Logistics
  • Warehouse / Inventory
  • Human Resources / Training
  • Customer Markets

These customer markets will benefit from the following:

  • OEM and MRO Industrial
  • Commercial Institutions and Facilities
  • Contractor
  • Retail
  • Capital Equipment

How much does it cost?

We are currently offering an Early Bird special price of $5,250 for NAW members! After this period ends, this program will cost $5,495 for NAW members. If you are not a NAW member, the cost is $7,495. Please email [email protected] to receive the correct promo to secure your spot at the correct rate.

Where will I stay?

You will stay at the Blackwell Inn on campus. You will attend all classes at the adjoining Pfahl Hall.

No credits or refunds will be honored for any cancelations within 14 days of the beginning of the program.