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NAPL & PIA/GATF Management & Leadersip Institute Set

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., FEB. 2, 2005 – The NAPL and PIA/GATF Management & Leadership Institute, the industry’s most comprehensive management education and leadership development program, returns to the campus of Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wis., on March 29-April 2, 2005. For the second consecutive year, the Management & Leadership Institute (MLI) maximizes benefits to attendees by featuring the best elements of NAPL’s Management Institute and PIA/GATF’s Leadership Institute. “Today’s rapidly changing business environment makes it more critical than ever for graphic communications company leaders to have the capabilities to meet today’s challenges and the vision to prepare their organizations for what’s ahead,” said Joseph P. Truncale, CAE, NAPL president and chief executive officer. “The NAPL & PIA/GATF Management & Leadership Institute is an effective way for companies to cultivate those leaders and help secure their present and future success.” “This year’s Management & Leadership Institute is a must for companies seeking a world-class learning experience for both current and emerging managers,” said Michael Makin, president and chief executive officer of PIA/GATF. “The insights attendees gain through this program are unequaled anywhere in the industry and will help them make a major contribution to the growth of their companies.” This year’s MLI program features four concurrent courses designed to help companies develop the “bench strength” needed to move their organizations forward in today’s challenging business environment. Courses are offered in two “levels”: Level One, for new and emerging managers: •Graphic Communications Management Overview Module: Building High-Performance Managers: This foundation program provides insights into the full range of managerial disciplines in printing and graphic communications, including sales and marketing, customer services, production management, and financial analysis. Level Two, for experienced supervisors and managers: •Financial Management: This highly interactive course provides managers with the skills and tools needed for effective broad-based financial management. •Production Management: Attendees learn practical methods for managing every phase of production, how to resolve conflicts between sales and production, and how to get the most out of management information systems. •Sales Management: This newly designed course provides participants with the practical strategies and techniques they need to effectively manage the selling process to optimize sales team performance. MLI tuition is $1,995 for NAPL and PIA/GATF members (non-members: $2,995). For more information, visit www.napl.org/events (NAPL) or www.gain.net (PIA/GATF). To register, call NAPL at (800) 642-6275, Option 5. MAN Roland, as part of its ongoing commitment to furthering education in the graphic communications industry, will once again award two scholarships to the Management & Leadership Institute. For information and an application, contact Diane Koch, PIA/GATF Educational Services, at (800) 910-4283, ext. 803, or [email protected], or visit www.gain.net or www.napl.org/events.