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Concrete Tools for Better Leadership at ICA’s EMI

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Applications open through September 1, but spots are limited!

Back for its second year, ICA’s Executive Management Institute is now accepting applications for its November 2020 dates. Designed in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame, the Institute can help inspire and grow car wash professionals with a rigorous 5-day program in strategic business, finance, and leadership.

EMITestimonial2The program is all inclusive, led by faculty of Notre Dame, and is limited to 35 participants for an intimate, immersive experience. What will you learn?


During the following sessions, attendees will learn about effective leadership strategies, team building, problem-solving, and creating positive environments through strong values and purpose. Sessions include:

  • Leadership Effectiveness and Human Capital
  • Conflict, Collaboration and High-Performance Teams
  • Cognitive Problem-Solving and Encouraging Innovation
  • Human Factors –Value Systems


Don’t be afraid of the numbers. These sessions will teach you how to glean meaningful insights from your balance sheet, predict future performance, and make smart decisions based on financial data. You’ll also enjoy a meaningful discussion about the role ethics plays in the workplace. Sessions include:

  • EMITestimonial1Cost Information and Decision Making
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Forecasting
  • Ethics


In this two-part, all day session, you’ll learn the difference between transactional and transformational business strategies, and begin applying transformational strategic thinking to business growth.


In this all day session, apply the strategic lessons you’ve had so far with hands-on exercises that will help you define, build, and defend the unique value you create for customers.

“It’s been a little while since I’ve been to school, so being back on a campus was a unique experience,” said Matt Stagg, Chief Financial Officer at Splash Carwash in Arkansas, of his experience in 2019. “It’s important that the leaders in our industry not get complacent and think that they know everything there is to know.”

Check out the full program schedule, see the application, and learn more about the opportunity that awaits by visiting


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