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A leadership program dedicated to helping family-owned shoe stores
transition from one generation to the next!

NSRA's NextGen Leadership Program answers the needs of the next generation of leaders and their parents with cutting-edge and hands-on sessions that focus on practical solutions for generational transitions, including the latest business topics. The program is also a great opportunity to bring together next generation retailers from NSRA's member stores in ways that allow them to build personal networks like those that have served the current generation of leaders so well.

The goal of NextGen is to bring together next generation retailers from NSRA’s member stores in ways which allow them to build personal networks like those that have served the current generation of leaders so well. NextGen networks provide peer support and critical learning on the issues surrounding leadership development, and on the successor’s role in the generational transition of the family business, whether that transition is a few years or a few decades away.

NSRA’s NextGen Leadership Program is the first of its kind in the footwear industry. It serves as a strong model for family-owned businesses – the backbone of the nation’s economy.

2017 NextGen (& NowGen) Leadership Program
The Peabody Memphis, November 5-7.
Click here to view registration information.

For the first time, we are holding our NextGen Leadership Program in the same location, preceding the Annual Leadership Conference on November 8-9 at The Peabody Memphis. Hotel accommodations have been arranged at a special rate and must be reserved through NSRA.

NSRA’s NexGen Leadership Program is exclusive to members.
If you are interested in learning more about membership and this program,
please call 800-673-8446 or contact us.


Did You Know?

Family-owned businesses face high hurdles, according to the Small Business Administration:

  • Only 33% survive the transition from first to second generation.
  • Of that 33%, only 12% stay viable into the third generation.
  • Only 3% of that 12% continue into the fourth generation and beyond.

Nearly 70% of NSRA members have family members in their business. NSRA's "Next Generation of Leadership" intends to improve the odds.

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