WFLO Graduate Institute

The Graduate Institute Professional Development Program is a four-day industry-specific training program for professionals engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. The training is designed to be the pinnacle experience for graduates of the three-year WFLO Institute.

With the ever-changing environment of the temperature-controlled logistics industry, it is important that middle managers are prepared with the knowledge and skills to take on the future challenges of the industry. This program prepares them for those challenges by equipping them with critical thinking and leadership skills needed to succeed.

Over the course of four days, attendees take part in a series of leadership workshops, while working through case studies with their peers to analyze and answer challenging and robust customer requests.


Criteria to Attend

  1. Students must be a graduate of the WFLO Institute.
  2. Space is limited to 35 students; register early to secure your seat!
  • What: 5th WFLO Graduate Institute
  • Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, US
  • When: June 24-27, 2018

Why attend?

  • Participate in highly engaging, scenario-based learning utilizing real-world case studies
  • Apply the content that you learn in meaningful ways that will impact your on-the-job performance
  • Develop leadership and management skills
  • Share best practices with peers and learn from others’ experiences
  • Network with other WFLO Institute graduates and cold chain professionals at the Global Cold Chain Expo

Who Should Attend?

Attendees of the WFLO Graduate Institute are leaders within their company who have or will take on more responsibility in the near future. Student’s come from a variety of roles (including operations, HR, finance, etc.) and utilize their diverse professional perspectives to answer robust case studies that affect the many financial, labor and operational capacities of a company. If you are unsure whether you or someone for your company is the right fit for this experience, give Kenna Lewis a call at 703-373-4300.

I attended the WFLO graduate institute in 2016. The program was very well organized and facilitated. We worked in small groups and were able to get to know every attendee during the interactive sessions. Presenting our project findings to the large groups of professionals at the Cold Chain Expo was nerve wracking but a great public speaking and personal growth opportunity.  When you know that you have an audience like this, you work harder to prepare. Featuring our presentation on the trade show floor showed the confidence our facilitators and the WFLO had in us to represent the organization well. In any educational opportunity, you get back what you put into it, and for me this was a great networking and learning experience. I would highly recommend this program, especially for those individuals working at the manager level.

~Nick Denman
Director of Eastern Operations, Trenton Cold Storage Group
2016 WFLO Graduate Institute Graduate