Congratulations to David Smallwood, who was selected as one of 22 golf course superintendents to participate in the Syngenta Business Institute, a unique, educational program.
The Syngenta Business Institute is sponsored by Syngenta in conjunction with Wake Forest University’s graduate school of business and was held Dec. 9 to Dec. 12 in Winston-Salem, N.C. While agronomic expertise is critical to superintendent success, Syngenta also recognized the need to provide superintendents with business management tools.
Syngenta worked with Wake Forest to develop a program that focused on financial and human resources management, delegation and negotiation skills, effective communications techniques, managing generational differences and more.
He was selected from a talented pool of superintendents based on an application process that reviewed their educational background, industry achievements and an industry-related essay.
Smallwood is the golf course superintendent at Kapalua in Lahaina.