What We Do

Serve as a catalyst for attracting, developing and retaining talent

We are working hard with charitable dollars to create a path for the next generation of leaders to onboard directly into the industry - introducing them to key players and the "big picture". We provide leadership development through smart, enriching and robust program offerings that are relevant to all stages of a person's career growth. And we show the best of what our industry has to offer to make sure we keep our leading minds challenged, engaged and inspired.

Attracting the best and brightest

Creating a path for the next generation to enter our industry

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Designed to attract the best and brightest university students to careers in the fresh produce and floral industry.

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Developing our Professionals

Delivering leadership development programs to help build careers and advance the right talent

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Executive Leadership Symposium

Executive Leadership Symposium

Designed to energize, motivate and equip top-tier leaders who are responsible for the strategic direction and financial performance of their company.

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Center for Growing Talent by PMA Executive Leadership Symposium

Executive Leadership Exchange

Exclusively for CEO's and Senior Executives, this program provides the setting for an honest discussion with real world examples about what it’s going to take to drive innovation and growth at a time when disruption is all around us. 

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Women

Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference

Geared for executives to newcomers, this conference assists companies in building and strengthening the unique core leadership skills of women.

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Center for Growing Talent by PMA - High Performance Management Conference

High Perfomance Management Conference

Designed to optimize the impact of aspiring mid-level employees who have the critical role of implementing strategy, developing operational efficiencies and driving profitability.

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Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program

This rigorous program prepares high-potential leaders to embrace increasing levels of responsibility and handle challenges and opportunities inherent in future leadership roles.

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Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Young Professionals Webinar Series

Young Professionals Webinar Series

Intended to help those aged 35 and younger reach career development goals by gaining insights on general business practices, industry-related issues and human resource topics.

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connecting our industry

Convening and engaging the people who grow our industry around the world

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Women

Women's Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfast

Gain career insights from our inspirational speakers at Fresh Summit and Fresh Connections: Southern Africa.

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Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Women

Women's Fresh Perspectives Reception

Build authentic relationships that can impact your career as well as meet our Career Pathways participants at Foodservice Conference. 

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Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Young Professionals Reception

Young Professionals Reception

Grow a strong peer and professional network of colleagues at Fresh Summit.

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Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Industry Talent Reception

Industry Talent Reception

Meet our current Career Pathways students, the people who have invested in our future, and those who have attended our programs at Fresh Summit.

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Supporting our initiatives

Building camaraderie while supporting our mission

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Bocce for Talent
Jul 26

Bocce for Talent

Monterey, California
USA

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - 5K Race for Talent
Oct 20

5K Race for Talent at Fresh Summit

New Orleans, Louisiana
USA

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament
Jul 26

Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament

Monterey, California
USA

Center for Growing Talent by PMA - 5K Race for Talent
Jul 29

5K Race for Talent at Foodservice

Monterey, California
USA

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