NPMA Academy returns in-person this summer


June 23, 2021

NPMA Academy 2021


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) will hold Academy 2021, its annual summer conference, July 13-15 in Tucson, Ariz.

Early bird registration discounts for the event, which will be held in person at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, are available through June 25.

Academy is an annual event that is designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry’s current and emerging leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. The NPMA’s Leadership Networking Community (LNC), which hosts Academy, has a mission to cultivate professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Last year, the event was a virtual program held over eight weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s program features two keynote sessions designed to motivate attendees and leave them with insider tips on how to build trust using non-verbal success strategies and ways to adjust their leadership style to stress less and accomplish more.

At Academy, attendees are placed on teams where they will engage in friendly competition through a mix of physical and mental team tasks in the Academy Olympics. Also, they have many opportunities to collaborate and network through small group interactions in Academy Learning Labs and Academy Brain Dates. New this year, Brain Dates are open to all attendees and will give them a chance to offer advice and mentorship to their peers on specific areas of interest.

“The energy and team spirit at Academy is contagious, and after a year of virtual events, we are excited to host Academy face-to-face once again,” said the NPMA’s CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Each year, through insightful presentations, team building events, and networking, attendees return from Academy refreshed and refocused to lead their companies to achieve its goals.”

In addition to premier sponsor Corteva Agriscience, Academy is sponsored by Control Solutions Inc., Douglas Products and Neogen.

Interested pest management professionals can go online to check out the NPMA Academy’s full program and register today.


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Diane Sofranec is the senior editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 216-706-3793.

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