59th Annual Executive Management Institute

August 11 - 15, 2024   •   Hyattsville, Maryland Register

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For more than 50 years, the TRSA Annual Executive Management Institute has educated thousands of linen, uniform and facility services professionals, including many of today’s most respected industry CEOs, senior executives and leaders. Recognized as the equivalent of a linen, uniform and facility services Executive MBA, this multiyear interactive management program develops leadership, communications, team-building, problem-solving and information-sharing skills, as well as a career-long professional network. Each year, participants engage in at least 30 hours of classroom and situational training covering:

  • Coaching and performance
  • Communications
  • Customer service
  • Financial management
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Marketing/sales
  • Management development
  • Problem-solving
  • Safety
  • Strategic planning
Skill Builder for Achieving Your Operation’s Goals

The TRSA Executive Management Institute (EMI) teaches progressive employee and customer relations techniques and other emerging practices to textile services management so they can more effectively tackle to-do lists. EMI instructors explain how today’s workplace dynamics and social trends impact everyday business decisions in the textile services industry. Participants discuss their pressing work challenges with instructors and industry colleagues in classes and social events, delivering the “wisdom of the crowd” for immediate applicability to your workplace.

EMI has enhanced the careers of thousands of textile services professionals and earned high praise from participants for more than 50 years. The program develops the management and leadership skills of participants through team-building, interactive sessions emphasizing information-sharing and problem solving. The four-year EMI program offers 30 hours of interactive classroom training each year including:

  • Conflict management and constructive discipline
  • Strategic planning
  • Delegation and resource management
  • Effective communications
  • Coaching and performance
  • Team building and problem solving
  • Personal and interpersonal development
  • Ethics and diversity
  • Financial management
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Customer service


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What EMI Means to Attendees and Graduates

I completed both EMI and PMI, along with many TRSA educational and leadership groups. Attending these programs allows you to take a step back from daily-demand activities to learn at a higher level, not only in the classroom, but through relationships off campus. – Peter Brown, business development, Mickey’s Linen

EMI has been an excellent experience for me both personally and professionally. I have developed great relationships with my classmates and learned the skills to be a better manager and person.  – Ryan Kelley, CPLM, manager, applications engineering, Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Who Should Attend
  • Company owner/operators and next-generation leaders
  • Corporate executives and directors (including HR/administration)
  • Plant-based management (GMs, branch and department heads)
  • TRSA Member Associates
  • Individuals who have achieved the CPLM credential can receive 31 hours toward re-certification
Meals and Attire

All meals are included.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received by July 26, 2024 will receive a full refund minus a 25% processing fee. Cancellations received after July 26, 2024 will not be refunded and cannot be credited to another TRSA program or event. We will accept substitutions. After this date, TRSA has incurred costs associated with hotel guarantees and other expenses. All cancellations will be addressed and processed within 30 business days after the event.

Dress Code

Business casual attire for all class sessions. Many students choose to business professional attire for the final night’s graduation dinner and reception, although it is not required.

Live Event Health & Safety Protocols

When onsite, event attendees must attest to follow property and local Health & Safety Guidelines