People Development

Online Training and Distance Education For independent Grocers

Education Partner: NGA Foundation
Designed specifically for the independent grocer, the NGA Online Training & Education Center features an extensive course catalog and training for all aspects of supermarket operations.  Find out how you can take advantage of the new content and features available in the online training program. Meet fellow retailers and share best practices for blending staff development with new technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to influence potential changes being considered for ongoing program development. Don't miss the chance to learn from recent research and invited speakers.

Critical Recruiting Trends for Food Retailers in 2018 & Beyond

Education Partner: NGA Foundation
Adopting smart talent acquisition strategies is the key to successful growth. Explore how new recruiting technologies are reshaping the competition for talent. Learn about new trends in recruiting tactics and hear insights into how companies are building their employer brand. Consider key issues as how to attract and retain Millennial/Gen Z candidates; how to tap current employees effectively to find new talent; and how to leverage video inexpensively to brand your employment experience.

Leadership Development Programs – Best Practices

Education Partner: NGA Foundation
Retailers embarking on ambitious growth plans or planning for the retirements of key store leadership positions know the importance of building and maintaining a strong bench.  Hear how independent retailers are ensuring the success of future operations with formal leadership development programs for store and home office associates.  Discover the key elements of successful programs, beginning with identifying high potential candidates, and how you can begin or enhance your own plans for preparing associates for leadership roles.

How To Position Associates For Success Through Mentoring Programs

Education Partner: NGA Foundation
It’s often said the most successful companies are those whose associates mirror the consumers they serve.  Too often, a retailer’s senior leadership team does not reflect their shopper base. Mentoring programs, including those dedicated to positioning women for leadership positions, are an important component of ensuring a strong connection to your shoppers as well as building a deep bench.  Learn why a diverse management team is so critical to the success of your company and hear how retailers are creating mentoring programs to position young women for future leadership roles.  

Employee Retention Rules

Education Partner: NGA Foundation
Creating a work environment that attracts and keeps good employees is absolutely essential.  Turnover rates in the industry may exceed 80% leading to financial pressure as well as stress on associates and shoppers.  Discover a dozen effective and practical employee retention rules that will help stem the loss of associates.  Consider techniques to reduce turnover such as personally thanking new associates by hand-delivering their first paycheck or increasing investment in employee orientation.  Attendees will take home a wealth of ideas and tactics to increase their retention rate by double digits with incredibly positive ROI ramifications.  This session is ideal for store managers and retail executives.

With over 40 specialized educational workshops led by retailers for retailers and more than 350 companies on our EXPO floor showcasing innovative and game-changing products and solutions, The NGA Show provides countless opportunities to learn from your peers and other industry thought leaders. Bring your whole team to The NGA Show and bring home ideas that will drive profitable growth for your company.