RISE Again Retail

RISE Again Retail is a program designed for retail executives and managers to help them navigate the challenges posed by the pandemic and to enable retail companies to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.

RISE Again Agenda

Registration for the on-demand webinar series is limited. Private webinar links will be emailed begining on August 1st which will allow you to view the six modules at your convenience. 

The David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services is part of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. It is a unique retail-focused centre in Canada that focuses on retail research and innovation. RISE (Retail Innovation, Strategy and Excellence) is the David Sobey Centre’s flagship education program for retail executives and managers.  

Leaders in retail companies must not only manage their business through the current chaos, but also position their business for success in the post-pandemic economy. This is uncharted territory for everyone. Leading during and after the crisis requires attention to certain leadership attributes. This is also an opportunity to strengthen or, in many cases, rebuild the organizational culture. While the future may be uncertain, this is the time to think strategically and innovatively. It is also the time to build a stronger connection between your brand and your customer. We are pleased to offer RISE Again Retail, a specially designed executive program that will help leaders build stronger retail businesses.

The online program consists of 6 modules, each 120 minutes in duration. 


  • Must be a retail small business
  • Must be located in Atlantic Canada