RISE Again Retail: Virtual Executive Education Program

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

  • DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE: Rise Again Retail Brochure
  • TO REGISTER: Please send an email to davidsobeycentre@smu.ca with names and job titles of participants. Please put “RISE Again Retail” in the subject header. If you need any further information, please send an email to the same email address.

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.  

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. The modules will be delivered two per week over three weeks in June 2020.


RISE 2020 - (Cancelled for 2020)

The RISE Program is for Retail Executives

The retail environment is being disrupted by new technologies and business models, changes in demographics and preferences, and globalization. Retailers who are unable to respond to these disruptive forces are struggling.

Retail demands innovation across the value chain. The best-performing retailers not only incorporate digital technologies and embrace omni-channel, but also create a culture of innovation and customer-centricity within their organizations.

The Retail Innovation, Strategy & Excellence (RISE) program at the David Sobey Centre is designed to provide retail leaders with the skills, tools and insights to stay ahead of the curve. Instead of wondering what the future has in store, you can proactively shape the future.

In this immersive program, you will hear from experts and peers from a variety of retail companies. It will be a problem-based, experiential learning process. As part of the program, participants will develop an innovative solution to address a current challenge or an opportunity.

When, Where & How Much

The Retail Innovation, Strategy and Excellence program is held at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Join us in June for this 6-day intensive program where you will be exposed to current ideas by thought leaders and subject matter experts, in a retail-focused environment. 

Please contact DavidSobeyCentre@smu.ca for details and questions on cost.

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