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The IGA Coca-Cola Institute Announces New Classroom Training Experience

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Registration is Open for the Retail Executive Leadership and Family Business Programs  

(CHICAGO, IL) – IGA today announced that registration is open for the IGA Coca-Cola Institute’s newest classroom training experience, the Retail Executive Leadership and Family Business Programs (RELP), taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort near Orlando, Fla., March 4-9, 2012. The programs will openly explore critical issues that directly impact business in the retail word, including generating future growth, becoming a stronger leader, leading a better team and ensuring the continuity of the business. Registration is open to retailers from all walks of industry. Interested retailers can register online at www.igainstitute.com, or call the Institute team at 1-800-321-5442.

The IGA Coca-Cola Institute has partnered with Disney Institute to offer this unique modular program experience, which allows retailers to pick and choose which seminar best addresses their specific needs. The three to five-day class includes a combination of expert speaker sessions and workshops designed to foster in-depth discussions in a collaborative environment.

“The Retail Executive Leadership and Family Business Programs (RELP) give retailers and executives an opportunity to take a serious look at future scenarios for the industry,” Paulo Goelzer, CEO of the IGA Coca-Cola Institute and RELP program director, said. “Our program is different from the short, scripted sessions you usually find in most conferences because it allows more time for us have deep discussions about our subject matter.  As a result, retailers and executives have a better opportunity to learn how to manage themselves, their teams and their family businesses in a more productive way.” 

The Retail Executive Leadership and Family Business classroom experience is divided into two modular programs:

Program 1: Strategic Leadership Program (March 5-7):

Designed for executives and retail owners who are looking for strategic guidance on how to become better leaders.

The first session in this program, presented by IGA Coca-Cola Institute CEO Paulo Goelzer, PhD, focuses on personal learning as the foundation for great leadership and the first step toward change.   

During the second session, one of world's leading experts on group and organizational dynamics, J. Richard Hackman, PhD, addresses why so many teams struggle, and what leaders can do to ensure success. 

In the third session, Dan O’Connor, founder of a leading insight and advisory firm with specialized expertise in forward-thinking guidance pertaining to retail growth,demonstrates leading transformational strategies that can revolutionize retail organizations.

Program 2: Family Retail Business Program (March 8-9):

Designed for retailers interested in creating a more successful family business through the development of their management skills and the skillsets of their fellow family members. 

This two-day program will be dedicated to shedding light on the complex aspects of family-owned business. Sessions within this program will examine the reality of living and working a family business and demonstrate how family business members can develop an action plan that will help them work through the issues encountered when growing multi-generational family firms.


About The IGA Coca-Cola Institute 
The IGA Coca-Cola Institute is a people-development organization founded by IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance) with the support of The Coca-Cola Company. The IGA Coca-Cola Institute's mission is to increase the people performance and business effectiveness of a worldwide retail community through online learning, classroom training and a resource center. The Institute cultivates not only the improvement of work skills and job performance, but also the personal growth of individuals committed to life-long learning, ethical standards and full participation in their communities. Visit www.igainstitute.com for more information.  

 About IGA
IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $29 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 5,000 Hometown Proud Supermarkets worldwide, supported by 36 distribution centers and more than 55 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 30 countries, commonwealths and territories on all six inhabited continents. For more information about IGA, visit the IGA consumer website at www.iga.com, or the business site at www.becomeiga.com.

Ashley M. Page:(773)742-7417 | apage@igainc.com

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