Education Center

NGA offers a wide variety of educational programs including on-line training, executive education courses, issue specific conferences and 1-hour webinars.  NGA content ranges from on-line training for store associates to executive programs to senior management.  Please contact with questions, concerns or feedback.

Featured Event: The 2016 NGA Show


The 2016 NGA Show offers a comprehensive educational experience with a variety of offerings ranging from ‘Competing with Convenience Stores’ to ‘Consumer Trends, Presented by Nielsen’. Click here to access the 2016 NGA Show educational content webpage!  

NGA Online Training & Education Center


The NGA Online Training and Education Center is a people development organization supported by The Coca-Cola Company. As an educational organization, it serves more than 40 companies with blended training program that include 100 industry-specific online courses divided into nine different libraries featuring topics such as food safety and sanitation basics, emotional intelligence, and meat wrapping. The NGA Online Training and Education Center also provides retailers and associations with their own branded online corporate universities.

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Retail Management Certificate Program

The Retail Management Certificate is an accredited business program that gives associates the necessary skills to get started or advance their career in the retail grocery industry. The Certificate is available to anyone and can be completed in as little as one year. Classes are offered online nationally and on campus at certain approved community colleges; new college partners are being added daily. This program was created by industry for retail industry, ensuring that employees will learn the most relevant skills and core competencies needed for success.

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Executive Leadership Development Program

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The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program provides rising grocery industry executives with the knowledge, tools, resources, and inspiration needed to lead their companies and drive them to long term success. The conference is a high-impact learning opportunity encompassing intense, interactive instruction presented by a mix of respected academic and industry leaders. This program is geared specially towards current mid or upper-level executives with large spans of control and responsibilities.

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Sustainable Growth: Strategies for the Independent Grocer

Sustainable Growth:  Strategies for the Independent Grocer will position NGA retailer member companies to successfully sustain and grow their business in the future.  The program will address major trends impacting the grocery industry and help retailers identify a path forward. The 4-day program, held at Cornell University and sponsored by Unilever, will enable retailers to appropriately reevaluate their mission and growth strategies and provide resources to help senior executives guide change in their organization.

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Financial Management & Technology Conference

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The Financial Management & Technology Conference is a highly interactive educational program uniquely tailored to independent grocers to help improve financial status, better utilize technology solutions and position your company for growth. 

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NGA Webinar Wednesday Program


The NGA Webinar Wednesday program gives NGA members a convenient, consistent tool to remain updated on a variety of relevant topics. Learn about the latest ecommerce technology or get updated on the most recent labor law regulations, all from the comfort of your own home or office! Webinars are typically offered each Wednesday at 2:00 pm ET. Registration is complimentary for NGA members, $39.00 per webinar for non-members. 

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NGA Live Online Learning Center


Did you miss a NGA Show or webinar program? Not to worry! All live session recordings and webinar recordings live on the NGA Live Online Learning Center. Purchase an individual session recording or access an entire package of event recordings.
Pricing varies based on membership status and type of recording.

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