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4 Ways the Foundations of Leadership Program Helps Retailers Excel

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has a full range of resources to help independent home improvement retailers prosper. One of the most versatile options is the Foundations of Leadership program, an online leadership training course that aims to help new managers, assistant managers and supervisors build stronger, more effective teams.

About the Foundations of Leadership Program

The Foundations of Leadership program is a 16-week, college-level online course that teaches home improvement retail managers ways they can more effectively lead teams to improve productivity and reduce turnover.

4 Ways the Program Benefits Retailers

For students who enroll in the Foundations of Leadership course, there are many benefits for themselves and the businesses they represent.

  1. Complete courses on your schedule. As an online leadership training course, the Foundations of Leadership program fits into retailers’ busy schedules perfectly. Classes can be completed at a retailer’s pace, allowing them to balance their duties at the business with their online coursework.
  1. Develop a network of retail peers. The program is also highly collaborative, allowing students to develop lasting relationships with other retailers from across the country.
  1. Learn from accomplished instructors. Courses are developed and led by Ball State University instructors who specialize in leadership development and entrepreneurship.
  1. Bring new possibilities to your business. The course culminates in a capstone business assessment project, in which students complete a review of their business and apply their new skills to address some of the core issues it faces and provide solutions to improve key areas.

There’s Still Time to Enroll

Retailers still have time to enroll in the Foundations of Leadership program’s fall session. Apply today to bring new strategies and fresh possibilities to your business.

The Foundations of Leadership course is offered three times each year, so there’s always time to explore how the program can benefit your operation and strengthen your team.

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.

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