The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) will launch the first ever retail development program in partnership with Sensei Lanka. This partnership will endeavour to formulate a customised Retail Leadership Development program adding value to the overall retail industry of Sri Lanka. The Retail Academy, one of SLRA’s flagship projects to be launched this year will receive an immense boost through this workshop.
This three-day workshop will include two days of classroom training and a one-day learning excursion and targets the managers and executives of retail outlet and support functions, and it will be held from 22 to 24 May at the Movenpick Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Trainer and Coach of this program will be Sensei International Partner – Senior Management Consultant Ranjan De Silva, who is a professional and highly experienced Executive Team Leadership Coach and Catalyst.
This program will be a stepping stone to forming the retail academy in the near future. Thereafter, the SLRA will take the initiatives to arrange tailor-made trainings for the various sectors in the retail industry in Sri Lanka.
SLRA Retail Academy Project Chairman/Convenor Suresh Sebastian says, “This program symbolises the beginning of SLRA Retail Academy of which the core purpose is to enhance and build capacity for the industry. We are excited about the future of SLRA Retail Academy and believe Ranjan and Sensei team is the best option to start this journey.”
SLRA’s main objective is to achieve retail excellence by being the voice of the retail industry in the country. By harnessing the resources of the organised retail industry SLRA will bring together and facilitate innovation, growth with a global outreach.
The other flagship events of SLRA envisioned to be held this year are the Sri Lanka Retail Forum and the Sri Lanka Shopping Festival. Leading and top retail experts in Sri Lanka will be speaking and sharing their insights at this forum in a bid to groom retail professionals. The speakers are: