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Welcome to the RSPA Academy eLearning site. Our members cite education, industry-specific education, as one of the biggest reasons for joining the RSPA. In today’s market while specific skills and knowledge are important, it is even more important to be able to adapt to new and evolving marketplace challenges. RSPA Academy eLearning enhances the association’s ability to deliver education to members and help drive their success through knowledge and learning. Review the FAQs below or get early access by enrolling in our pilot program.

Pilot Program

Pilot testing beings this month and we are looking for members to participate. Participants will be asked to use the system and take courses to ensure functionality, quality user experience and relevant course content. The pilot program will run from February 1 – March 31. Users will be asked to complete 5 courses during the pilot, complete the evaluations for each course and attend 2-3 user group meetings. Test scripts will be provided by RSPA. Courses vary in length from 5-15 minutes per course. To participate in the pilot program please complete the form. Your participation will be confirmed with an email and log in information. By participating in the pilot program, your organization will have early access to the eLearning platform and the content and functionality. In addition to ensuring functionality by using test scripts and completing courses, your team will have the opportunity engage in professional development and training, provide feedback on existing content and provide suggestions for future content. Your participation will help the association build a tool that continues to help grow RSPA members and the association. To read more about how eLearning will benefit members, check out this article from Connect magazine.

Pilot Program FAQs

What is the RSPA Academy eLearning pilot program?

It is the association’s learning management system (LMS). A Learning Management System is a platform to facilitate the delivery of online learning.

What are the benefits of participating in the pilot program?

Benefits of the Academy’s eLearning are:

  • Anytime/anywhere/from any device – The retail technology industry is most certainly not a 9-to-5, office desk industry. The ability to access education anytime, anywhere from any device makes it convenient for members regardless of schedule.
  • Personalization – there will be content relevant to the different types of roles within our member businesses. RSPA Academy eLearning supports a variety of topics, courses, and learning paths which allows members to choose what’s most relevant.
  • Community IQ – a repository for content and courses driven by industry experts from the RSPA community. Members can gain access to and learn from these experts through the RSPA Academy eLearning without having to wait for the next webinar or big event.
  • More networking opportunities – the RSPA Academy eLearning leverages social and collaborative learning, offering a new and year-round avenue for members to interact and connect with one another.
  • Reduced cost – Members and their teams have access to world-class education at a fraction of the cost they might incur paying for classrooms, instructors and content, associated costs of travel and lost time at work — and it is all at their fingertips.

What are the requirements to participate in the pilot program?

A select group of member companies will receive access to the learning management system plus training on how to use the system and access to courses. The participants will be required to run through test scripts, which will be provided, to ensure the system functions properly, the user experience is frictionless, and the content is relevant. Total estimated time over 8 weeks = 20 hours per company. Participating companies will be assigned up to 10 courses to complete. Each course is less than 10 minutes. Participants will take part in follow-up meetings with RSPA staff to provide feedback and suggest improvements as well as additional content. For questions or more information about the pilot program, please contact Education@GoRSPA.org.


General FAQs

What is the RSPA Academy eLearning?

It is the association’s learning management system (LMS). A Learning Management System is a platform to facilitate the delivery of online learning.

What are the benefits of the eLearning for RSPA members?

Members cite education, especially industry-specific education, as one of the biggest reasons for joining the RSPA. Benefits of the Academy’s eLearning are:

  1. Anytime/anywhere/from any device – The retail technology industry is most certainly not a 9-to-5, office desk industry. The ability to access education anytime, anywhere from any device makes it convenient for members regardless of schedule.
  2. Personalization – there will be content relevant to the different types of roles within our member businesses. RSPA Academy eLearning supports a variety of topics, courses, and learning paths which allows members to choose what’s most relevant.
  3. Community IQ – a repository for content and courses driven by industry experts from the RSPA community. Members can gain access to and learn from these experts through the RSPA Academy eLearning without having to wait for the next webinar or big event.
  4. More networking opportunities – the RSPA Academy eLearning leverages social and collaborative learning, offering a new and year-round avenue for members to interact and connect with one another.
  5. Reduced cost – Members and their teams have access to world-class education at a fraction of the cost they might incur paying for classrooms, instructors and content, associated costs of travel and lost time at work — and it is all at their fingertips.

What types of courses are offered?

Members will have access to industry-specific courses such as emerging technology opportunities, cybersecurity, retail, hospitality and industry education, as well as general content such as sales training, customer service, diversity and inclusion, and compliance training.

When is it available to all members?

May 1, 2021

Is it free?

During the Introductory phase (May 1-Sept. 30, 2021), all RSPA Academy eLearning content will be available to all members. After September 30, a portion of the content will be included as part of the annual membership package. Access to most of the content will be available for purchase via an RSPA eLearning pass.

What is an RSPA eLearning pass?

eLearning passes are the best way for your whole team to access impactful education. By purchasing a pass, all members of your team will receive access to the content included in that level of pass. One pass is purchased per member organization. Once the pass is activated, employees within the organization will receive their own unique login and password when they register. Additional questions regarding access and content should be sent to education@gorspa.org.

What is the cost of an RSPA eLearning pass?

There are 3 tiers of eLearning passes:

  • Basic Access ($0.00) – introductory courses for specific topics
  • Select Access ($500 for 12 months) – includes all Basic Access courses plus step-up courses such as training for managers or toolkits for managers.
  • All-Access ($1,000 for 12 months) – access to all content within the learning management system. All eLearning passes run on an annual subscription October 1 through September 30.

How do I purchase an eLearning pass?

To purchase a pass, contact your member services representative or email membership@gorpsa.org.

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