RSPA Members Receive Customizable B2B Education Through New Member Benefit Program

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) has announced the selection of Elevate Learning Management System (LMS) for the association’s new online learning platform. Elevate LMS integrates webinars, virtual conferences, eLearning, and more.

“Our mission is to accelerate the success of our members through knowledge and connections,” said RSPA VP of Member Education Services and RSPA Academy lead Kathy Meader. “By selecting an association-focused solution like Elevate as our online learning platform, we can design a customizable education experience for our members. This will contribute to the growth of their employees and the success of their business.”

Through Elevate, RSPA members will have access to online courses, blended learning, videos, podcasts, and topical discussions. Elevate will provide an enhanced education experience that is relevant to the retail IT industry and also gives RSPA members access to world-class B2B best practices.

“We believe we can deliver high caliber education at a fraction of the cost that our members are typically confronted with,” said RSPA President and CEO John Kirk. “We are fortunate to serve the most diverse member community in the retail industry. Our members are some of the largest companies in the world and many that are just getting started. The RSPA serves an array of business models within our member community. Our members will not only benefit from the RSPA Academy LMS motion, they will contribute to the power it brings driven by a one-of-a-kind ’community IQ.’”

Elevate will allow RSPA to deliver a robust catalog of educational resources with options for members to customize learning experiences for their organizations and team members. This is a value-add member benefit that will be mobile-ready, searchable, and customizable.

At-a-glance RSPA Academy Elevate LMS benefits:

  • Ability for everyone in a member organization to access content and education delivered at flagship RSPA events like RetailNOW and Inspire
  • Access to continuous education and self-paced learning, 24/7/365, from anywhere, with a mobile device or computer
  • Opportunity to connect with other industry professionals through learning and online education connections
  • VARs and ISVs can offer industry-specific training and development to their teams via an RSPA membership

About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)
The RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software developers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, and grocery verticals. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the point of sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers education, certification, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire®, which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by going to