|Independent College Bookstore Association offers you the best opportunities for professional development and collaboration at all levels of store management through our annual ICBA Retail Conference and special workshops. ICBA Professional Development programs deliver powerful education to advance your career and improve your store.|
ICBA Retail Conference
Through the annual ICBA Retail Conference stores come together for mutual sharing and growing the business. The annual Retail Conference consists of business meetings, professional development, social and formal business networking, Business Encounter, PRIMEtime and PowerHall.
ICBA Professional Development
Consisting of multi-day hands-on learning, sessions focus on improving and expanding skills. Taught by professionals and colleagues from inside and outside of the industry, the curriculum-driven ICBA programs not only cover basic foundations for success like return on investment, assortment planning, financial analysis, marketing and merchandising, but also investigate core product category and critical issues.
PRIMEtime & PowerHall
In additional to professional development, the ICBA Retail Conference features innovative and effective ways to strengthen relationships with vendors via face-to-face, private meetings.
With ICBA PRIMEtime and PowerHall your store improves professional skills, increases profits and advances your store to further success. ICBA goes well beyond “typical”. During private, one-to-one PRIMEtime 20-, 30-, or 40-minute and PowerHall 10-minute vendor meetings you initiate your own business agenda and explore new products, promotions and marketing opportunities. You also discover how ICBA resources and the Commit-Buy-Sell Programs bring you more customers, improve sales and raise your buying standards.
Regional and Special Workshops
ICBA offers educational workshops that draw from some of the core concepts taught in the ICBA Professional Development Institutes as well as critical timely subjects. Workshop topics have included leasing, open-to-buy, buying programs, implementing great ideas, marketing and merchandising, vendor negotiations and others. Workshops are designed to address area needs, hot topics and support institutional store success.
ICBA offers outstanding Professional Development.
ICBA Retail Conference is a legendary event that delivers…