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ABOUT US

INSTITUTE TIMELINE

August 2018

1931

The idea of training has been part of IGA. It was called Grocery Merchandising Institute.

1988

The idea for IGA U is born. Meeting among IGA and Coca-Cola executives.

1997

Japan and Australia become first countries to implement, followed by Brazil.

2001

IGA U becomes IGA Institute. New IGA E-Learning Center is established.

2003

Learning Management System (LMS) and certifications are implemented.

2004

IGA Institute is renamed IGA Coca-Cola Institute. 1st  International Supermarket Management Class is held.

2005

Institute offers online training to all independents. 1st Corporate University.

2011

Partnership with National Grocers Association (NGA).            

2015

NEW Mobile cloud-based Learning Management System launched.

2016

1st College Credit program becomes available: Associate of Science in Retailing degree at the University of the Cumberlands.

2017

Learning Leader Series is launched. Institute celebrates 1 million course completions.

2018

  The Institute won a coveted 2018 Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for Excellence in Learning in the “Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program” category On August 23, 2018, the Institute won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze [...]

MEET THE TEAM

Paulo Goelzer
CEO

Ana Velázquez
Learning Solutions Director

Jason King
Curriculum Design & Development Manager

Christina Watkins
Learning Solutions Coordinator

Tom Lunzer
E-Learning Developer

Julie Torres
Graphics + Web Designer

Doreen Webb
Instructional Designer

Tamara Cruz-Mason
Spanish Course Development Assistant

Gustavo Rueda
Spanish Translation Writer and Editor

Tamara E. Babilonia
Spanish Translator