Intrapreneurship and Webcast Launch: Tailor Made for retail RDs
This week, RDBA is launching two new educational resources designed to meet the unique needs of retail dietitians. See below for the full details.
To provide meaningful content in different formats to accommodate your preferences, RDBA now offers the same content as a webcast and a podcast. Our latest in Phil Lempert’s Lost in the Supermarket series addresses an important food topic.
Addressing Ingredient Misinformation: A Look at MSG
The growing belief among consumers that nutritious foods are only those made with minimal, easy-to-pronounce ingredients presents a new challenge and educational opportunity for retail professionals: demonstrate that all of our food is chemically composed and ingredients like monosodium glutamate (MSG) – unfamiliar as they may sound – can be safe and offer real health and flavor benefits. This episode takes a deep dive into MSG's history, science, and benefits (like sodium reduction) as a way to equip retail professionals with the facts and support educated food decisions. This webcast/podcast is sponsored by Ajinomoto.
Click here to access the webcast and here for the podcast.
Intrapreneurship Workshop Scheduled for February – Apply Now!
A New Year-A New Focus on Exploring Intrapreneurship for Retail Dietitians
Whether you’re employed fulltime by your retailer or consult, you’ll find enhanced career and H&W program advancement by adopting an intrapreneurial mindset in your role. During this three-part educational workshop specifically designed for retail dietitians, you’ll learn how to implement and manage changes within your organization and bring your ideas to market from start to finish. Experts from the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University, with experience as entrepreneurs, business leaders, and educators, will lead a discussion of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) assessment, help you gain an understanding of intrapreneurship, and position you to identify and establish new revenue streams and innovative practices that increase efficiency. Content will be presented through interactive exercises and breakout discussions across three sessions. Retail RD attendees will have complimentary access to take the EMP, ensuring a personalized experience in this training.
This program is exclusive to retail dietitians and is limited to 30 attendees. Early registration is recommended. Application for continuing education credits for dietetics professionals will be made. You must commit to all three sessions when registering.
Session Dates and Topics:
Session 1: Ideation
This session provides an overview of intrapreneurship and how adopting this mindset can impact retail dietitians’ career paths and healthy living program growth. Prior to this session, attendees will take the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) assessment, with in class discussion of the results and traits vs. skills. Small group discussion will focus on the implications of your EMP results on your role in the retail environment.
- Tuesday, February 8th from 3:00-4:30 EST/2:00-3:30 CST/12:00-1:30 PST
Session 2: Transformation
Are you looking to create a new program? Solve a business problem in a new way? This session focuses on how to take an idea and use intrapreneurship methodology to test and develop its go-to-market strategy. Retail RD attendees will identify scenarios to work through in small groups of non-competing retailers.
- Tuesday, February 15th from 3:00-4:30 EST/2:00-3:30 CST/12:00-1:30 PST
Session 3: Implementation
This session covers the step-by-step process to make your vision or new idea a reality, using evidence-based change management tools. Retail RD attendees will identify what drives organizational change, identify actions that are within their control, and recognize and articulate how the feel about change. Scenarios developed in session 2 will be continued in this Implementation segment.
- Tuesday, February 22th from 3:00-4:30 EST/2:00-3:30 CST/12:00-1:30 PST