Self Directed

There is a difference between training and development, training is functional and essential to do your job well. Development is future-focused and lifts leaders to that next level of performance through ongoing learning.

Investing in yourself is one of the BEST actions you can take right now,  this is why we are making our courses more accessible than ever. Here’s how to buy one course or an annual membership and access all courses. If you are an individual that wants to up-level your leadership skills, or a company that is looking for a leadership program to succession plan your top talent, you are in the right place.

 “People build brands, we build people”  April Sabral – Founder retailu  




Here’s how it works;

Choose between the annual membership or lifetime access to a specific course. Best value – Annual membership, get access to all retailu courses, even new ones when they launch and all French versions of each course. Set up your account when you buy the plan that is right for you. Keep your login info, we are a membership site just like Netflix.

Follow our top tips for self-directed learning;

  • Discuss your development plan with your leader (of if you are in between leaders, jump on our community page).
  • Identify which competencies you want to develop.
  • Select a course by competency with the dropdown on the courses page.
  • Do you have a development plan? if so clearly document which competency and course you will be focused on. If not we have a template for this. CLICK HERE for a guide on how to write a development plan.
  • Watch one video per week, complete quiz and activity during your work shift. Videos are four minutes, activities are designed to complete on the job. Each course has between four to ten video lessons.
  • Print workbook – this is optional all workbooks are printable and open up on your tech.
  • Discuss your learnings and completed activities with your leader or a peer on a touch base.
  • Make notes and complete all activities in your workbook.


Top Tip: It is important that you discuss what you are learning with a peer or your leader when possible during a touch base.


Annual All-Access Pass – Here’s how it works:
  • Get access to over 20 retailu online courses (over 100 videos, eBooks, and live classes).
  • Workbook /Coaching guides with practical activities, assessments and more.
  • Multiple choice quizzes to validate learning.
  • retailu certificates you can add to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Access to the retailu community page *talk to like-minded people & social learning (we can create a private community for your team).
  • Priority Invites to retailu online webinars.
  • Weekly Inspiring blog posts with practical leadership tips. Here is a great blog post about how to write your own development plan. 

Receive a retailu certificate, proudly show it off on your LinkedIn profile

Choose your course by competency, design your own development plan

Check out a few snippets of our most popular courses

Not convinced? Hear what our members have to say about us!

“retailu is a great tool that delivers important information without taking lots of time to complete.  I’ve been able to identify quite a few areas for improvement in myself just from this resource making me more aware of how I approach certain situations. Love it!” 

Claudie Turcotte

District Manager, Ardene

 “So far I am finding that it is a very good refresher for those of us that have been in the industry for years, as well as great for teaching us new skills that work better in the more modern retail age. 
I wish I had a resource like this when I began my career as District Manager. The videos are clear, concise and debunk some theories as well as give excellent tips on time management and executing effective and efficient store visits.” 

Diane Raymond

District Manager, Ardene

I highly recommend RetailU, it is an amazing leadership training program. Whether you are looking for self development or seeking resources to support your teams development, this is the platform for you.

Miriam Rodriguez

Regional Manager, LuLu Lemon

 “Huddle Group provided us with an amazing opportunity to complete the retailu courses while working from home these past few weeks. This proved to be an impactful growth opportunity for us as leaders. These courses are exactly what we needed and are so consistent with the support we have with Huddle Group. I’m so excited to get back to my team at the store. Thank you retailu and thank you Huddle Group for being there for us!”

Amber Hamilin

Store Manager, Pandora

“As a Senior Regional Director leading a large and diverse retail managerial team across Canada, I can assure you that there is nothing out there that comes even close to RetailU in terms of efficiency, diversity of content and relevance, delivering an instant big return on a small investment.
I’ve been looking for years for such quality content and the feedback from my team is unanimous, these courses are awesome and so on point for anyone wanting to consolidate and expand their leadership and retail skills. My team and I highly recommend RetailU, any leader wanting to offer an additional edge to their team should provide them with access immediately ! And if you want to learn or perfect any aspects of retailing, it’s the best thing out there to further your career, I highly recommend it !

Paul LeBlanc

Regional Director, Ardene

I have been a store manager for over 25 years, these courses are great. Even though I am experienced I still learned useful skills from the retailu courses.

Vincenza Appa

Store Manager, Pandora

RetailU is the best education program online and also offers an inclusive community of support.

Elise Tremblay

National Events Manager, MAC Cosmetics