2023 Store & Operations Management - Registration is at capacity
The course begins on Thursday, March 2nd. Course is at capacity.
The 2023 Store & Operations Management Course starts on Thursday, March 2nd at 4:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm CT / 1:30 pm PT.
The course has 15 classes and will run through June 29, 2023. All homework will be due by July 13, 2023. Check the syllabus for all dates and deadlines.
Registration opens Monday, January 9th at 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT / 11 am MT / 10 am PT
Information about the course is on our website: please review this before you register.
PLEASE NOTE: Before you register you must join PBS as a member. Membership is free, and joining ensures you receive our newsletter with important updates and deadlines about the school and our courses. Your record after you join is called your "Member Compass" and you can visit and revise information there at any time. Students must be owners or employees of stores that are members in good standing of the ABA and/or their Regional Trade Association.
Registration fee for the course is $375. Students whose stores are current members of NAIBA, MPIBA, and CALIBA are eligible for discounts (please contact your association headquarters for the discount code before you register, as discounts can't be applied after registration is finalized). Students must be employees/owners of stores that are current members of ABA and/or their regional trade association.
Registration is limited to 30 students, with no more than one employee from each store. 24 seats are open for first come/first registered, while 6 seats are reserved for students who fall under our Diversity/Equity/Inclusion policy. There are required questions about diversity status when you register.
Students may elect to take the course to earn certification from the Professional Booksellers School, or they may elect to audit the course. Only students who meet the certification guidelines for attendance, homework, and their final project will be certified.
How the Course Works
The course meets online via Zoom on Thursdays from 4:30 pm - 6 pm ET / 3:30 pm - 5 pm CT / 1:30 pm - 3 pm PT
The classes are live, and participation is required. Classes include Q&A opportunities and some breakout room sessions. Recordings will be available for student review after each class.
Students will be assigned weekly homework, and create final takeaways that will benefit their store.
Each class covers a different topic and can include guest speakers from the industry. Classes also include some small groups and other interactive elements.
Students and teachers will communicate in a Discord server. Discord is free to join, and an invitation will be emailed to students before the course begins. Students also receive a twice-weekly newsletters with information about the class.