Walmart Brighter Futures 3.0 Project Best Practices Guide



The purpose of the League’s Walmart Brighter Futures 3.0 (WBF 3.0) project was to scale further the Retail Management Certificate (RMC) program being offered at community colleges in 14 Western states in cooperation with the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC). The League identified 12 colleges to expand the RMC footprint and enhance delivery options for incumbent retail workers.

Since 2000, over 150 community colleges have been approved by WAFC to offer the RMC, establishing a community of practice in retail management education. Based on the collective experiences of the partner colleges, best practices emerged to guide institutions in implementing and sustaining the RMC program. Over the three-year project, participating colleges incorporated identified best practices to varying degrees into their programs. Their replication of exemplary practices has contributed to the overall success of employee and employer engagement in WBF 3.0.

The League, in cooperation with the WAFC, is committed to sharing the best practices that lead to a successful RMC program. This guide includes descriptions of practices implemented at the colleges during the WBF 3.0 project period.