Starbucks Global Academy
Starbucks Global Academy (SGA) is a globally relevant benefit for all who connect with Starbucks where they can learn our Mission and Values, how to solve big problems, skills for personal growth, and join us in the pursuit of doing good. Launched in 2017 in partnership with Arizona State University, learners around the world advance their goals through world-class learning without barriers. SGA offers over 125 curated courses including Greener Apron, Starbucks Coffee Academy, To Be Welcoming, Third Place Development Series, Greener Stores, and Community Champions.
To learn more, visit the Starbucks Global Academy website
Four schools offering over 125 courses
Pursuit of Good
SPECiAL LEARNING COLLECTIONS
SPECiAL LEARNING COLLECTIONS
Building on the Starbucks Global Academy partnership, Starbucks and Arizona State University partnered to develop Greener Apron. The Greener Apron course covers a range of sustainability topics on an interactive and innovative learning platform from the top-ranked Arizona State University. This course provides Starbucks partners (employees) free access to course materials designed to advance personal and professional goals and give learners the tools they need to lead by example.
Public spaces and third places are more welcoming to all when we celebrate our shared humanity. By understanding each other, we deepen connections. To encourage more meaningful conversations on this topic, leaders at Starbucks reached out to the experts at Arizona State University to create this 15-course curriculum, designed to address bias through understanding the human experience.
The Community Impact Lab course offers hands-on, service-learning opportunities for learners to work directly on real-world challenges. Using a human-centered, problem-solving method called "Design Thinking", learners engage closely with a non-profit organization, business, government office or community organization to develop a solution to a critical issue within their organizations. Learners strengthen personal and professionalism skills for their own leadership development.
There is always more to learn about the vast and wonderful world of coffee. The Starbucks Coffee Academy is designed to explore the many facets of the coffee industry and Starbucks role as a leader in ethical sourcing, roasting, blending, brewing and craft. We have built this collection of courses for learners to discover more about topics that interest them most. At Starbucks, we are enamored by coffee daily and hope others will be too.
Taking courses in SGA platform is a great and inspiring experience because I was able to learn and develop myself on my own schedule.”
There are so many interesting courses on Starbucks Global Academy. I find myself excited to learn more and spend my free time taking new classes!”