Leslie Erkkila

Training Consultant

Leslie joined the SUPERVALU University team in 2016. Leslie assists with content design and curriculum development. Leslie’s area of expertise includes instructional design, consulting and retail training initiatives including onboarding and sale training. Along with content design and curriculum development, she assists in researching topics and developing new courses and also supports SVHarbor training.

Professional Experience

Leslie’s supermarket experience began in 2000 as a Floral Clerk with a retailer in Wisconsin. Her 17 years of retail experience had lead her through various positions in retail stores. She has spent the past 10+ years focused in the Retail Training space supporting various training programs and initiatives from department certification programs, new employee onboarding and sales training programs designed for retail. She has been through numerous training program launches including system training, product training and leadership training programs. 


Leslie has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development and Business and Marketing Education from the University of Minnesota in 2006. Additionally, she has a Minor in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. She has also taken a number of courses in Training and Performance Improvement as part of the Masters of Science in Education program from Capella University.