Kick-Start Weekend

Kick-Start Professional Development

The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4
(Two day program; must attend both days)

The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™ is designed as a guide to the key facets of managed travel. The Fundamentals curriculum includes the full range of basics – safety, policy, trends, performance and more. Through this in-person course, participants will gain a career boost and a better understanding of business travel management.

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™

 The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™

Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4
(Two day program; must attend both days)

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ is the advanced education offering that focuses on the key competencies required of business travel professionals. It is intended for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.


This two-day workshop is designed to cover four main topics including strategic planning, buyer and supplier relationships, travel program administration, and data analysis. The course will be taught by a subject matter expert who will facilitate a high-level discussion on industry best practices in strategic planning, sourcing, contracting, travel policy development and compliance, risk management, strategic meeting management, and data analysis.

Strategic Meetings Management

Strategic Meetings Management

Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4
(Two day program; must attend both days)

Serving the business travel and meeting planning professionals with quality, skill based training in the area of strategic meetings management.  This program is intended for mid-level meetings management and procurement professionals looking to either start an SMM program or advance their existing program.  Over 50% of the GBTA membership has some level of engagement and/or oversight for meetings. At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the benefits of a strategic meetings management program (SMMP).
  2. Define the key attributes and components of a meetings management program.
  3. Explain the importance of aligning strategic business goals and objectives to the meetings management program.
  4. Effectively identify all stakeholder and customers within an enterprise. 
Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program

GBTA’s Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program is the only masters-level course for travel professionals. The strategic curriculum uses an interdisciplinary approach that addresses both the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in today’s evolving environment.

Benefits

The GLP Program offers a wide range of benefits to participants and their organizations, including:

  • Become part of a network of global peers
  • Understand advanced business principles
  • Interact with renowned Darden Faculty
  • Develop team approaches and strategies for solving problems
  • Earn recognition for your achievement

August GLP course

Competency: Finance

Dates: August 3 – 4, 2019

Venue: Chicago (Location TBD)