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GBTA Convention 2020 - Professional Development

Professional Development

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance and more. Participants in this course gain a better understanding of business travel management and make themselves indispensable to the business travel needs of their organization.

Core Curriculum

  • Overview of Travel Management
  • Managing the Supplier Relationship
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Travel Technology Basics
  • Measuring Success: Trends, Forecasting and Reporting Value

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Those wanting a better understanding of business travel management practices
  • Travel Managers wanting to learn the latest in travel management
  • Regional / District Sales Managers for travel suppliers looking for a solid foundation in travel management
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Meetings & Events Professionals
  • Risk Professionals

Registration Fees:

Members: $450
Non-Member: $650
Exhibitors: $550 

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The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

Core Curriculum

  • Strategic Planning
  • Buyer and Supplier Relationships
  • Travel Program Administration
  • Data Analysis

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Travel Managers and Directors
  • Procurement or Fiscal Managers overseeing travel budgets
  • Regional/District Sales Managers for travel suppliers
  • Professionals with three of more years of business travel experience
  • Professionals aspiring to sit for the Global Travel Professional® (GTP) Exam

Registration Fees:

Members: $450
Non-Member: $650
Exhibitors: $550 

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The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management

Pioneers and thought leaders in meetings, procurement, and travel management have collaborated to create a road map and share best practices on how to create and manage an effective strategic meetings management program for your company.

Core Curriculum

  • Introduce strategic meetings management
  • Review key program components
  • Establish partnership strategies
  • Build a strategic meetings management business case
  • Create a funding model
  • Collaborate on a business case

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Corporate Meeting Planner
  • Travel Manger
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Third Party Planner/Sourcing Agency
  • Hotelier
  • DMC/DMO

Registration Fees:

Members: $450
Non-Member: $650
Exhibitors: $550 

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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.


Topic: Management

Description:

Every leader must make complex decisions, analyze risk, manage programs and teams, and nurture innovation in their organizations. In this two-day program, you'll learn methods that lead to increased profit while creating better products, processes and services for your customers.

Dates:

Saturday, July 25: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, July 26: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Fees:

Members: $995
Non-Members: $1,355
Exhibitors: $1,355

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Topic: Leadership

Description:

This two-day program will examine and build executive leadership capabilities to drive performance in their organizations. Participants will develop a forward-thinking approach for improving their effectiveness and communication with peers and other stakeholders.

Dates:

Wednesday, July 29: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, July 30: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Fees:

Members: $995
Non-Members: $1,355
Exhibitors: $1,355

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