Managers can enhance their skills with The Travel Institute’s new webinar program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Travel Institute’s first-ever Leadership Learning Series kicks off on May 18, covering topics that range from igniting performance and managing people to database management and supplier negotiations.

Open to Canadian agents, the five-part webinar program focuses on both emerging and experienced managers, with particular emphasis on one’s ability to “lead, learn and innovate.”

“What really excites us about this new professional development series is the ‘TED-Talk’ level international speakers we’ve lined up to lead the webinars,” said Chief Operating Officer Diane Petras, CMP, CTIE. “We’ve brought together some of the best minds, from both inside and outside the travel industry, to serve as your very own business coach.”

According to Petras, the sessions will be interactive and provide plenty of time for Q&A. Each webinar lasts 45 minutes to one hour and is free, but advanced registration is required.

The full webinar series is as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 18: “Is Your Sales Team in a Slump?” How to Ignite Performance and Build a Tighter Team, with Michael Hoffman, Professional Speaker/Trainer
  • Tuesday, May 24: “From Grit to Great” Mold Yourself to be a Template for Those Who Work for You, with Linda Kaplan, Professional Speaker/Trainer
  • Wednesday, June 1: “Managing People” What to Do When They Do What They Do, with Dr. Mimi Hull, Professional Speaker/Trainer & HR Specialist
  • Wednesday, June 15: “Let There be Enlightenment!” Transform your data into knowledge for smarter decisions, with Terry Berggren, director of client experience, Ruf Strategic Solutions
  • Wednesday, June 22: “Supplier Negotiations” Best practices for negotiating contracts or forming new supplier partnerships, with Gary M. Pollard, CTC, president & CEO, Ambassador Tours; and Brian Robb, CTIE, president, The Robb Aspect

The Leadership Learning Series is part of The Travel Institute’s ‘The Year of the Travel Professional’ campaign, which is based on skills training to expand one’s business and expertise, and a public relations primer designed to promote that expertise.

For more information go to thetravelinstitute.com.

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