GLP® Program Education Content Provider:

Wharton University of Pennsylvania


In partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Academy’s 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 environment.

The Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program consists of a Certificate of Professional Development as well as a Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation.

Certificate of Professional Development Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation
The Certificate of Professional Development is obtained by successfully completing four 2-day sessions within twenty-four months, including one session in each of the four main competencies:


The Certificate of Professional Development is a prerequisite for the Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation.
The Global Leadership Professional® Designation consists of several components, beginning with a 2-day on-site session with Wharton Professors. During this session, work groups will be formed and industry related projects will be assigned. Over the following 9 months participants will receive additional instruction from the professors via three web-based virtual classrooms, as well as working independently and within their groups via email and conference calls. There will be a final 1-day on-site session during which the participants will finalize their projects and presentations for delivery to their industry peers at the GBTA Convention.

The Certificate of Professional Development is required before beginning the GLP Designation program.

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Global Leadership Professional® Program Sponsors






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Global Leadership Professional® Program Hosts



Millennium Hotels and Resorts




Course Schedule

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