GBTA and The Wharton School Celebrate 15 Years of GLP Program

I am pleased to announce GBTA has again renewed its partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to deliver the Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program. This marks 15 years of delivering this program to business travel professionals and there is truly nothing else like it in the industry.

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The only masters-level course for travel professionals, the GLP has a strategic curriculum that uses an interdisciplinary approach to address both the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in today’s environment.

“We look forward to continuing our efforts with GBTA on the prestigious GLP program as we wrap up 15 years,” said Joseph Ryan, PhD, Learning Director, Executive Education, The Wharton School. “What sets this program apart is the enormous intellectual energy participants bring to linking current best practices to live issues they face in the real world.”

Don’t just listen to us though. This is what some of our past and current participants have to say about the program:

“Amazing experience. I feel very privileged to have participated.”
– Paul Ruiz, District Sales Manager – West Region, Delta Air Lines


“I find it hard to put onto paper how the GLP Program has helped me and my career. Let it suffice to say that this program has been worthwhile mainly due to the quality of the professors. The caliber of their teaching amazed me; some of the driest subjects were taught with panache and were made memorable. The topics covered, were made understandable and applicable to my everyday life. The GLP classes have helped me move from a task-handler to a strategic thinker. By understanding how senior management looks at various functions, I am able to better prepare for them. Keep up the good work.”
-Mary Alice Hansen, CCTE, GLP, GTP, Manager, Travel – Expense, Astellas US LLC


“The content, presentation, and examples of application were fantastic. The material was so interesting and I walk away with a great perspective on so many things that I am exposed to daily. The class was highly engaging as well.”
-Joanne McNeillis Coelho, GTP, Global Travel Manager, Wyndham Worldwide

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Stay tuned for more information on upcoming sessions and schedules as we get ready to kick off our 16th year of GLP!