Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE)

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Virtual Event

The Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution is a customized education offered in partnership with Cornell University’s Executive Education Division. The curriculum is designed for corporate buyers overseeing a managed travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

This virtual classroom opportunity is focused on critical business travel topics including accounting, finance, human resources, sales strategy, risk and legal issues, and travel procurement. This relaunched course will be taught by Cornell University professors who teach and research in business, travel and hospitality. *Dates for this course are subject to change.

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Travel Managers and Directors
  • Procurement or Fiscal Managers overseeing travel
  • Regional/District Sales Managers for travel suppliers
  • Professionals with five or more years of experience in business travel should register

Course targets travel professionals aspiring to advance their knowledge in travel and business best practices. It is recommended, but not required, that participants have a Global Travel Professional® (GTP) certification. Participants will receive a Cornell University Executive Education and GBTA Academy Certificate after completing the course.

How will this course be delivered?

Course will be completely online in a virtual classroom. Participants must be available to commit to a 2-hour session twice monthly September through December - dates and times are listed below. Recordings will be made available upon request/approval if unable to join a “live” class.

Course Topics:

Accounting and Finance

  • Practical Accounting, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • Finance Statements

Human Resources and Sales

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace/Building Teams
  • Sales and Competitive Strategy

Risk and Legal

  • Risk Management and Contingency Planning
  • Business and Hospitality Law

Procurement

  • Negotiation Skills and Persuasive Communication
  • Travel Procurement and Supply Chain Management

** Subject to change based on professor availability

Pricing:

Member/Nonmember  $2,500 USD per person for all 8 courses September – December - 2 sessions per month (see below)

Scholarships are available for GBTA Members that have met the course requirements.

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Upcoming Courses

 

Sept
9
2021

Accounting and Finance

Practical Accounting, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor: Mary MacAusland

Focus:

  • Overview of the accounting cycle
  • Budgeting as a basis for planning and control
  • Pricing strategies for products/services and yield management
  • Business forecasting
    • Travel forecast for segments – air, hotel, rental car, etc.
Sept
23
2021

Accounting and Finance

Finance Statements

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor: Mary MacAusland

Focus:

  • Understanding of financial statements
  • Utilizing financial statements to make strategic decisions
  • Travel professional’s role in corporate fiscal system
Oct
6
2021

Risk and Legal

Critical Thinking and Strategy

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor: Risa Mish

Focus:

  • Corporate duty of care to travelers
  • Components of a travel/people risk management plan
  • Ways to mitigate risk and executing these measures
  • Planning process for contingences and crisis
Oct
21
2021

Human Resources and Sales

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor: Alex Susskind

Focus:

  • Awareness of unconscious bias
  • Importance of internal training programs
  • Connection to DEI and company policy and practices
  • Measure and reporting of progress
NOV
4
2021

Human Resources and Sales

Sales and Competitive Strategy

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor: Alex Susskind

Focus:

  • Forces and components of competitive analysis
  • Identification of market conditions and change management strategies
  • Critical strategic management skills
Nov
11
2021

Risk and Legal

Business and Hospitality Law

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor: Dave Sherwyn

Focus:

  • Contract clauses to include cancellation, termination, insurance and liability
  • Best practices to minimize or eliminate health and safety concerns
  • Ethical practices in contract/business management
  • Recent legal travel and pandemic issues to discuss
Dec
1
2021

Procurement

Negotiation Skills and Persuasive Communication

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor: Tony Simons

Focus:

  • Power of communication, listening, use of language, and influence skills
  • Keys to developing long-term relationships
  • Principles of a successful negotiation
  • Ways to resolve disagreements or client issues
Dec
16
2021

Procurement

Travel Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Virtual Event, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

Instructor:  Chris Gaulke

Focus:

  • Principles of strategic sourcing
  • Sourcing a service is different than sourcing a product
  • Managing successful supplier relationships
  • Evaluating key performance indicators and objectives

 

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GBTA Academy in partnership with Cornell University’s Executive Education Division