The Global Leadership Professional (GLP) Program is the only educational initiative designed for the broad travel and mobility sectors to provide leading-edge insights and highly immersive experiences to apply new knowledge and skills. Perfect for mid to senior-level industry professionals, the GLP program allows participants to engage with a network of global peers, interact with industry experts, develop team-focused strategies for problem-solving, and earn recognition for your achievement and knowledge.

The GLP Program is made up of 4 Individual Core Competency courses, Marketing, Management, Leadership and Finance. Each is designed for participants to expand their knowledge and stay current with the latest trends in the business travel industry. Participants can take part in a single course, or complete all four to earn their Certificate of Professional Development and take part in the GLP Designation program.

Brought to you by GBTA in partnership with University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business

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Individual Courses

Individual GLP Courses are designed to address one of the four primary competencies for industry professionals to expand their knowledge and stay current with the latest trends in the industry. The four main competencies are Marketing, Management, Leadership and Finance.
Participants can take part in a single course, or complete all four to earn their Certificate of Professional Development and take part in the GLP Designation program.

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GTP holders will earn 14 GTP Recertification credits upon completion of each GLP Core Competency.

Leadership

Instructor: Sean Martin, Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Date: November 1-3, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual
Price: GBTA Members $995 | Non-Members: $1,355
Scholarships are available for GBTA and Chapter Members

The GLP Leadership course is ideal for business leaders wanting to gain a solid understanding of how to build and lead effective organizations. With University of Virginia Professor, Sean Martin, participants will be equipped with the skills necessary to accurately assess effectiveness and design for innovation in leadership.

Management

Course coming in 2023

Finance

Course coming in 2023

Marketing

Instructor: Raj Venkatesan, Ronald Trzcinski Professor of Business Administration
Registration Closed

The field of marketing continues to experience significant transformation. Executives in roles including marketing and communications, branding, promotions and service excellence need to constantly upskill in domains including new channel marketing, social media, data analysis, AI and visualization, impact analysis and customer experience mapping. This course has been specifically designed for directors and strategists in the broad travel and mobility sectors to provide leading-edge insights and highly immersive experiences to apply new knowledge and skills. Participants will learn how they can apply these learnings in their work.

Global Leadership Professional Designation

After the completion of all four core competencies resulting in the certificate of Professional Development, GLP participants are eligible to take part in the Global Leadership Professional Designation. The GLP Designation is the pinnacle of achievement for business travel professionals.

This year-long program kicks off with a 2-day meeting at GBTA Convention where participants meet with their cohort to begin to develop their solutions-based project. UVA Darden Professors and cohort leader, Dr. Amanda Cecil CMP, are available for virtual consultations to provide feedback and assistance throughout the year. The program concludes with a presentation at the following GBTA Convention, where participants will finalize their projects.

If you have completed three of the GLP Certificate courses and are interested in pursuing Global Leadership Professional® Designation, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Pricing

The Global Leadership Professional Designation program costs $5,000.
Scholarships are available for GBTA and GBTA Chapter Members.

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GTP Credits

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GTP holders will earn 20 GTP Recertification credits upon completion of the GLP Designation program.

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