Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program

The three-day program showcases renowned academics from high-ranking business schools and top universities. This is the only course for travel professionals focused on business and leadership skills. The curriculum integrates meaningful structured learning, combined with an experiential, knowledge-exchange model using real-life challenges and opportunities in the business travel industry. Brought to you by GBTA Academy and in partnership with University of Virginia’s (UVA’s) Darden School of Business.

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Benefits:

The GLP Program offers a wide range of benefits to participants and their organizations, including:

  • Engage with network of global peers who value professional development
  • Utilize advanced business principles and best practices
  • Interact with renowned academics and industry experts
  • Develop team approaches and strategies for solving problems
  • Earn recognition for your achievement

Individual Courses:

Individual GLP Courses are designed to address one of the four primary competencies for mid to senior-level industry professionals to expand their knowledge and stay current with the latest trends in the industry.

The four main competencies are:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Finance

Individuals are not required to enroll in the complete program and are welcome to attend any course that is offered.

Pricing:

GBTA Members: $995  |  Non-Members: $1,355

Scholarships are available for GBTA and GBTA Chapter Members.

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Core Competency: Management

Building and Managing a High-Performance Team

Today’s corporate leaders require building and managing a globally dispersed and interdependent team across multiple time zones and with diverse culture differences. This GLP management course will focus on ways to foster employee engagement and how to build on individuals’ strengths through intentional practice. By creating vitality in the work environment and supporting an effective team, organizational leaders can implement and execute strategies to maximize business performance.

Dates: December 7-9, 2021 VIRTUALLY

Times: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Instructor: Laura Morgan Roberts, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

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Core Competency: Marketing


Core Competency: Leadership

Dates: August 2022 IN PERSON - GBTA CONVENTION 2022

Instructor: Sean Martin, Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

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Certificate and Designation Programs

Certificate of Professional Development

The Certificate of Professional Development is obtained by successfully completing four courses, one course in each of the four main competencies. Successful completion of The Certificate of Professional Development is a prerequisite for the Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation.

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation

Registration Rate: $5,000

Scholarships are available for GBTA and GBTA Chapter Members.

The Global Leadership Professional® Designation is the pinnacle of achievement for business travel professionals. This year-long program consists of several components centered on a collaborative, industry-related and solutions-based project:

  • Program kicks off with a live 2-day meeting for registered participants ahead of the GBTA Convention in August 2022
  • 2 web-based virtual classrooms sessions customized to the group’s project support needs
  • Additional opportunities to work with peers on your assigned project are provided
  • The program concludes during GBTA Convention 2023, where projects are finalized
  • Earn 6 GTP recertification credits

6 Credits

Registration: If you have completed three or more of the GLP Certificate courses and are interested in pursuing Global Leadership Professional® Designation, please contact pd@gbta.org for more information.

 

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  • “The ability to look at things in a larger perspective, networking opportunity with other business experts, the learning experience from a Harvard fellow.”

    Daisy Francisco, Husky Injection Molding Systems


  • "The most significant takeaway from this session was the framework for creativity and idea generation. The content was taught in such a way that I can easily come back to my organization and use the methodology to further develop organizational creativity and intrapreneurship."

    Samantha Bean, LTD Hospitality Group


  • “There is always a different way to look at and evaluate things. Two sides of every situation and you need to weigh out the knowledge completely before making a decision. I enjoyed the on line timing and breaks."

    Toni Bonnette-Verdi, BWH Hotel Group


  • “The instructor was excellent. I thought the all 3 days were very engaging.”

    Maruca Malloy, World Bank

 

 Questions

Interested in a specific course? Fill out the form and let us know how we can help. Email pd@gbta.org for further assistance.