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


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.


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

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Finance for Non-Financial Executives

Core Competency: Finance

The course is designed for business leaders wanting to gain a solid understanding of financial measurement and valuation tools.This two-day course equips leaders from all backgrounds with the skills necessary to communicate effectively on issues relating to finance, accounting and ultimately, their bottom lines. 

  • This course is being conducted Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 at GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, FL. 
  • To register for this GLP course, please click on the link below to begin the Convention registration process. You will be given the choice to select "Optional Items". After making this selection, choose this GLP Course. 
  • GBTA Convention registration is not required for GLP course registration.
  • Contact with any registration questions.

Dates: July 17-18, 2021

Times: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day

Location: Orlando, FL

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Core Competency: Management

December 2021

Registration coming soon


Core Competency: Marketing

April 2022

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Core Competency: Leadership


In person - GBTA Convention 2022


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

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

  • Begins with a group meeting where teams and projects will be assigned
  • 2 web-based virtual classrooms sessions customized to the group’s support needs
  • Additional opportunities to work with peers on your assigned project will be provided
  • A potential on-site session where projects will be finalized and presented at GBTA Convention or virtually


Convince Your Boss:

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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 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



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