Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program

GBTA will be delivering the Global Leadership Professional Program® virtually and in-person at GBTA Convention 2021.

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.


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


Member $995 USD  |  Nonmember $1,355 USD

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

Course Summaries

Finance for Non-Financial Executives

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.

Upcoming Courses - Global Leadership Professional® Program



Finance - Registration Coming Soon

Finance for Non-Financial Executives

Location: In-person, GBTA Convention 2021 - Orlando

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Leadership - Registration Coming Soon

In-person, GBTA Convention 2022


Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation Cohort

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

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


Member/Nonmember $5,000 USD per person

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

Upcoming Courses - Global Leadership Professional® Designation Cohort



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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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