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Professional Development

Start Date

January 2024


5 weeks

About the Course

Class I:  Winning Characteristics of the Successful Business Travel Professional

Monday, January 8th at 11 am CT (Makeup class January 22nd at 10 am CT)

Instructor:  Will Tate, Partner, GoldSpring Consulting

Will Tate, Partner, GoldSpring Consulting talks about the top traits shared by successful travel managers, the impact to their programs as well as their own professional development. Whatever your role in the industry, you are sure to glean insights from this session which draws on decades of GoldSpring experience and insight working with the best in the industry. Will delves into the habits, practices, and personalities that make for above-average business travel industry prowess.

Class II:  Rock Your Profile & Leverage the Power of LinkedIn

Monday, January 22nd at 11 am CT (Makeup class January 29th at 10 am CT)

Instructor:  Allison Nunes, Director of Global Events, LinkedIn

Our guest instructor for this class is Allison Nunes, Director of Global Events for LinkedIn's sales organization.  Now is the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile and engagement are stronger than ever. Empower yourself and learn how to connect to opportunity as your career journey unfolds.  This session covers tips and tricks on how to tell your professional story, make the most of your LinkedIn network, gain insights and knowledge in your newsfeed and through LinkedIn Learning courses, build brand and thought leadership, and get top tips for job seekers.  In addition to her day job at LinkedIn, Allison is a workshop ambassador for LinkedIn's "Rock Your Profile" program which helps members create a profile that showcases skills, experience and accomplishments.  She is a champion for helping people leverage LinkedIn, their networks and share their voice.

Class III: Professional Development & Your Personal Brand

Monday, January 29th at 11 am CT (Makeup class February 5th at 10 am CT)

Instructor:  Kevin Iwamoto, Senior Advisor/Bizly, Proske & Independent Consultant

Our guest instructor, Kevin Iwamoto, is a multi-award-winning, industry influencer, author, educator, and subject matter expert in business travel.  In this class, Kevin shares how a personal brand says a lot about who you are and how you conduct business, how it reflects your cherished beliefs and values, and how it demonstrates your ethics to colleagues, employees, business partners and customers. Kevin offers valuable guidance on creating and maintaining a personal brand throughout your career with an uplifting, positive message about living (not just talking about) your brand.

Class IV: Building Your Communications Skills

Monday, February 5th at 11 am CT (Makeup class February 12th at 10 am CT)

Instructor:  Will Tate, Neil Hammond, and Cindy Fisher - Partners, GoldSpring Consulting

Join us as we work on the softer skills that build confidence and lead to better communication. We'll cover key areas of: Listening, Writing and Presentation Skills (both in-person and virtual).  We cover social engagement, time, email and calendar  - with tips and tricks to perform at your best.

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