Professional Development & Training
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Fundamentals of Affinity Travel for Planners
Open only to Travel Planners with 0 – 3 years experience
Jumpstart delivers a focused and detailed training on topics ranging from risk management to marketing, program analysis, and a special module called “A Day in the Life of the Planner.” This nuts and bolts session will provide useful take-away information and advice from a select group of seasoned travel planners and will include adequate time for questions and group discussions. Complete the training feeling connected with your community and armed with new resources to strengthen your program. $55 Fee – Includes Sunday night welcome program, dinner and Monday seminar.
Mary Ann Hunt
Thank you to our sponsor!
Conceptualizing the unknown, especially in regard to something unwelcome and unpleasant, is daunting and weighs heavily on your organization. A risk management plan can’t rely solely on a regulatory approach matching government requirements. Asking specific questions, and sourcing risk related scenarios builds a good risk management plan, but working with those who have experiences, provides greater structure for your team to address a risk event before emotions run high, causing impaired judgment and potential missteps.
Now, in it’s fourth year, ETC’s Risk Management Professional Training would be worth thousands of dollars if delivered in the public sector. Designed to infuse collective insight to elevate your risk management plan to include current and future risk events, these risk sessions bring together a collective group of professionals to address your risk specific needs within the educational travel market. And it is yours – within the cost of the registration.
- Learn from colleagues and professionals in your industry how their organization handled real life risk events.
- Discuss practical scenarios, building beyond the “what if’s” and the unknowns
Many planners, operators, suppliers, and destinations attend the Conference primarily to benefit from these in-depth risk sessions sequenced year to year and focusing on different elements of building/updating a comprehensive Risk Management Plan.
Be prepared to think beyond the risk events you are familiar with, and learn the questions to ask when you have yet to experience risk events first-hand.
ETC members can access year one (2016) , year two (2017) and year three (2018) Risk Management Professional Training through their member dashboard.
Provided to members virtually in 2020
Each roundtable had a Planner only section in the morning, a professional presentation "Compassionate Communication in a Time of Crisis" by Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, and an all-industry discussion driven by member questions. Recordings of each Roundtable plus an addendum of resources are available to members on their dashboard.
held Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
held Thursday, April 30th, 2020
10:30 am - 2:30 pm PST
Just wanted to say that the virtual roundtable was very useful, and the opportunity to connect with fellow planners and operators outside of direct business conversations is what keeps me going these days! Thank you for all that you do.
Patrick Bedard, Dartmouth College Alumni Relations
I really like the opportunity to connect with my peers. Having all that knowledge in one place is invaluable. Carrie Fediuk, Michigan Alumni Travel
I have really enjoyed these valuable virtual sessions you have offered over the past several weeks. It was really interesting to hear insight from colleagues in various segments (travel planners, U.S. operators and incoming operators). I particularly enjoyed when we broke into smaller chat rooms to discuss Speaker Sue's letter samples. As always, she was a great speaker and Karen also did a great job moderating the town hall. Gina Carmo, Inspire Travel, Brazil