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
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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.
These grassroots meetings provide fun and stimulating networking opportunities and professional development. Our aim is to create a relaxed but engaging atmosphere, where ideas flow freely and important planning work is accomplished.
2020 roundtables are going virtual!
Each will have 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 your questions.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST
Thursday, April 30th, 2020
10:30 am - 2:30 pm PST
Attending a Roundtable is an extremely valuable resource for someone new to the industry because you get to connect with a like-minded community, share resources and insights, and engage in meaningful conversation.
Jared Dial, Travel Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association
ETC has built an exceptional group across all areas of the industry. It’s wonderful to be able to meet together as a community and exchange ideas.
Elise Webb, Trip Director, Insider Expeditions
ETC is a great value and wonderful place to learn about how to build your business and engage with both destination providers and Universities!
Cameron Wong, Director of Marketing and Sales, Asia Sublime