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Published on : Thursday, October 13, 2016
The only masters-level course for travel professionals, the GLP has a strategic curriculum that uses an interdisciplinary approach to address both the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in today’s environment. Since its beginning, we have seen 600 travel professionals participate in GLP sessions, with nearly half (280+) completing the Certificate of Professional Development, and more than 125 achieving the industry’s highest designation, the GLP.
In response to direct feedback from past and current program participants, we constantly work to find ways to better the GLP program, so that we can continue to deliver participants the high level of professional development they have come to expect. In March of this year, we announced the enhancements to the structure of the GLP program. These positive changes, along with the move to partner with the Darden School, position the program for future success allowing it to continue to meet the evolving needs of our members and the industry. The quality of the program will remain unparalleled delivering the same strong ROI for our participants.
Why Partner with UVA’s Darden School of Business?
The GBTA Academy’s partnership with Darden goes hand in hand with our continued efforts to provide top quality education through a globally ranked institution, world class faculty and a learning environment that fosters real-world application.
The Darden School of Business faculty have been ranked #1 globally since 2004 by the Financial Times and The Economist ranked Darden #2 in the world in 2015. In The Economist’s specialty rankings, Darden ranked #1 globally for personal development and education experience, #2 for student rating of faculty and #5 for opening new career opportunities.
Darden’s faculty members are leading thinkers in various fields of business, offering expertise in the best current management practice from their own research and consulting with organizations in diverse industries around the globe. They are experienced at blending theoretical knowledge with real-time, real-world business applications. Their versatile faculty in the Leadership, Management, Finance and Marketing disciplines will tailor course content to reflect the most pressing challenges facing the global business travel industry and its senior leaders.
Darden’s case method of teaching allows participants to actively examine real-life business situations, utilizing their experiences and insights in new ways while practicing newly learned skills. This method is one of the best ways for managers to develop themselves into better business leaders.