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Hospitality Leadership Certificate

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Learn from North America's leaders in hospitality executive training – without interrupting your career.

Hospitality leadership involves you in every aspect of your business’ many moving parts. From the front of the house to the back, you need a firm grasp on finance, marketing, and managing employees. Manage a successful, world-class operation with a foundation in essential industry best practices with skills and a certificate from University of Guelph and Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration program.

For the Online program, you will choose from four elective tracks. The three core courses cover interpreting and using financial statements, leading people, and hospitality marketing. The track you choose gives you two elective courses that provide additional emphasis on financial management, foodservice, marketing or revenue management. Participants who successfully complete the five courses and the 3-day onsite workshop in this program receive a Hospitality Leadership Certificate from University of Guelph and the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Who should enroll?

Students who enroll in this program are F&B managers, front office supervisors, guest services managers, operations managers, general managers, room controllers, property owner/ operators, and those who are transitioning into the hospitality field.

Application deadline: April 1st, 2018


 
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Program facts:

  • Developed by two of North America’s leading hospitality schools – the University of Guelph and Cornell University
  • 5 online courses (complete by 2018) offered through eCornell
  • 3-day on-campus leadership workshop at the University of Guelph
  • Ideal for mid-to-senior level hospitality managers
  • Explore advanced topics in hospitality including marketing, revenue management and food beverage services
  • Fee: $5,299 +HST (CAD) (5% discount for 2+ registrants from the same organization)

 

Register for the Hospitality Leadership Certificate

 

Link to full video on Youtube

Designed for leaders in the hospitality industry

If you are a mid-to-senior level professional in the hospitality industry, this certificate is for you. You will connect with colleagues at a similar place in their careers who wish to reach the next level.

Watch Statia Elliot, director of School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph, talk about what the program offers you.

Video transcript (txt)

 

Flexible learning

The Hospitality Leadership Certificate offers the best of both worlds with the flexibility of online coursework + a three-day on-campus leadership workshop held at the University of Guelph’s beautiful campus in Guelph, Ontario

Online, self-guided learning

You will start by taking five online, self-guided courses facilitated by eCornell. This will include three core courses focused on team leadership, hospitality marketing and financial management, followed by two electives in one of the four following streams:

  • financial management,
  • advanced revenue management,
  • services marketing or
  • food, beverage and restaurant management.

Regardless of your area of expertise, you will gain new skills and knowledge in an area relevant to your career.

Leadership workshop

The program concludes with a 3 day leadership workshop, May 10 to 12, 2018 at the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management where you will learn from noted hospitality experts from both universities, and network with industry professionals - aka your classmates. During the workshop, you will engage in leadership development activities designed to build your understanding of your own brand of leadership. You will leave more aware of how your team perceives you and where you can create change in your leadership style to benefit your organization and industry. 


Certificate fee

The Hospitality Leadership Certificate costs $5,299 +HST (CAD) which covers:

Please note: this cost does not cover accommodations. Delta and Days Inn are within walking distance to campus. The Holiday Inn is a short drive. Low-cost, on-campus accommodations are available.

*A discount of 5% applies for 2+ registrants from the same organization. If you are registering two or more people from your organization, please complete a form for each individual and send them in a single email.


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Submit your application today or contact us for more information. 

Register for the Hospitality Leadership Certificate