Written By: Susan Savkov
Please raise your hand if you are busy. We are all probably raising our hands. There are many things vying for your attention right now in your job. Deadlines for your hotel budget, getting new technology for your club, managing staff and did we say keeping up with your career?
Keeping up-to-date on the latest hospitality finance or technology education is an important step in growing your career. But searching for the most relevant education takes time. You look for articles, trade publications or other media which can give you insights into the latest trends. But searching takes time and are the sources really what you need?
Now the Good News
Well, there is good news: finding quality hospitality finance or technology education does not have to be time consuming. As an HFTP member, you have the tools at your disposal with HFTP ProLinks webinars.
ProLinks webinars are offered online throughout the year at no cost to HFTP members. HFTP brings the top industry minds to you. People who know the issues and challenges hospitality finance and technology professionals face every day. Industry professionals who are not a member of HFTP can also register for ProLinks webinars for a fee of $50 USD per webinar.
It is like having your own online classroom all in one place. No more searching the internet.
Get Continuing Education Credits
If you attend a live webinar you can earn valuable continuing education credits which can be used towards your Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) or Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations and they are also approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
Digital Learning Days
HFTP has on the calendar, five Digital Learning Day online events this year. Two have passed, but three more are yet to come. The Digital Learning Day events feature four one-hour long webinars on hot hospitality topics by leading hospitality speakers and thought leaders. These are the special issues which are shaping the industry as we speak and these topics may not be readily available anywhere else online.
Schedule of Upcoming Digital Learning Days
- Digital Learning Day, Europe – May 9, 2017
- Digital Learning Day, Asia – May 18, 2017
- Club Digital Learning Day – September 20, 2017
Past Digital Learning Day topics have included:
- The Latest Trends in Private Club Technology
- Active Shooters: New Trends and New Solutions
- Hotel Technology and Cyber-Security: Do’s and Don’ts for Hotels and Guests
There is a fee of $20.00 USD per one hour session to attend for HFTP members and $50.00 USD per one hour session for prospective members (to view the sessions live or in the HFTP archives).
But Wait There is More
Did you know HFTP has three years of webinar archives online? If you miss a webinar you wanted to see, not a problem. Members can access regular ProLinks webinars for free anytime they need to through our website. Industry professionals who are not HFTP members can access recorded webinars for $50.00 USD per webinar. Digital Learning Day archives are the fees listed above.
Sitting in an airport waiting for your plane? Why not watch a webinar? You can view on your favorite media device and watch on your own time and get continuing education credits if you need them.
Archived webinars are valid for educational maintenance points towards either the CHAE or CHTP certification.
All You Need in One Place
ProLinks webinars and Digital Learning Days are key tools in helping our members to invest in their careers and stand out at their jobs. You can choose your learning when and where you need it. HFTP’s strives to provide members top quality education and learning opportunities because your success as a hospitality professional is our goal.
Susan Savkov is the HFTP Membership Marketing Manager. Contact Susan at Susan.Savkov@hftp.org or +1 (512) 220-4028.