Professional Development and Board Facilitation

Typical Clients


  • Universities and community colleges with tourism/hospitality and parks/recreation interests
  • International, national and state/provincial tourism departments and agencies
  • Hotel, restaurant and related trade associations
  • Convention & visitors bureaus and respective international, national and state associations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Hospitality, attraction/event, retail and entertainment organizations
  • Tourism partnership entities


Practice Development


  • Over 100 years partner combined research, training and advisory experience in USA, Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific
  • Founder of the Executive Program in Destination Management (CDME: Certified Destination Management Executive credential) with Destinations International
  • Educator and faculty/staff member with University of Calgary, Purdue University and California State University Fullerton over a 20 year period
  • Not-for-profit Board of Directors destination/tourism governance training to over 20 CVBs


Current Representative Assignments


  • Strategic Plan Update, Texas A & M University Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (TX)
  • Board of Directors Governance Workshops, Livingston County CVB (MI)
  • Convention Sales Partnership Development Training Workshop, Fort Worth CVB (TX)
  • Destination Leadership Professional Development Workshops, Travel Alberta, Canada
  • Education and CSEE Program Strategies, National Association of Sports Commissions (OH)
  • Destination Brand /Service Excellence Training and Education Curriculum Development, Santa Monica CVB (CA)


Success Case Studies


  • Destinations International Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) Program (DC)
  • Travel Alberta Destination Leadership Professional Development Workshops (AB)
  • Livingston County CVB Board of Directors Governance Focus and Training (IN)