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Workforce Development and Training


Free Online Tourism Webinars

HHBRTA has launched a new platform for the workforce development training series. This year, in addition to face to face workshops, take full advantage of Free Online Tourism Webinars, at the convenience of your own business or home. 

Register today if you are looking to:

·         Excel your business

·         Develop new offers

·         Enhance your customer service

·         Increase your marketing efforts

Click here to register to become a member and have access to 150+ recorded tourism virtual workshops available 24/7 and live webinars every week.

All Live Webinars are held every Tuesday at 2:00pm with a 50 minutes long lecture and 10 minutes for questions. All webinars are tourism focused and delivered by industry experts on an array of topics of interest to tourism professionals. With no extra travel time or fees this new online tool is perfect for you and your team.

Some Recorded Webinars of interest online right now include:

·         Tourism on PURPOSE: Creating a Tourism Business with Impact

·         How does Google Find you?

·         Email Marketing that delivers 

·         20 ways to ruin a perfectly good tourism website

·         Understanding the Family Travel Market

·         How Destinations Succeed in SEO and SEM

·         Boost your Event – By Leveraging Social Media

·         Understand the Latest in Display Advertising and Programmatic Buying

·         7 Steps to Creating Powerful Customer Experience

·         Making sense of Location Based Deals

Be sure to follow @HHBTourism to see what recorded webinars are trending and beneficial to meet industry stakeholder needs and to catch what live webinars they are hosting that week. 


2015/16 Training Series Recap

Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (HHBRTA) is committed to helping regional tourism partners, industry and businesses enhance their entities by offering free workshops that cover new trends, topics and technologies. Our Tourism Workforce Development Training Series is an opportunity for industry partners and tourism businesses to leverage their resources and foster new partnerships with other local tourism operators. 

The 2015/16 series comprised of nine workshops covering a range of topics from customer service and marketing, to grant funding and the upcoming Sesquicentennial. In total, 285 industry partners participated in workshops throughout the year, more than half being new to HHBRTA’s database. Workshops were hosted across the region and boasted speakers from marketing agencies, foundations and OTMPC. Resources and presentations from the workshops are avialable for download here. 

Don't Miss Out!
Come back often to see the latest workshops on our Corporate Event Calendar. Additional dates, locations and information will be posted on an ongoing basis. All workshops are free (unless otherwise stated).

April 19 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ontario Trillium Funding - Grow Project

Applying for a Grow Grant? Want to know more about the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) programs? Join our free workshop on our popular Grow Investment Stream. This full-day workshop, led by experienced OTF staff, will walk you through a Grow grant application. As a bonus we'll also be offering a session on Storytelling for Nonprofits following the GROW session. Presented by Rani Sanderson, Canadian Projects Director for StoryCentre Canada, this session will provide attendees with a clear idea of what makes a good story and how to use stories ethically to inspire social change. The Grow workshop will include: Interactive presentations and quizzes Sample worksheets At the end of the workshop, you will: Gain a better understanding of OTF Investment Strategy Learn to identify the key components of a competitive Grow project Understand the Grow application process Join us! Our venue is fully wheelchair accessible Registration is limited to two people per organization (each person must register separately) If you register less than 48 hours before the session (and less than 72 hours before a Monday session), we will do our best to accommodate: Special meal requests for lunch Accessibility or accommodation needs Check-in and networking starts at 9:30 a.m. and the session begins at 10:00 a.m. We encourage you to prepare for this session by reviewing What We Fund and Grow Grants on our website. Please contact our Support Centre at 1 800 263-2887 or otf@otf.ca if you have any questions. **Evaluation Planning is an important element of a competitive Grow application. Watching these great videos on Evaluation before attending the Grow Workshop is highly recommended: • Conceptualizing Evaluation • Developing Your Evaluation Budget Grow Investment Stream deadlines: Organization registration deadline - April 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Grant application deadline - May 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Looking forward to seeing you!


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