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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).

September 27

Celebrate Ontario 2018 Information Webinar (English)

Click on the link to register for the Celebrate Ontario 2018 Information session: https://celebrateontario.beta.doodle.com/poll/aenx6k3gx3bvy653

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September 28

Celebrate Ontario Webinar Session

Click on the link to register for the Celebrate Ontario 2018 Information session: https://celebrateontario.beta.doodle.com/poll/aenx6k3gx3bvy653

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October 2 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tourism Workforce Strategy: Employer Round Tables

The discussion

  • What tourism job and career information do you think needs to be out there?
  • How do you hire and recruit? What challenges do you have finding the right people?
  • What training challenges do you face?
  • What resources are you using and what would you like to see developed?
  • What leadership skills do your people need? How you are developing them?


What will you get out of it?

  • Hear how your tourism colleagues are handling similar challenges
  • Inform a Workforce Strategy in those areas with shortages & needs
  • Identify all of the available education and training options


Register for in-person, call-in and survey options at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TourismRoundTables
A confirmation e-mail will follow.


Need more information?
Contact Charlene Hofbauer at charlene@workforceplanningboard.org

Location

Brantford Tourism Centre
Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford N3R 8B4

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October 3 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tourism Workforce Strategy: Employer Round Tables

The discussion

  • What tourism job and career information do you think needs to be out there?
  • How do you hire and recruit? What challenges do you have finding the right people?
  • What training challenges do you face?
  • What resources are you using and what would you like to see developed?
  • What leadership skills do your people need? How you are developing them?


What will you get out of it?

  • Hear how your tourism colleagues are handling similar challenges
  • Inform a Workforce Strategy in those areas with shortages & needs
  • Identify all of the available education and training options


Register for in-person, call-in and survey options at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TourismRoundTables
A confirmation e-mail will follow.


Need more information?
Contact Charlene Hofbauer at charlene@workforceplanningboard.org

Location

Brant County Sports Complex
944 Powerline Rd
Paris N3L 0B2

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October 5

Celebrate Ontario 2018 Information Session

Click on the link to register for the Celebrate Ontario 2018 Information session: https://celebrateontario.beta.doodle.com/poll/aenx6k3gx3bvy653

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October 11 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tourism Workforce Strategy: Employer Round Tables

The discussion

  • What tourism job and career information do you think needs to be out there?
  • How do you hire and recruit? What challenges do you have finding the right people?
  • What training challenges do you face?
  • What resources are you using and what would you like to see developed?
  • What leadership skills do your people need? How you are developing them?


What will you get out of it?

  • Hear how your tourism colleagues are handling similar challenges
  • Inform a Workforce Strategy in those areas with shortages & needs
  • Identify all of the available education and training options


Register for in-person, call-in and survey options at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TourismRoundTables
A confirmation e-mail will follow.


Need more information?
Contact Charlene Hofbauer at charlene@workforceplanningboard.org

Location

Six Nations Tourism Building
2498 Chiefswood Rd
Ohsweken N0A 1M0

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October 24 - 26

Service Excellence Designated Training Program

Designed for organizations looking to develop their own in house-trainers, this three day program covers everything needed to deliver OTEC's industry-leading Service Excellence workshop. 

Click on the website for further details and to register today! 

 

Location

OTEC Learning Centre
21 Four Seasons Place, Suite 300
Toronto ON
M9B 6J8

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October 25 - 26

Training and Facilitation Excellence

Designed to assist in organizations in developing the competencies of in-house facilitators or for individuals who wish to develop the skills to be a professional facilitator. 

This program provides participants with the confidence and professional skills to deliver workplace training or successfully lead a class of adult learners. 

 

Click on the link for further information and to register today! 

Location

OTEC Learning Centre
21 Four Seasons Place, Suite 300
Toronto ON
M9B 6J8

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November 5

Celebrate Ontario Grant Funding Deadline

The Deadline for this application ends at 5:00pm on November 5th 2017. For Information please click on: http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/OSAPQA005140 

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November 6 - 7

TIAO SUMMIT

The Ontario Tourism Summit is the premier provincial, industry-wide business conference for members of Ontario’s tourism industry to learn the latest trends, share new ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and recognize industry leaders at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. OTS17 will be held November 6th and 7th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls.

Location

ScotiaBank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls,

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