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Designation (Global Leadership Professional)

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The Global Leadership Professional® Designation is the pinnacle of achievement for business travel professionals. This 12-month program consists of several components centered on a collaborative, industry-related project:

  • Begins with a 2-day, on-site session where work groups and projects will be assigned
  • 3 web-based virtual classrooms over a 9-month course
  • Additional instructions and opportunities to work with peers on your assigned project will be provided
  • A final 1-day, on-site session where projects will be finalized and presented at GBTA Convention

The three main competencies are:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Individuals are not required to enroll in the complete program and are welcome to attend any course that is offered.

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program

Showcasing award winning academics from renowned universities, GBTA’s Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program is the only masters-level course for travel professionals. The strategic curriculum uses an interdisciplinary approach that addresses both the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in today’s evolving environment.


The GLP Program offers a wide range of benefits to participants and their organizations, including:

  • Become part of a network of global peers
  • Understand advanced business principles
  • Interact with renowned faculty members
  • Develop team approaches and strategies for solving problems
  • Earn recognition for your achievement

Who should attend

Individual GLP Courses are designed to address one of the four primary competencies for mid to senior-level industry professionals to expand their knowledge and stay current with the latest trends in the industry.

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