About the course
The General Managers Program is a transformational learning experience for elite hotel general managers and their immediate successors. GMP elevates decision-makers with the power of strategic thinking through a rigorous face-to-face experience with renowned faculty and industry peers on the campus of the world’s leading school for hospitality management. Over the past 36 years, the Cornell GMP has hosted more than 1,900 participants representing 120+ countries.
As an experienced hospitality professional, you know that the industry is constantly evolving. To be successful, you must lead your team with purpose, embrace the industry’s evolutionary path, and seek opportunities to keep your organization at the forefront. Through GMP, you will hone strategic thinking skills, explore how to create value, plan for the future action to tackle business challenges and opportunities.
GMP leadership is real.
The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) is the world’s leading hospitality-management school, and the oldest such school in the United States. We help shape the standards by which our industry has grown and changed. The renowned General Managers Program is designed to share that success with you.
GMP learning is relevant.
If you want pertinent, specific, applicable, and workable solutions to real-time issues and demands, you want to be in the General Managers Program. Whether you are a seasoned hotel general manager or poised to become one within the next year, this program offers a management and strategic-thinking toolkit designed to take you to the next level of your career.
GMP is in a class by itself.
GMP takes on strategic property-level issues with depth and precision. You will concentrate on hotel-management issues and collaborate to expand the foundation of your knowledge, broaden your viewpoint, and produce new solutions to the problems you face. As business transcends continental boundaries, so do we at Cornell. Through our interactive classroom discussions and informal breakaway chat sessions, participants dissect theory-based ideas and learning, and relate these to current issues in the industry. This program shapes decision-makers into strategic thinkers.
GMP participants are world class.
You will be among hospitality industry professionals who have traveled from all corners of the earth (68 countries over the past four years) to attend GMP. With this group you will form a personal global network of support and friendship, and share challenges, ideas, and solutions.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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