Global Hospitality Leadership Academy

World-Class Hospitality Leadership Programs

Strengthen your hospitality leadership skills at the Global Hospitality Leadership Academy, developed jointly by the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Educational Institute (EI) and University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. More than just another top-tier executive-education program, our Global Hospitality Leadership Academy blends the finest of two world-renown hospitality educational organizations. EI is recognized as the industry’s most prestigious developer of contemporary lodging educational tools, and serves the needs of learning institutions and hotel organizations with more than 90 licensed affiliates in 60 countries. The Rosen College possesses the largest and preeminent hospitality management programs in the world, and has earned the global reputation as a premier hospitality leader development center. Now these two hospitality and tourism giants join forces to present The Global Hospitality Leadership Certificate Program, a five-day lively and interactive educational experience for select international executives.

Contemporary Leadership for Tomorrow’s Executives

The Leadership Academy is a series of workshops focused on cultivating global leadership excellence by developing executive lodging potential for practical and professional application. The vision of the program is to develop and provide global leadership talent for the hospitality industry. The UCF-AHLA Global Hospitality Leadership Academy is positioned to be the worldwide training center for top level executives and managers in the hospitality, travel & tourism and service industry in the areas of leadership, strategy, service and revenue management. Global perspectives and global best practice sharing are balanced with sound leadership and strategic management principles to ensure valued learning experiences for all participants.

Qualified candidates for this program are general manager (full-service hotels exceeding 400 rooms) and executive level hospitality leaders (owners, management companies, regional directors) from around the globe. Sessions will be facilitated by Rosen College of Hospitality Management professors and internationally recognized industry experts. The Leadership Academy proposes a new model of interactive, experiential learning and enhancing leadership repertoire for attendees in an enjoyable and inspiring learning atmosphere. And for the first time, the UCF-AHLA Global Hospitality Leadership Academy will facilitate opportunities for attendees to experience Central Florida’s unmatched variety of hotels, restaurants, attractions and resorts (venues may include Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton, Sea World, Four Seasons, Universal Orlando, etc.).