Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program

GBTA will be delivering the Global Leadership Professional program virtually in 2020.

The three-day program showcases renowned academics from high-ranking business schools and top universities. This is the only course for travel professionals focused on business and leadership skills. The curriculum integrates meaningful structured learning, combined with an experiential, knowledge-exchange model using real-life challenges and opportunities in the business travel industry. Brought to you by GBTA Academy



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

  • Engage with network of global peers who value professional development
  • Utilize advanced business principles and best practices
  • Interact with renowned academics and industry experts
  • Develop team approaches and strategies for solving problems
  • Earn recognition for your achievement

Individual Courses:

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. View courses.

The four main competencies are:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Finance

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

Course Registration Rates:

GBTA Members: $995  |  Non-Members: $1,355



Leading a Corporate Culture of Innovation

Core Competency: Leadership

Dates: December 15, 17, 18

Times: 10:00 AM ET – 1:00 PM ET Each Day

Location: Virtual

Leading a Corporate Culture of Innovation is a course designed for business leaders wanting to gain a solid understanding of Building Effective Organizations, Leading Effective Organizations, Reciprocity – Hidden Keys for Building Collaboration & Trust and much more. This three-day course equips leaders from all backgrounds with the skills necessary to accurately assess effectiveness and design for innovation in Leadership.

This GLP® course will fulfill the “Leadership” competency requirement for those pursuing the GLP Designation or their Certificate of Professional Development.


Sean Martin, Associate Professor of Management at University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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**Dates for this course are subject to change

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Certificate and Designation Programs

Certificate of Professional Development

The Certificate of Professional Development is obtained by successfully completing four courses within twenty-four months (24), including one course in each of the four main competencies.

Successful completion of The Certificate of Professional Development is a prerequisite for the Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation.

Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation

Registration Rate: $5,000

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


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  • “The ability to look at things in a larger perspective, networking opportunity with other business experts, the learning experience from a Harvard fellow”

    Daisy Francisco, Husky Injection Molding Systems

  • “The most significant takeaway from this session the framework for creativity and idea generation. The content was taught in such a way that I can easily come back to my organization and use the methodology to further develop organizational creativity and intrapreneurship”

    Samantha Bean, LTD Hospitality Group


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