70th Hospitality Training Conference Set for
July 23-26, 2005 in Boston
|Westfield, NJ – June 1, 2005 - Featuring three panel presentations,
three keynote speakers, 12 interactive peer-to-peer sharing sessions and
three tracks for hourly staff training, management training, and executive
and multi-unit training, the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART)
70th semi-annual hospitality training conference will be July 23-26, 2005
at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers in Boston, Massachusetts.
“The conference theme plays on the American history of Boston to “Celebrate a Proud Heritage” of trainers learning, sharing and growing,” said Joleen Flory-Lundgren, SPHR, FMP, vice president of human resources and training for Famous Dave’s of America and CHART president. “This 70th conference marks the 35th year CHART has been helping hospitality trainers develop people to improve the performance of their organizations. As a thank you and recognition, over 15 members who have been members of CHART for twenty years and above were invited to attend this conference at no charge.”
High-level insights on training will be given by the annual President’s Panel, moderated by Jeff Higley, editor-in-chief, Hotel and Motel Magazine. President participants are:
For the second year in a row, CHART member recipients of Chain Leader’s “Best Places to Work,” based on findings by People Report, will participate on a panel to share best practices in recruiting, training, retention and compensation. The panel will be moderated by Teresa Siriani, president of People Report, and Donna Hood Crecca of Chain Leader. For lodging attendees, Jeff Higley will moderate an interactive discussion on “Training for Today While Planning for Tomorrow.”
CHART members will have many opportunities to learn from their peers through solutions-sharing sessions. Large group settings include “Ask My Peers: LIVE!” a speed roundtable version of CHART’s popular on-line discussion group, “Competencies of Winners,” moderated by Rodney Morris, FMP, of Fired Up, Inc. and “Building Leadership Talent,” moderated by Matt Kenslea of Harvard Business School Publishing. To learn from the CHART lifetime members who will be in attendance, a special session, “If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Reflections from the Field,” will feature the good, the bad and the ugly lessons learned in the training and human resources profession. Smaller group breakout tracks include:
Hourly staff training
To download the CHART Boston Conference brochure or to view the full agenda with descriptions, visit http://www.chart.org/conferences/.
CHART is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to training in the hospitality industry. Members number over 400 and represent multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies. A typical CHART member holds over 10 years of training and human resources experience and impacts over 5,000 employees in 80 units. By helping trainers do their jobs better, CHART positively impacts millions of employees, customers and companies and the industry as a whole. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to advance industry training practices and improve operational results by providing access to education, tools and resources.
|Also See:||Joleen Flory-Lundgren Elected President The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers / August 2004|
|The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers Honor Co-founders of California Pizza Kitchen with the 2004 Commitment to People Award / July 2004|