Training and Education Advisory Council
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.— November 13, 2004 - A new Training and Education Advisory Council has been established to assist the Educational Institute in its development of targeted training resources for the hospitality industry, announced Anthony Farris, CHA, chairman of the board of directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation at a board meeting held Saturday, November 13, during the AH&LA Fall Conference.
The Advisory Council, which is composed of training and educational development executives from leading hotel organizations, will be chaired by Martin Lowery, vice president, educational and professional development, Hilton Hotels Corporation, and co-chaired by Steve Schuller, vice president, organizational development and education, Wyndham International. Other members of the committee are:
“Why have several large companies creating their own versions of the same training topics?” stated Huckestein. “If we come together as a single voice and EI develops the content based on our recommendations, it saves time and money while providing consistency of training across the industry. AH&LA members, industry owners and operators, and franchisees can turn to EI for the most timely training and education topics offered in a variety of delivery mediums.”
EI president Anthony G. Marshall, JD, CHA, CHE, noted that the new advisory council will play a vital role as the organization moves forward with its strategic business goals.
“The Educational Institute is engaged in constructive change as the industry evolves,” said Marshall. “We have received excellent feedback and guidance from our industry leaders and AH&LA members and we have committed to creating or revising all EI products to better serve the needs of the industry. We are already moving forward with plans to offer training content in customizable online modules, as well as other projects recommended by our industry advisors.”
The next meeting of the Educational Institute’s Training and Education Advisory Council will be in January 2005. For additional information, please contact Brenda Moons, EI’s vice president, industry sales and business development, at 407-999-8100.
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute is the premier source for quality hospitality education, training, and professional certification, serving the needs and advancing the excellence of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.
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