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AHLEI and ISPA Offer Online
 ‘Risk Management for Spas’ Course
Orlando, Florida, June 2010—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), the International SPA Association (ISPA), and the ISPA Foundation have released a new online course, Risk Management for Spas. Developed in collaboration with the Resort Hotel Association, the program is offered through AHLEI’s Distance Learning department on its e-learning platform.
Through 10 easy-to-navigate modules, course participants will learn to identify, analyze, and transfer risks pertaining to staff, guests, property, treatments, products and equipment, and information technology in the spa environment.  They will also learn about insurance and the U.S. legal process as it applies to liability and risk and how to respond to and document incidents and emergencies. The content includes links to relevant websites, sample forms, and useful articles.  Those who successfully complete the course’s 100-question final exam receive a certificate jointly issued by AHLEI and ISPA. 
Risk Management for Spas is the seventh project jointly developed and marketed by AHLEI and ISPA.  Others include:
  • Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction (textbook and DVD)
  • Retail Management for Spas (textbook)
  • Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas (textbook)
  • Supervisory Skill Builders for the Spa Industry (workbooks)
  • Certified Spa Supervisor (professional certification)
Another new textbook, Financial Management for Spas, is planned for publication this fall.
Risk Management for Spas is available for $200 for AH&LA and ISPA members, and $245 for nonmembers.  To enroll, call EI’s Distance Learning department at 800-390-8399 or 517-372-8800, or visit to enroll online.

About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.
About the International SPA Association
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the global spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on
About the International SPA Association Foundation
The ISPA Foundation is the 501(c) 3 arm of the International SPA Association and was created in 1999 to serve the educational and research needs of the spa industry. The ISPA Foundation’s mission is to improve and enhance the value of the spa experience; its vision is to advance spa culture to sustain health and well-being. The ISPA Foundation’s objectives include being the educational source for the spa industry, establishing definitive research that validates spa industry related topics and creating an endowment that sustains the ISPA Foundation in perpetuity.

Elizabeth Johnson 
Senior Marketing Manager 
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute 
2113 North High Street, Lansing MI 48906 
Phone: 517-318-2359
Fax: 517-372-5141
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