RTO 9 will be conducting workshops throughout the year. Here you can find key information about each workshop, including registration and agenda details. Presentations and other materials are linked to the agenda as soon as they are available. If you have any inquiries about logistics or registration, please contact our Executive Director, Bonnie Ruddock. Want to receive updates about upcoming workshops or events in our region? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter – visit our homepage for more details! All training sessions are open to tourism businesses and operators in the RTO 9 region.
Nov 28, 2019 – HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Victim Services’ Anti-HT worker, Lana Saunders, and Sgt. Ed Cunningham of Kingston Police will be speaking and sharing information about Human Sex Trafficking. This presentation is a general introduction to Human Sex Trafficking that will include discussion on sub-topics such as who the victim’s perpetrators are, the stages of exploitation, marketing of victims, why victims stay and what front line workers can do if they suspect a client is in the Game. Discussion and Q&A to follow!
Jan-March – Webinar: Blogging Best Practices – More information to follow
Nov. 26, 2019 – EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM IMPLEMENTATION – This hands-on workshop will be by invitation only to identified businesses that have an experiential tourism product that will be ready to take to market within the coming months. Topics covered will include: a group review of your tourism product; Costing and Pricing; Digital Marketing. Further to this workshop, attendees will receive 3 personal coaching sessions to assist in launching their product (one of which will be on-site). The fee for this workshop is $80 including coaching sessions! If you would like to be considered for this workshop, please contact Lori McIsaac at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-344-2095, ext. 102 to secure your seat.
Nov. 20 & 21,2019 – TRAVEL TRADE- Tourism industry expert Sandra Rice, Partnership & Trade Consultant for Destination Ontario, will lead this presentation. Attendees will learn how to attract new guests to your tourism business and about the path to purchase for International visitors and groups. In this 90-minute presentation, you will learn the basics of the Travel Trade sector as an integral part of the tourism industry. Travel Trade organizations operate as intermediaries in the tourism industry promoting and selling to out of province and overseas markets creating an essential link between you and potential international business. It is about relationships, and tourism is a relationship-driven business.
November 11 & 12th Enhance Your Business Results Through Leadership Training – Take advantage of this free opportunity for employees in tourism and hospitality to participate in the LX Bootcamp workshop. This 2-day workshop is designed to provide new, emerging and existing leaders with the latest theories, practice and tools to develop their leadership skills. The training includes topics such as Communication and Emotional Intelligence, Team Building and Workforce Training, and Coaching for Excellence. This training is valued at $995. It is only available to employees who have been identified for advancement (e.g. part-time to full-time, additional hours, promotion, wage raise) within the next 3-12 months. The LX Bootcamp takes place at: Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 33 Benson Street, Kingston
Nov. 5th, 2019 – Experiential Tourism Development – Taking Your Business to a Higher Level: Learn what visitors are really looking for and discover how to dial into the global trend that is redefining tourism. Learn what is behind the demand for travel experiences and how your tourism-based business can get on board. Looking for ideas? Have an idea but not sure how to put it together? Explore opportunities, bounce your ideas around and start putting your plan together.
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“The two days were very enjoyable and informative. The facilitators and special presenters were all fabulous!”
“We have a far better understanding of our clientele, and have developed a new, collaborative project that I hope can take place.”
“I am very happy to have invested the two days in this workshop. It gave me insights and connections that I would not have developed otherwise.”
“The workshop gave me a framework to develop tour offerings.”
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