Green Travel Leadership Staff Training Program

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Developing facility & staff level training opportunities that will strengthen partner efforts.

  • Facility partners benefit from having trained, knowledgeable staff.
  • Valuable credentials for employees who want to work for Virginia Green-certified partners.

  • All classes include a test and a completion certificate that must be signed by the students which implies full ownership and integration with expected job duties.  

  • Certificates document contact hours and make Virginia Green commitments a part of the staff person's job description.

Initial Certificate Offerings:

  • Virginia Green All-Staff Certificate. A full orientation to what it means to work in a Virginia Green-certified facility. Core commitments, expectations, recycling systems, tracking of environmental progress, green meetings, and cost savings. Designed for all new-hire orientations. Length: 30-40 minutes

  • Virginia Green Meeting Professionals Accreditation. In depth instruction on how to be ready for an get more green meetings business. Class will include instruction on how to design a green meetings sales package and how to address green requirements in RFP's. Length 90-120 minutes

  • Green Team Leadership.  A workshop on basics of creating and managing a Green Team for a Virginia Green certified facility.  Participants will focus on developing a straightforward annual plan for assessing progress, identifying and implementing projects, and working with / training staff.  Length 90-120 minutes