The Cornell School of Hotel Administration has
launched a new scholarship for its General Managers Program (GMP).
Three scholarships worth $3,000 each will be awarded to applicants
to attend the January 2010 GMP in Ithaca, NY.
The scholarships are being offered to
hotel general managers and their next-in-command who have a desire
to advance their professional and personal objectives and who have
demonstrated a commitment to the hospitality industry.
Scholarships for the GMP have been available
previously through industry organizations and Cornell Hotel
Society chapters, but this is the first time the school has
sponsored a scholarship of this type.
"Many of our participants contribute their own
funds or come from independent properties that do not have large
training budgets to invest in this type of program," said Tom
Kline, executive director of the Office of Executive Education at
the School of Hotel Administration. "Due to the current state of
the industry, this is precisely the time that organizations and
individuals should be investing in their leaders. Our hope is that
this scholarship will help a few more individuals participate in
this learning experience."
Cornell's GMP is a 10-day experience for hotel
general managers to share challenges, ideas, and proven solutions
while forming a personal global network of support and friendship.
Participants in the program interact closely with other
hospitality professionals from around the world while being led by
Cornell faculty members. They discuss leadership, strategic
management, human-resources, hotel asset management, innovation,
operations, and marketing management.
GMP's intensive learning environment, away from
day-to-day management responsibilities, provides participants an
opportunity for a fresh perspective. They discuss the latest
trends and management challenges with expert faculty and their
international peers, develop new ideas, and discover renewed
enthusiasm for their work.
Scholarship applicants must be accepted into the
January 2010 GMP before completing the scholarship application,
which includes two essay questions. The deadline to apply for the
scholarship is Friday, October 30, 2009. Applications can be sent
electronically, via fax, or via postal mail.
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