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Level 2: Ambassador Level for Tourism

The Ambassador Level for Tourism course provides an opportunity to network with other individuals in the local industry through half-day classroom sessions, conducted quarterly at different attractions throughout the city. This course prepares industry employees who want to advance their careers industry and exposure them to industry trends and best practices. The program focuses on vision, productivity, and industry leadership. The skills and strategies taught in this program are essential for anyone looking to advance in their current role. The relationships and resources gained through networking with other individuals in the local industry are invaluable.

There will be a consistent curriculum portion but we’ll also have different speakers coming in to talk about new things to do, upcoming events, or even industry trends and best practices that they can take back to their organization. This level will be designed to promote that continued engagement and networking for those people in the industry that want to stay connected and keep growing with the destination.

 

Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

This course prepares industry employees who want to advance their career experience and exposure to industry trends and best practices. The program focuses on vision, productivity, and industry leadership. The skills and strategies taught in this program are essential for anyone looking to advance in their current role. The relationships and resources gained through networking with other individuals in the local industry are invaluable.  

**Participants must have completed the Customer Service for Tourism training before advancing to the Ambassador Level. Individuals interested in applying for the 2022 Ambassador Program should email meredith@visitcorpuschristi.com

 

Enrollment is NOW Open: Space Is Limited. Apply today!

March 2, 2023 Ambassador Level for Tourism Training 

 

ALL REGISTRANTS MUST BE CCME CERTIFIED TO ENROLL

 

 

Certified Tourism PartnerCCME Certified Partners  

Visit Corpus Christi’s hospitality and tourism partners can become CCME Certified Partners as well by committing to training at least 1/3 of all employees.  

As a benefit to these partners who are committed to providing excellent guest experiences, CCME Certified Partners will receive elevated promotion via Visit Corpus Christi’s marketing efforts. Businesses interested in applying to become a CCMe Certified Partner should email meredith@visitcorpuschristi.com for more information.  

 

 

 

FAQ

 

Who should participate?  

This program is geared more toward mid-level employees, supervisors, and managers; individuals who are more advanced in their roles and have demonstrated a commitment to growing in the industry. 

Participants must have completed the entry-level Destination Training before advancing to the Ambassador Level. Learn more about the Destination Training here.

 

When do the trainings happen?


Ambassador Trainings are conducted quarterly. March 2, 2023, June 8, 2023 and September 7, 2023.  

 

How long are the trainings? 

Your first quarterly training will last three hours, from 2pm to 5pm with an optional tour from 5pm to 6pm.  

Subsequent trainings will last one hour, from 4pm to 5pm with an optional tour from 5pm to 6pm.  

 

What’s covered in the training?  

Each quarterly session will include the following components:  

  • 90-minute Introduction to Destination Management and Development hosted by members of the Visit Corpus Christi leadership team.  
    (Participants are only required to attend the 90-minute Introduction to Destination Marketing during the first quarter of their participation in the program before participating in the panel discussions and regional tour.) 

  • 60-minute focused panel discussion on a variety of industry trends and best practices.  

  • 60-minute regional tour hosted by Rene & Susan Trevino of Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours. (Tickets must be purchased in advance, $50 per person)  

 

How does the program work?  

Each quarter, Visit Corpus Christi will accept 20 new participants to the Tourism Academy Ambassador Program.  

To obtain #CCME Ambassador designation, participants will be required to attend the 90-minute Introduction to Destination Management & Development at least once during the program year and are encouraged to attend all four 60-minute focused panel discussions throughout the program year.  

The 60-minute regional tour is available as an add-on experience. Regional tour capacity is limited to 12 participants. Individuals interested in participating in the tour are required to sign up in advance.  

 

How much does it cost?  

$25 per person per quarterly class. Regional tour capacity is limited to 12 participants and tickets are available for $50 per person.  

 

What’s in it for me as an employee?  

This course prepares industry employees who want to advance their careers experience and exposure to industry trends and best practices. The program focuses on vision, productivity, and industry leadership. The skills and strategies taught in this program are essential for anyone looking to advance in their current role. The relationships and resources gained through networking with other individuals in the local industry are invaluable.  

 

How do I apply?  

Email Meredith Darden to apply today. 

Please include the completion date for Destination Training and a brief statement of why you are interested in participating in the Ambassador Program.  

 

How do I sign up?

Email Meredith Darden, Vice President of Strategy to register today

 

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Meredith Darden, CTE Vice President of Strategy

Phone

361-881-1818