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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

WEBINARS, WORKSHOPS & INFO SESSIONS

Take advantage of learning resources, tools and opportunities to amplify your marketing efforts,
enrich your visitor experiences and generate tangible business results.


GET RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

Kootenay Rockies Tourism has achieved the Responsible Tourism Institute’s Biosphere certification for the region and we invite tourism businesses and communities to collaborate with us on the sustainability journey. At the previous free webinar, held on October 4, 2022, participants learnt more about Biosphere Sustainability – a revolutionary system that tells us the real sustainability level of your company and connects with your customers.

It is a user-friendly digital platform that helps you develop and execute your sustainability plan directly from the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, it recognizes your commitment and demonstration of implementation through Biosphere, the seal that links you to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 169 goals.

The next FREE Webinar on Getting Recognized for your Sustainability Journey will be held Fall 2024.


ECOBASE CARBON SOFTWARE & CARBON TRAINING WORKSHOP

One of the main actions in the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Sustainability Action Plan is to help businesses calculate their carbon emissions and offer tools in offsetting and reducing those emissions.  Therefore, we are offering GreenStep’s carbon training program. This program provides participants with the key steps to measuring the carbon footprint of your business and then uncovering the opportunities to both reduce emissions and save money.

KOOTENAY ROCKIES TOURISM IS OFFERING THE ECOBASE CARBON SOFTWARE ANNUAL LICENSE, FREE OF CHARGE (valued at $99 plus tax) FOR THE FIRST 30 TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS WHO REACH OUT TO US.
In order to be eligible for this software, you must review the recording of the Greenstep introduction workshop ‘The Carbon Challenge’.

Learn more about how you can register for the EcoBase Carbon Software and gain access to the workshop recording by emailing Sylvia or Rhiannon

Carbon Workshop #2: Measure, Manage, Report
(Took place April 21, 2021)

This second workshop comprised of the following >

  • An in-depth demonstration of the EcoBase Software
  • Activity data for common Scope 3 emission sources
  • Reporting, analyzing and reducing your carbon footprint
  • Communicating your results
    In order to participate in the Carbon Workshop Part 2,
    you must review the recording of the Greenstep introduction
    workshop ‘The Carbon Challenge’.

eLearningU – Elevate your digital marketing skills with world-class, on-demand lessons and comprehensive courses created for the unique demands of the travel and tourism industry.

Training for Tourism Professionals – Grow your career with coursework and lessons taught by tourism industry leaders that will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to take your marketing game to the top.  

Destination BC Learning Centre – Find FREE resources and tools, featured articles, videos, guides and templates including Digital Marketing, Experience Development, Social Media Marketing and Travel Trade & Travel Media.

Grow Your Skills – Applying Insights, Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Accessible Tourism, Super Natural BC Brand and much more.

The Tourism Digital Academy is a free, 8-week marketing program for BC tourism businesses who are interested in building their knowledge and skills in digital marketing to an intermediate level.


BUSINESS EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES –

FOR TOURISM BUSINESS STAKEHOLDERS

Learning, education and training are core to Heritage BC’s
work in developing the capacity, knowledge and appreciation
of heritage throughout the province.

Destination BC has partnered with Small Business BC offer free access for tourism business stakeholders across the province to online education supporting COVID-19 recovery.


FAST TRACK YOUR FUTURE EDUCATION SERIES

Register for an exciting and condensed six-week course that will transform your team. Mark your calendar every Wednesday at 11am PT / noon MT for practical knowledge and guidance live from the industry’s leading experts and trainers.

Property Operations & Maintenance – February 21 to March 27, 2024
Leadership for Hospitality Professionals – April 3 to May 8, 2024


go2HR – BC’s TOURISM & HOSPITALITY RESOURCE

go2HR empowers and equips employers with complete human resources and health & safety management programs such as:

Health & Safety Training
Create a strong and safe workplace with Health and Safety Training: Joint Health & Safety Committee Training, Food Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Foundations of Workplace Safety, Auditor Training and Hazardous materials information.
MORE INFO & REGISTER


Safer Spaces Course
Creating Sexual Harassment Free Workplaces.
This free online course has been extremely well-received by industry as it addresses one of today’s concerning topics and supports employers and supervisors in creating workplaces that are free from sexual harassment.
START THE COURSE HERE

B Safe is a free online health and safety training program for individuals and businesses in BC’s tourism and hospitality industry. The course was developed to meet training needs in a COVID-19 environment. In still confidence amongst the general public to stay, dine or shop at your local business.
MORE INFO & REGISTER


EDI – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
As BC’s tourism and hospitality industry navigates the post-pandemic recovery phase, workplace culture and practices are evolving to be more equitable, diverse and inclusive, which is an important element in sustainable labour recovery.
LEARN MORE
WATCH THE INTRODUCTORY EDI WEBINAR CO-HOSTED WITH TIABC
WEBINAR PRESENTATION DECK
Q&As from INTRODUCTORY WEBINAR