New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference
May 24, 2016 9:45am
Orlando, Florida, May 2016—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has appointed Natasha Gittens, Ph.D., CHE, director of the University of St. Martin’s School of Continuing Education and Life Long Learning (SCELL) as a CHE® Master Trainer. As one of only 13 educators in the world to hold this position, Gittens will facilitate AHLEI’s Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE®) workshops in the Caribbean and North America.
Gittens earned the CHE® last April along with other hospitality faculty members from the University of St. Martin on the island of Sint Maarten. She was then selected for the CHE® Master Trainer mentorship program, adding another layer of expertise to her academic and professional credentials. Gittens holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in educational leadership with an emphasis on supervision, and doctorate in business management. She has served as a project management consultant to businesses, corporations and hospitality organizations worldwide and has led adult education, training, and mentoring programs that have received national honors.
Gittens will lead a CHE® workshop in mid-September as part of a weeklong hospitality conference, “High Season 2016: Developing Professionals in the Caribbean,” presented by SCELL and key sponsor Windward Islands Bank, hosted by Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. The September 9-16 conference will feature more than 25 training sessions, ranging from team building and supervisory training to basic accounting for managers and public speaking. There will also be a day-long workshop for AHLEI’s Guest Service Gold® program culminating with the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) exam, presented by Erwin Wolthius, MA., CHE.
Gittens stated, “I am very proud of my appointment as a CHE® Master Trainer by AHLEI. This appointment directly supports The University of St. Martin’s and SCELL’s goal to directly empower individuals to pursue higher education, AHLEI hospitality certifications, and professional development opportunities. The Get Ready for the High Season Conference 2016 is the vehicle we selected to provide thousands of diverse professionals with the opportunity achieve their personal goals. SCELL has received superior feedback on the event and looks forward to expediting it to a high level of service excellence. This event showcases that St. Maarten is taking the lead to improving tourism throughout the Caribbean.”
Complete information for registering for the High Season conference and enrolling in the CHE® or CGSP® certification workshops is available online at www.scell.usmonline.onl.
american hotel & lodging educational institute,
certified hospitality educator,
Established in 1953 as the nonprofit education and training arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), AHLEI’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to educate, develop, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.
Contact: Elizabeth Johnson
New Edition of AHLEI’s Front Office Textbook Shows Impact of Technology on Operations
AHLEI Adds Breakfast Attendant Training and Certification to START Program
AHLEI and OAS Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Boost Training Opportunities for Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Americas
AHLEI and EUHOFA Sign Memorandum of Understanding
AHLEI Publishes New Edition of Revenue Management Textbook
Greece’s StudySmart is AHLEI’s Newest International Associate
AHLEI to Offer Certifications in Partnership with Lobster Ink
AHLEI’s Revised Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA®) Offers Modular, Online Content
National Restaurant Association, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Combine Forces to Focus on the Future of Hospitality
Hotel Industry Responds to Human Trafficking Crisis with New Online Training Program
AHLEI Partners with Slatin Media Group to Offer Disability-Focused Service Training
AHLEI and Pacific Asia Travel Association Sign Memorandum of Understanding
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Joanne Goodman as Outstanding High School Educator
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Best Western’s Ron Pohl with Arthur Landstreet Award
AHLEI Publishes New Edition of Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations
Travel Oregon Becomes First State Tourism Agency to Earn Certified Guest Service Partner Designation from AHLEI
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Christine Saldanha as Outstanding Distance Learning Student
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Suzanne Markham Bagnera as Outstanding U.S. Educator
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Fred Mayo With Anthony Marshall Award
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Dr. Bai Changhong as Outstanding International Educator
Please login or register to post a comment.