Applications open for Aspiring Leaders Programme 2020

Glasgow’s new tourism industry network, Experience Glasgow is looking to inspire the next generation of the city’s industry leaders through a bespoke development course.  

Launched today (Wednesday, January 15) by Emma Woodham from Glasgow Science Centre and Krzysztof Kaminisk from Ibis Glasgow City Centre (pictured), who participated in the course previously, this year’s Aspiring Leaders Programme focuses on experience-led learning and is now open for entries.

Taking place from the end of February until October, 14 places are available for delegates aged 30 and under who are working in the city’s tourism and hospitality sector.

Nine strategic workshops, guest speakers and collaborative working across the creation and implementation of a real-world destination improvement project are the foundations of the programme, which aims to improve the city’s visitor experience while helping participants to develop their leadership skills and grow their network.

The course is delivered by Connect Three, in partnership with Experience Glasgow and Scottish Enterprise, and is geared at helping to achieve the priorities of Glasgow’s Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023.

Craig Martin, chair of Experience Glasgow and head of HR at Tennent’s, said: “Nurturing the next generation of tourism talent is essential to growing our visitor economy in Glasgow. This innovative programme is an invaluable opportunity for tourism businesses to invest in their future leaders and a must for anyone looking to progress their career in the industry.”

The deadline for entries is Friday, February 7 and you can apply, here.

Glasgow’s Tourism and Visitor Plan is the blueprint for continuing to build the city’s global profile as a vibrant, must-visit tourist destination. Growing overnight tourism visits from two to three million annually and positioning Glasgow as a cultural powerhouse and the gateway to Scotland is at the heart of the plan, which aims to deliver an economic boost of £771m and create 6,600 new jobs in the city by 2023. For more information about Glasgow’s Tourism and Visitor Plan, click here and follow @GlasgowTourism on Twitter and Experience Glasgow on Linkedin.



Issued by Atomic10 for Experience Glasgow. Contact Nicola Moir on [email protected] and 07920 859 766.


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