Virtual Education

HFTP Virtual Education 

Gain valuable knowledge and earn official continuing education credits from the comfort of your screen. Take advantage of this opportunity, free for HFTP members. 


HFTP ProLinks webinars offer a full, in-depth education session on a topic of interest led by expert presenters. The webinars cover current information on hospitality finance and technology, human resources, ethics and more. 


HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are informal programs designed to be interactive. The meetings are led by a moderator who starts with a short topic presentation, then opens up the gathering for a back-and-forth discussion. 

Upcoming Virtual Education

Schedule subject to change. Registered participants will be notified if there is an adjustment made. 

Note: HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are promoted as presentations in an educational, no sales environment. Product promotion or sales pitches are not allowed in chat communications or in Q&A. You must agree to this policy to participate.

HFTP Leadership Excellence Series

HFTP Bonus Session: A Fireside Chat with Harris Rosen

Wednesday, June 29
4:45 - 5:45 pm EDT

This informal, conversational session with Harris Rosen, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, moderated by James Bina, CHAE, CHTP and Arthur Burger, CHAE, leads the audience through Mr. Rosen's childhood, the events leading up to establishing Rosen Hotels & Resorts, and his passion for philanthropy. Named the most influential individual in tourism in Orlando by Orlando Magazine 2017, Mr. Rosen is Florida's largest independent hotelier.

This in-person session takes place during HITEC Orlando. All registration badge types are welcome to attend.

HFTP Hangout
Leadership Excellence Series: Book Club #2

Thursday, 21 July
10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

Moderator: Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Assistant Controller & IT Director, Highpointe Hotel Corporation; and HFTP Board President

Welcome remarks: Victoria LabalmeVictoria Labalme Communications, LLC

Risk Forward (Victoria Labalme)
Nuts! - Southwest Airline's Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success (Kevin & Jackie Freiberg)

Leadership often requires taking a risk as you blaze a new trail or dare to try a new way that others have never thought of before. Please join us in July as we review Victoria Labalme’s book Risk Forward (Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius). We are delighted that Victoria will be able to join our Leadership Excellence session and introduce her book and how best to use it to improve your leadership skills.

How do you build a successful airline from the ground up while defying all conventional business wisdom and practices? We will discuss the leadership skills that Southwest Airlines used to become an industry leader in financial performance, work force productivity, safety, customer service and many other areas. 

HFTP Hangout
HFTP Annual Convention Information and Overview

Tuesday, 19 July
2:00 pm CDT | 3:00 pm EDT

Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, CBRE Hotels' Americas

HFTP will host a session for everything HFTP Annual Convention. Join the Annual Convention Education Council chair for an informal overview session on how to navigate the Convention's education program and highlight the Convention’s many social and networking events. As with all HFTP Hangouts, there will be time to ask questions. 

Educational Archives and Resources

Previous webinars, HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are available for your viewing, along with supporting documents when available. Click on the buttons below to see the archives.

CPE Accreditation - Group Internet Based – Live Webinars

Participants may obtain 1.2 CPE maintenance points and continuing professional education credit hours (CPEs) for various certification programs by attending certain Live Webinars offered by HFTP.

For those webinars that qualify, individual sessions are presented as an overview of the topics. No advanced preparation is required nor are there prerequisites required for attending any of the group live webinars. Courses presented via HFTP’s live webinars utilize a Group-Internet Based instructional method.

For webinars that qualify, attendees will be required to answer poll questions during the live webinar presentation.  The poll questions will be launched during the presentation and attendees will be required to select from the answers available.  Poll questions are only used for the purpose monitoring attendance and engagement during the eligible live webinar.  If the minimum poll questions are answered by the attendee, a certificate of attendance and CPE verification certificate will be issued to the attendee.

CHAE and CHTP Educational Maintenance Credits

Please note only CHAE and CHTP Educational Maintenance renewal credits will be issued for viewing the archived recordings of the webinars.  CHAE and CHTP Designees must self-report their recorded session attendance. Please contact Robin Bogdon, HFTP Certification Manager, at for more information.

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