Leadership Excellence Series

18 Jan – 16 Oct, 2024

Leadership Excellence Series

Exclusively available to active HFTP members, this 10-month, virtual program is designed to help members cultivate leadership skills and build knowledge through a series of learning components and opportunities to access models of leadership within the association and hospitality industry.


The HFTP Leadership Excellence Series is an educational program designed to help HFTP members cultivate leadership skills and build relevant knowledge through a series of learning modules that include special lectures presented by hospitality leaders, ideas exchange discussions, hot topic webinars and book club sessions.

Exclusively available and complimentary to HFTP members only, this program features one virtual learning module each month from January through October. At the conclusion of the program, participants are invited to an in-person reception scheduled at the 2024 HFTP Annual Convention.


February 2024 Session Details

"Navigating Workplace Conflict & Difficult Conversations"

Session Type: Leadership Topic Webinar

Date: February 15, 2024

Time: 2:00-3:00 P.M. U.S. Central Time

This interactive and practical workshop will equip attendees with the tools and strategies to effectively manage and resolve conflicts, fostering a more harmonious and productive workplace. It will be presented by Rachel Kuhlen of Realize You Coaching.

Learn more and register to attend on the event detail page.

Contact HFTP Membership Director

Brittany King, MBA
[email protected]


  • This is a HFTP members-only program, limited to 100 enrollees. It is free to participate.

  • You must apply to participate in the HFTP Leadership Excellence Series prior to the January 2024 information session.

  • You must commit to a 10-month professional development program.

  • You must attend and complete seven of the offered sessions.

  • You may view up to two (2) recordings for participation credit.

  • The online community will be open to program participants. You must actively engage in the community discussions, posted session questions, and more.

Recognition for Completion

Successful completion of the program will result in receiving a completion certificate and digital badge to include with your LinkedIn profile. In addition, you will be recognized at a special reception for participants at the HFTP 2024 Annual Convention.


    Special lectures presented by hospitality leaders

    Reading selected books on leadership and facilitated virtual Hangout discussions

    Virtual education opportunities on hot topics in leadership

    Written response submissions with facilitated follow-up exchanges designed to brainstorm ideas on specific industry issues

Meet the 2024 Program Co-Chairs

Sherry Marek is principal and owner of Aiken Street Consulting. Shannon McCallum is the VP, hotel operations at Resorts World Las Vegas.