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Apply Now For Disney Dreamers Academy

posted on August 5th, 2015 by Geoffrey Pointon, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


“The era we are living in today is a dream coming true.” This is one of my favorite quotes said by Walt Disney, a man whom I consider an expert dream-maker because I truly believe that our era is changing the world. With a universe of possibilities, any dreamer can make a difference, which is why Disney Dreamers Academy is selecting 100 high school students to participate in an innovative, outside-the-classroom, educational mentoring program.

Steve Harvey Welcomes the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

High school students nationwide can apply now thru October 30 at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in this year’s 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE. Applicants must answer essay questions relating to their personal stories and their dreams for the future. Students are selected based on a combination of attributes, including a strong character, positive attitude, and determination to achieve their dreams.

Entering the search for its ninth class of Dreamers, Disney Dreamers Academy continues to hold true to its mission to inspire and fuel the dreams of teens, help them discover a world of possibilities and help them prepare for the future. Each year, students participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills such as communication techniques, leadership values and networking strategies.

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Select Disney Dreamers, along with a parent or guardian, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where they will participate in life-changing sessions while surrounded by the creativity and innovation represented in Disney theme parks around the world. Disney Dreamers Academy will take place March 3-6, 2016.

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Disney Institute Reimagines Professional Development Courses Offered at Disney Parks

posted on June 24th, 2014 by Geoffrey Pointon, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


Today’s business landscape is ever evolving due to new technologies and the ability to critique businesses in the palm of your hand. To be successful, professionals and organizations alike have to constantly adapt to stay relevant and ensure a positive customer experience. This begs the question, how do you stay ahead of your competition in today’s unique business environment?

Over the past two decades professionals have looked to Disney Institute, the external business and professional development arm of The Walt Disney Company, to help advance their business brilliance. Today, Disney Institute is proud to announce the new 2014-2015 business excellence curriculum – a series of accredited professional development courses.

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We’ve reimagined our program to help professionals navigate the complexities of a dynamic business environment to address the shift in consumer expectations, and the evolution of social media. Our trained facilitators teach Disney best practices and methodologies to ensure participants are challenged to think differently, and motivated to take action. At the heart of the 2014-2015 curriculum are our core principles of leadership, culture, service, brand, and innovation.

Courses are offered at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort where professionals receive behind-the-scenes access to learn the secrets of the Walt Disney Company’s customer service, and witness these principles of business excellence in action. The curriculum is offered throughout the year, and is available in one-or multi-day sessions.

In addition, Disney Institute works with both small companies and multi-national organizations to develop custom business solutions that help companies achieve their business goals. In these engagements, Disney Institute infuses the time-tested strategies, insights and business practices established by The Walt Disney Company into customized solutions to meet each client’s unique goals.

To see how Disney Institute can help with your professional business development, visit: DisneyInstituteCourses.com.

How will you take your professional business development to the next level with Disney Institute?

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