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Disney Institute Reimagines Professional Development Courses Offered at Disney Parks

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.


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:

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


  • Have they ever done a contest for a chance to attend this?

  • I’ve been lucky to get to go to a few Disney Institute classes, and they’re absolutely fantastic – so much better than classes I’ve taken from other organizations! It’s really fun to get a peek inside the magic, you’re treated like royalty, and you leave with practical ideas you can put to use as soon as you get back to work. I particularly recommend the classes on Service and Innovation.

  • Welcome to the blog Mr. Geoffrey!

  • I remember when regular folks used to be able to get Disney Institute vacations (where Saratoga Springs is now), and thinking “Who would want to be away from the parks LONG enough to do that?” 😉
    Back then, it included cooking, animation, computer animation and flower arrangement, but now it seems nicer than plain old corporate seminar getaways.

  • Wow! I am glad to see the Disney Institute rolling out new courses. I wish that they could offer online webinar style courses as well so more people can get this amazing training.

  • This has always been a professional dream of mine and I truly hope to attend one day. The new coursework sounds exciting!

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