Who said summer school and furthering development programs were just for kids?! At Disney Institute, we’re taking our classroom on wheels this summer. Throughout July and August, our talented team of facilitators will hit America’s highways, making pit stops in five cities across the country. Bringing our amazing professional development courses to select venues in Ohio, Texas, Utah, California and Maryland, Disney Institute is offering business professionals the opportunity to participate Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, a one-day professional development course that shares select time-tested business insights and best practices that drive the success of Walt Disney parks and resorts.
Now open for registration, participants can turn on their imagination to dream up their organization’s next goal by directly learning insights from our storied history. Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence has been directly developed and informed by leadership and employee excellence, an exceptional customer experience and sustaining business results – all universal pillars to us that are key elements of the Disney difference. The one-of-a-kind experience will showcase powerful lessons that our company has learned as we continue our pursuit of excellence, with regard to the customer experience.
“Our Disney Institute team is excited to present a one-day professional development course that shares our time-tested business insights and best practices that continue to drive the success of our world-renowned properties,” said George A. Kalogridis, president, segment development and enrichment for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “Our experiences are transformative and engaging, and the lessons you learn can be applied in your own work environment.”
Disney Institute facilitators will showcase various cognitive processes that will inspire you to think outside traditional business frameworks and how to adapt our insights to fit your organizational needs, leading to positive impacts and tangible sustainable results. Through shared visions and commitment among all levels of business, engagement, quality service and collaboration, participants will be able to better understand how to further elevate their teams and organizations in the workplace.
Here are the five cities we look forward to visiting over the next several months, beginning July 13:
- July 13: Columbus, OH
- July 19: Plano, TX
- July 26: W Jordan, UT
- Aug. 2: Redwood City, CA
- Aug. 9: Hanover, MD
Joining in the fun as our sponsor of this professional development series is ODP Business Solutions™, formerly known as Office Depot Business Solutions™. As a leading B2B provider of workplace and technology solutions, ODP Business Solutions is working to reimagine how business works. Originally named as the premier sponsor of Disney Institute Online Courses and National Geographic Live events on stages across North America in 2022, the ODP Business team understands the importance of supporting and aiding professionals in learning and development. Those who participate in a Disney Institute regional course will be presented with the opportunity to enhance their learning further with special discounts on office supplies, furniture, technology and more via a dedicated shopping page from ODP Business Solutions. In addition to these special discounts, registered participants can also receive a unique Disney art print after their first purchase through this site.
If one day of learning isn’t enough or you cannot attend the regional offerings, guests additionally have the option of visiting our world’s most magical destinations, to learn right here in person at our parks. At Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, you can be treated to a one-day learning session or a multi-day retreat. These expanded offerings provide you with more content and unique courses to choose from including Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, Disney’s Approach to Employee Engagement and Disney’s Approach to Quality Service.
View our upcoming schedule and register for each of our amazing in-person offerings. If you’re unable to travel to our parks for the time being, our full collection of online courses presented by many Disney leaders are available for on-demand viewing.
For more information, visit DisneyInstitute.com, sign up for our email newsletter, or follow us at @DisneyInstitute on social media. Disney Institute online courses and email communications are only available in the U.S and Canada (excluding Quebec). All courses are presented in English. Individuals must be 18 years or older to register and participate in a Disney Institute online course.