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THLA’s 14th Annual Advanced Short Course

Jan 7 @ 8:00 am - Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm

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If you’ve attended Short Course in the past and want to learn even more, then our Advanced Short Course is for you. This two-day course is designed as the next step for Short Course attendees. It covers new topics and introduces new speakers to hospitality professionals looking to advance their career.

Attire: Dress is business casual for all class sessions. Jeans, khakis, sport shirts, and tennis shoes are also acceptable.

Hotel Accommodations: Hilton University of Houston Hotel has blocked rooms on a first-come, first-served basis at the rate of $105 single or double, plus 17% tax. Rooms at the Hilton are available by calling directly at 800-774-1500.

Be sure to ask for the special group rate for Texas Hotel & Lodging Association Short Course. Guestroom reservations must be made by January 3, 2020 to qualify for the discounted rate.

For more information, please contact Jessica De La Cruz

Download Registration Form  or Register Online

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Download Sponsorship Form here.

This year’s topics include:


Group Sales Contracts – Steve Rudner, Attorney at Law, Rudner Law Offices, Dallas

Mastering Your Memory – Craig Krause, Owner, Direct Development Training, Georgetown

Coaching Employees for Improved Performance – Will Tarrant, Service Metrics Group, LLC, Plano


Cultural Intelligence – David Rivera, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Reputation Management and Winning Over Challenging Guests – Garvin O’Neil, Professor of Practice, Hospitality and Retail Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Contemporary Issues in Hotel Law – Justin Bragiel, General Counsel, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, Austin

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