Tour Guide Training Day

Join us for a series of professional development workouts! We’re hosting expert-led group critique sessions, looking at resumes, business cards, “perfect pitches”, cover letters, and more.

1-hour sessions, twice a week: Tuesday at 7pm (EDT), and Thursday at 7pm (EDT)

Free. No cost. Nada. Zilch.

Interactive. Come observe your colleagues as they bravely face the (friendly) panel! And share your constructive comments and questions.

Let’s make the most of this downtime! We saw hundreds of you for our “Interview Prep Day” at last year’s IATDG Conference. So we’re bringing the format online! We’re hosting free, twice-weekly sessions looking at all the components that get you hired as a tour director or guide. In a super positive, friendly interactive discussion, we’ll look at any brave soul who wants to submit a resume, business card, cover letter, or try out an interview question or “perfect pitch” material. We’ll offer positive feedback and try to all learn from each other, and prepare for whenever the next hiring conferences happen!

Why should I do this?

This series is a group discussion around the basic tools we use to get hired. In a supportive atmosphere, we’ll break down best practices and expert tips. It doesn’t matter what school you went to, or what form your resume is in: these are sessions for everyone, designed for us all to learn together in a conversation.

Join live, or watch the replays.

Below you can register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that are listed! Sessions are held on Zoom, and you’ll receive login details via email immediately after registration.

If you missed a session, we’re recapping each session over on the TripSchool Blog.

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I’d like to participate!

Wonderful! Thanks for your courage, and we promise it’ll be fun and very positive, and encouraging to the whole community. Just fill out the form below. Then just show up the day of, and join the party!

Submissions are currently closed until we get through everyone who has already signed up. But please do still watch and offer comments!

Upcoming Professional Development Sessions

All sessions are listed in Eastern time; click the registration button and you will be emailed your Zoom login information. Mark it on your calendars, then just show up and enjoy the show! If you don’t receive or can’t find your login information, please simply re-register.

DateTitleDescriptionInstructorTime (Eastern)Registration
5/26/2020Resume Roundtable #2Another resume critique session! Two tour operators join us to look at resumes that were pre-submitted! Hosted & Moderated by Alan Armijo and Ashley LevyKevin Amante (EF/Go Ahead Tours) and Leah Yanoff (Education Discovery Tours)7:00 PMRegister
6/2/2020Perfect Pitch PrepPerfect Pitch is an awesome way to be seen by every tour operator at the IATDG hiring conference; but it's also scary! In this session we'll have you perfect your pitch and deliver it to a very kind tour operator, and we'll talk through ideas for improving!Kristin Manzoli (Destination America) and Jeremy Hundt (Holiday Vacations) & Mitch + Alan (moderators)7:00 PMRegister
6/4/2020Cover LettersCover letters are crucial. We'll hear from tour operators what they like, don't like, and look at your examples!Hannah Leonard (Joshua Expeditions)7:00 PMRegister
6/9/2020Resume Roundtable #3Two more tour operators join to critique the resumes you pre-submitted! Come join in for more invaluable advice.Marco Jahn (Destination America)7:00 PMRegister
6/12/2020Learn how to Build Your Resume (FRIDAY)No tour operators! This is a workshop designed to help you build a well-formatted resume!Ashley Levy7:00 PMRegister
6/16/2020Business CardsBusiness Cards are the final lasting impression you make, make sure they look good! Two tour operators will be there to look at yours, and offer honest suggestions!TBA7:00 PMRegister
6/18/2020Video IntroductionThe video intro is a huge part of the way tour operators get to know you. Join us in this live critique with a panel of tour operators!Jeremy Hundt (Holiday Vacations)7:00 PMRegister