Professional Development Webinars

Our webinars are low-cost, two-hour video sessions led by an expert in a destination or professional development topic. They are meant to be quick and easy ways to up your game and make you look like a pro!

$39 Each!

These affordable sessions run for 2 hours, and are filled with a dizzying amount of information, including dozens of images and live maps, to help you truly understand a place.

Up Your Game!

Webinars are focused on everything that will make you better: technology skills, destination logistics, plus expert talks on certain themes, like Civil Rights or tour guide taxes!

Participate Live, or Buy a Past Recording!

If you missed a live session, you can always buy a pre-recorded webinar! It’ll live in your TripSchool account.

Registration Process

  1. To view a webinar, simply add it to your shopping cart below, and check out.
  2. If your webinar has already aired, you can view the recording instantly in your TripSchool account after checkout.
  3. If the webinar hasn’t taken place yet, you’ll receive a link the day before the live session with a link to join! Afterwards, you’ll always be able to view the recording in your account, if you couldn’t make the live session.

How the live sessions work

  1. The live sessions begin promptly at 7pm Eastern Time. They run for 2 hours, sometimes longer. You should log on 10 minutes or so before we begin, so we can troubleshoot any issues you may have. Note: We can’t be held responsible for you arriving late, and having technical issues. We can’t stop the teaching session for one individual person.
  2. You will see the instructor’s face, and a guided slideshow plus interactive maps.
  3. You can ask questions!
  4. You should plan to have good wifi, equivalent to watching a video online. Again, we can’t be held responsible for you not having an internet connection at the time of the webinar.

Entire Webinar Library

Below you can purchase any webinar, past or upcoming. The webinar recordings will all appear in your TripSchool account, and if it hasn’t happened yet, you’ll receive an email on joining the upcoming live session 1 day before the event.

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Instructor
Northern U.S. National Parks
Over two evenings we’ll be tackling the wow moments, stories, how to fill coach time, logistics and important updates for doing tours in the U.S. national parks this year!
04/24/2020
Ashley Levy
Southwest U.S. National Parks
Over two evenings we’ll be tackling the wow moments, stories, how to fill coach time, logistics and important updates for doing tours in the U.S. national parks this year!
04/23/2020
Ashley Levy
Brooklyn Heights, Bridge and DUMBO
Brooklyn has come of age, and it’s time to start incorporating it into your itineraries! Mitch will share with you the neighborhoods right around the Brooklyn Bridge, giving you walking tours and wow moments to stun your groups with an unknown experience!
03/11/2020
Mitch Bach
Getting Ready for Student Season
We're going to go over everything you need to know about changes and updates to the key U.S. East Coast cities where you'll be touring this spring and summer!
03/10/2020
Mitch & Alan
Taxes for Tour Directors & Guides
Tour Director and CPA George Schmidt will guide you through everything you need to know to be smart about your taxes as a tour director or guide.
02/21/2020
George Schmidt
Alexandria, Mount Vernon & DC
TripSchool author Leigh Jameson will host this session on the wow moments and hidden stories of some ubiquitous tour stops, including Alexandria, VA and Mount Vernon. She’ll reveal them to be much more and different than you ever knew.
02/20/2020
Leigh Jameson
Historic Triangle – Williamsburg, Jamestown & Yorktown
TripSchool author Leigh Jameson will host this session on the wow moments and hidden stories of some ubiquitous tour stops, including Alexandria, VA and Mount Vernon. She’ll reveal them to be much more and different than you ever knew.
02/20/2020
Leigh Jameson
Philadelphia & Area
Philadelphia is an incredible city, spanning rich American history to great food and street art. Expert of all experts Jen Hensell will guide you through this and the attractions in the region, including Amish Country.
02/18/2020
Jen Hensell
Boston – Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill couldn’t be a prettier neighborhood in the city of Boston, and yet it’s so hard to navigate and know the incredible stories behind the beautiful buildings. We’ll guide you through the paths, and share stories of Boston’s wealthiest citizens, as well as stories of striving and liberation on the North Slope, associated with the Abolitionist and Civil Rights movements.
02/17/2020
Alan Armijo
NYC – Broadway in-depth Q&A with a Casting Agent
Times Square is synonymous with theater, and seeing a Broadway show is a highlight for every tour group. But there are so many myths about Broadway. We’ve invited a real Broadway agent to talk about rehearsals, auditioning, money, production and all other behind-the-scenes aspects of the NYC theater industry, to help you develop accurate, interesting commentary!
01/29/2020
Greg Uliasz
TECH: Making DVDs of YouTube Vids
In this invaluable session we’ll reveal the process we use for making DVDs of YouTube videos that allow you to play anything you find on YouTube on the motor coach screens, without needing to connect your tablet to the motor coach. This technique will bring an incredible visual element to your commentary and group engagement.
01/16/2020
Mitch Bach
Boston – South End
Once of Alan's old haunts, the South End (different from "Southie"!) contains wonderful churches, architecture, plus great classic Boston stories and even an ocean view!
01/13/2020
Alan Armijo
DC – Georgetown
Georgetown is difficult to navigate, but incredible to experience once you get the lay of the land, and the stories behind the gorgeous buildings, and of course the university.
01/09/2020
Mitch Bach
Boston – Charlestown & “Southie”
The storis--from the Revolutionary War to the Boston Mafia are what make this area so interesting. Alan covers all the hidden gems that can spice up your Boston tours.
01/06/2020
Alan Armijo
The Civil Rights Trail
Leon Burnette is the Civil Rights Guru, and he guides you through the varieties of stops and stories in the South that you'll encounter on civil rights-themed tours, both for students and adults.
12/16/2019
Leon Burnette
NYC: Chinatown, Soho & Little Italy
These incredible neighborhoods are show-stoppers for groups, and a wonderful "wow moment" addition to the more cookie-cutter itinerary items.
12/06/2019
Mitch Bach
NYC – Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village is a NYC gem, and a wow moment for groups, students or adults. Mitch guides you through the charming, historic West Village, as well as the Washington Square Park area.
12/05/2019
Mitch Bach
Finding your Mojo
Alan runs you through tips, tricks, wow moments and storytelling tips to get yourself ready to wow your groups!
11/26/2019
Alan Armijo
TECH: Note Organization and Destination Research
This essential webinar focuses on using tools like Evernote, Google Docs and OneNote to organize your research and get a good note organizational system in place for the season!
11/20/2019
Mitch Bach
Boston Webinar – Complete Overview
This webinar covers Boston, head to toe! It's a great introduction to the logistics, routing and wow moments in this difficult city.
05/13/2019
Alan Armijo
New York City – Complete Overview
This webinar covers everything about New York City, top to bottom, including logistics, routing and bathroom stops!
04/28/2019
Mitch Bach
DC Webinar – Complete Overview
We examine every aspect of Washington, D.C., from memorials, museums to the White House and Capitol! We cover routing, logistics and wow moments.
04/20/2019
Mitch Bach