Program Overview



Exclusively available to active HFTP members, this program is designed to help members cultivate leadership skills and build knowledge through a series of learning components and opportunities to access models of leadership within the association and hospitality industry.

Recognition for Completion

Successful completion of the program will result in receiving a completion certificate and digital badge to include with your LinkedIn profile. In addition, you will be recognized at a special reception for participants at the 2023 Annual Convention. 


  • This is a HFTP members-only program, limited to 100 enrollees. It is free to participate. 
  • You must apply to participate in the HFTP Leadership Excellence Series prior to the January 2023 information session.
  • You must commit to a 10-month professional development program.
  • You must attend and complete seven of the offered sessions.
  • You may view up to two (2) recordings for participation credit.
  • The online community will be open to program participants. You must actively engage in the community discussions, posted session questions, and more. 

Applications / Registration Information

Registration is now open and will close on January 13, 2023, or when 100 applications are received. 

Please note that a successful registration confirmation does not guarantee participation in the program. All registrations will be reviewed and participation status will be emailed prior to the January 2023 Orientation and Welcome session.  

The program is open to any HFTP member in good standing. The exception is for HFTP members who received a 2022 LES certificate of completion. HFTP membership is required throughout the program year. 

HFTP website login is required to complete the registration process..



Special lectures presented by hospitality leaders


Reading selected books on leadership and facilitated virtual Hangout discussions


Virtual education opportunities on hot topics in leadership


Written response submissions with facilitated follow-up exchanges designed to brainstorm ideas on specific industry issues

Monthly Schedule

We are still developing the monthly sessions and will post schedule updates when speakers are confirmed.

  • There will be one session per month.
  • Sessions last one hour and are held online via Zoom.
  • The June 2023 session will be in-person during HITEC Toronto.

January 2023

Welcome and Orientation Session

June 2023

In-person session during HITEC Toronto

October 2023

Reception during the HFTP Annual Convention

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