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Pabian, Keith

June 2, 2020
9:00 am Pacific | 10:00 am Mountain | 11:00 am Central | 12:00 pm Eastern

The Future of Immigration and the use of Foreign Nationals in a new COVID-19 World

For years, many hospitality organizations and clubs around the country have utilized and relied on foreign nationals to staff positions at their properties that have been difficult – and in many cases, impossible – to fill.  With unemployment now extremely high and U.S. workers suddenly potentially available, what is the future of foreign nationals and immigration as a whole for hotels, resorts, and clubs? 

There are many questions to consider in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  Will your property still need foreign nationals, and if so, is it possible?  Is immigration to the U.S. still allowed?  What should your organization do if it thinks it might still need foreign nationals to staff?  And what if you already employ a foreign national?

In this webinar, we will discuss and try to understand what is to come and ways to still utilize foreign nationals at your property successfully in the current environment.  This webinar is not to be missed if your organization employs foreign nationals or if you work in an area that has been historically difficult to staff for certain positions

Speaker: Keith Pabian, Founding Partner, Pabian Laww, LLC

CPE Hours 1.2
Specialty Reporting Area: General

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Heistad, Kari
Pabian, Keith

July 14, 2020
9:00 am Pacific | 10:00 am Mountain | 11:00 am Central | 12:00 pm Eastern

Reintegrating your Workforce: How Best to Support your Workforce while Reopening 

It is only a matter of time before your hotel or club reopens and you welcome guests and members back.  With all of the excitement and challenges surrounding reopening, especially with all of the COVID-19 restrictions, it can be easy to forget to acknowledge and properly support the people who allow the reopening to happen – your staff.

During the past weeks and months, your property had to make tough decisions.  Many employees were laid off and furloughed.  In order to be successful in all aspects of reopening, it is imperative that we acknowledge the trauma caused by the pandemic, being out of work, worrying about one’s health, and being off routine.  We also need to do our best to ensure that staff feel as safe as possible, both physically and emotionally, to return to and be at work.

In this webinar, we will discuss reopening and reintegrating from the human element.  We will acknowledge the hardship caused by the pandemic and provide insights and best practices to reintegrate team members to successfully reopen, stay open, and retain your valuable them long after the pandemic is over.  This webinar is not to be missed as we ensure that we are supporting the team members that make reopening possible while acknowledging all that they have been through and continue to experience.

Kari Heistad, Found and CEO, Culture Coach International
Keith Pabian, Founding Partner, Pabian Laww, LLC

CPE Hours 1.2
Specialty Reporting Area: General

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Original Broadcast on May 21, 2020

This session was offered in a live Zoom Meeting format.  Only HFTP CHAE and CHTP continuing education credit will be provided.

Covid-19 Puzzlers for USALI Recording: PPP Loans, Government Wage Subsidies and Health Agency Use 

An important element to managing your hotel operation’s unusual finances during the current pandemic is to accurately record revenue and expenses for accurate financial analysis. The guidelines are laid out in the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI), but how to treat these unorthodox line items may be a puzzler for some. Join this webinar to discuss treatment for:

  • The revenue/expenses for when a portion of the hotel is used by a health or government agency;
  • Government wage subsidies; and
  • Paycheck Protection Program loans.
  • Reopening plans/costs
  • Severance/Reduction in Force plans

Take advantage of the knowledge from USALI experts who will advise on best accounting practices for these times.

Thomas A. Gerth, Partner, KPMG LLP
Raymond Martz, CFO & EVP, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Ralph R. Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE, President, Inntegrated Hospitality Management Ltd.
Gina Tallarico, VP, Asset Management, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

CHAE & CHTP Hours:  1.2

Specialty Reporting Area: Finance


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Participants may obtain 1.2 CPE maintenance points and continuing professional education credit hours (CPEs) for various certification programs by attending each of HFTP’s Live Webinars.

Individual sessions are presented as an overview of the topics. No advanced preparation is required nor are there prerequisites required for attending any of the group live webinars. Courses presented via HFTP’s live webinars utilize a Group-Internet Based instructional method.

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