Virtual Education

HFTP Virtual Education 

Gain valuable knowledge and earn official continuing education credits from the comfort of your screen. Take advantage of this free opportunity for HFTP members.

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HFTP ProLinks webinars offer a full, in-depth education session on a topic of interest led by expert presenters. The webinars cover current information on hospitality finance and technology, human resources, ethics and more. 


HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are informal programs designed to be interactive. The meetings are led by a moderator who starts with a short topic presentation, then opens up the gathering for a back-and-forth discussion. 

Upcoming Virtual Education

Schedule subject to change. Registered participants will be notified if there is an adjustment made. 

Note: HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are promoted as presentations in an educational, no sales environment. Product promotion or sales pitches are not allowed in chat communications or in Q&A. You must agree to this policy to participate.

HFTP Prolinks Webinar
Show Some TLC for the Close

Wednesday, 15 February 2023
12:00 PM (noon) (UTC -6)

Sponsored by Sky Stem

Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Success, SkyStem

Everyone has needs - even the close process! The reality is that any process can be made better especially when you consider automation. Garnering the power of automation will definitely make you fall in love with the close again. Join us for this informative webinar where we discuss how you can infuse some tender loving care into your close process by following best practices and shortcuts via automation.

HFTP: Finance
NASBA FOS: Accounting
1.2 CPE

HFTP Prolinks Webinar
Part of the HFTP Leadership Excellence Series

Staying Power: How to Keep Employees Longer

Thursday, 23 February 2023
2:00 PM CST (UTC -6)

Courtney Ramsey Magnet Culture

While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable staff, a larger number of positions are now a revolving door of employee turnover. Workforce thought leaders from Magnet Culture will share insight on why staffing is so challenging today and additional ways to gain greater staffing stability. Learn how to slow the revolving door, more effectively manage the impending shorter-term workforce, and maximize the time you have with each employee.

Participants will:

  • Discover current employee turnover trends and future staffing projections
  • Uncover the real reasons employees leave most organizations and ways to encourage them to stay
  • ‚ÄčLearn ways to become a M.A.G.N.E.T. employer who attracts better applicants and keeps staff longer

HFTP: General
NASBA FOS: Personnel/Human Resources
CPE 1.2

HFTP Prolinks Webinar
Disruption, Innovation, and Evolution for Hotel Marketing 2023

Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Time to be announced

Michael Goldrich, Chief Experience Officer, The Hotels Network

Our industry is going through a period of rapid change, driven by several interrelated factors. Key among these are developments in technology, changes in consumer behavior, and the complex aftershocks of the pandemic. It is a period of disruption, innovation, and evolution that holds both challenges and opportunities in how we respond to our industry’s changing landscape. Preparation will be key. Get ready and strategize how to position your hotel and brand as we enter what might be the most pivotal year we’ve seen in recent times.

Registration for the webinar will open in February.

Educational Archives and Resources

Previous webinars, HFTP Hangouts and HFTP Europe Hangouts are available for your viewing, along with supporting documents when available. Click on the buttons below to see the archives.

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CPE Accreditation - Group Internet Based – Live Webinars

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

For those webinars that qualify, 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.

For webinars that qualify, attendees will be required to answer poll questions during the live webinar presentation.  The poll questions will be launched during the presentation and attendees will be required to select from the answers available.  Poll questions are only used for the purpose monitoring attendance and engagement during the eligible live webinar.  If the minimum poll questions are answered by the attendee, a certificate of attendance and CPE verification certificate will be issued to the attendee.

CHAE and CHTP Educational Maintenance Credits

Please note only CHAE and CHTP Educational Maintenance renewal credits will be issued for viewing the archived recordings of the webinars.  CHAE and CHTP Designees must self-report their recorded session attendance. Please contact Robin Bogdon, HFTP Certification Manager, at for more information.

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