ProLinks Webinars

ProLinks webinars are offered throughout the year at no cost to HFTP members. The nonmember registration fee is $50.00.

Attend these online courses from the comfort of your office and gain valuable knowledge while earning continuing education credits.

FEBRUARY 22, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST // 17:00 - 18:00 GMT // 
18:00 - 19:00 CET

How Does GDPR Affect Me? 
The coming enforcement of Europe’s data protection law — the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — demands that both hoteliers and their information system partners take a hard look at how guest data is processed. This session explores the impact GDPR has on an organization, defines various roles and responsibilities, and reveals how you can meet your obligations to successfully achieve GDPR compliance.

Daniel Johnson is Partner/Co-Founder of VENZA.
Alvaro Hidalgo is Managing Partner of FIRST LOGIC. 

Specialty Reporting Area: General

March 6, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST 

Disaster Planning and Recovery: Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail 
From hurricanes to earthquakes to mudslides, many natural disasters have occurred in recent months that have wreaked devastating havoc where they hit. This timely session will address the development and implementation of a disaster recovery plan. Understand the benefits of having such a plan in place. Find out what may be missing from your current plan. Finally, learn what resources are available before, during and after different types of disasters — and how these resources can help you better plan for (and react to) a natural disaster in the future.

Shelly Trent is a Consultant at Your Career Collaborator
Specialty Reporting Area: General

MARCH 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST 

How to Measure Social Media ROI
Social media ROI (or "return on investment") is the time, money and resources you get back for all of your social media marketing efforts. Do you know your ROI or, better yet to start, do you know how to effectively measure it? In 2018, go beyond simple metrics like the number of likes, shares and retweets. This session will identify several key social media metrics to keep an eye on, how to analyze these metrics, and valuable free tools to help you understand trends.

Sherry Marek is Vice President at Datavision Technology, Inc.
Specialty Reporting Area: Finance and Technology

March 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST 

Chapter Leadership Series: Chapter's Responsibility for Taxes and 990 Filings 

This session will cover:

  • What is a 990? Does our chapter need to file tax reports?
  • What is a group exemption?
  • What is the difference between nonprofit and tax-exempt? What is our chapter?
  • What happens if a chapter has lost its tax-exempt status?
  • What are the duties of the board of directors?

Mollie Cullinane's, Attorney, work at the Cullinane Law Group focuses on setting up and managing strong and legally compliant nonprofits that have solid bases for long-term success. She provides risk management and offers practical solutions for sound governance. She helps nonprofits, foundations, religious organizations, and social enterprises throughout the United States who seek to create positive change.

Specialty Reporting Area: General

APRIL 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

The Basics of Ethics
Many view the business world as filled with nothing but keen, cut-throat competition — where one needs to figure out a way to be on top of everyone else in order to succeed. In doing so, it becomes easy to fall into traps, take shortcuts, slide down the wrong path, and simply forget the basics of ethics. In reality, business and ethics must go hand-in-hand. In this session, review the basics of ethics and walk away with the keys to an ethical business environment.

Agnes DeFranco, CHAE, Ed.E, is a Professor at University of Houston.
Terry Price, CHAE+, CHTP, CPA, is Principal Owner at HFT Consulting Group.

Specialty Reporting Area: Ethics

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 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.

Upcoming Webinars

April 24, 2018 - HFTP Webinar - TBD
May 8, 2018 - HFTP Webinar - TBD

Interested in presenting a webinar? Contact Nick Cukjati, Online Education Coordinator, for more information.