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Be Part of the Destination Leaders Programme 2019-2020

Destination Leaders Programme

The award-winning Destination Leaders Programme offers a transformational investment for you, your business and your destination, and a new programme intake commences in October 2019.

The DLP is a unique programme which presents participants with the opportunity to:

  • Develop individual leadership skills and capabilities
  • Improve leadership within individual businesses to improve business performance
  • Develop insights and shared understanding of the benefits of collaborative working to drive competitive advantage
  • Work with likeminded, highly experience and committed individuals who share the ambition to realise real growth in the Scottish visitor economy
  • Extend professional networks through the ongoing DLP Alumni programme

This innovative programme is funded by Scottish Enterprise, working closely with partners across the Scottish industry. There is now an active network of over 100 DLP alumni industry professionals, from across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Dundee, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire, and Argyll.

In 2019/20, the Programme is open to participants working in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is open to tourism industry leaders from the public and private sectors and the programme will seek to secure representation from a broad cross section of the tourism sector.

2019/2020 Programme: The Programme will run from October 2019 to April 2020 and involves 4 one day workshops, 3 two day residential weekends (involving a Friday overnight), and an assessed group project. The exact dates for the Programme are in development. The programme is intended to be highly interactive and delivered through a combination of lecturers, associates and external speakers from industry and academia from the UK and beyond.

Download DLP Information Leaflet 2019-2020.

DLP Participant Views: “Doing the DLP this year has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. The course is practical and yet challenging and our cohort is full of inspiring tourism professionals. I believe the group work will ensure our takeaways are firmly embedded in the tourism strategy for 2020. And it is great way to build your network.” Julie Grieve, Founder, Criton / DLP Participant 2014/15

“The Destination Leaders Programme has not only provided me with fantastic insights into how other global destinations are positioning themselves, it has also offered me the chance to understand how I can play a greater role in the continued development of tourism in both Edinburgh and Scotland. Furthermore the network of contacts I have built in the city, and beyond, as well as the leadership skills I have developed are already proving an asset in my current role. I cannot recommend the programme highly enough for anyone with an interest in the on-going development of Scottish tourism.” Rob Lang, Marketing Manager, Edinburgh Airport / DLP Participant 2014/15

Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 30th August 2019.

For an informal chat, and/or to register your interest and receive and application form please contact: Aileen.Lamb@scotent.co.uk  or Gillian.Richardson@scotent.co.uk