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Learning, Development and Skills Opportunities 2021

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Women in Tourism are delighted to share some great learning and development opportunities, the majority free, currently available to all those across the tourism and hospitality sector.

Learning, Development and Skills Opportunities

HIT Scotland Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme

Apply by 5 February


This virtual Leadership, Management and Supervisory training programme, funded by the Scottish Government and administered by HIT Scotland has been developed over many months, and through great collaboration and support from all sectors. It has been designed to motivate and develop top talent in order that we can recover from the significant impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had across the Tourism and Hospitality sectors in Scotland.  The key challenges that we are facing as an industry can only be adequately dealt with by having in place strong leadership and management across all areas of our Industry. The programme will equip future industry leaders with the skills, knowledge and networks to make an impact when the green shoots appear.

Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation  – Apply by 10 February


This is a unique leadership programme for women in technology, delivered by Empowering You and in association with ScotlandIS and Scottish Government. The aim is to build a collaborative and powerful community of emerging women leaders in digital transformation roles across all industry sectors. Delivered in blended and virtual format over 3 months from April-June 2021, Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation is designed to enable the transition of aspirational and early-mid career female managers into confident, capable and motivated leaders. A key element of this programme will be a team project designed to make a positive difference to the pace and success of digital transformation in Scotland, for both the economy and society.

Understanding Data in the Tourism Industry – Start now/flexible start


How can you benefit from using data in your tourism business? Learn the opportunities of tourism data with this online course that you can work through at your own pace.

Data gives businesses in the travel and tourism industry the foundation it needs to make innovative decisions. From accommodation to tour company providers, there’s potential for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to grow and improve productivity if they understand the value of data.

On this course delivered by Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll explore how data can be used to address business concerns. You’ll learn what data can reveal about customer behaviour and how this can help your business’ success. The course will introduce simple tools and technical support to help you introduce data practices in your own business.

How to Create Better Content with Wild Stories Studio


Overwhelmed by social media? Not getting the engagement you want? Struggling with posting regularly?

Is your digital content telling your story? Kathi Kamleitner of Wild Stories Studio can help, offering a variety of ways, including resources, workshops and consultation sessions.