Thursday, January 19, 2012
School of Hotel Administration Offering New Certification in Hotel Properties Management and Sustainability
The hospitality industry has become increasingly aware that environmentally responsible management and sustainable operating practices have a direct and positive impact on a property's bottom line. With energy representing the single fastest-growing operating cost in the hospitality industry – some 3-6% of total facility costs – hotel operators can no longer ignore the need to implement strategic energy-efficient management systems. Guests, corporate clients, employees, and investors have demonstrated increasing interest in understanding a business's approach to key environmental, social, and governance topics that widen the scope of performance. The Cornell School of Hotel Administration is addressing these needs with a new Certification in Hotel Properties Management and Sustainability. This certification focuses on sustainability in hospitality management by interweaving the key topics such as financial management and facilities operations to create a comprehensive knowledge base for the hotel manager.
"Upon completion of this certification available through our Professional Development Program (PDP) participants will have a deeper understanding of the issues regarding sustainability and will be able to generate solutions leading to sustainable hotel management," said Office of Executive Education Executive Director Tom Kline. PDP 2012 will be held June 25-July 7 on Cornell University's Ithaca, New York, campus.
The four-course certification will focus on creating economic value and success in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges. The four courses in the certification are: Hospitality Facilities and Sustainable Hotel Management; Creating Shared Value in Hotels: Beyond Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility; Project Management for the Hospitality Industry and the participant's choice of either Operations Analysis for the Hospitality Industry or Thinking Like a Financial Manager. Classes are taught by the world's leading instructors in hospitality management and strategic thinking.
Registration for PDP 2012 is now available. For more information visit our website at www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/pdp.