If you are interested in association management (or know of someone who is) and want to light your own fire, there's an upcoming course, TCA 487, Association Management, that focuses on the management of trade associations and their relationship to hospitality management. (Disclosure: I am pretty friendly with the instructor, MaryAnne P. Bobrow, CAE, CMP, of Bobrow & Associates, and she's really excited about this course.)
According to MaryAnne:
- This class is taught entirely online through UNLVâ€™s Distance Education program. Each week of this 15-week class is structured to parallel the new CAE domains and promises to be an excellent class both for those preparing for the CAE exam and for those who simply wish to learn more about the field. Students who have taken this class have remarked that it really opened their eyes to the world of Trade Associations and just how much was involved in managing them.
Please feel free to pass this along to others who might be interested, and check out the other UNLV online offerings for meetings/hospitality. I hear the whole program is great—from those who have gone through it, too, not just the instructors!