The ARVC Foundation is dedicated to providing educational opportunities that mark an Excellence in Outdoor Hospitality Education. To this end, the ARVC Foundation works continuously to design and develop educational offerings that allow those in the outdoor hospitality industry opportunities to enhance their skill sets to advance their knowledge base and further their careers. Core educational offerings are listed below.
National School of RV Park and Campground Management
Designed to provide a high-quality educational experience focused on business management principles and practices that support the Outdoor Hospitality industry, the National School of RV Park and Campground Management provides two campuses for students to come together to learn best practices and share knowledge and experiences. Campuses are located in Wheeling, WV and Denver, CO. Two different times of the year are also offered to accommodate the varying schedules of RV park and campground staff.
The next session of the school will be held in Wheeling, WV from February 20-24, 2017 and in Denver, CO, from July 10-14, 2017. Both campuses offer curriculum designed to improve current or future owner and manager knowledge of the outdoor hospitality industry. All 3 sessions will be offered at each campus.
Institute of Leadership Development
Personify Leadership - February 21-22, 2017, Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, West Virginia
Personify Leadership is an engaging two-day, highly interactive program that provides compre-hensive development for leaders. It is designed to be easy to apply and retain, and we wanted this to be reflected in our overall model. That’s why we created the body part model, broken down into 8 specific categories. Each individual category, or body part, is directly related to a leadership skill or competency. The training deconstructs each core competency, focusing on practical skills that you can apply immediately.
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Executive Workshop - February 23-24, 2017, Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, West Virginia
Working on your Executive Project and need help and support, or just time to actually spend working on it? Not enrolled in the Executive Certificate program, but have a project you just can’t seem to finish? Enroll in the Execu-tive Workshop and you’ll have dedicated time to work on your project and you’ll have access to the National School of RV Park and Campground Management teaching staff to assist you.
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Outdoor Hospitality Education Certificate Program
Through its Education Committee, the ARVC Foundation works with the ARVC Education department to continually improve and enhance the educational opportunities and programs offered through ARVC and its affiliated states. A current example of this is the development of the Outdoor Hospitality Education Certificate Program.
The Outdoor Hospitality Education Certificate Program is designed to move away from traditional “classroom” learning to a practical, outcome-based program focusing on hands-on experiences. To facilitate this process, each enrollee will be placed into the Outdoor Hospitality Education Certificate Program tier that is appropriate based on their experience and knowledge of the industry. The tiers are as follows:
Outdoor Hospitality Generalist (OHG) - Designed for individuals new to the industry or those with minimum industry experience.
Outdoor Hospitality Management (OHM) - Designed for new managers, managers with limited responsibilities, or those wanting to advance their knowledge base and careers.
Outdoor Hospitality Professional (OHP) - Designed for managers with full business management responsibilities, owners, and those wanting to further advance their knowledge base and careers.
Outdoor Hospitality Executive (OHE) - Designed for those with the most experience and anyone who has already taken full advantage of many educational opportunities afforded them and are wanting to give back to the industry by sharing their experience.
Superior Quality Staff - As part of the comprehensive Outdoor Hospitality Education Program, you can earn the designation of “Superior Quality Staff” to demonstrate to your park's exceptional committment to educational development of your staff.
Online Learning Anywhere Anytime
Training your team members is not always easy and can be time consuming. Sending staff to live events can be costly. Online learning could be your answer. Visit OHEPOnline.org to see how online learning can provide training to elevate the knowledge base of your staff.
Customized, On-Site Learning
Do you want to train your entire staff all at once at your location? We can do that as well. Call Lisa Maurer at 303.681.0401, x121, or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.