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Note: projects featured below highlight training we've delivered, plus retreats and think tanks we've facilitated. If you'd like instead to engage us as keynote speakers at your next event or conference, check out our Speaking Page for more details.
Featured Training & Facilitation Projects
Development and delivery of a workshop on operational elements of sustainability in tourism, measuring the impact of sustainability and how to market and communicate sustainable tourism to reach new trade and consumer markets. Part of Tourism Recovery Program at Enpact, funded by GIZ and TUI Cares
Development and delivery of digital marketing trainings (virtual) for tourism businesses in Moldova focusing on leveraging post-pandemic travel trends in digital profiles, SEO and website content. Training on sustainability and packaging of tourism products for ANTRIM / Moldova Travel. Part of the USAID Edge Buy-In Moldova Competitiveness Transition Activity (MCTA).
Development and facilitation of a two-day strategy offsite retreat to translate strategic objectives into prioritized sustainable tourism, collaboration and marketing initiatives. Included strategy review. Funded by Travel Foundation.
Development and facilitation of a full-day Think Tank event to surface and organize sustainable tourism innovation and cooperation concepts. Participants included Mediterranean (Europe, North Africa, Middle East) leaders in sustainable tourism, conservation and protected areas management. Funded by IUCN-Med & WWF Med.
Development and facilitation of full-day virtual think tank event using Miro online whiteboards. Topics: project evaluation, innovation brainstorming of ecotourism initiatives, measurement activities and possibilities to scale. 60+ participants included Mediterranean leaders in sustainable tourism and protected area management. Funded by WWF Med and DestiMED+ (EU Interreg).
Created a communications toolkit to position and promote IUCN-Med and its evolving strategy to potential donors. Topic focus: biodiversity, conservation and socioeconomic impact in the Mediterranean region (Europe, North Africa, Middle East). Developed and delivered a communications workshop on how to effectively use the toolkit. Funded by IUCN-Med.
Served as facilitators and practitioner collaborators in the Travel Foundation COVID Recovery Task Force. Moderated a 40+ member discussion channel composed of destinations, companies and NGO stakeholders on pandemic recovery and integration of sustainable tourism initiatives.
Development and facilitation of a 3-day ecotourism marketing virtual training for DestiMED+ project partners and MEET Network members, including protected areas, destinations and tour operators in the Mediterranean region. Delivery of marketing workshop to leverage leading sustainable travel trends. Funded by Institute for Tourism, IUCN-Med.
Workshop for DMOs, tour companies and other sustainability leaders on effective marketing, positioning and storytelling of sustainable tourism to travel consumers. Training on effective messaging and storytelling on the benefits of sustainable tourism for travelers and communities without using jargon or technical language. Funded by Sustainable Travel International (STI).
UNWTO case study talk: how social media and digital storytelling can be used to shift destination perceptions and address travel safety concerns during challenging news cycles. Delivered to UNWTO Tourism & Media conference based on our campaign results with Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA).
Training and webinars on the topics of sustainable tourism development and sustainability marketing for different clients and sustainable tourism organizations. Clients have included: Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), TIES/ESTC, among others.
Training of DMOs and travel companies in the Balkans on how to use storytelling techniques for destination and tourism digital marketing. Included specific social media strategies, platforms and tools that enable exposure, engagement and brand advocacy. Delivered at ITTFA Belgrade, Serbia. Funded by Danube Competence Center (DCC).
Sustainability storytelling workshop and facilitation for finalists of the G Project at the “Summit in the Jungle” in Costa Rica. This event was the culmination of a worldwide competition to fund a social enterprise project concept.
Development and facilitation of a 5-day event on “Ethical Global Partnerships, Learning, and Service.” Engaged 40 international academic and industry leaders across the service learning and volunteering fields. Funded by Kansas State University, Staley School of Leadership Studies.
Training and webinars on the topics of digital storytelling, social media, and how to work effectively with bloggers/influencers. Clients have included: ITB Berlin, Visit Berlin, WYSE, Eye for Travel, ITTFA (Belgrade, Serbia), and more.