Upcoming CDME Courses
The CDME program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.
PLEASE NOTE: An approved CDME Application is required prior to registering for courses. Please allow 10 business days for the application to be processed. Courses are only available to those accepted to and committed to completing the program.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: To receive CDME credit for a course, you MUST be in attendance for 100 PERCENT of the scheduled course time. Please ensure your travel arrangements are made to accommodate potential travel delays. Missing course time to make a flight is not permitted.
If you cannot attend the course in its full entirety for ANY reason, you will need to reschedule and take the course at a future date. Please contact [email protected] if any conflicts arise.
Courses and instructors are subject to change.
Each core course is two days in length from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM each day.
Member rate: US$1,575 / Non-member: US$2,315
Each elective course is 1.5 days in length from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM and 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.
Member rate: US$995 / Non-member: US$1,395
2023 CDME Courses
Fall CDME Courses
October 7-10, 2023
Little Rock, AR
Concurrent Core Courses
October 7-8, 2023
- Strategic Issues in Destination Management - SOLD OUT!
Instructors: Gary Sherwin, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Newport Beach Inc.
Maura Allen Gast, CDME, Executive Director, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Destination Advocacy and Community Relations - SOLD OUT!
Instructors: Cassandra McAuley, CDME, Senior Vice President, Destination Stewardship, MMGY NEXTFactor Enterprises Inc.
John Groh, CDME, President and CEO, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Concurrent Elective Courses
October 9-10, 2023
- Destination Positioning and Branding
Instructors: Gary Sherwin, CDME, President and CEO, Visit Newport Beach Inc.
Kelly Miller, CDME, President and CEO, Visit Huntington Beach
- Human Resources and Culture Transformation
Instructors: Jennifer Johnson, Vice President of Operations, Monterey County CVB
Linda John, CDME, Vice President, Destination & Travel Practice, Fired-Up! Culture
Fall CDME Courses - Canada
November 17-20, 2023
November 17-18, 2023
- Destination Leadership
Instructors: Craig Davis, CDME, President and CEO, Visit Dallas
Kathleen Davis, CDME, Executive Director, Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau
November 19-20, 2023
- Destination Marketing and Sales
Instructors: Cody Chomiak, CDME, Vice President of Marketing, Travel Manitoba
Steve Paganelli, CDME, Head of Destination Marketing, Americas, Tripadvisor