Upcoming CDME Courses

The CDME Board has determined a standard rotation of courses to improve course planning, travel, and budgeting for our participants. This rotation begins in February 2020 and applies to the three Learning Week sessions. By establishing a standard rotation, Destination Leadership and Strategic Issues will be offered during 2020 Summer Learning Week, then twice in 2021 (spring and fall). Special sessions, such as those held in Alberta, are not guaranteed to occur, and are variable based on the needs of involved partner groups.

Please note: Courses and instructors are subject to change. To receive CDME credit for a course, you must be in attendance for 100 percent of the scheduled course time.

Course Descriptions

Read more about the courses offered as part of the CDME program.

CDME at Spring Learning Week

February 1-4, 2020
Washington, DC, USA

These courses are presented in conjunction with 2020 Destination Showcase and Spirit of Hospitality Celebration.

Concurrent Core Courses
February 1-2, 2020:

  • Destination Advocacy & Community Relations
  • Destination Marketing & Sales

Concurrent Elective Courses
February 3-4, 2020:

  • Destination Economic Development
  • Destination Organization Financial Management

CDME Courses

April 21-24, 2020
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Through a partnership with TravelAlberta we are pleased to offer CDME courses in Banff. These courses are open to all CDME candidates. The courses offered in Banff are specifically selected to accommodate the course needs of CDME candidates attending from local Alberta destination organizations.

Core Course (April 21-22, 2020):

  • Strategic Issues in Destination Management

Elective Course (April 23-24, 2020):

  • Destination Positioning and Branding

Registration for spring courses will open soon!

CDME at Summer Learning Week

July 10-13, 2020
Chicago, IL, USA

These courses are presented in conjunction with the 2020 Annual Convention.

Concurrent Core Courses
July 10-11, 2020:

  • Strategic Issues in Destination Management
  • Destination Leadership

Concurrent Elective Courses
July 12-13, 2020:

  • Destination Positioning and Branding
  • Destination Organization Human Resources and Talent Development

Registration for summer courses will open soon!

CDME Courses

October 6-9, 2020
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Through a partnership with TravelAlberta we are pleased to offer CDME courses in Banff. These courses are open to all CDME candidates. The courses offered in Banff are specifically selected to accommodate the course needs of CDME candidates attending from local Alberta destination organizations.

Core Course (October 6-7, 2020):

  • Destination Advocacy and Community Relations

Elective Course (October 8-9, 2020):

  • Destination Economic Development

Registration for fall courses will open soon!

CDME at Fall Learning Week

November 2020
Location to be announced

Concurrent Core Courses:

  • Destination Advocacy and Community Relations
  • Destination Marketing & Sales

Concurrent Elective Courses:

  • Destination Information and Research
  • Development of the Destination Experience

Registration for fall courses will open soon!

Contact

For assistance or more information, please contact:

Rori Ferensic
Senior Director of Education
+1-202-835-4089
[email protected]
Elizabeth Jordan
Certification and Program Manager
+1-202-835-4091
[email protected]