Upcoming CDME Courses

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.

Fall Learning Week

November 9-12, 2019
Madison, WI, USA

The 2019 Fall Learning Week is presented in conjunction with the 2019 Advocacy Summit.

Concurrent Core Courses
November 9-10, 2019:

  • Destination Marketing Planning
  • Destination Advocacy & Community Relations

Concurrent Elective Courses
November 11-12, 2019:

  • Destination Partnership & Innovative Funding
  • Development of the Destination Experience

CDME Courses

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 Planning

Concurrent Elective Courses
February 3-4, 2019:

  • Destination Economic Development
  • Destination Organization Financial Management

Registration for spring courses will open soon!

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 Courses

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, 2019:

  • 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):

  • Social Media Marketing

Registration for fall courses will open soon!

CDME Courses

October 2020
Location to be announced

Concurrent Core Courses:

  • Destination Advocacy and Community Relations
  • Destination Marketing Planning

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]