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 applies to the three Learning Week sessions (typically in February, July, November). 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 Alberta Courses

CANCELLED

CDME courses offered in Alberta will also be offered in Chicago at the 2020 Annual Convention. Attendees that registered for Alberta courses may roll over their registration to Chicago courses for no charge.

CDME at Summer Learning Week

July 10-13, 2020
Chicago, IL, USA
Registration deadline: June 29, 2020

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

Core Course, July 10-11, 2020:

  • Strategic Issues in Destination Management

Elective Course, July 12-13, 2020:

  • Destination Positioning and Branding

CDME Alberta 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!

CDME at Spring Learning Week

February 2021
Location to be announced

* Courses are subject to change. To receive credit for a course toward your CDME you must be in attendance for 100 percent of the scheduled course time.

Concurrent Core Courses:

  • Strategic Issues in Destination Management
  • Destination Leadership

Concurrent Elective Courses:

  • Destination Organization Financial Management
  • Economic Development and the Role of Destination Organizations

Registration for 2021 spring courses will open in late 2020.

CDME at Summer Learning Week

July 2021
Location to be announced

* Courses are subject to change. To receive credit for a course toward your CDME you must be in attendance for 100 percent of the scheduled course time.

Concurrent Core Courses:

  • Destination Advocacy and Community Relations
  • Destination Marketing Planning

Concurrent Elective Courses:

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

Registration for 2021 summer courses will open in early 2021.

CDME at Fall Learning Week

November 2021
Location to be announced

* Courses are subject to change. To receive credit for a course toward your CDME you must be in attendance for 100 percent of the scheduled course time.

Concurrent Core Courses:

  • Strategic Issues in Destination Management
  • Destination Leadership

Concurrent Elective Courses:

  • Destination Information and Research
  • Development of the Destination Experience

Registration for 2021 fall courses will open in early 2021.

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]