Professional Development

GTP® Recertification Credits – The GTP® Recertification Handbook provides exact number of credits volunteers can earn. Here is a quick overview:
GBTA Membership – 1 Credit Per YearRegional Advisory Boards/Councils (CPC Board, Allied Leadership Council, Industry Advisory Council) – 5 Credits per year
Official GBTA Chapter - Board of Directors (appointed or elected) – 4 Credits per year
Standing GBTA Sanction Committees and/or Taskforce Members – 3 Credits per year
Testifying or Visiting Congress/State Government – 1 Credit per year

GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter Member Scholarships: Curently Closed

GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter is dedicated to providing our member professionals access to educational opportunities. To support this initiative,  GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter will award scholarship grants annually to eligible member professionals:

  • GBTA Membership Grant up to ($500) for GBTA Membership
  • GBTA Convention registration up to ($700)
  • GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter Membership Renewal Grant ($175)
  • Global Travel Professional Certification Grant up to ($400) for GTP Certification examination, Re-Certification or study guide
  • Educational Grant A up to ($1750) to be used towards GBTA GLP Certificate 5 day Session or the GLP Designation Program
  • Educational Grant B up to ($1,000) to be used towards GBTA Manager Level, GLP 2 day Course or CMM Program
  • Educational Grant C up to ($450) to be used towards GBTA Fundamentals Level certificate and Advanced Principal Course

Read about the professional development path offered through GBTA, click here.

Watch the Dean of Education share a video overview of the GBTA Academy and how it will  benefit you and your career.

The Global Travel Professional (GTP)

Click here for information on how to achieve certification:  CERTIFICATION

2019 GBTA Chapter Presidents' Council (CPC) Scholarship (Applications currently unavailable)

Each year, the Chapter Presidents’ Council grants scholarship awards to individual members of chapters or affiliates that are in the CPC. 

The GBTA Chapter Presidents’ Council (CPC) Scholarship Program serves to:

  • Help travel management professionals pursue education opportunities that enhance their expertise
  • Enourage local chapter/affiliate members to become a member of GBTA and/or attend GBTA sponsored conferences, conventions and seminars held nationally or locally

Who is Eligible:

Any Direct or Allied Member in good standing with their local chapter/affiliate.

The Fine Print:

  • One application per member may be submitted
  • Scholarship is valid for 1 year from date of award
  • A member can only win a scholarship once every 2 years
  • Scholarships cannot be used for any competitor events (i.e. ACTE)
  • Scholarships will be reimbursed once the educational event has been paid for. 

GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter Meetings Qualification for Recertification Credit - Many of GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter's monthly speaker sessions and educational events will qualify for GBTA Academy GTP/CCTE recertification credits.  The Professional development Committee is submitting applications for each and will post below which events qualify.  One Credit = 50 minutes of qualified education.  Check back often!

Date Event CEU Credits
January 10, 2019 That's Ingenious! - New Technology in the Marketplace  2          
February 14, 2019 The 5 A.M. Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast  2
March 14, 2019 It's Up to Us!  1
April 11, 2019 Silicon Valley's Future  1
May 9, 2019 Who's Pretending to be You?  1
June 13, 2019 The Sweet Spot; How Revenue Management Maximizes ROI  1
July 11, 2019 BABTA/SVBTA Joint Education Day – The Evolution of Business Travel  5
October 10, 2019 The Ideal Hotel Program Redefined  1
November 6, 2019 BrainSHIFT: Mindful Steps To Break Stress-Success Cycle  1















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