Regional Training Forums

Regional Training Forums

CHART's Regional Training Forums (RTFs) ramp up the learning and networking in between face time at conferences. Held in convenient locations across the country, RTFs are a great way for you to build relationships with your fellow training and HR professionals and learn tried and true best practices. Find the one closest to you today! Most of the RTFs are free and nonmembers are welcome as long as they are employed by a multi-unit hotel or restaurant and involved in training, so members are welcome to bring others from their company who can benefit from and contribute to the meetings. We currently hold CHART Regional Training Forums in 27 cities nationwide. If you do not see your city listed below and wish to host a meeting in your location, email the CHART office for details on how to get started.


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CHART Regional Training Forums Schedule

CHART Regional Training Forums are free and open to both members and nonmembers.  Anyone employed by a lodging or foodservice company, that is actively involved in creating, delivering or overseeing training, is eligible to attend. For more information or to RSVP to attend, please contact the CHART office or the individual contact person listed.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN | THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Perkin's Restaurant and Bakery, 4201 W. 78th St., Bloomington, MN 55435

Agenda: The Critical Role of the General Manager. Please bring any examples or ideation on how your company is meeting the need for General Manager development and retention for discussion and sharing. Industry insights on the business link between General Manager retention, sales growth, and operational performance from TDn2K’s research will be shared as a group discussion.

Community Service: Please bring new or gently used donations of hats, gloves, scarves, and coats to benefit YouthLink MN.

RSVP: Donna Herbel at


ORLANDO, FL | FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Orlando RTF January 2019

Location: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL.

Agenda: Leading a Respectful Workplace: How to Prevent Harassment with Cindy Poulos of DiscoverLink. Plus, Ask My Peers roundtable discussions on compliance, ice breakers, service training, and more.

RSVP: Kim Carson at


HOUSTON, TX | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Houston RTF January 2019

Location: Black Walnut Cafe, 5512 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007

Agenda: Leading a Respectful Workplace: How to Prevent Harassment with Josh Lowery of DiscoverLink.

Coffee and breakfast to be provided by Black Walnut Cafe.

RSVP: Barret Bailey at