CHART Launches COVID-19 Membership Access Program

CHART Membership Access Program Details

To support hospitality trainers during the COVID-19 crisis, CHART has initiated a Membership Access Program that provides members a pay-what-you-can renewal and free membership for new members.

Virtual Training Forums (VTFs) 

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View schedule of CHART's free monthly webinars.

Next up: The Top 10 Ways to be Innovative with SalesBoost, Wednesday, April 15, 1pm EST

On-Demand Coronavirus Webinars

National and State Restaurant Associations

Coronavirus Resources: Labor and Employment Law Challenges and Obligations Facing Employers - Hosted by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Law Center

Curbside for Full Service Restaurants - Hosted by the Texas Restaurant Association

Coronavirus: Industry Readiness and Response - Hosted by the National Restaurant Association and ServSafe

Preparing for the Coronavirus: Steps for Restaurant Readiness - Hosted by ServSafe

Cultural Intelligence for Restaurant Managers During COVID-19: A Virtual Roundtable  - Hosted by the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)


CHART Partners

Remote Engagement - Where Do We Go From Here? - Hosted by Viatech multiple times through April and May

Other Informational Webinars

Goldman Sachs State of Restaurant & Retail Industries - Posted April 8, 2020
Goldman Sachs State of Travel & Leisure Industries - Posted April 16, 2020


EDUCATIONAL Courses - FREE Online training

ServSUCCESS Courses - FREE Online Training through May 31

ServSuccess is offering training FREE of charge to restaurant industry workers. These learning suites were designed to reinforce skills and knowledge and cover everything needed to know to sit for the professional certification exam.

Access ServSuccess Free Training here.


ServSAFE Courses - FREE Online Training through May 31

ServSafe is offering the full ServSafe Food Handler training and assessment for free. ServSafe also launched two new, free training videos that address COVID-19 precautions for takeout and delivery. The training videos feature:

Access Free ServSafe Food Handler here.
Access Free Delivery & Takeout training videos here.
Access ServSafe Update Details here.

AHLEI Courses - FREE Online Training through May 31

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is offering three courses for free.

Access AHLEI Free Training here.

DiscoverLink COVID-19 Microlearning Courses - FREE through September 30

DiscoverLink has compiled a set of best practices from its clients for dealing with the unique situation COVID-19 has presented. Three microlearning courses, Restaurant Safety, Hotel Safety, and Carryout and Curbside Best Practices, are available for free through September 30, 2020.

Access Discoverlink Free Training here.

DiscoverLink AGM to GM Development Program - FREE Access for 3 Months

DiscoverLink is offering three months of its AGM to GM program for free, so you can focus on leadership development while business is slow. You’ll get unlimited use of this 8-competency, 20-course program on your learning management system or ours. Upon request, DiscoverLink experts will even customize the exams and experiential activities that come with the program to reflect your practices.

Access DiscoverLink Free Program here.

Goldman Sachs 1000 Women Course (Added 4-23-20)

A collection of 10 courses which provide a practical business education – strengthening your business knowledge, skills and plans for growth. The courses are suitable for any entrepreneur looking to take their business to the next level.

This collection of courses covers a full range of topics from the fundamentals of finance and marketing, to leadership style, funding, and negotiations.

Access Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Course here.



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Resource Links

The National Restaurant Association's COVID-19 webpage (and daily COVID-19 Update e-newsletter signup) is an excellent place to find the most up-to-date information. 

The American Hotel & Lodging Association's COVID-19 webpage details the Hotels for Hope initiative and legislative and regulatory updates.

CHART’s 10 Steps Hospitality Trainers Can Help Combat Coronavirus COVID-19 (PDF)


Reopening Resources

Misc. Resources



Scholarships, Assistance and Support

List of job opportunities/hiring companies for furloughed workers