Members' Blog

Cooking and Cocktails for a Cause: Why It Matters

With in-person conferences suspended, the CHART Board still felt it was important to keep up the tradition of giving back by finding a way to hold a virtual service event in 2020. By partnering with Childhelp, we were able to serve others in a safe and interactive way, while having fun in the kitchen, and raising over $5,600 for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

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4 Areas of Focus that Build Consumer Confidence in Your Restaurant or Hotel

How do you convince your guests to return to your restaurant or hotel? Here are the four key areas to focus on that will help build consumer confidence, along with some tips on how to communicate your commitment to safe operations to your guests.

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Recharge Your Resume: How to Stand Out and Get Noticed (in a good way!)

You have about six to 20 seconds to capture a recruiting manager’s attention. Let’s take a look at the essential elements of a resume and how to maximize each section to ensure you are getting noticed. Pay close attention to the Pro Tips along the way!

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9 Creative Leadership Strategies for a Post-pandemic World

So much has changed since April 2020 that an update to the New Rules of Leadership in a Post-coronavirus World was in order. Read on for a current take on the silver linings, opportunities, key learnings, and lessons in leadership for hospitality trainers in a world defined by change.

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3 Ways to De-escalate Cross-cultural Conflict with Guests and Employees

The hospitality industry and the communities they serve are wonderfully diverse. But where differing viewpoints and subconscious biases intersect, occasional cross-cultural conflict is sure to arise between guests and employees, and among guests. Here are some ways to anticipate and prevent potential conflicts, and practical tips to de-escalate tense situations when they occur.

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Building an LMS for the Future of Work

Like many frontline customer-focused businesses, Krispy Kreme had to throw out all the rules when it came to COVID-19. Employees were working fewer hours and working less and less onsite—and yet Senior Instructional Designer Tim Gwynn and Training Specialist Toni Lamb still had critical training content to deliver.

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The 15-minute Strategic Appointment System for CHART

Being intentional with your attention is about the choices you make and the actions you take. You only have time to do what matters, so prioritize your priorities, beginning with a 15-minute daily strategic appointment with yourself!

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Managing Unconscious Bias

We all have the ability and the responsibility to become more aware of our own biases and work to change them. The hospitality industry and hospitality trainers, in particular, are poised to have a positive influence on diversity and inclusion efforts in their own organizations. The work begins with intentionally managing individual and organizational unconscious biases.

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8 Tips and Tricks for Running a Successful Virtual Event

For trainers, online learning and virtual sessions are not new, however with a focus on blended learning, we are always looking at what is the best format for what we are trying to achieve. Here are eight ways you can enhance the effectiveness of your virtual events.

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Lay the Groundwork for Success in 2021 With Certified Training

With so much about the hospitality and tourism industry in flux, it’s critical your organization shows it’s willing to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of your customers and employees alike. Certified training provides a flexible and cost-effective way to build that confidence, prove your commitment, and make a safe space for travel and hospitality in 2021.

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Reopening Preparation: Learning & Development in a Post-COVID World

As restaurants prepare to resume their operations following the COVID-19 pandemic, trainers are finding that some aspects of Learning and Development will never be the same. Here are the three things trainers need to focus on when training new hires and refreshing furloughed team members in preparation for reopening.

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How Working Remotely Can Work for You

When working remotely, a computer screen can feel more like a barrier than a portal into a meaningful connection. But it doesn’t have to be that way. An advanced, computer-based adaptive learning platform can help you and your team leverage technology to foster support and collaboration. Our free adaptive learning course will show you how effective this format can be, as well as provide practical tips from professionals who have made working from home their norm for many years.

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