GPHA is dedicated to mentoring future hotel employees and providing continuing education and development for current hospitality industry employees. GPHA also assists industry employees with professional certifications, training and business development seminars, and provides scholarships and resource materials to schools, teaching centers and individuals to ensure a successful career path in the hospitality industry.
GPHA members receive discounts on ServSafe classes and access to members-only events. There are also two professional networking programs to engage GPHA members with industry peers, develop professional skills and help give back to the community.
The Event Executive Certificate Program at Temple University
The only award- winning, comprehensive events planning program that prepares you to achieve a certificate for a number of different professional organizations. The full program may be completed in one year, but you can enroll for individual courses as well. Earn a professional (non-credit) executive certificate in Event Leadership to advance your career. Click to learn more or contact Ira Rosen, Temple University Event Leadership Certificate Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-204-6126.
ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, GPHA is offering members the National Restaurant Association's One-Day Servsafe ® Certification program. Click here for dates, times, locations and registration. Be sure to indicate in the comment box that you are a GPHA member to receive a rate of $150.
CPR/First Aid Training Certification
This course will cover infant, child and adult CPR, handling first aid emergencies, blood borne pathogens training, and rescue choking techniques. Participants who successfully complete the skills performance and written exam will receive a one year course completion card.
TIPS Bartending Certification
This certification program helps to assure that your front-of-the-house staff is prepared for every situation. It will outline effective responsible alcohol service practices for all front-of-the house staff including bartenders, waiters, hosts, bussers, security and valets that may need to prevent and/or deal with intoxication.
Human Resource Seminars
- Readily apply HR knowledge and information to your everyday work.
- Network and exchange ideas with other HR professionals.
- Accomplish more in your organization by utilizing new ideas, tools and best practices.
- Stay current on the latest in HR practices and legislation.
In alignment with our commitment to provide members with the most comprehensive human resource and networking opportunities, GPHA offers seminars throughout the year. Check back for upcoming dates.