LAS VEGAS – The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) is proud to announce Director of Academic Affairs Donnell Bayot has been named as a public member of the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) 2015 Governance Commission for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program.
Bayot, who won the 2014 CIC Pacesetter Award, was chosen for his experience with TISOH and his work on other industry certification programs nationally. He will serve a two-year term.
“Donnell is a great choice,” said Gayle G. Dahlman, certification director for the CIC. “Donnell’s experience with the meeting management industry, professional development for those in the industry and his knowledge of best practices in certification programs will be a valuable asset to the CMP Governance Commission.”
Bayot is a founding member of TISOH. Along with several university professors and hospitality industry experts from the Las Vegas Strip, he saw the need for practical, short-term training programs to help hospitality workers advance in their careers and to help people aspiring to enter the field.
“We are proud to have Donnell represent hospitality education on the CIC’s CMP Governance Commission,” TISOH Executive Director Timothy M. Lam said. “Donnell is all about innovation, pushing us and those working in the field to continually improve best practices for the industry.”
Bayot also has developed a competency model for catering and event professionals. He serves as second vice president of the National Association for Catering and Events.
The CIC represents more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. The mission of the Convention Industry Council is to provide a forum for member organizations to exchange information on global trends and topics, promulgate excellence in best practices and guidelines, collaborate on industry issues and advocate the value of the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry. Governance Commission members sit on task forces designed to address emerging changes in the meetings industry. The commission reviews and approves updates to the CMP and CMP-Health Care exams, ensuring program policies are consistent with certification program best practices and that all sectors of the meetings industry are represented fairly.
About The International School of Hospitality
The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) was founded in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2005. TISOH offers quality short-term, practical training and career development programs in hospitality. Developed for the industry and by the industry, TISOH’s small class sizes and online courses include: concierge, conference management and event planning, catering, hospitality leadership and supervision, hospitality human resources, hotel operations, and wedding coordination and design. Diploma graduates, trained by working experts in the field, enjoy an 85 percent job placement rate. TISOH is an academic partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. For more information, visit www.tisoh.edu or call (702) 947-7200.
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