International School of Hospitality New Hospitality Human Resources Certificate Program Opens Registration

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The International School of Hospitality proudly launches a Las Vegas-based human resources certificate program specially tailored to the hospitality industry.

This September, The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) will launch another new certificate program aimed at human resource professionals in the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Human Resources Certificate Program will cover the cycle of personnel management from entry to development to maintenance to exit. The course is divided into sixteen sections, including recruiting for this specialized industry, HR law, the labor market, training needs assessment, performance appraisals, selecting front and back of house employees, and other tools for management and their staff. Lectures, case studies, industry guest speakers, HR panel presentations, role-playing and discussions will drive the learning experience. No other continuing education program in the Southern Nevada area offers this certificate program.

Tim Lam, Director of The International School of Hospitality, explained the reason for developing their Hospitality Human Resources Certification Program. "Hospitality is the fastest growing industry in Las Vegas for employment, and we are responding to numerous requests by HR personnel for professional development programs to keep them current and support their career growth. According to the Nevada Department of Education, Training and Rehabilitation, there will be more than 57,000 employment opportunities in the leisure and hospitality sector from now until 2010."

Evening classes begin September 17, 2008 at TISOH's training facility in Las Vegas, close to McCarran Airport. Classes meet Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. for a period of twelve weeks. Enrollment is limited.

The lead instructor for this course is Ellis Norman, MBA, CHE. Norman is the founder and CEO of Hospitality Experts Consortium, LLC., a consulting firm. He coordinates internships and teaches hospitality management courses for the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV. He also serves as Director of Strategic Planning for TISOH and teaches other certificate courses in Hotel Operations and Hospitality Leadership and Supervision. Prior to embarking on a combined teaching and entrepreneurial career, he held management positions in food and beverage, human resources, hospital administration and hotel management. Norman has been a hospitality and tourism consultant for baccalaureate programs, legal professionals, private industry and government agencies. He is the author of several textbook chapters and has presented refereed papers addressing International Internships for Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) conferences held in Hong Kong, Dalian, China, and Sidney Australia.

The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) was founded in 2005 by professors from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The mission of the school is to offer practical, short-term hospitality training programs developed for industry by industry. Along with class instruction, most courses include site visits and working internships. The school curriculum includes conference management and event planning, hospitality leadership and supervision, the art of food and beverage, hospitality human resources, wedding coordination and design, the art of concierge, hotel operations, and guest relations. Students may elect to study on site or enroll in TISOH's special online courses.

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