Excellence in Tourism Leadership Program


Tentative Agenda – Virtual courses will be on Tuesday mornings from 10 am to Noon. In person sessions will be held in conjunction with the Mississippi Tourism Association Governor’s Conference and Spring Conference or at Mississippi State University. Course schedule may be subject to change.

October 2022 – July 2023


Event Speaker When Where
Core Course
Grant Writing
  October 2022 Governors Conference on Tourism
Tunica, MS
Core Course
Board Management
  November 2022 Virtual
Option Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference - In-Person
  November 2022 Rural Tourism Conference—Alabama
Core Course
Effectively managing and leading groups
  December 2022 Virtual
Advertising Decision Making
  January 2023 Virtual
Project Topic Due   January 30, 2023 Email topic to rdm1@msstate.edu
Sports and Recreation Tourism
  February 2023 Virtual
Core Course
Economics of Tourism and Understanding Your Local Economy
  March 2023 Virtual
Spring Conference
Elective and possible Core Course Make-up Session
  April 2023 In-Person
Graphic Design and Canva Basics
  May 2023 Virtual
Working with the media and generating effective content: Panel Discussion
  May 2023 Starkville, Mississippi
Working with Elected Officials
  May 2023 Starkville, Mississippi
Project Completion   July 30, 2022  
Governor's Conference
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