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Global Professional Development Program is based on years of industry interaction and consultation with international hospitality consultants and leaders. This is a well thought and well-processed combination of modern learning techniques and tools that are vital for professional development to face the real world.

Purpose & Objective

We welcome you onboard, ‘Global Professional Development Program’ which is based on years of industry interaction and consultation with international hospitality consultants and leaders. This is a well thought and well-processed combination of modern learning techniques and tools that are vital for professional development to face the real world.

The objective of GPDP is to empower students to maximize performance and achieve their full potential. GPDP is a gateway to the World of Global Hospitality Industry and Global Hospitality Education.

Creating a unique, upscaled, innovative environment that hugely differentiates from traditional coaching or professional development techniques.
Empowering students to avail enduring, rewarding and meaningful choices in a global and dynamic world of hospitality.
Aspiring students to become the most desired professionals in the international hospitality industry.
Forming a distinctive learning environment to overcome career development challenges, both professionally and personally.
Inducing a true sense of hospitality career in the light of latest industry demands and trends.

If you find any difficulty using your portal, write us on gpdp@cothm.ae
We hope you enjoy your interaction with GPDP portal and in the coming days, we will continue to educate you on how to get the best out of your GPDP portal for maximum career growth.

Portal Sections

The GPDP portal is divided into two major areas:
GPDP Contributors Area
This section of GPDP portal is dedicated to the community & industry leaders who contribute in different ways to the GPDP portal.
GPDP Members Area
This is the where GPDP members can find learning content organized under different learning modules.

Your GPDP portal consists of the following learning modules:

Module-1-Global Recognition
Module-2-Global Internships & Placements
Module-3-eLearning Courses
Module-4-American Certifications
Module-5-Hospitality Magazines
Module-6-Books Library
Module-7-Video Library
Module-8-International Admissions
Module-9-Academic Scholarships
Module-10-Calendar of Events
Module-12-Must Learn Content of GPDP Portal
Module-11-Professional Discussion Groups (PDGs)

In the coming days we will take you through learning objectives of individual learning modules on GPDP portal. We hope you enjoy your interaction with GPDP portal and use it in the best possible way to benefit your hospitality career.

Don’t miss the opportunity, access your portal now and start your career building right away!

Your Global Recognition | GPDP Learning Module # 1

Purpose & Objective

This section of the portal is to keep you informed about your worldwide recognition. After graduating from COTHM, your qualifications are recognized by international employers and education institutions around the world. This is due to the fact that all qualifications are accredited by globally recognized and respected awarding bodies. International employers know that COTHM stands for a world-class hospitality education in a modern and technologically advanced hospitality industry.

You can learn through GPDP portal about COTHM Global Partners and be confident that the qualifications you will receive during your time at COTHM will serve you throughout your professional career, no matter where life takes you.

How You can Benefit from this Module

  • You learn about you global recognition by being a student of COTHM.
  • This will help to boost your confidence in the career path you have chosen for you.
  • You will be able to demonstrate your global recognition wherever this topic is under discussion.

Global Internships & Placements Program | GPDP Learning Module # 2

Purpose & Objective

GIPP is to help you find the best positions in the industry in the Middle East and Internationally.
This module carries all that is required to kick-start a global hospitality career:

Online Resume Building
Video Resume Upload
Internships & Jobs Listing
Intercepts & Job Postings

Important Caution

This module is very vital for your successful career start. Below are the areas you will be judged on:

  • Quality of Profile Pictures   

  • Quality of Video Resume

  • Completeness of Overall Resume

For any assistance feel free to contact GPDP support staff at your respective campus.

How You can Benefit from this Module

You can build your online resume and continue to update as you progress in their career. Be aware that your resume will be viewable by the potential employer, hence take good care in building your profile. You career launch is based on this resume.

You can keep an eye on the latest opportunities. The job description and skills required in each opportunity will challenge you to measure if you are developing all the skills required through your studies to start your professional career.

You will upload your recorded 3 to 5 minutes Video Resume.

e-Learning Courses | GPDP
Learning Module # 3

Purpose & Objective

e-Learning Courses

GPDP portal is readily hosting an abundance of e-Learning Courses to supplement your classroom studies:

  • Communication Skills
  • Interview Skills

  • Right Attitude and Mannerism

  • Employability Skills

  • Effective Use of Social Media

  • Working Vocabulary

  • Industry Insights

 

Some of the eLearning courses readily available on GPDP Porat:

How You can Benefit from this Module

  • This Module helps you to improve your employability skills while you are in your regular studies.

  • This will prepare you for the employment by the time you finish your studies.

  • You can use Quizzes and Flash Cards to assess your industry knowledge and skills.

  • This will prepare you for your first job interview.

Important Caution

For every discipline of study, some of the courses are mandatory to take while others are optional.

The mandatory courses to be taken are listed in your GPDP handbook.

American Certifications | GPDP Learning Module # 4

Purpose & Objective

This learning module will help you pursue your career and gain knowledge in your department of interest. Some key objectives of the module are as following:

  • You can identify your area of interest during the initial few days of lectures, based on which, you can start exploring your career path and areas of specialization in the career.

  • The objective of this module is to provide an opportunity for you to enhance your industry acceptance by completing American Certifications in parallel to your regular courses.

  • Faculty members will play a role of mentor for you  and motivate you to excel in your career by suggesting the right certification path that matches your  attitude, interest and subject of regular course studies.

These certifications are offered to GPDP members at very subsidized rates so don’t miss out on this opportunity to master your career.

How You can Benefit from this Module

Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality credentials, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) provides certification for hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, including:

  • hotels

  • food & beverage establishments

  • trainers

  • hospitality educators

  • hotel suppliers

  • spas

Professional Certification demonstrates proficiency. It is a concrete indication of your skill,

 and shows employers and guests that you are committed to your profession and are well trained with proven abilities.

Hospitality Magazines | GPDP Learning Module # 5

Purpose & Objective

The key objective to provide you with free access to the above-mentioned hospitality magazines are the following:

  • To create an environment for you to feel like on job, while you’re in the middle of your studies by providing you the latest hospitality trends and giving you a clear knowledge of what is going around in your industry.

  • This can help you indulge into the industry, creating a real time perspective of what you are studying in classrooms.

  • You can pick up topics during reading / skimming of magazines to discuss the same with your teachers and to gain productive information and knowledge required in your profession.

How You can Benefit from this Module

You will have free access to various paid Hospitality Magazines, through which you can learn the latest hospitality trends, hospitality events details, travel and tourism articles and much more facts and figures of the hospitality industry.

Two of the main Hospitality Magazines you will have full and free access to are:

  • Hotelier Middle East Magazine

  • Hospitality Plus Magazine

Engage, Learn and Elevate through GPDP!

Digital Books Library | GPDP Learning Module # 6

Purpose & Objective

Through this module, you will have full access to a wide selection of digital hospitality books in all subjects/departments. This rich content being offered to you through your GPDP portal is all paid content and you as a member of GPDP have free access to the entire collection.

A few of the topics available on the portal for you to read and learn from are in the following subjects:

  • Career Development

  • Culinary Arts

  • Baking and Patisserie

  • English Language

  • Food and Beverage

  • General Hospitality Management

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing and Sales

  • Personality Development

  • Rooms Division

  • Travel & Tourism

  • Accounting and Finance

  • AHLEI-American Books

The key objective of the module is to give you complete access to rich content data and for you to learn from various resources other than your regular coursework books.

How You can Benefit from this Module

  • You can identify your area of interest during initial few days of lectures, based on which you can find additional reading material (digital books library) on the portal to compliment with your studies.

  • You can identify your area of weakness during initial few days of lectures, based on which you can find additional reading content on the portal to compliment your studies.

  • Once on job, you can continue to leverage access to these digital books library to enhance your  knowledge.

  • Faculty members can refer to this section during lectures for additional study resources to compliment your lectures.

  • Faculty members can refer you to particular books based on your area of weakness in the class e.g. if your weakness lies in speaking / communication skills, you can be referred to a book based on communication skills development.

Video Library | GPDP Learning Module # 7

Purpose & Objective

Lifetime access to a wide range of specific hand-picked videos related to your profession i.e the hospitality industry. All videos are specifically selected keeping in view the importance they have during and after the completion of your studies. You will be directed to view, only the videos that have importance for your career development and that will engage you to learn from a dynamic array of videos available online.

Video training will transform the way you will be learning throughout your studies and professional career by having a more engaging and richer experience. Below are some of the topics covered under this section of GPDP portal:

  • Culinary Arts & Baking

  • Food & Beverage

  • General Hospitality Management

  • Human Resources

  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

  • Rooms Division / Sales & Marketing

  • Self Development

  • Travel & Tourism

  • Accounting & Finance

How You can Benefit from this Module

  • You will be able to identify your area of interest during the initial few days of lectures, based on which you can find additional training videos on the portal to compliment your regular studies.

  • You will be able to identify your area of weakness during the initial few days of lectures, based on which you can find additional supporting videos on the portal.

  • You will be able to access the video library to enhance your knowledge during your study program, as well as, once you enter your professional career.

  • Faculty members can refer to this section during lecturers for additional visual training to compliment their lectures.

  • Faculty members can refer you to particular videos based on your area of weakness in the class e.g if your area of weakness is  in understanding the food hygiene concepts, you can be referred to related videos on the portal.

Global Admissions & Scholarships Program| GPDP Learning Module # 8

Purpose & Objective

You are now also eligible to apply for the Global Students Exchange Program by being a student of COTHM and a member of the GPDP portal. By using this module, you will be able to get the following advantages when applying for higher studies:

  • Special Scholarships

  • Discount in Tuition Fee

  • Travel Assistance

If you’re willing to go for your higher studies after completing your study program at COTHM, this module will be highly beneficial to assist you in choosing the right institute to continue your higher studies.

How You can Benefit from this Module

  • You can learn about exclusive possibilities to continue your studies abroad in COTHM partner institutes.

  • GPDP team targets to secure special fee packages and discounts exclusively for COTHM students.

  • You can explore the possibilities of higher studies and seek assistance from our international office for admission related inquiries.

  • Faculty members will be mentoring you and help you decide the best study course for you to choose for higher studies.

Calendar of Events | Module # 9

Purpose & Objective

Never miss out international happening around travel, tourism, hospitality, culinary arts, baking, and patisserie. A dedicated calendar grid to show key hospitality events, conferences, and competitions around the globe.

Members can enroll individually or join a group participation.

How You can Benefit from this Module

  • In this section, you can learn about global hospitality exhibitions, conferences, and competitions

  • This helps you to proactively plan their participation in the events of their interest.

  • This section will encourage you to participate more in extra curriculum activities, which are vital for the career success in the hospitality industry.

Professional Discussion Groups (PDGs) | Module # 11

Purpose & Objective

Discussion Groups focus on the exchange of inspiring knowledge and ideas from industry leaders.

This section will facilitate:

  • Focused Discussion Groups

  • Posts from Industry experts about latest trends

  • Professional tips from industry experts

How You can Benefit from this Module

  • Via this module you can engage with colleagues, seniors and industry leaders through moderated chat rooms

  • Each PGD will have specific  area of focus such as:

    • Food Safety & Hygiene

    • Employability

    • Communication skills

    • Internships & placements

    • etc