Why is this workshop important?
Professionals working on tourism and protected areas need to be
effective communicators. The challenge lies in the technological
revolution in the past ten years. What was prohibitively expensive
a decade ago is commonplace and relatively inexpensive today. The
internet, and social networking sites are increasingly used to share
information in a lively an timely fashion.
The Parks and Tourism Webinar will be of most use to professionals
who need some assistance with understanding the social web and making
it work from them. The webinar creates a safe and fun environment
to improve your own skills and to see how others are using the Web
in new and inspiring ways.
Whether you need to promote events, sell tours, develop case studies,
collaborate with colleagues, this workshop will help give you the
proper nudge and develop new skillsets. It's a simple, inexpensive
and a productive use of your time. We focus on strengthening core
skills, articulating core values and developing a healthy web presence
for your work.
What will be included in the course?
Participants will review and tinker with (hands on please!) more
than a dozen Web channels, including blogs, Delicious, Facebook,
Foursquare, Linked-In, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter, TripAdvisor,
Wikipedia, wikis and YouTube.
Instruction takes the form of daily emails as well as arranged
skype calls. Web assignments and recommendations posted on Twitter.
We will also post video screencasts on YouTube and podcasts on IPadio.
During the webinar the Parks and Tourism Slideshare presentation
will be updated to document the achievements of the participants.
What are the benefits of the course?
By the end of the course participants will be more skilled in social
Course participant websites and Social Web channels will be featured
on this page and in related tweets. What we learn we share in real
Participants are also eligible to co-teach the workshop with Ron
on the ground or in their local community (with Ron's participation
Who are the courses for?
The courses are open to professionals working on tourism and protected
areas. This may include protected area managers, tourism operators,
owners of businesses working in tourism and conservation, guides,
academics, representatives of NGOs or consultants. One of the target
audiences are the 40+ generation for whom the Social Web is confusing.
In particular, Ron extends a cordial invite to long-time colleagues!
How to I register?
Fill out the registration.
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