2013-01-31 22:10:11 - New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors (NHGSA) announces its annual certification training classes for 2013 at 4 locations across the state.
NHGSA seeks people who enjoy sharing their passion for our beautiful state with others, want to learn more about our state, and have a few hours each month to volunteer as a Granite State Ambassador (GSA). Industry personnel, such as those working in local chambers, hotels, restaurants, real estate offices, libraries, schools, and more are also encouraged to participate in the training to enhance their current roles.
NH GRANITE STATE AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION TRAINING CLASS DATES FOR 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2013 –
This year’s scheduled trainings are in Bedford at Carlyle Place (March 25-26), in Concord at Red River Theatre (April 29-30), in Gilford at Gunstock Mountain Resort (May 28-29), and in Dover at The Children’s Museum of NH (June 3-4). To register for one of these certification training dates, please visit NHGSA online at www.nhgsa.com and click “Training & Education” in the main navigation. Registration closes one week prior to each class.
The goal of the GSA certification training is to reinforce the tools and knowledge needed to meet and exceed the expectations of guests and support the authentic culture of New Hampshire, its people,
and its products. The 2-day training includes 14 comprehensive hours of learning through lectures and sharing. Each attendee receives materials, literature, and information on hospitality and NH’s tourism industry from industry professionals. Attendees come to understand why “it’s always sunny in New Hampshire.”
Modules include: Welcome; Hospitality the GSA Way; How to Participate as a GSA; Sports and Recreation; Business, Industry, and Education; Attractions and Heritage Tourism; and Falling in Love with NH. The certification fee is $35.00 per person and includes training, materials, lunch and snacks during training days, tour of host location, prizes and surprises, graduate certificate, official NHGSA name tag, and a 1-year membership to NHGSA. To read about membership details and categories, please visit www.nhgsa.com and click “Membership” in the main navigation.
Certified GSAs have numerous opportunities each year to reinforce certification and update skills by participating in activities, tours, special events, and specialized trainings. It’s fun and a great way to meet others who live here or are visiting and want to know more.
Being a GSA is for anyone 18-80 who loves talking to visitors about the Granite State. Children under 18 can volunteer with a parent or grandparent who is a certified GSA, through our Future Leaders of New Hampshire Program.
About New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors
New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors add value to state agencies, local businesses, and individuals through a training and service support network that sustains and enhances the New Hampshire experience. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, NHGSA serves hundreds of travel- and tourism-related businesses including key partners, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development. Our award-winning organization has certified over 1,230 residents and employees who staff front-line visitor centers that support the authentic culture of New Hampshire, its people, and its products. Since 1996, GSAs have given over 224,000 hours of volunteer service providing personal assistance to millions of guests visiting the Granite State. Currently, 541 GSAs actively serve New Hampshire city, state, federal, and private organizations, such as regional associations and chambers of commerce. Find out more about NHGSA, Inc. at www.nhgsa.com.
Contact: Lisa J. Jackson, NHGSA Communications Director