DCTC Makes Learning REAL! DCTC Spring ’15 Semester Saturday Opportunities

Meeting and Event Management
Hospitality Lodging Management
Spa and Resort Management
Spring ’15 students taking courses in DCTC hospitality  programs will want to save these dates on their calendar. WATCH FOR UPDATES here AND on the news page of your online course site for location announcements.

If your course is listed here and published as online, then these are optional classroom half-days. Almost all “classroom” dates are at a hospitality or supplier corporation. Students take advantage of behind-the-scenes tours, guest lectures from real field professionals AND we work on course assignments.

SMGT 1160: January 17 at Rosemount campus, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1160: February 7, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1160: February 21, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1161: March 7, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1161: March 28, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1161: April 18, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30  p.m.

SMGT 1162: January 17, Rosemount campus, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

SMGT 1162: February 28, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1166: March 14, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1166: April 11, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1166: April 25, Rosemount campus, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1172: March 21, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1172: April 25, Rosemount campus, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SMGT 1175: January 31, location TBA, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SMGT 1175: February 21, location TBA, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SMGT 1260: January 24, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SMGT 1260: February 14, location TBA, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

DO connect with me and your other hospitality faculty members on LinkedIn:

Jessica Bartram

David Keinert

Rosealee Lee

Annette Marquez

Shawna Suckow

Update to Meeting Students Where They’re At!

Here’s the update to real-life lab, a.k.a. classroom dates and locations for fall semester. classroom or online - you choose - custom_board_education_books_14423 DCTC Hospitality Programs take service to a whole new level with the support of Industry Partners. Students can take advantage of optional laboratory/classroom opportunities in many courses. Why? We meet you where you’re at!

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DCTC Students had a great time, shared excellent discussion, and learned a lot from our hosts, Paul Fasching and Katelyn Keyes (pictured here with students) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place, Minneapolis, on September 6.

Here’s what’s on the schedule for fall semester.

SMGT 1022: Leadership
Sept 13 – Saint Mary’s University, Apple Valley
Oct 18 – Concordia University, Saint Paul

SMGT 1160: Fundamentals of Meeting, Conference, & Event Management
Sept 6 – DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place, Minneapolis – THANK YOU for a great visit!
Sept 20 – Springhill Suites, Eden Prairie
Oct 4 – Grand Hotel, Minneapolis

SMGT 1161: Advanced Meeting, Conference & Event Management
Oct 25 – Ronald McDonald Fam Glam (requires shift sign-up), Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
Nov 1 – Courage Kenny Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, Hastings
Nov 22 – RiverCentre, Saint Paul

SMGT 1162: Special Event Management & Coordination
Sept 6 – DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place, Minneapolis – THANK YOU for a great visit!
Sept 20 – Springhill Suites, Eden Prairie
Oct 11 – Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Saint Paul

SMGT 1215: Negotiation Strategies
Nov 8 – IntrinXec Management, Inc., Minneapolis
Dec 6 – Care Providers of Minnesota, Bloomington

SMGT 1670: Lodging Systems & Technology
Nov 22 – DCTC Rosemount campus

You can choose to be completely online one week and only partially online next week. Students who live in other states, are traveling, or just can’t make it to class may work online completely. Or, they can reduce their computer-screen time by participating in part-time lab/classroom opportunities at real companies and venues. This is learning at its best!

SAVE these dates and watch your course site for more detailed information.

Chart your career path in Meeting and Event Management, Hospitality Lodging Management, or Spa-Resort Management.

For more information about any of DCTC’s Hospitality Programs, contact Rosealee.Lee@dctc.edu or meet me on LinkedIn.

 

Cupcake War Veterans Battled, Bonded, and Laughed!

Veterans of the 1st Twin Cities Planner Cupcake War made great memories this past week when they competed in the cupcake smack-down that was sponsored by the Marriot Minneapolis and Telluride Colorado Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN) is known for its ability to provide networking and engagement opportunities to meeting planners, so when Shawna Suckow, SPIN Founder and President, notified local planners that she, Todd Gehrke (Visit Telluride), and Barbara Madigan (Minneapolis Marriott) had arranged the competition of cupcake creativity, response was immediate.

Cupcake War Veterans, January, 2013

Cupcake War Veterans, January, 2013

Our battleground was the Marriott’s private bakery. Led by Executive Chef Donna and staff members, we benefited from the very best in tactical training and weaponry.

Executive Chef Donna instructs cupcake soldiers on battle tactics

Executive Chef Donna instructs cupcake soldiers on battle tactics

Weapons ready for battle

Weapons ready for battle

Congratulations to victors of the 1st Twin Cities Planner Cupcake War.

Cupcake War Victors (l to r) Amanda Ducach, Barbara Madigan, Todd Gehrke

Cupcake War Victors (l to r) Amanda Ducach, Barbara Madigan,Todd Gehrke

Cupcake War veterans are honing their battle skills for the future. When you’re called to duty, will you be prepared?