About

The PLuS Center brings relevant and affordable professional education to the hospitality and gaming industries. Course material is based on real-time research and case studies that blend theory and practice from experienced faculty and industry professionals to teach the art, science, and business of hospitality and gaming. Delivery of this knowledge aims to be concise, meaningful, and elegant, making the best use of our participant's time.

Our Mission: To elevate individuals and organizations through impactful, accessible, and affordable professional education that blends academic theory and industry expertise.

Course Categories

Course Catalog — Courses will become available starting fall 2015. Please join our mailing list if you would like to be notified as courses become available.

Basic Supervisory Skills 101

The courses in this category are designed to provide managers and supervisors currently working in the industry with the basic skills they need to supervise others. Participants are generally enrolled upon discussion with their company or supervisor. Individuals may self-register to enhance their knowledge or career opportunities.

Management Skills 201

The courses in this category are designed to provide current industry professionals with enhanced skills to more effectively manage a department and its operations. Participants are generally enrolled upon discussion with their company or supervisor. Individuals may self-register to enhance their knowledge or career opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Skills 301

The courses in this category are designed to provide current industry managers and professionals with a broad set of organizational skills that allow them to better understand the various issues related to effectively manage in an integrated environment. Each of the courses provides a basic working understanding of the subject matter. Participants are generally enrolled upon discussion with their company or supervisor. Individuals may self-register to enhance their knowledge or career opportunities.

Executive Management 401

Each of the programs in this category is intended to provide a unique, case-based learning experience for participants. Each program is designed to prepare participants to effectively fulfill their duties and responsibilities. May be held on campus, on-site, or off-site.

Professional Certifications

Professional certifications blend the theory and practice of each of the functional areas. Taught by university faculty and industry professionals, participants gain a broad understanding of their department of choice. Participants must have a background in the certification course they choose or be nominated by a company. These certification programs include online instruction, on-campus workshops, and continuing on-the-job learning instructions and lessons.

How Vegas Does Vegas (HVDV)

The titles in this category take advantage of the PLuS Center’s proximity to the vast industry laboratory known as the Las Vegas casinos. Faculty and industry professionals will team up to teach the theory, practice, and application of each topic. Companies or groups traditionally send an entire cohort and decide which of the topics to include in their overall program. There are 2.5-day minimum program requirements, and each day includes classroom training to explain the art, science, and business of that topic and a tour of a facility that shows how that topic operates. The center may run open-enrollment programs individuals can enroll in.

Delivery Options

The PLuS Center has several delivery protocols for our learning experiences.

Online

Our most popular and cost-effective courses are offered online delivered by a latest-generation “mobile-first” learning management system. Any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone becomes a learning platform for our courses. All of our online courses take approximately 60 minutes to complete and are designed to be completed in 10-minute segments.

On Campus

We frequently deliver in-classroom programming on the UNLV campus, less than 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Our classroom facilities at the Stan Fulton Building can accommodate groups of up to 100. Please email us for information about our on-campus custom programs.

On Site

In-classroom programming can also be delivered at a client's location, world-wide. Please email us for information about our on-campus custom programs.

Video Conference

The PLuS Center offers video conference programs as a convenient, cost-effective way to deliver professional education. Please email us for information about our video conference programs.

Webinars & Podcasts

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