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Advance Your Career in Hospitality & Gaming

The Sands Center for Professional Development at the UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality brings high-impact professional education to hospitality organizations throughout the world.

Professional Development for the Industry

The hospitality industry is changing at a rapid pace. Building a successful hospitality organization means arming your team members with the best professional tools available. The world-renowned UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality is fulfilling this need by providing industry-relevant, non-degree-based courses and programs through its Sands Center for Professional Development. The Center offers:

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Custom In-Classroom Programs and Tours

You’ll find substance and flexibility in the Sands Center’s custom in-classroom programs. For groups interested in workshops, seminars, and conferences, we offer courses on a wide variety of topics, including labor relations, security and surveillance, and food and beverage. Our widely-celebrated How Vegas Does Vegas program features behind-the-scenes, in-depth tours of major Las Vegas properties.

To request a proposal for a program that fits your needs, please email sandscenter@unlv.edu or call 702-895-4124.

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Live Interactive Webinars

It’s like being in the classroom! Our executive education and masterclass instructors come to you live via Zoom, providing you with real-time interaction and the flexibility of online learning. A range of organizations, including hospitality brands, gaming associations, government entities, and academic institutions, seek out Sands Center webinar programming for its versatility in content (covering a range of industry topics) and delivery (experts teach from UNLV or from remote locations). Recorded course options are also available. To find out more, email sandscenter@unlv.edu or call 702-895-4124.

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Industry Workshops/Speakers

The Sands Center holds open-enrollment programs that feature hospitality and gaming experts discussing timely industry-relevant topics, such as esports and sports betting, tribal gaming, customer loyalty, HR, etc. Speakers consist of senior level executives, representing all sectors of the hospitality and gaming industry. Please reach out to the Sands Center (sandscenter@unlv.edu or 702-895-4124) for more information on upcoming programs.

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Online Courses

More and more organizations are taking advantage of our flexible, semi-customizable certificate programs to address their learning and development needs. And since our course are completely online, it is easy to learn anywhere, any time, and at your own pace. Courses cover a wide array of hospitality industry topics, including leadership, revenue management, cost control, and communications. Discover a program that is right for you by calling 702-895-4124.

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