Why Train Employees?

Providing training to employees is an important element to successful hotel operations. It offers the chance for employees to learn new skills, enhance their knowledge, and understand more about the company. The AHLA offers several different training options for hoteliers, from safety training to operational standards training.

Tourism Works Training

The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), with support from the Government of Alberta, has created a robust series of online video training modules to help your hotel quickly and effectively train and on board staff. The training program is developed by industry for industry, taking its initial framework from the curriculum taught at Olds College’s Hospitality and Tourism program.

It is geared towards front line workers along with those in middle management looking to gain leadership skills. There are three streams of focus including:

  1. Financial Leadership
  2. Hotel Operations
  3. Supervision and Management

Members of the AHLA can access some of the training for FREE by using our membership discount code. Please email Natalie Marcotte at nmarcotte@ahla.ca to get the code.

Tourism Works Training Videos

Health and Safety Training

The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association is the official safety association for all hotels and convention centres that are a part of the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board Industry Code 87503. All of these businesses are considered AHLA safety subscribers and receive health & safety communications and have access to health & safety training opportunities on the AHLA’s Health & Safety Training Portal.

Courses offered through the portal include but are not limited to:

  • Joint health and safety committee representative training
  • Incident Reporting and Investigation Training
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Inspections – e-learning
  • Violence training – e-learning
  • Loss prevention and risk management – e-learning

Visit the safety site view the full suite of available training.

Health & Safety Training

Virtual Education Series

The AHLA’s new virtual education series is designed to keep you informed on the pressing challenges facing hotels. Our in-house experts and trusted partners will offer potential solutions to help your hotel achieve operational excellence, while prioritizing the safety of guests and staff. Topics will touch on health and safety, risk management, loss prevention, and environmental sustainability.

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Virtual Education Series