Jeff Edwards, CHA, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Urbana, Illinois has been accepted into the International Association of Holiday Inns’ (IAHI) General Manager Academy. Mr. Edwards was one of only thirty applicants from the hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America representing the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites brands to be accepted into the elite program.
The focus of the General Manager Academy is to provide strong leadership skills and general management principles to the individuals that attend the program. The curriculum, designed around the concept of creating and leading winning teams and organizations, assists the selected participants to focus on their leadership skills, knowledge and behavior; increase business and organization competence; and raise the bar on performance in the hotel. The sessions are held at the renowned Purdue Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Krannert School of Management Executive Education Programs. Purdue was ranked last year by Business News and World Report as the top hospitality school in the United States and the Krannert School of Business was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the top business school in the United States.