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2017 GSA Certification Training

Class Sponsorship Package

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Our 2017 Certification Locations have been filled. Email Kelly at kelly@nhgsa.com to host a 2018 Training.

March 6 & 7: Stark Brewing Company, Manchester
April 10 & 11 : Monadnock Center for History and Culture, Peterborough
May 8 & 9: Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley
May 22 & 23: NHTI - Concord's Community College, Concord

NHGSA asks the following:

  • Ample space for classroom style meeting for up to 32 students and a head table for up to five speakers. (The group should fit comfortably – the class is two full days, including meals & breaks.)

  • Classes run two consecutive days from 9a-4p. We will need additional time for set-up (7:30a on the first day and 8a on the second day) and break down (5p on the second day).

  • We ask that you or a partner provide lunch each day, and beverages (e.g., coffee, tea, soda and/or water) and a light snack (e.g., cookies, brownies and/or fruit) for morning & afternoon breaks. Planned lunch and snack times will be provided. On the second day, there are usually a few speakers that either stay for lunch or come early to present.

  • We have our own LCD projector, screen, and laptop computer for presentations. If you already have this equipment, please let us know. If we bring our own, we will need a location in the front of the room with a small table.

In exchange for your sponsorship we will:

  • Name the class as you’d like (e.g., "Your Business Name" Class of 2017  -- Indian Head Resort Class of 2016);

  • Provide a one-hour slot for you to speak about your property and give a tour of your facility to the students;

  • Instruct GSAs who graduate from this class to be “experts” on your facility as proud graduates of the class bearing your name;

  • Require GSAs who graduate from this class to wear a GSA name tag with their class name on it while they are on duty at visitor centers, special events and tours;

  • Feature a group photo of your class in our GSA Annual Yearbook with your class name;

  • Reserve seats for up to four staff members or volunteers to your training free of charge;

  • Provide you with VIP Program Membership in NHGSA for 2017.

  • Free listing (name, description, website link) in “NHGSA supporters” section of the website (as a host, we will give you an expanded listing which includes your logo)

  • Acknowledgement in weekly GSA newsletter and in new tourism community newsletter

  • Listing in annual yearbook

- GSAs are encouraged to support businesses who support NHGSA

  • Include your name and logo (where possible) on statewide press release, event listings, social media, and relevant announcements.

  • Add your logo and class name to our training attendee folders.

  • Post an article educating our GSA volunteers about your campus.

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Room Set-up and Equipment List

2 Head tables – one for staff – 2-3 seats and one for five speakers - each up front (facing the class)

Projection screen (we have a small one if needed)

Small table for our laptop & projector (if you can provide a projector, please let us know)

Enough room for speakers to stand and address the class

Classroom-style, table and chairs set up for up to 32 students.

We will contact you to confirm numbers one week prior to the class.

  • ·      We strongly suggest classroom style tables for books, papers & materials.
  • ·      There should be room for at up to 32 students and 5-6 speakers.
  • ·      We like to have enough room to walk around and stand in a circle.
  • ·      We need at least five additional chairs set up in the back of the room for incoming speakers to sit while waiting for their presentation slot.

Can’t do it exactly this way? That’s ok - we’re flexible! Just let us know in advance.

Training contact:

Kelly Bryer, Executive Director

603-960-0272 cell

Kelly@nhgsa.com

 

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