New Attractions Industry Training and Professional Development Courses Available Online
With an updated look and feel, the IAAPA Online Learning Management System (LMS) offers on-demand professional development courses and attractions industry-specific training modules for professionals looking to further their careers or support the training needs of fellow team members.
“We work with our subject-matter experts to develop courses and bring them to our members,” says Rena Quinata, manager of professional development programs at IAAPA. “It’s our goal to update and refresh our trainings to make them more current, as well as have more topics and options available. If you or your team are looking at ways to meet your professional development or training goals, don’t miss these online courses offered by IAAPA.”
Recent updates to the LMS include new training courses, a professional development subscription, a searchable product catalog, and easier navigation to improve the user experience.
IAAPA members can take advantage of exclusive, discounted prices on online learning courses, including bundles and annual subscriptions. Access to courses after purchase ranges from three months to a year, and users earn certificates and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon passing and completing courses. Courses will continue to be updated, and additional training modules are in development with a release planned for later this year.
Learn more about the new IAAPA Professional Development Subscription and Attractions Industry Training programs available now:
IAAPA Professional Development Subscription
The IAAPA Professional Development Subscription gives users 24/7 access for a year to an extensive library, featuring 25 self-paced courses designed to grow and develop core business skills. Courses align with three main clusters of competencies: People, Personal, and Business. The professional development course catalog features courses such as “Four Communication Skills Everyone Needs”; “Setting Goals and Guidelines for High Performance”; and “Workplace Diversity, Inclusion, and Sensitivity.” Courses are delivered in English, and some offer subtitles in additional languages.
Attractions Industry Training
Specially designed for attractions industry professionals of all career levels, IAAPA’s Attractions Industry Training offers a collection of training courses that cover best practices, trends, and insights for attractions. All courses are presented in English, with some available in Spanish. Members and nonmembers can purchase three-month access to the following self-paced programs:
The newly revamped First Steps Bundle, designed and developed by IAAPA, includes five 30-minute courses: Guest Relations, Safety, Games Operations, Ride Operations, and Supervision. Through these First Steps courses, front-line and supervisory-level employees learn practical knowledge to ensure a safe and successful operation at attractions and skills to create a positive guest experience.
IAAPA Security Training Course Series
The new five-part IAAPA Security Training Course Series trains employees to recognize and respond to critical incidents at attractions to keep guests and staff members safe. Course modules include Hostile Intruder Parts 1 and 2, Guest Screening and Access Control, Situational Awareness, and Emotional Crisis Awareness. The security training course series came together through a partnership with consulting and training firm 508 Group, the IAAPA Security Committee, and the IAAPA Education Committee.