Category: Events

Thoughts from a SHA Alum, Current Grad Student, and Member of the Planning Committee

By Chavisa Ramyarupa On a Sunday afternoon, almost precisely four months to date, I received an email from my long-time marketing professor, Leora Lanz. Enclosed was an elevator pitch for the SHA Leadership Summit and a request for an appointment. Naturally, I took the meeting and soon after, was inducted into the Planning Committee. The organizing […]

View from a Sophomore’s Eyes: Inspiration Kicks off the Entire Conference

By Eden McColl The 2019 SHA Leadership Summit fostered meaningful and timely conversations between industry professionals and the next generation of hospitality leaders. While every moment of the two-day conference was a learning opportunity and cultivated new ideas surrounding my own experience as a woman in the field of hospitality, I wanted to highlight three themes […]

Workshops for Women.

By Joel Brown Three interactive workshops offered at the SHA Leadership Summit gave women students practical skills for succeeding in the workplace, with role-playing and other exercises to help them get better at conversation, negotiation and managing workplace relationships. “I’m graduating soon, so I just wanted the last helpful hints before I go into the […]

Discussions of Challenges and Balance Open Students Eyes and Minds to the Realities of Post-Grad

    A view of the panelists speaking to the topic of “How to Handle Challenges in the Workplace”. Panelists include Anne Lloyd-Jones, Megan Chacon-Diaz, Tzurit Or, Airi Shibayama, Crystal Williams, and Hannah Olson.By Joel Brown Taken together, two panels at the SHA Leadership Summit formed a survival guide for students entering the busy and […]

Keynotes & Spotlights: Inspiration for SHA Students for Taking on the Hospitality World

By Joel Brown Guest speakers at the School of Hospitality Administration Leadership Summit were diverse, focused, highly successful and – at least for one March weekend – unusually candid. They included a hotel executive raised in war-torn Beirut and another from South Central Los Angeles, a reality TV star from Brooklyn and a Cuban-American chef […]

A Weekend to Remember

By Dr. Arun Upneja It was a great pleasure to welcome our students, special guests, alumni and even a few industry partners to our March SHA Leadership Summit – a place where our hospitality leaders of the future were able to convene network, and learn. The SHA Leadership Summit was designed to equip students with the […]

An Insider’s Look at the 2016 Philadelphia Democratic National Convention: Hospitality and Inclusion at Work

By Erinn Tucker, Leora Lanz, & Juan Lesmes There is a saying in events management, “If the event goes well, the client is congratulated. If the event goes wrong, blame the event planner.” This saying holds true when cities bid, plan and execute a spotlight event, such as the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). The […]