Tools & Resources


Online Sessions & Webinars

Over the last several years, GMIST has hosted a number of webinars and online sessions.  We have collected them here for you in case you missed any of them, or would like to go back and review them!  Note that these can also be accessed on our YouTube Page, ExperienceGMIST.

LABOUR COST WEBINAR – Fall 2023

Looking at Labour Costs Differently

Jim Taylor, Benchmark Sixty, October 25, 2023

SUSTAINABILITY WEBINARS – Winter 2023

What is Sustainable Tourism & Where Do I Start?

Dr. Rachel Dodds – March 30, 2023

How Can I Shift Toward More Sustainable Tourism?

Dr. Rachel Dodds – April 20, 2023

FESTIVALS & EVENTS WEBINARS

Making Small Town & Rural Events Competitive – November 9, 2023

Dug Stevenson & Trevor Norris, Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board

 

Festival Trends, Tips & Tricks – November 23, 2023

Victoria Mahoney, Harmony Marketing

 

How to Engage your Audience Year-round – March 23, 2023

Marine LaPierre, Northern Events & Tourism Consulting

 

Using Technology in Fundraising – February 2, 2023

Simon Cusack Rafflebox Technologies & Mark Jordan, TipTap Pay

 

The Element of Volunteers – November 17, 2022

Louise Jackson, Aim High Go Higher

 

Festival & Event Sponsorship: Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors – October 20, 2022

Brad McCabe, Sponsor Circle

 

DIGITAL WEBINAR SERIES

with Mags Doyle, What’s Your Story? – Spring 2022

Creating Story Experiences for Visitors – March 31, 2022

Editorial Planning for Tourism Operators – April 13, 2022

Telling Small Stories with Big Impact – May 5, 2022

 

SANDBOX SESSIONS

Winter 2023

Comment intégrer une nouvelle génération de bénévoles? – October 31, 2023

Joanne Bérubé Gagné, Office du Tourisme Edmundston Madawaska

 

Challenges & Opportunities for Newcomers in the Tourism Sector – November 7, 2023

Damon Clarke, Association for New Canadians

 

Shifting the Narrative – Discovering, Connecting, and Mobilizing for Community-Driven Change – November 14, 2023

Jess Popp, Centre for Employment Innovation, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University

 

Lead with a Sparkle: How to Motivate your Team and Propel your Business Forward – November 28, 2023

Brittany Parker, Benjamin Bridge Winery

 

Winter 2023

People, Places & Culture – February 28, 2023

Terra Barrett, Heritage NL

 

The Case for 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity – March 7, 2023

Loren Christie, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

 

Best Practices in Growing Culinary & Agri-Tourism at the Destination Level – March 14, 2023

Valerie O’Halloran, Culinary Tourism Alliance

 

Zero Waste: One Event at a Time –  March 21, 2023

Heather Armstrong & Sue Flak, Recycle Florida Today

 

The Art of Networking – March 28, 2023

Kerry Anne MacDougall, Insight Marketing

 

Fall 2022

 

Volunteers & their Critical Contribution to the Non-Profit Sector – November 8, 2022

Bettina Ford, Community Sector Council Newfoundland & Labrador

 

The 411 on Wellness Travel – November 15, 2022

Anne Dimon, Wellness Tourism Association

 

Knowing your Numbers: Using Trail Capacity to Determine Recreation and Tourism Readiness  – November 22, 2022

Dr. Kelsey Johansen, Trail Research Hub

 

Your Wellness – Avoiding Burnout & the Importance of Self-Care – November 29, 2022

Gill Whelan, Whelan Wellness

 

Collaborating with Indigenous Tourism Partners – December 6, 2022

Tara Saunders, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC)

 

Spring 2022

A Drink to Remember: Business Resiliency and Development  – February 22, 2022

Jeremiah Clarke, Moonshine Creek Distillery

 

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too – March 1, 2022

Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef

 

Back to the Future: The Role our Past Can Play for a Successful Future – March 8, 2022

Mary Baruth, King’s Landing

 

Food for Thought: Using Nature to Nurture in Disconnected Times – March 22, 2022

Tara & Sean Laceby, Gourmet by Nature

 

Are We Having Fun Yet? Getting the Fun Back in your Tourism Business and your Guest Experience – March 29, 2022

Melanie Colpitts – Aquila Tours/Aquila Centre for Cruise Excellence

 

The Experience Evolution – Adapting in Challenging Times – April 5, 2022

Bill and Mary Kendrick, Experience PEI

 

Creative Leadership – Leading Team Creativity – April 12, 2022

Dr. Ian Sutherland, Memorial University (Grenfell Campus)

 

Fall 2021

It’s About Telling Your Story – October 19, 2021

Stan Cook, Jr., Rock+Water Stan Cook Travel

 

Telling your Story to Those that Need to Hear It – October 25, 2021

Stan Cook, Jr., Rock+Water Stan Cook Travel

 

Developing Innovative Tourism Experiences – November 1, 2021

Ian Stone, Tour Gros Morne

 

Itinerary Development – November 8, 2021

Chris Sheppard, Legendary Coasts

 

Building Confidence with Festivals & Events – November 15, 2021

Paul Gudgin, Festivals & Events Consultant

 

Stories of Food – November 22, 2021

Lori McCarthy, Food, Culture, Place

 

Deciding on Trails: Cultivating a Trail Culture – November 29, 2021

Amy Camp, Cycle Forward

 

Tourism Community Development – December 6, 2021

Colleen Kennedy, Gros Morne Cooperating Association

 

Winter 2021 

Innovating, Adaptation & Partnerships in Festivals & Events – January 27, 2021

Kim Doyle, Cavendish Beach Music Festival

 

The COVID Pivot: How to use Digital Media to Stay Connected to Your Audience – February 3, 2021

Chef Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef

 

Experiential Tourism During COVID & Beyond – February 10, 2021

Perry Gotell, Tranquility Cove Adventures

 

Culinary Tourism: Out in Nature – February 17, 2021

Lori McCarthy, Food, Culture, Place

 

Tourism Community Preparedness in COVID Times – February 24, 2021

Ian Stone & Nora Fever, Gros Morne Cooperating Association

 

Business Resiliency in Retail & Outdoor Adventure: Mountain Biking/Fat Biking – March 3, 2021

John McNair, Outdoor Elements

 

The Opportunity of Trails – March 10, 2021

Jane McCulloch, Terminus Consulting

 

Risk Management – March 17, 2021

Mike Carpenter – Red Rock Adventures

 

Pivoting Partnerships in a Pandemic: Festivals & Events – March 24, 2021

Kim Doyle, Cavendish Beach Music Festival & Abbey MacDonald, Atlantic Lottery Corporation