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Disney Institute Reimagines Professional Development Courses

Accredited courses for 2014-2015 reflect the evolving business landscape and consumer expectations

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24, 2014 – Disney Institute, the external business and professional development arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced its 2014-2015 professional development courses available at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in Southern California. Offered to business professionals, the roster of one- day and multi-day courses gives participants insight into Disney’s award-winning approach to business.

“While all Disney Institute courses have been ‘reimagined’ to help professionals navigate the continuously changing landscape of today’s business climate, at the heart remains our core principles,” said Jeff James, vice president and general manager, Disney Institute. “These accredited courses have brought success to tens of thousands of professionals over the years and we’re proud to announce the 2014-2015 schedules.”

Disney Institute continually evaluates best practices to ensure participants are challenged to think differently and motivated to take actions that deliver results. The 2014-2015 Disney Institute professional development courses include a variety of subjects ranging from leadership, to culture, to service and more.

Disney Institute courses are offered at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Program fees include instruction, all course materials, guided studies of onstage operations and behind-the scenes locations, and breakfast and lunch. These courses are also available in select cities around the world in cooperation with local sponsoring organizations.

Disney Institute also works with both small companies and multi-national organizations to develop custom business solutions that help companies advance their business goals. In these instances, Disney Institute infuses the time-tested strategies, insights, and business practices established by The Walt Disney Company to implement solutions customized to meet each client’s unique goals. Disney Institute has an extensive client base that includes diverse case histories such as reengaging professional sports teams with their fans, boosting hospital patient satisfaction scores, and reducing employee turnover in the restaurant industry, among others.

To view the schedule of Disney Institute professional development courses available throughout the year, visit: DisneyInstituteCourses.com

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About Disney Institute
Disney Institute is the external business development and training arm of The Walt Disney Company that is focused on exporting Disney business insights in the areas of leadership, culture, service and more. For more than two decades, Disney Institute has helped organizations around the world drive sustainable business results through organizational transformations. Unique to Disney Institute is the opportunity to engage experienced Disney professionals and observe key examples from a “living laboratory,” taking organizations behind the scenes to explore firsthand how Disney business insights and time-tested methodologies are operationalized.

Disney Institute Courses are accredited by:

  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)