VMS Graduate Institute 2022 will be held June 5-11, 2022 at the Saddlebrook Resort, near Tampa, Florida. PLEASE NOTE the 1st GI class starts at 1pm ET on Sunday, June 5th. Graduation is Friday, June 10th, check out is Saturday, June 11th. Registration will open mid-February.

Students will attend over 25 hours of class time and have considerable networking opportunities. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of leadership as both the conceptual and intellectual basis for what managers do in all areas of a public assembly venue.

The curriculum will consist of a flexible program that may change in response to changing conditions in our industry. Instructors will be a combination of experienced venue managers and industry experts.

The Graduate Institute will address issues in:


  • Communication
  • Humans as Resources
  • Industry Trends
  • Leadership/Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Strategic Planning


2022 Board of Regents Graduate Institute $1,000 Grants

Grant Application Deadline: March 4, 2022 | Awarded By: March 25, 2022

Click HERE to apply

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