Education Pyramid

The GGW Education Pyramid includes four individual conferences that focus on business skills and personal growth. All classes are offered via scholarship, meaning no charge to the individual or their employer for the programs or courses. Travel, transportation, and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the individual or employer.  Breakfast and lunch are provided during each course.

The pre-requisite requirement for application for all classes is a minimum of three years employment experience in the gaming industry, except for those who wish to attend Leadership Foundations. 
The applicant selection process is done by an independent subcommittee, of the Education Committee, which weighs the background of applicants, company and job diversity in the selection for each class.

Pyramid Level One:  Leadership Foundations

Target Participant: Any woman in gaming, hospitality, or related industry in either an individual contributor role or new to a management role (less than 2 years) and interested in developing knowledge, skills and abilities for future leadership.

Course description.
The 1st level of the learning pyramid at GGW is the Leadership Foundations course. This powerful program consists of two (2) full day sessions specifically designed for women interested in gathering foundational skills for advancement. As a steppingstone into additional educational programming, Leadership Foundations focuses on multiple essential areas to build a solid foundation for leadership such as:

·        Building Credibility and Creating Your Brand

·        Introduction to Emotional Intelligence – Managing Your Emotions Under Pressure

·        Boost Confidence in Speaking Up

·        Create a Professional and Motivating Environment

Pyramid Level Two: Leadership Development

Target Participant: Any woman in gaming, hospitality, or a related industry for a minimum of 3 years in a manager role, or new to a director role, responsible for a shift, or area of responsibility that is not the most senior management position in their area or department.

Course Description

The 2nd level of the learning pyramid is the Leadership Development Conference which takes place regionally throughout each year. These courses may be held in different regions throughout the United States.

This two (2) day program, specifically designed for managers and those new to director or senior management level, will help participants increase management skills and boost leadership development. Some topics that are covered in this conference include:

  • DiSC © Management Profile 
  • Emotional Intelligence  
  • Core Competencies – setting expectations, providing feedback, listening and coaching
  • Presentation Skills

Pyramid Level Three: W Development

Target Participant: Any woman in gaming, hospitality, or related industry for a minimum of 5 years in a role that is the most senior in their department, area of responsibility, or organization.

Course Description

This conference is reserved for the women who have the most senior level of responsibility in the gaming, hospitality and supporting industries. This exclusive educational opportunity is available to women leaders in these industries. Strategic thinking, emotional intelligence and advanced coaching skills are all part of this 2.5 day conference. The topics covered include:

  • DiSC © Management Profile
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Coaching, Listening & Delegating
  • Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Building Workplace Relationships
  • Strategic Thinking & Application

In addition, specific subject round table discussions are presented by current senior executives in gaming, hospitality and supporting industries. These presenters share their knowledge and take questions from participants. Areas of presentation vary year to year and can include; professional development; legal and human resources; gaming operations; resort operations; information technology; and marketing. Meet the top women in our Industry and learn how they have succeeded.

Pyramid Level Four: W Alumni

Target Participant: Any woman who has participated in the W Development Conference and holds a senior or executive position in their department, area of responsibility, or organization.

Course Description

This 2 day alumni event is focused on how members can “pay it forward” and invest in Global Gaming Women opportunities for existing and future members.