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[30 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Discover Together’ Symposium at Disneyland Brought Nonprofits Together to Learn About Strengthening Bonds between Kids and Adults

Disney Parks and Resorts recently brought together leaders from 60 nonprofit organizations from around the country for a two-day symposium focused on how adults can make a difference in children’s lives.
The symposium, titled ‘Discover Together,’ took place at the Disneyland Resort and included one day that was dedicated to research and measuring success for nonprofits. Disney also offered attending nonprofits a full day of Disney Institute’s Leadership Excellence training.
The purpose of the symposium was to help the participating nonprofits share experiences and best practices, in addition to using the tools …

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[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Disney Institute Partners with the NBA to Create Customer Service Program

The Disney Institute is partnering with the NBA in an effort to create a league-wide customer service program.
The proposed program will include strategies for participating teams to improve game night customer service, employee training, and will aid in the development of customer service standards.
NBA teams will be participating in the program on a voluntary basis, and each team will pay a six-figure annual cost in order to participate.
Recently, nine teams along with Levy Restaurants and Aramark met with Disney Institute executives to start creating the standardized arena customer service program. …

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[28 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Give the Keynote Address at Disney’s Veterans Institute Workshop

First Lady Michelle Obama is set to give the keynote address at next month’s Veterans Institute workshop at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The Veterans Institute workshop is a free program offered by Disney to inspire companies to employ servicemen and women who are transitioning to the private sector.
Mrs. Obama launched Joining Forces in 2011 with Dr. Jill Biden. Joining Forces is an initiative dedicated to connecting servicemen and women, veterans, and military spouses with resources they need to find jobs at home. Through their work with the initiative Mrs. Obama …

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[11 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff to Give a Keynote Address at Disney’s Veterans Institute Workshop

ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff – who was injured in Iraq in 2006 – will give a keynote address at Disney’s first-ever Veterans Institute workshop next month.
The Veterans Institute workshop is a free event offered by Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort to inspire companies to employ servicemen and women who are transitioning to the private sector.
Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb on January 29, 2006 while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, but returned to ABC News just 13 …

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[12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Walt Disney World Resort to Host Veterans Institute Workshop in November | ]
Walt Disney World Resort to Host Veterans Institute Workshop in November

As part of its ongoing Heroes Work Here initiative to hire, train, and support military veterans, Disney is hosting a free Veterans Institute to inspire other companies to employ servicemen and women who are transitioning to the private sector.
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The day-long event is planned for Thursday, November 14, at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Veterans Institute is co-sponsored by Heroes Work Here and the Disney Institute, and will feature experts from Heroes Work Here, government officials, veterans, and non-profit veteran service organizations.
“We’re incredibly …

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[1 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Elise Schwarz Named Regional Sales Manager for New York City for Disney Institute

Today, Disney Institute announced that Elise Schwarz will be the regional sales manager for New York City, where she will be responsible for building relationships with local businesses that want to focus on leadership, superior customer service and creative thinking and innovation.
Previously, Schwarz held a position at The Corporate Executive Board where she was the director of sales and member services, finance and strategy practice. She moved up to that position after starting as an account executive with the company.
Says Kevin Harry, managing sales director for Disney Institute:
Elise has great …

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[3 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Disney Institute Training

Sources have announced that Ivy Tech Corporate College and The Walt Disney Co. have reached an agreement – Disney Institute Training will now be offered at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana. It’s also possible that the Disney training may be offered at the school’s corporate locations within the state, as well.
Disney Institute Training provides students with training for various skills, including customer service, creativity and leadership.
Several locations will offer this training, and a full list of programs, locations and times will be available via the Disney Institute website.

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[11 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Institute Celebrates 15 Years

Happy Birthday, Disney Institute!
It seems that February is an important month in the history of the Walt Disney Company.  Already this week, we’ve celebrated the tenth anniversary of Disney’s California Adventure Park, and with it, Downtown Disney District and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, with its signature dining experience, Napa Rose.  The east coast, it seems, is celebrating as well, for it was fifteen years ago this week that the Disney Institute first opened its doors.
When the Disney Institute opened its campus where Saratoga Springs Resort is now located at Walt …