Summer/Fall Programs from GMIST

As you welcome in 2023, feel free to take a look at the following programs and professional development opportunities. All programs are open for registration and accepting applications. Note that some courses have limited space!

The Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism (GMIST) advances the quality and success of tourism operators through an array of training programs developed and offered at the Institute and beyond.

We are excited to share that the Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism is now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 LIFT Tourism Experience Development Program! The below link has some information about this innovative blended learning program which combines online and in-person learning and is designed with peer-to-peer support and coaching. The program is ideal for tourism operators or organizations who have an idea for a visitor experience – either a new or expanded offering – that they would like to have in-market by Summer 2024. LIFT is a comprehensive program which helps to guide the experience from concept to completion over an 8 month period including experience design, costing & pricing, and testing visitor experience.

Deadline to appl is June 30, 2023


Digital Storytelling

Join us for StoryCenter’s well travelled workshop in online digital storytelling. Over the course of seven Thursdays starting February 16, you will conceive a story, write a narration, record and edit a 2-5 minute digital story. You will get great coaching support from the StoryCenter team throughout the creative process.

Deadline to apply is September 12, 2023.

Apply Here

Sandbox Sessions

The Sandbox Sessions are back! Tuesday mornings starting February 28 we have five great topics lined up for these informal and interactive group chats: People, Places & Culture; 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity; Best Practices in Growing Culinary & Agritourism; Zero Waste: One Event at a Time; and The Art of Networking.

Register Here

E-Learning Courses

Like to learn on your own time? Or at your own pace? GMIST has seven e-courses available in English and French covering a range of topics including: Designing Memorable Travel, Costing & Pricing, Introduction to Packaging, Testing Your Experience and Travel Trends.