The CTIE White Paper

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One of the final criteria needed to earn the CTIE certification is to submit a white paper OR an alternative project. This page has the general information you will need to complete this requirement.

White Paper Criteria
The white paper must:

  • Be related to some aspect of leadership.
  • Be between 2000 and 3000 words in length.
  • Include a cover page with the title of the paper, your name, company name, telephone number and e-mail address. Your name must also be on all subsequent pages.
  • Contain proper attribution and sourcing when referencing quotes, fact, figures, etc.

Alternative Project
As an alternative to a white paper, you can submit one of the following:

  • Slides from a webinar or seminar you have presented related to the course material. (can be retroactive a year)
  • A summary (approximately 1000-2000 words) of a webinar or seminar you attended highlighting the main points you learned.
  • An article you’ve had published in a trade publication related to course content. (can be retroactive a year)

Email the white paper or project to Pat Gagnon, CTC, at pgagnon@thetravelinstitute.com or mail to:

    • The Travel Institute

 

    • Attn: Pat Gagnon CTC

 

    • 945 Concord Street

 

    Framingham, MA 01701

Grading:
The white paper or project is graded on a pass/fail basis and is evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Timely and relevant content
  • Proper substantiation of information
  • Acceptable adherence to basic grammar and spelling rules
  • Adherence to established essay-writing structure, i.e. begin with a statement of purpose or thesis that is supported and concluded with a summary of the main points

Results:
Candidates will receive their results within 21 business days of submission. Anything needing improvement will be returned with suggestions for change.

Publishing:
All submissions become the property of The Travel Institute. With the author’s permission, any submissions may be posted or published at the Institute’s discretion.

Topics:
Please submit your topic to Pat Gagnon, CTC at pgagnon@thetravelinstitute.com for approval. If you need help with sample topics to help start you thinking, Pat can help with that too!

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