In an effort to try and help share key informaiton related to managing your business during the COVID19 situation here is a link to an article that may help. Remember the Small Business Development Centers in your area can be a great service also, even though they are of course also busy and adjusting to the virus situation. https://bizcenter.org/
Registration is open through June 16, 2020. During the registration process you will be directed to a page (see image below) to set up account with apps.ideal-logic.com with Oregon State University. CLICK HERE for instructions if needed.
BECOME A GORP GUIDE – Guide & Outfitter Recognized Professional !
GORP WINTER 2020:
The GORP TRAINING PROGRAM provides a broad range of knowledge and skills essential to successful guide businesses.
The content is organized into four courses: Global, National, State, and Local. GLOBAL content is useful business information for all guides, anywhere; content includes group management, customer service, sustainability, marketing, personal interpretation skills, and basic terrestrial and marine ecology & more. NATIONAL and STATE courses provide key economics, agencies, and natural feature information. LOCAL course content includes identification of 101 local species of plants and animals, knowledge of local history, natural resource agencies, natural features, towns, and tourism organizations etc. All this prepares you to meet the International Adventure Travel Guide Qualifications and Performance Standard , the ATTA Guide Standard.
GORP WINTER 2020 Syllabus:
All GORP program courses are free using discount code GORPC19.
GORP Spring 2020 session opens Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00 am pst
Proceed through the coursework online from home at your own pace and schedule
GORP courses close Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm pst . All coursework for all four courses must be completed by this deadline.
Conference Call & Webinar GORP Certificate Presentation with OSP-Fish & Wildlife Officer presents on Fishing Regulations with Q&A. Tuesday, April 7 2020 @5:30pm pst, attendance encouraged.
Industry & Business Management Events. Attendance encouraged. Events subject to change.
The enrollment process will take you to apps.ideal-logic.com. Once your registration has been submitted. You will receive an email confirming your registration. A couple of days later you will receive a second email with details on how to access your course.