Overcoming Adversity – Resilience and Strength

In this energy booster session Michelle Griffith Robinson former Olympic athlete talked about ways to ‘bounce back’ and ‘dig deep’ in times of adversity. The last 18 months has been a challenging time for many people and companies. We have all had our OWN journey. The workshop ‘Resilience and Strength’ allowed participants to think about their

2021-10-01T16:43:06+00:00

ALTO Online: An Industry United

An event report By Matthew Knott ST Magazine News Editor The Association of Language Travel Organisations, the organisation of schools and agencies, has agreed a number of initiatives for the coming year, including the establishment of a best practice charter, a mediation panel and an industry barometer, as well as a reduction in membership fees. The plans

2020-12-10T10:14:02+00:00

Behavioural Fitness

Behavioural fitness, habit-hacking, and the importance of “mindware training” were some key areas up for discussion as part of ALTO Day Berlin 2018. Taking place at the Hotel InterContinental in Berlin during the recent ICEF Berlin workshop, the event included a full day of CPD training, networking and ALTO’s annual general meeting, which included

2018-11-29T16:17:16+00:00

Transformational Leadership: Awakening Performance, Passion and Purpose

ALTO members who joined us in Madrid for our 2017 Annual Conference will no doubt remember charismatic speaker Carlos Escario (be sure to read our post-event article The 5 Terrains of Business Growth). We were pleased to welcome him back to our latest professional development and networking event in London, England at the start of

2018-10-01T14:09:54+00:00

The role of psychology in digital marketing

Trust, tailored language, and personality traits are some of the key principles to focus on when using psychology to design effective websites and boost engagement online, according to ALTO Day Berlin 2017 keynote presenter Nathalie Nahai. Web psychologist, international speaker, and author of the best-selling book Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion (Pearson), Nathalie

2018-06-21T12:11:55+00:00

Leaders and Managers Gather in London for ALTO’s CPD Event

ALTO was proud to present their free professional development and networking event for ALTO member organisations at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, England at the start of September in between two key industry events, Alphe and Study World. This was a double-event with one track designated for senior management and another track

2017-12-09T19:47:09+00:00

Survival of the Fittest: The evolution of the language travel industry

The warm atmosphere at ALTO’s 5th Annual Conference in Madrid wasn’t just due to the Spanish weather; this event is second to none when it comes to a collaborative spirit, friendly ambiance, and a productive element behind each activity. The beautiful 5-star Westin Palace in the heart of Spain’s capital city played host to over

2017-12-10T15:30:18+00:00

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t

Verne Harnish aka “The Growth Guy” needs little introduction in ALTO’s circles. He joined us in 2011 for our London seminar, which left attendees invigorated with new ideas. (For a “blast from the past” moment of nostalgia, check out the old video clip.) Proving that not all sequels are bad, Verne’s second appearance for

2017-12-10T00:45:56+00:00