Education Pyramid

The GGW Education Pyramid includes four individual conferences that focus on business skills and personal growth. All classes are offered via scholarship, meaning no charge to the individual or their employer for the programs or courses.

The pre-requisite requirement for application for all classes is a minimum of three years employment experience in the gaming industry. Although the courses are without charge, there may be associated room or travel costs that the applicant or applicant’s organization may need to incur. 

The applicant selection process is done by an independent subcommittee, of the Education Committee, which weighs the background of applicants, company and job diversity in the selection for each class.

Pyramid Level One: Emerging Leaders

The first level of the pyramid is our Emerging Leaders program. This one and half day program’s focus is for women not currently in management in the gaming industry but interested in gathering skills for advancement. From Front Desk Clerks to IT Techs to Facilities Engineers to Housekeepers or other women working in gaming hospitality, this program is designed for you. As a stepping stone into GGW’s educational programming, Emerging Leaders will work on training for multiple topics. Some that may be of interest to you:

  • Planning and Goal Setting
  • Self-Esteem and Expectations
  • Stepping Up To Supervisor
  • Professional Image and more!
GGW will partner with different companies to hold this program at a location, where there is an interest. GGW is happy to work one on one with your team or organization to offer this valuable training to your team members. GGW will send a trainer to you. Please contact us at [email protected] for more details.

Pyramid Level Two: Front Line Leaders

The next step on our pyramid is Front Line Leaders. These regional leadership conferences are directed at supervisory and new management level individuals. Each program consists of two and a half days of content relevant to those new to leadership positions. Some topics that might be of interest to you:

  • Giving feedback for performance improvement
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Internal customer service
  • Team Building and more

Pyramid Level Three: Leadership Development

The third step on the pyramid is our Leadership Development Conference which takes place regionally throughout the United States every year. The four regions to choose from are: Southern, Western, Eastern and Midwest. This program is established for manager and new to director level participants to increase management skills and leadership development. Some of the topics that may be of interest to you:

  • Finances from the non-financial manager
  • Conflict management
  • Work of Leaders Communication Profile
  • Conflict management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Presentation Skills and more

Pyramid Level Four: W Development

Our fourth and final Educational Program – the W Development Conference – is for senior executives. This conference is located in the hub of the gaming industry – Las Vegas, Nevada. This conference is held annually for women who are at the top of their companies and teams. Some of the topics that may interest you:

  • Communication Styles
  • Coaching, Listening and Delegating
  • The Strategic Diamond and more!

For more in depth knowledge, the W Conference also features breakout sessions. Some of the possible topics that might interest you:

  • Accounting, Legal and Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Resort Operations (Hotel, F&B, Functions)
  • IT and more!
  • Risk Management

Bracelets Earned by Attending Pyramid Classes

The bracelets signify the growth and learning through the classes and provide a discussion point for others when they are worn. The five bangles represent the GGW logo, and the four playing card suits: diamonds, spades, clubs, and hearts. Three of the bracelets are inscribed with GGW’s core values: courage, leadership, and integrity. At the conclusion of each of the Education Committee pyramid class, the graduates are given a GGW logo bracelet to signify success, and one to four other bangles depending on the pyramid class level. Since not all women will take (or need) all classes, the goal is that as women graduate the W Development Class they will have earned, or will then receive, the five bangle bracelets. However, we believe each woman should have a minimum of two bangles to illicit comment and conversation about the bangles.

In addition, a set of bracelets is given to a woman who has volunteered on a regional committee for two years. These committees are the reason GGW has been able to offer so many classes throughout the US. Of course, many of the W Development Program graduates serve on the regional committees and they have already earned the five bangle bracelets.