Associate Development 

In 2013, Marriott Vacations Worldwide made a determined 
and decisive commitment to learning with the creation of the 
Global Learning and Performance Team. The Global Learning 
and Performance Team is dedicated to well-conceived and 
consistent development programs and resources for all our 
associates. For them, learning plays a critical role—to ensure 
our company is a great place to start, and maintain, a fulfilling 
career with faster track opportunities for growth that come 
from superior learning programs.

In 2016, managers completed 


11,000 hours


associate development

“It is essential when first starting out in management. Everyone should attend 
this class within the first 6 months of employment.” 

– Crucial Conversations participant, April 2016

“A great tool to help you learn ways to become an effective leader.”

 – Influencer participant, November 2016

“This program will give even experienced managers new insights when 

coaching employees.” 

– Leadership Connections participant, May 2016

“Awesome platform to take your training skills to the next level!” 

– Trainer Certification III participant, September 2016

Venture Leadership Program 

In May 2016, the Venture Leadership Program was created to 
help develop a pipeline of talent for leadership roles at Marriott 
Vacations Worldwide resorts. This exclusive program prepares 
talented leaders to take on director of operations and general 
manager roles by supporting them with enhanced individual 
development plans. This year long program also provides 
participants senior executive level exposure – including meeting 
Steve Weisz, President and CEO—to learn more about key 
business objectives at Marriott Vacations Worldwide.