It’s been called “The Greatest Show on Earth,” and with good reason! Brownell Academy is our annual meeting with a focus on sharing, learning, growing and FUN. Our family of Independent Advisors, supplier partners and staff consider it a “can’t miss” event because of the valuable networking and enriching content. Each Brownell Academy is carefully planned over nine months by a team of seven to develop content and opportunities for professional growth.
Sample Training Topics:
- SABRE Shortcuts
- ClientBase Tips and Time-Savers
- Supplier Deep Dives
- Master Sales Strategies
- Excellence in Entrepreneurship
- Open Forum with Top Advisors
- Work-Life Balance
- Social Media
- Axus Itineraries
- Content Marketing
- How to Work with Assistants
- Pricing Onsite Itineraries
Stephanie Miller Murphy & Beth Flowers General Session 2019
Meg, Rebecca, Haisley
David Ourisman General Session 2019
General Session 2019
Troy General Session 2019
Rebecca and Beth General Session 2019
Samara, Louisa, and Claire Academy 2019
David, Gayle, Dawn Academy 2019
Lesa Bain, Gibbs Miller, Brenda Snead Academy 2019
Robin Burch & Ourisman Travel Academy 2019
Michael and Partners 2019
Mary, Ale, Marion, Christine
Kristian Anderson Academy 2019
Jessica, Alexis, Anne
Samuel, Marissa, and Peter
The Winner’s Circle
A fan-favorite of Brownell Academy is recognizing the valuable contributions our Independent Contractors, Suppliers and Support Teams make to the company each year.
Supplier & Team MVPs
Spirit of Brownell
Sales Support Award
Brownell Academy History
What began in 1990 as a 1-day meeting to give remote ICs face-to-face time, has evolved into an energizing and rewarding “family reunion.” The success of the meeting is illustrated by our attendance rate. Close to 90% of our ICs travel to attend Brownell Academy; and the “waitlist” for suppliers clamoring for a spot grows longer with each passing year.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the AMAZING Brownell Academy!! It just reinforced, 200%, why I chose Brownell and I am so happy and proud to be a part of this family. You guys did an amazing job and it was so great to see you all! I am just so excited for what the future holds.
Thank you for all of your planning, hard work, and imagination that came together in the perfect realization of the best annual meeting ever.
Once again you all have reminded me how grateful I am to be a part of the Brownell Family. The Academy was fantastic and I loved seeing you all! I learned some new things and enjoyed networking with great partners. The Awards Dinner from start to finish was a perfect company celebration!
What an amazing fabulous OVER THE BIG TOP time I had being welcomed into the Brownell family at Brownell Academy! There are not enough words in enough languages… truly, to describe the place of gratitude I am in right now. I really did feel at times that I was in a dream and that I had made up this imaginary place (tears are in my eyes as I type), but it really is all true.
I really enjoyed meeting other ICs and hearing their stories and getting feedback and encouragement from them. The Brownell team is pretty phenomenal—it is really like a family. I came home encouraged and uplifted.
I love the workshops, meeting with vendors, and being with friends—I loved it all!
Truly, just about every aspect of the meeting was useful. I particularly enjoyed the IC session on Friday – lots of great information shared and discussed.
The entire meeting was amazing! I came back motivated and thankful to be a part of Brownell!
I cannot tell you how blown away I was by the level of detail at Company Meeting. From the welcome boxes at check-in to the presentations to the breakfast as we left—amazing!! I’m so proud to be part of Brownell.
I just wanted to thank the supporting/organizing team for all the hard work and efforts that were put in to make such an amazing event. I know something this spectacular doesn’t happen by chance and I especially loved all the theming and special touches throughout, we were made to feel very special. I loved it all, especially the opportunities to join sessions and the learning opportunities.
[I was] very impressed with the Brownell Summit and this was the first one I had attended (always heard great things). This event reinforced why I enjoy working with Brownell and the advisors—a great team of people! Thank you!
The best agency event I have ever attended. Absolutely outstanding from beginning to end.
A huge thank you! Not only are you the most hospitable and lovely people in the industry, you are also the most professional.
Just a quick note to tell all of you how proud Classic Vacations is to be partnered with such a well-oiled organization. Brownell Travel is the epitome of success over the years.
Great job as always. I walk away each year and know why Brownell is successful – your approach in providing the Brownell family (vendors and advisors) information on how to move forward and keep your company in the same focus for success.