Dan Lincoln Institute for Hospitality Leadership

The Visit Cincy Dan Lincoln Institute for Hospitality Leadership (IHL) is an initiative to increase skilled and diverse talent in the hospitality sector. By implementing innovative curriculum into our schools, colleges and hospitality businesses, Cincinnati will build a diverse workforce that is both grounded and visionary. IHL is the only program of its kind in the state of Ohio.

Working with educators and local industry leaders, the Dan Lincoln Institute for Hospitality Leadership (IHL) has designed coursework to prepare students for administrative positions in the Cincinnati region's hospitality industry.

Students can also gain real-career experience learning from some of the most influential and respected industry leaders in the field. IHL pairs students with professionals for practical, hands-on experiences:

  • Job Shadowing
  • Internships
  • Mentor Programs
  • Guest Speakers
  • Experiential Learning Trips

For more information about the IHL,
contact Visit Cincy at 513.632.5394.



For more information about this program, contact our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department.


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