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Stephen Barth
Founder –
Professor – University of Houston

Stephen is an attorney and the author of Hospitality Law, Intelligent Emotions: On Self Responsibility, Owning Our Emotional Power and Changing Our Reactions, and coauthor of Restaurant Law Basics. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College, he was an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University. With over twenty years of experience in hospitality operations, including line positions, management and ownership, Professor Barth is a regular speaker on many issues for national, regional and local industry associations and businesses.

Professor Barth is a member of a select group of instructors worldwide that has been designated by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association to teach its Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) program.

In 1995, he was recognized by the City of Houston for his accomplishments as a faculty member at the University of Houston, and in 1996 he received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Conrad N. Hilton College. In 1998, Professor Barth was awarded the University Teaching Excellence Award, the highest recognition of teaching bestowed by the University of Houston. In 2000, he received the University of Houston’s Distance Education Award.

Interested in having speak at your next event or to your team? Contact him directly:
(713) 201-8034


Intelligent Emotions: On Self Responsibility, Owning Our Emotional Power, and Changing Our Reactions

Will you commit one minute a day to changing your destiny? By owning our emotional power, accepting responsibility for our feelings and making the shift from negative reactions to positive responses, we discover the path to emotional success. This fun, insightful book delivers the tools to develop intelligent emotions, then demonstrates how to practice that emotional intelligence in daily life.

Download the E-Book HERE.

Hospitality Law Textbook by Stephen Barth

We have a section that supports Stephen Barth’s textbook Hospitality Law. This text includes excellent information on hotel law, restaurant law, and club law. The fourth edition also discusses hotel management contracts, hotel franchise agreements, and restaurant franchise agreements. In this section, you will also find our peer-reviewed Journal of Hospitality Legal, Safety and Security Research.


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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Studies have shown that up to 80 percent of future success depends on EI (emotional intelligence) rather than IQ. People and organizations have to understand what it is and how to apply it personally and professionally. Walk away from this presentation with a clear idea of Emotional Intelligence, together with a gap analysis for your personal path to mastering it and utilizing it personally to cope with change and stress, and professionally in your organization to develop engaged, productive and committed employees.

Positive Leadership for Positive Performance

Strengthening leadership skills via positive methods. The Positive Leadership for Positive Performance seminar is a dynamic presentation that will provide the necessary techniques for coaching, teaching, and facilitating the work of your employees in order to enhance the commitment and productivity of your workforce while simultaneously increasing retention rates. This is an excellent management seminar for managers who wish to bring employees together and inspire them to do better.


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