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Disney University was the original Disney Institute

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More Spring cleaning yesterday.
Disney University Seminars
Back cover…Disney University Professional Development Programs…do you know how old this is?
Disney University Seminars
Also a long time ago. Before Disney Institute was a place, the Seminars where held at and run by Disney University.
Disney University Seminars
Before Disney Institute was a place, our programs were held at and run by Disney University.

Disney University was the original Disney Institute.

Few, if any, know this.

Why?

Because it’s not important.

But knowing it, and living through it, help me convince my audiences that it’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

The reason professional development left Disney University (DU) is that DU no longer had the room, nor staff, to train “outsiders”.

Coincidently, a new brainchild from Michael and Jane Eisner was the concept of “Smart Fun”.

In addition to Disney Adult Discoveries (we nicknamed them DAD Programs) and Personal Enrichment Programs (like animation), there was an opportunity to move DU Seminars to the new Disney Institute.

And that’s what happened in 1996.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.