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Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association Workshop to Upgrade Its Members Skills

The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association has resumed its series of leadership workshops that commenced back in the 2013. The 4th FHTA Leadership Development programme for managers  and senior executives
15 Aug 2018 09:57
Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association Workshop to Upgrade Its Members Skills

The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association has resumed its series of leadership workshops that commenced back in the 2013.

The 4th FHTA Leadership Development programme for managers  and senior executives in the hotel and tourism sectors was held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi yesterday.

Consultant Jagdish Singh who facilitated at the event said one of the issues they are addressing is always about upgrading the skills of the people in managerial and executive roles.

He said: “We started this programme back in 2013 which was always good and very well subscribed because it covers all sectors in terms of the tourism industry.

“Essentially the programme brings together high potential candidates already in a managerial position and basically add to their skills and knowledge to prepare them for senior roles in the future.

“We do a whole range of things around the programme and getting them to reflect on their strengths and capacity, their developing needs as individual leaders and getting them on how to enhance the productivity on the team that they manage.”

He added they get to think of ways they can contribute within their organisation but also to develop a probe of perspective on the factors that are impacting the tourism industry. Mr Singh said there is competition for tourism dollars from the sector’s around the world for those who were not in the sectors.

“Fiji’s got to be smart and competitive in terms of how do we continue to appeal and one of the key elements is having obviously well trained, skilled and capable managers in the industry,” he added.

“The other thing about tourism is also the nature of tourism is changing and Fiji needs to think about how to position itself to take advantage and like now we all know the growth of China is a source of tourism and other places like India becomes a very important sources of tourism too. So we need to position ourselves to get these markets and obviously not denigrating our traditional markets like Australia and New Zealand.”

The eight days programme is made up two modules, where one module will be completed this week and the participants are expected to  complete a business project in between. The second module next week, will take four days to complete.

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