Mar 19, 2014, 9:46 AM
Senegambia Beach Hotel, in collaboration with Insights Benelux, Tuesday conducted a two-day training on capacity building for 20 departmental heads and their assistants from Sunset Beach Hotel, Sheraton and Senegambia Beach Hotel.
Delivering his speech shortly before the start of the training, Bunama Njie, general manager of Senegambia Beach Hotel, said the training programme had been rolled out by the management of Senegambia Beach Hotel to not only horn the skills of participants on the latest people management techniques, but to also serve as an open platform for lively exchange of ideas on latest management trends as it relates to certain HR issues in the industry.
As such this interactive programme has been tailored to focus on key variables, which among others, include developing mutual respect and linkage among team members, Mr Njie said.
This also involves developing awareness of team dynamics between team members as well as feeling inspired to develop and work on emerging development needs.
“Invariably the objective of the initiative is to upgrade the skills of management of all the sections and operational units of this great hotel, so as to become more focused, productive and people friendly in the discharge of their duties,” Mr Njie noted.
Towards this end, the executive training programme is tailored to meet specific requirements in certain critical variables and to principally enhance teamwork in the hotel.
In July the programme will have management session, the general manager said, adding that the hotel management will ensure that all other personnel are trained in July, which will also be organised and coordinated by Elma Niessen.
Mr Njie told participants at the workshop: “Senegambia Beach Hotel, being one of the biggest hotels in the country with a staff complement of over 240 employees, sees it therefore imperative and worthwhile to encourage this sort of programmes, to keep us abreast of latest trends in people management techniques with a view to the satisfaction of all our guests.
“It is in this regard that I am proud to be associated with this programme and urge all the participants to avail themselves of this golden opportunity to participate actively in the programme with a view to acquiring skills that will be relevant to our day to day operations in the hotel.”
The general manager therefore commended the trainer Elma Niessen and Insight Benelux in Holland for “this wonderful” initiative. “I would like to assure her of our support,” Mr Njie told Ms Niessen.