13 June 2012

Gambia: Senegambia Beach Hotel Trains Executive Staff

Less than fourteen days of refresher course accorded the top level management cadre, and frontline staff and management of the tourism industry by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MoTC), the Senegambia Beach Hotel, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 embarked on a two-day executive training of their staff. This training was at their hotel premises in Kololi.

The objective of the two-day executive training is to upgrade the skills of managers of all the sections and operational units of the great hotel, as to make them more focus, productive and people friendly in the discharge of their duties. In his opening remarks, Bunama Njie, general manager, Senegambia Beach Hotel said the program is not only to horn the skills of participants on the latest people management techniques, but to serve as an open platform for lively exchange of ideas on latest management trends as this relates to certain HR issues in the industry.

According to the GM, the training was designed to focus on key variable areas such as developing mutual respect and linkage among team members; feeling and developing awareness of the dynamic team and members and as well develop work on emerge and developing needs among other things. He added that the training will at the end meet specific requirements in certain critical variable that will principally enhance team work in the hotel.

He further added that in July the program will have a follow up session and the Senegambia Hotel Beach management will be trained then. Senegambia Beach Hotel being one of the biggest hotels in the country with a staff complement of over 240 employees, "it is therefore imperative and worthwhile to encourage this sort of program as it will help to boost team work in the hotel," he said.

The general manager urged the staff to avail themselves this golden opportunity and participate actively in the program to acquire skills that will be relevant to the hotel's day to day operations. He therefore thanked the trainer, Elma Neisen and her insight Benelux in Holland for this wonderful initiative.

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