Four team members at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa are set to bolster their leadership development skills, after successfully being selected to pursue a fully-funded Diploma in Hospitality Leadership at Florida International University in collaboration with Sandals Corporate University.
They are Club Sandals Supervisor Je’Mel Francis and Ieasha Tuitt, Sous Chef Juleen Rose and Assistant Weddings Manager Meria Govia.
Sharing in the excitement of the news after being selected Je’mel Francis said, “I feel honoured.
I feel triumphant and I look forward to the opportunity to learn more so that I can share knowledge with those who come after me and with those who would like to learn as well.
This is not only a great opportunity to further develop our leadership capabilities but also to put the Sandals brand and Antigua and Barbuda on the map.”
The quartet will be travelling to sister property The Grande Saint Lucia for the launch and initial four day orientation session on October 09th.
The Hospitality Leadership Program is broken down into 4 modules; each with 4 courses to complete over a 4-month period before the scholarship recipients can officially receive their diploma.
Learning and Development Manager Carlene Spencer said, “This is a proud moment for our resort, as we continue to see our team members accelerate and grow within their respective departments.
This developmental opportunity afforded by Sandals Corporate University will continue to provide these future leaders with the skills necessary to harness more productive teams and increase their marketability as hospitality professionals.”