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Millennium Hotel & Employment 11th May 2017

Johan Today (Thursday 11th of March) LSST was fortunate to have a guest speakers from the Millennium Hotel Group, David Birkby and Maria Olmos Gardillo. The employer talk and visit was organised as part of the Hospitality Degree Curriculum and future related Curriculum requirements are being organised in association with the same employer,with the employer planning to accept suitable students for work placements in 2018 and for students to do an industry tour of their organisation later in 2017. This was the first event of its type this year and we hoped for a good turnout of staff and students, which we achieved and we hoped the talk would be relevant for students on both the Hospitality and Business Courses, which, going by the staff and student responses thus far, this part of the event was indeed a success. Given that this was the first visiting speaker event organised via the Work Placement Unit we hoped for a good turnout and positive feedback, all of which was achieved and the Unit looks forward to many such events in the future. The speakers covered the following topics and more: Talent Management Performance Management – Coaching and Development Employee Engagement Employee Relations – Disciplinary and Grievances Resolution Change Management Learning and Development Current Issues in the Hospitality Industry Staff and students attended the event, which was a definite success, with positive feedback from both the speakers, the students and staff. Students describing the event as “positive”, “informative” and “excellent”. The student’s participation was excellent with positive involvement in the Q&A session. Feedback from the visiting speakers was also excellent, who felt very positive about the student contribution. It was a good and successful event for me personally as it was the first such event I organised at the college and met all my plans and expectations and I add my thanks to both the visiting speakers, the staff who helped in organising the event and to the students who attended the event. Well done to all of you.
By John White (Work Placement Coordinator) Please email john.white@lsst.ac

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