Eastern Areas Launch Management Training Program; Deadline Near

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04/19/2007

SAM Magazine-Lyndonville, Vt., Apr. 19, 2007-Facing a shortage of qualified middle managers, a group of senior managers in the Northeast have helped create the first-ever Resort Industry Leadership Institute (RILI), a management training program for mid- and senior-level managers. The Institute will take place at Lyndon State College, Vt., June 13-15, 2007. But registration closes more than a month earlier-April 23-so that each participant can receive a personalized Leadership-360 Assessment, a detailed performance review, at the Institute.

In addition to the Leadership-360 Assessment, participants can follow one of two main tracks, each of which consists of a series of elective offerings customized to participant needs for strategic and collaborative thinking and leading. The Strategic Leadership Track focuses on developing skill sets with the straightest connection to the long-term bottom line, such as high tech decision-making, global sustainability, changing climate, and leisure outlook and trends. The Collaborative Leadership Track is oriented toward daily needs in the people side of business, such as critical vs. urgent decision-making, mentorship and communication.

Bill Jensen of Vail Resorts will give the keynote address, A Leader's Journey, on June 13. Pat Corso, of the National Resort Management Group and the Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods, will address Re-Inventing the Organization through Leadership on June 15.

The Institute is limited to 50 participants. For an application and/or more information, head to www.lyndonstate.edu/RiLi. \

Comments

Realtor

"higher-level thinking." ????? GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE UUUUUUUUUU RRRRRRRRRRRRRR SO SMART!

Bush

I have grown to respect the guts and perseverence needed to survive. I appreciate those executives who understand that it is impossible for one individual to have ALL the answers, and by investing in their people through higher-level thinking and decision making development opportunities, we can help create the results we want in our organizations.

Bob

Ron! KSA'S. Did I give you permission to change the "A" from Abilities to Attitude? NO! If you are who I think you are you are due for a severe ass kicking. Tell your wife the truth!

April 30thRili Extension

Applications are still welcome through April 30th for the Resort Leadership Institute (www.lyndonstate.edu/rili). For the past three decades I've had the priviliege of visiting and working with ski resorts from Europe to California and throught New England. I have grown to respect the guts and perseverence needed to survive. I appreciate those executives who understand that it is impossible for one individual to have ALL the answers, and by investing in their people through higher-level thinking and decision making development opportunities, we can help create the results we want in our organizations.

Ski Business Manager Development

I believe this Ski Area Management training initiative is long overdue. This industry has chronically been a victim to the practice of elevating a good solid individual in their respective work category into a management role and then observing a downward spiral of underachievement, marginal performance and eventual failure. (There are wonderful exceptions to this outcome, but they are less frequent than we wish) This outcome is predictable and may be explained by gaps in the knowledge, skills and attitudes this good worker brings to their new role as a manager. This situation can begin to be remedied by programs such as this that are designed to provide our industry with a trained infrastructure of professionals that are hatched with the tools and precepts that equip them for successful and productive careers.

Bob

Well if getting promoted at a ski area invloved criteria such as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, rather than just a popularity contest..... Would this be an issue? Any top managers out there actually mature enough to step up and admit they made some major errors?

Ski Manager

I believe the idea is superior then reality. If you look at other global industries they are more open and bring a larger number of Managers from the outside into their industries. I consider that many Eastern Ski Resorts bring their middle and upper managers from within their own organizations into their position, comparable to other industries about 15 years ago. The most commend problem is time lags decision makers in the industry. As we all know that will bring more problems then solutions. Tunnel vision is and will be the biggest issue for all. I applause and hope the training/ forum will bring a start to roll up this problem. I am currently working for a Swiss Ski Resort with over 15 years of experience in the Eastern US and Swiss resort business.

Bob

So anyone out there wonder what happened? I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the folks the industry had to fill these positions. They left. They had better opportunities elsewhere. People with hands on experience and specialized educations. People that came to work hard and succeed. Why? Those who know, know.

Would love to go.

Been in and around the industry . Just turned 49. have management experiance. Worked in all facuets of mountain operations. Have alot to offer to the industry. Have worked with some of the best people. Bruce Belden,Stan Whitney, Dave Wilcox, Jack Murphy, Bill Jenkins and the late Joe Avery. Still have alot of connections in the industry.

Wow

How does training solve the problem?

Will the eastern resorts send people?

This sounds like a good idea, but development in this industry has been terrible. Would like SAM to find out if resorts are actually going to pay for their talent to go, because I haven't heard anything yet.

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