ATEC has launched a new Emerging Leaders of Inbound Tourism Excellence program (ELITE) at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Melbourne.
“We are pleased to be launching the ATEC ELITE program today, as a way of developing and building leadership capacity within the tourism export industry,” ATEC managing director, Peter Shelley said.
The new program will support talent in tourism to develop successful careers within the industry, with the support of industry leaders.
“Our membership holds a great knowledge base, with many of our leaders willing to share their experience gained over the years. These members will act as industry mentors providing real commercial experience to compliment the formal components of the leadership program.”
Talent interested in joining the ELITE program have until the end of July to apply for a position. Successful applicants will commence three months of leadership workshops from September.
Shelley said “The program will feature facilitated small group workshops delivered via an interactive e-learning platform, ensuring a true regional reach and connecting ELITE candidates from all corners of Australia.”
Later in the year candidates will be asked to research and design a resolution to an existing industry issue and do a presentation at December’s meeting place conference.
“The program will conclude with a series of ‘industry challenges and opportunities’ where candidates collaborate to research and design a resolution to an existing business or industry issue. ELITE candidate presentations will be showcased at this year’s Meeting Place Conference in December, he later said.