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Constance Ephelia awards employees on successful completion of training courses |08 February 2020

Constance Ephelia awards employees on successful completion of training courses

The BRIGHT graduates with guests

Two groups of employees of the Constance Ephelia Resort who have successfully followed and completed two development training courses, received their certificates and awards during a graduation ceremony held at the resort at Port Launay on Friday last week.

Several distinguished guests graced the ceremony and brought added support and encouragement to the new graduates. They included the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Didier Dogley, the Minister for Employment, Immigration and Civil Status Myriam Télémaque, the elected National Assembly member for the Port Glaud district Egbert Aglae, several high officials from the tourism and hospitality industry among other guests.

One group of employees followed the ‘Bridging the Gap Through Holistic Training’ – that is the BRIGHT Level 1 which is a supervisory training programme. The programme is coordinated and managed by Constance Hospitality Training Centre; however it is the responsibility of each respective training managers of the resorts to run the programme throughout.

The other group of mainly heads of departments followed the ‘Constance Quest for Leadership Excellence Programme’ – that is the CONQUEST. The programme drove the four key areas of: business intelligence, managing business realities, leadership readiness and performance effectiveness. The group had to complete Harvard Manage Mentor modules online, attend co-lab sessions where the theory is discussed and debated in order to contextualise it to the Constance way and resort realities.

Both programmes lasted between 8 to 10 months in which the learners were exposed to different leadership programmes and were given opportunities to practice what they have learnt in classroom or online during their day to day work activities. 

At the end of their learning programmes, the learners presented a project where they need to not only show that they were innovative but also show that they effectively executed their project to success, resulting in positive company outputs.

Rashmita Barik, a maintenance administrator, clinched the awards for the ‘Most Inventive Idea’ for BRIGHT Level 1, Best Project for Bright Level 1 at Resort Level and for CONQUEST the award for Best Project at Resort Level went to a team comprising Hiru Daryanani, Medline Larue, Okeke Nneka, Rene Payet and Benjamin Painset.

Congratulating the graduates for what he described as ‘their amazing achievement’, the general manager of Constance Ephelia, Stephane Duchenne, said: “We are very proud of you all for successfully completing the BRIGHT and CONQUEST certification. You are now equipped with a wonderful tool. You have all the reasons to be proud and we look forward to seeing these great leadership skills as you continue to lead and guide the members of your team to drive performance in your respective areas,” he highlighted.

In their vote of thanks graduates Christelle Labiche, Apurva Chavadia and Aubrey Marie thanked the resort’s management for recognising their potentials and providing them the opportunity to develop.

“This training has been and will be a memorable journey in our professional life time,” they said.


Marie-Anne Lepathy

Photo source: Constance Ephelia

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