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Call for Leadership in the Tourism Industry

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People with an interest in the future of the Tourism Industry are being asked to step up and express interest in an innovative leadership development program for the Melbourne Tourism Industry.
 
The 2009 Melbourne Tourism Industry Leadership Program (MTILP) is a new initiative designed to grow collective leadership in the Melbourne tourism industry.
 
It is open to people who can demonstrate their leadership ability and commitment to the future of the tourism industry.
 
Chris Buckingham chief executive, Destination Melbourne said, “We want Melbourne to grow as an outstanding global visitor experience. We are looking for people with vision, passion and drive to provide ongoing leadership for the industry.”
 
The Melbourne Tourism Industry Leadership Program is auspiced by Destination Melbourne and supported by Tourism Victoria, City of Melbourne and Tourism Alliance Victoria. “Melbourne is a great place to visit, but we have to keep looking for new ways of doing things. This program will support the future development of the industry in Greater Melbourne,” said Buckingham.
 
The MTILP is based on the Gippsland Tourism Industry Leadership Program and customised to suit the specific needs of the Melbourne Tourism Sector. Buckingham said, “Gippsland demonstrated the value of building leadership capability on a regional level. We are working with their support to build a unique program for Melbourne.

“Our focus is on sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a great opportunity for personal development. If we can help the right people develop their individual leadership skills we are ensuring good succession planning for the tourism sector.’

The program runs between April and October. It involves 10 full-days of workshops including a mid-year reflection and review, as well as two ‘residentials’ at the beginning and conclusion of the program.
 
Buckingham concluded, “Selection for the program will be merit based. If you are a member of the Tourism Industry and interested in the future of the tourism sector then please get in touch.”

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