The Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality
Management (CNI) is now accepting applications for the 2009 General
Managers Program (GMP) in Singapore.
When it comes to hospitality, the
Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management combines the best
practitioners around the globe with some of the most rigorous, cutting-edge
research in the field. Offered for the fourth consecutive year in
Singapore, the GMP is one of the cornerstone programs for the school.
The GMP 2009 in Singapore will run from 20th to 30th of July.
Over the past three years, hospitality-industry professionals have come
to Singapore from twenty-four countries to attend GMP. The GMP is taught
by distinguished Cornell University and Nanyang Technological University
faculty members, industry executives, and expert consultants with a
proven track record of success.
Mr Andreas Kramer, Resident
Manager of the Sila Evason Hideaway & Spa at Samui Thailand who
participated in the 2007 GMP, remarked that “The GMP is a breather from
our ‘business as usual’ thinking in the hospitality industry, even for
the most institutionalized hotelier. The multi-cultural environment
offers a brain teaser, stimulating our thinking. The GMP paves the way
for valuable future experiences within the industry and new hotelier
friends for life.”
The GMP is designed for hotel General
Managers, Resident Managers and Executive Assistant Managers of full
service hotels. Participants, in this ten-day residential program,
concentrate on strategic hospitality management issues, enhancing their
skills, and work collaboratively to produce new solutions to the
challenges they face.
Participants tackle strategic
property-level issues and learn from a network of colleagues who bring a
worldwide perspective to the table. The GMP is designed to mold
decision-makers into strategic thinkers. Focus is directed to tackle
hotel-management issues inside a collaborative work environment to
expand the foundation of the participants’ knowledge, broaden their
viewpoint, and produce new solutions to the challenges they face.
A 2008 GMP participant, Mr Phillip
Lim, General Manager of the Marco Polo Hotel Gateway,
Hong Kong gave his perspective on the course. “The GMP
provided a world-class learning platform offering
up-to-date management theories and practices in a
stimulating environment of like-minded industry
professionals. It was a great experience and a wonderful
opportunity to learn and network with an elite class of
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