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2nd Jul, 2022

Budding tourism leaders offered free training

YOUNG tourism leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire are being offered free training developed with the pandemic in mind.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has been selected to deliver a programme aimed at encouraging 18 to 30-year-olds in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors to join forces, work through common business issues and strengthen business performance. It also aims to support young leaders to develop their skills, resilience, implement practical solutions and develop a support network of peers – particularly during the current crisis.

The Peer Networks programme is being and managed locally by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub.

The chamber will deliver the online programme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Sessions will be based on themes such as leading and managing change, driving performance and productivity, managing stress and building resilience, having difficult conversations remotely, and effective team working at a distance.

It will begin in November and run until March.

Chamber spokeswoman Keely Hancox said: “It has been an extremely difficult period for everyone in business but especially those aspiring young leaders who will have missed out on so much.

“We know that this age group has disproportionately been affected by covid 19, particularly in the sectors we are seeking to support. Undoubtedly, the next six months will continue to present challenges – the opportunities to interact with colleagues and peers, both formally and informally, will be more limited and we will need to continue to adapt our way of working.

“This programme is seeking to support our aspiring young leaders. It will be very much led by the participants themselves, but will be focused around several

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