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IFT and The Hotel School of Cornell University co-organise Executive Development Programme on “Leadership and Motivation” 04/07/2018

In order to provide diversified training opportunities for industry professionals and enhance management quality of the local service industry, Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) and The Hotel School of Cornell University co-orgainsed an Executive Development Programme on “Leadership and Motivation” on 3 and 4 July.  

The course addressed the real-world complexities faced by front-line leaders and their teams. During the course, participants gained insights about their personal leadership style and developed skills that promoted effective teamwork in their workplaces. The programme attracted 28 professionals of local hotels and mega resorts.

IFT had the honour of inviting Prof. Michael Oshins from Executive Education Faulty of Cornell University to deliver the lecture. Prof. Oshins’ s expertise spans across subjects including leadership and motivation, marketing, service quality and human resource management, and leveraging technology in hospitality and tourism. Through the programme, participants gained insights and skills to effectively leverage talent and organisational resources that are necessary for achieving long-term success.


IFT is always striving to enhance its teaching and research so as to contribute to the industry and the society. By organising seminars and workshops, IFT constantly shares with the industry the most updated information and research findings about the future development of Macao’s tourism industry and ways to enhance it.

Established in 1995, the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao (IFT) offers the most extensive selection of tourism and hospitality related bachelor degree programmes in Macao, and about twenty thousand participants attend its vocational and professional training courses annually. IFT collaborates with 104 universities and tourism organisations around the world, and builds strong links with 500 leading tourism and hospitality corporations to offer internship opportunities to its students. Being the first institution accredited by the UNWTO.TedQual Certification System for tourism education, IFT has now 8 bachelor degree programmes with the Certification. Currently, the Institute has the most number of bachelor degree programmes certified under the System of any tertiary education establishment worldwide. In 2017, IFT became the world’s first higher education institution to pass International Quality Review(IQR) from the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). IFT has been highly ranked by QS World University Rankings in the subject area of Hospitality and Leisure Management. In addition, IFT has received the Medal of Merit in Tourism from the Macao SAR Government, and twice won the Gold Award in ‘Education and Training’ from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).


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