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The Online Course – Finance for Housekeeping Managers starts 17 February 2014

ProjectsBest practice with hands-on tools and tips to control Departmental costs and spending!  

Supportive online learning which is interactive, engaging and flexible

This self-directed course enables Housekeeping Manager’s to think critically and become more financially savvy. The focus is on practical skills for the workplace, expanding and developing professional confidence.

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Final L&A Elearning course wraps up for 2013

Hospitalit-eLogoThe Hospitalit-e “Finance for Housekeepers” elearning course wrapped up this week with lots of great feedback from participants.  The course attendees came from all over the globe including Macau, Qatar, Seychelles, Indonesia, China and the cruise ship “The World”.

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Thinking Outside the Square – A Housekeeping Industry Initiative

aging worksforceThe Housekeeping Dilemma

All accommodation hotels have one thing in common – the requirement to turnaround rooms quickly and efficiently to maximise their yields. The Housekeeping Department is sourced with doing the hard work and Hotels are using a variety of options including internal and outsourced Housekeeping workers to provide this service.

Often Hotel’s make decisions on whether to keep the Housekeeping department services themselves or outsource to third party housekeeping contractors like AHS and others based on the availability and quality of suitably qualified Housekeepers.

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L&A back at Blue Mountains Internatinal Hotel Management School, Leura NSW

Masters Sept GroupLiz was back at the BMIHMS to run a further 2 days training for the Masters students undertaking the MHC603 Hotel Operations Management course. After a full 2 days of lectures the students completed a group assignment on the implementation of various new trends and innovations in Housekeeping Management. The groups had 10 -15 minutes to convince the assessors that their products and services would benefit Hotel and Housekeeping operations.

Finance for Housekeepers online learning course 2014 dates confirmed

corporateThe 2014 Online course “Finance for Housekeepers” course dates have been finalised for 2014. There will be 3 courses across the year: February/March/April 2014 which runs from 17 February – 13 April . April/May/June 2014 which runs from 28 April – 22 June and September/October/November  2014 which runs from 15 September – 09 November. Each facilitated course runs from 6-8 weeks.

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Thinking Outside the Square – A Housekeeping Industry Initiative

housekeeper-smlThe Housekeeping Dilemma in Australia

All accommodation hotels have one thing in common – the requirement to turnaround rooms quickly and efficiently to maximise their yields. The Housekeeping Department is sourced with doing the hard work and Hotels are using a variety of options including internal and outsourced Housekeeping workers to provide this service.

Often Hotel’s make decisions on whether to keep the Housekeeping department services themselves or outsource to third party housekeeping contractors like AHS and others based on the availability and quality of suitably qualified Housekeepers.

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Final Reminder! Register now for the online elearning course “Finance for Housekeepers” – starts 2nd September 2013

financial_managementDon’t forget to register today! Also suitable for Room Division Managers who want to gain more Housekeeping Management knowledge.

This workshop helps to clarify and demystify everyday Housekeeping related operational finance and accounting practices. It explains in simple and clear language the different budgets a Housekeeper deals with, the structure, reading and analysis of a P&L, and offers many tips and tools on how to save and control departmental costs. The program thus develops participants’ confidence and professional know-how when dealing with the financial management of their department and enables them to contribute to the profitability and financial success of their operation.

The fully accredited (Australia) online “Finance for Housekeepers” program is mapped against the three financial Units of Competency from the Australian Certificate IV in Hospitality from the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training package v2 (SIT07).

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Master Students – training at Blue Mountains International Hotel School

For blogFrom 1st August – 4th August, Liz spent time at the Blue Mountains International Hotel School campus at Leura in the mountains outside Sydney. She was asked to lecture 34 Masters (Hospitality Operations Management MCH603) students from all over the world over 2 days. The session ended with the students presenting their ideas for management on topics such as the pros and cons of outsourcing,  a 5 day training programme for new Room Attendants and sustainable best practice in Housekeeping. The programme continues in September with another 35 Masters students.

L&A announces another lucky winner to the competition – Free entry for the online Finance for Housekeepers course

WinnerThank you to all that have entered in this competition! We have a winner!  Prabhat Shukla, Executive Housekeeper, Intercontinental Doha, Qatar. Prabhat will be participating in the next online course: Finance for Housekeeping Managers starting 2nd September to 22nd October 2013. Congratulations Prabhat.

Housekeeping Management Skills 2 day Workshop in Macau

 

Participants working through exercises at the workshop

Participants working through exercises at the workshop

At the end of Liz’s 10 week global trip she hit Macau and ran a short 2 day Housekeeping Management skills training workshop.  This is the 3 day Development Programme condensed down into 2 days. With short notice, 10 attendees came from Galaxy, Sands Hotels and Grand Lapa to undertake the workshop.

Ecolab very kindly provided the venue for the training and once again the participants shared best practice, leant new skills, networked,  gained practical tools and communicated ideas. Another very fruitful and well received training session.

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