ELITE 2016 - it's a wrap!



ATEC’s 2016 Emerging Leaders of Inbound Tourism Excellence [ELITE] program launched on Tuesday 16th August in Sydney, and concluded with our 6 teams delivering their final presentations during the Meeting Place 2016 conference program, celebrating their graduations at the Meeting Place gala dinner in Canberra last November.  ELITE saw our 30 Emerging Leaders complete a leadership skills development course, bringing them personal and business leadership skills within a tourism context. The learning circle modules via the virtual classroom platform enabled our emerging leaders to work collaboratively in small groups from all corners of Australia. A huge note of thanks also goes to our ATEC ELITE Mentors, who guided the emerging leaders through the program, lending their years of experience and expertise, some for the second year in a row. The value of participating in the program was something the emerging leaders and their mentors alike were able to easily articulate.


Watch the Class of 2016 and their final reflections on participating in the inaugural ATEC ELITE program. Click to view on the link below:

Some testimonials...

The organisers of the ATEC Emerging Leaders program have done a fantastic job in nailing the content delivered each fortnight, developing the briefs for the industry case study projects and in handpicking the program’s participants and mentors.
The content achieved a perfect balance of both personal and professional development focused topics, while the project provided the opportunity to apply knowledge learned to a real-life industry case study”

Elisa Jakymin, Tourism Australia (2016 Emerging Leader) 

I wanted to be a mentor, because when I first started my career - there were people who wanted to share their experiences (with you), work with you and give you the benefit of their experience. The benefit of their wisdom and advice helped me in my career  – more importantly I saw the passion they had for this business called Tourism and I wanted to give some of that back to the up and coming people in industry today

Richard Beere, Fastrak Asian Solutions (2016 Mentor) 

Meet the ELITE graduates of 2016 - click to view the video below: