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Leisure Opportunities issue 732, 2018 is now out!


Read blogs by writer:

Liz Terry
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
Health Club Management

Tom Walker
Leisure Media

Katie Barnes
Managing Editor,
Spa Business

Our guest writers:

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Brad Irwin
Partnerships development manager,
Natural History Museum

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,

Ian Taylor

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,

Louise Routh
Marketing and communications director,
Springboard UK

Philippe Rossiter
Chief Executive,
Institute of Hospitality

David Grevemberg
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Hugh Robertson
Minister for Sport

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,

Valentina Montalto
EU consultant,
KEA European Affairs

Phillip Villars
Managing Director,
Indigo Planning

Rhona Mennie
Business relations manager,
Springboard UK

David Kerr
David Kerr Associates

Leah De Silva
Business development director,

Peter Moody
Brook Street des Roches LLP

Charles Wilford
Co-Head, Leisure Team,
Gerald Eve

Andrew Wade
Lawrence Graham LLP

Tim Lewthwaite
Publications manager,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Jean-Baptiste Desbois
Director General,
Cité de l'espace

Simon Johnson
Business in Sport and Leisure

David Stalker

Fredrik Lindahl
Treasurer & Administrator,
Finnish Cricket Association

Neil Richmond
Neil Richmond & Co.

Suki Kalirai
Interim CEO,

Lisa Starr
Senior Consultant,
Wynne Business

Nick King
Sports Think Tank

Duncan Wood-Allum
Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy

Maya Halevy
Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem

Chris Trickey
Chief Executive,

Malcolm Roughead
Chief Executive,

Edwina Hart
Minister for Business,
Welsh Assembly Government

Matt Partridge
Executive board member,

Tom Pinnington
Associate director,
Capita Symonds

Jane Scrivner
Managing Director,
Jane Scrivner

Jean-Guy de Gabriac
Founder/ CEO,
Tip Touch Academie

Sheena Laursen
Director of international Affairs,

Kerry Mabbley
Customer Relationship Manager,

Stephen Studd

Dee Smith
Head of Programmes,

Anni Hood
Kis Lifestyle Group

Linda Cendes
Program Assistant, Comms,

Hannah Carmichael
Membership Services Manager,

Antonio Gomes Da Costa
Co-ordinator of PLACES,

Anna Bjurstam
Raison d'Etre

Marisa Dimitriadis
Managing Director,
The Spa Consultants

Dieter Buchner
Founding Partner,
Urban Healing

Chris Marriott
Capita Symonds

Hans Gubbels
Continium Discovery Center, NL

Adrian Mahon

AZA training course equips future leaders of zoos and aquariums

02 Mar 2016
by Jennifer Fields, Communications Coordinator, Association of Zoos and Aquariums
"ELDP participants are recognised within the AZA community for their extensive knowledge and experience, dedication, ambition and great promise in their leadership abilities"

It’s imperative that the next generation of executive directors of AZA-accredited zoological facilities are trained, educated, and prepared to lead their communities in environmental stewardship while advancing their facility with strong business and operational skills.

Through the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), AZA is training emerging leaders each year on a set of identified competencies, which are the behaviours, knowledge and skills needed to be most effective in this role. While studying these competencies in depth, participants also benefit from mentorships and build skills through relevant learning opportunities. These experience-based development methods include forming action teams to address real and complex issues; having dialogues with current leadership to transfer institutional knowledge and lessons learned along the way; and creating a customised development plan.

“ELDP participants are recognised within the AZA community for their extensive knowledge and experience, dedication, ambition and great promise in their leadership abilities,” said AZA executive director Kris Vehrs. “Through the ELDP, they develop skills necessary to meet the challenges of sustaining a viable aquarium and zoo operation that benefits the animals in their care, their local communities and global wildlife conservation initiatives.”

Now in its third year, the ELDP is planned to be an ongoing AZA effort. In January 2016, 10 new participants began the programme and 15 participants successfully completed their training. To learn more about the programme visit www.aza.org.

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