ITHACA, NEW YORK, June 6, 2012 -- eCornell and Minor International, one of the largest hospitality and leisure firms in the Asia Pacific Region, have recently partnered to deliver an online leadership development program for General Managers working within the company's Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas brand.
The online program was developed to meet specific objectives and business needs at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, ensuring that they are leaders within the hospitality industry. Minor's primary goal is to cultivate higher-level leadership and business strategy acumen among General Managers. Select GMs will begin by taking eCornell's Strategic Hospitality I: Formulating Strategy course, followed by individualized curricula, depending on their specific training needs. eCornell offers a variety of hospitality courses for Minor GMs in several areas: leadership, strategic management, foodservice management, hospitality management and finance. All courses offered to GMs at Minor are authored by faculty at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.
"We have great expectations for this new partnership with eCornell," said Caroline Stevens, VP Human Resources at Minor International. "We anticipate that this will elevate our brand profile as we enable our high-potential GMs to become world-class company leaders. When Minor GMs complete their courses over the next year, we'll look to further implement eCornell programs into our learning and development programs. We project that this will become a full-blown, company-wide training initiative at Minor."
"Minor is a great example of how eCornell helps support organizations to build business acumen amongst their leaders and managers in a rapid and cost-effective fashion to help increase "speed to performance" of both the individual and business," said Tom Abogabal, VP Global Sales at eCornell. "We hope to build on the success of this first group for future waves."
eCornell's unique approach to e-learning combines the most effective elements of a world-class, Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses—self-paced and 100 percent online—are "instructor-facilitated" to help guide a cohort of 20 to 30 participants through challenging, real-world exercises with practical on-the-job application. Classes enable learners to be immersed in learning that also fosters collaboration, interaction and networking.
eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world's leading organizations with online professional and executive development in the areas of leadership and management, human resources, financial management, healthcare, marketing and hospitality management. eCornell's proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous and interactive learning. The company has delivered online courses to more than 50,000 students in over 200 countries. For more information visit www.ecornell.com/enterprise (enterprise buyers) or www.ecornell.com (small groups and individual students).
About Minor International
Minor International (MINT) is a global restaurant, hotel and lifestyle brand distribution firm. MINT is one of Asia's largest restaurant companies with over 1,200 outlets in 18 countries, such as the Pizza Company, Swensen's, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Thai Express, the Coffee Club, and Ribs and Rumps. MINT's hotel portfolio includes 37 hotels and 38 suites in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, the Maldives, Vietnam, Tanzania, Kenya, the Middle East, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. MINT is one of Thailand's largest distributors of lifestyle brands focusing primarily on fashion, cosmetics and contract manufacturing, including Gap, Esprit, Bossini, Charles & Keith, Red Earth, Bloom, Smashbox and more. For more information visit www.minorinternational.com.