Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Expands Executive Leadership Training Programs with eCornell
ITHACA, NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 -- Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, a Dallas-based luxury hotel management company, has renewed its executive leadership training contract with eCornell for an additional year.
Rosewood's first-year cohort of participants included select members of its Executive Committee who pursued eCornell's online Certificate in Executive Leadership. The program featured core courses providing instruction on strategy building and executive decision-making, while elective options included instruction in financial analysis, capital investment and coaching for engagement.
"Fostering our burgeoning leaders' professional growth is central to our competitive strategy," said Sheri Line, Vice President of Human Resources, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. "Our partnership with eCornell has enabled us to provide Ivy League-quality training to a globally-dispersed segment of our workforce, entirely online. We are extremely pleased with our leadership performance outcomes in the first year with eCornell. So much, in fact, that we are increasing enrollment and are now looking to broaden the scope to include revenue management and general management certificate programs."
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.
"Rosewood participants bring a welcomed global perspective to eCornell's international community of students," said Tom Abogabal, Vice President of Global Sales at eCornell. "Everyone at eCornell is looking forward to working with Rosewood this next year and serving them in an ever-growing capacity."
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 Rosewood Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world's most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company's A Sense of Place philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. The Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, and Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda. Rosewood also offers Sense spa–featuring treatments reflective of the location's culture and natural environment–available exclusively at select properties. For more information visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.