UK: Enlites, a learning and development company, is offering a no-cost online ‘Reasons to Positive’ workshop to a number of hotels and resorts, with donations made to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.
The interactive workshop explores recent discoveries from the field of positive psychology and puts these into context relevant to the hospitality industry.
It aims to offer simple and effective techniques for increasing general wellbeing and positivity both inside and outside of the workplace.
Matthew Lavender, a former hotel inspector and director of evaluations of Forbes Travel Guide, launched Enlites after seeing a need for a more scientific approach to learning and development – one that combines concepts from his academic studies of psychology with his experience working in quality assurance.
Lavender said: “In the twelve years I’ve been inspecting hotels, it’s always been the people who have made the biggest impressions and created the most enduring memories. By nature, hospitality professionals tend to be highly empathic and so it’s no wonder many have struggled to remain upbeat and positive this past year. This workshop provides a much needed boost of positivity and is our way of helping the industry get back on its feet whilst also supporting the amazing work done by Médecins Sans Frontières.”
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is a global medical humanitarian aid organisation. It operates in over 70 countries – in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics.
Further information on the Reasons to be Positive workshop can be found here.
Enlites was founded in 2020 as a training a quality assurance service consultancy, primarily focused on the hospitality industry. It takes a scientific, measurable approach to learning and development, grounded in the latest research in psychology and its associated disciplines.
The company’s founder Lavender has conducted more than 700 inspections of luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants and spas in his former role as director at Forbes Travel Guide. He has an MSc in psychology and specialises in critical thinking, decision making, heuristics and biases.