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Lee County VCB to host next Team Tourism workshop

By Staff | Jan 28, 2010

As part of its year-round Team Tourism program, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) is hosting a one-half day workshop titled Lessons from Dolphins on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.

Lessons from Dolphins is an exciting and innovative experience that helps companies improve productivity, retention and bottom-line results based on proven dolphin training techniques used at Dolphin Quest, a world-renowned international dolphin interaction company.

The workshop, led by a veteran professional dolphin trainer, will help participants communicate effectively, reward good behavior, train new behaviors, demonstrate sincerity and have fun.

“Our latest Team Tourism program will reinvigorate managers and line-employees who attend, and it will give them insights and tools to make immediate improvements in their everyday work performance,” said Tamara Pigott, interim VCB deputy director. “We had such an overwhelmingly positive industry response to our 2009 annual meeting that we decided to partner once again with Master Connection Associates for this upcoming workshop; and, with our area’s abundance of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, this program is perfect for our destination.”

At the workshop, participants will enjoy an interactive atmosphere in which they will explore each dolphin lesson through stories and videos about dolphin training and by playing interactive training games both individually and in groups. The dolphin training techniques can be applied to any department in any company and will even positively influence personal relationships with friends and family.

There is no charge for the Lessons from Dolphins workshop, but registration is requested. To attend, sign up by visiting www.LeeVCB.com, or to learn more details contact Christine Davlin at the VCB at cdavlin@leevcb.com or 239-338-3500.

Team Tourism is a year-round informational program consisting of workshops and networking opportunities for industry partners, community leaders, and the VCB team in order to strengthen teamwork throughout the destination and empower travel industry leaders to maximize marketing opportunities available to them.

The VCB hosts Team Tourism programs on a variety of topics. To submit ideas for topics and speakers for future programs, contact Davlin at the VCB.