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Sign Up To Camper & Nicholsons Crew Leadership Courses in September & October

16th Aug 2013

As part of our commitment to reinforcing the leadership skills of our senior crew we are delighted to announce our Autumn leadership training schedule. These courses are offered with our compliments to all Captains, Chief Officers & Chief Stewardesses of our charter and managed yachts.

All courses are fully prepared, delivered and certified by our Crew Coach, Alison Rentoul, and participants receive a certificate of completion. Courses are one full day each, from 9am – 5:30pm and will take place on the French Riviera, in either Monaco, Nice or Antibes (venues to be confirmed).

Attendance is limited to please book in quickly if you don’t want to miss out. To reserve your place on a course email:

Following is the forthcoming Autumn training schedule. Please note that these course dates have been changed from earlier announcements. If you have previously reserved places on these courses make sure to check the new dates and reconfirm your attendance as soon as possible.

Core Leadership - Monaco: Thursday 12th September

Motivation and people management: essential core leadership and mentoring techniques to create harmonious, loyal and hard working teams. Includes identifying and working with different personality types, stress management, effective listening, questioning and influencing techniques, plus how to establish clear authority and command genuine respect.

Getting to Yes - Monaco: Thursday 3rd October

Conflict resolution and effectively handling crew disagreements to prevent small squabbles from escalating into big problems. Negotiation skills and diplomatic techniques for handling difficult conversations professionally. Building and maintaining a valuable network of industry contacts.

Designing Dream Teams - Monaco: Thursday 24th October

Everything you ever need to know about hiring and building an unbeatable team, from sourcing appropriate candidates, to working effectively with crew agencies, plus interview techniques and revealing interview questions. Includes methods for introducing new crew members successfully so they can hit the ground running, and team building techniques to create strong bonds onboard, increasing team pride and loyalty to the yacht.

Ultimate Productivity - Monaco: Thursday 31st October

How to get your head above water and get your crazy workload back under control. Includes simple email management techniques, easy task management systems that really work and prioritization methods that help you spend the right amount of time on the most important tasks and projects so you start moving forward and stop feeling stressed.

Here’s what some of our participants earlier in the year had to say about these courses:

"As a Captain two of the key components to our job is risk and people management. We are trained extensively to deal with the first as part of the mandatory career path set out by the MCA, USCG, etc, however training in the latter component is virtually non-existent within the industry. Its importance cannot be underestimated and these are the first steps toward building successful teams that give and get the most out of yachting. This has been an inspirational and motivating day. Thanks to Alison and the team at C&NI for looking to the future of yachting!" - Captain Ryan Green

"A very useful and informative day. These workshops should be compulsory. Well done C&NI in taking the initiative, I look forward to implementing the points in the way I run my crew and yacht." - Captain Ian Seward

"It's opened my mind to different methods of self assessment and that of crew. Well taught, great content. Inspiring! Valuable and a good move for the industry." - Captain Jason Pliatsikas

"It is a very good opportunity to sit down and 'sharpen the saw' to learn and develop skills and abilities that will render our life on board easier. Well presented and easy to follow." - Captain Roberto Beretta

"Excellent. I have been waiting for a training course like this to be introduced in the yachting industry. All heads of department should not miss this. The perfect tools to help get the best out of your crew and understand people." - Captain Danielle de Vere

"The course has really allowed me to take stock of aspects of the interior management which could benefit from improvement in crew development and less departmentalization. A very good course in assisting with difficult crew members. It was a great insight into areas which I could improve in myself" - Chief Stewardess Vicki White


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A very useful and informative day. These workshops should be compulsory. Well done Camper & Nicholsons in taking the initiative, I look forward to implementing the points in the way I run my crew and yacht - Captain Ian Seward