April 25, 2017 Leave a Comment
In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, Insider Company News is highlighting the Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group.
MGM GRAND DETROIT – The Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group at MGM Grand Detroit is helping team members voice their aspirations for advancement and receive career advice – one lunch at a time!
The group is intent to create new paths for success by constructing fresh concepts to promote professional development and career mobility, and in February implemented “Lunch with a Leader” to bridge the gap between senior leaders and team members.
“Lunch with a Leader” sessions are conveniently held in the employee dining room to provide a more natural and relaxing environment for both senior leaders and team members to interact. The sessions are also held at various times throughout the day to accommodate all shifts and allow all team members an opportunity to participate.
To date, the Inspired Leaders ENG has conducted 13 lunch sessions and has had more than 50 team members participate. And, a recent survey revealed that team members are receptive to the initiative, rating the sessions as excellent with just the right content.
One team member, who has attended at least four lunch sessions stated, “The career and personal advice I received from leaders of the Company is priceless. Not to mention I’ve gotten exposure by letting the executives know I’m interested in growing in my career.”
The initiative has also received positive feedback from the property’s Executive Team. “It was great sitting down with team members and sharing stories about my career path and some of the defining moments that occurred along the way,” said Vice President of Marketing & Player Marketing Matt Buckley. “The team came prepared with some specific questions about how I was able to climb up through the organization, and they also asked what qualities I look for in a leader. I had a great conversation and it allowed me to know the team better.”
Officers of the Inspired Leaders Network Group include: Sophiea McGowan – Chair; Amina Bell – Co-Chair; Pamela Moses – Administrator and Tiangey Coomber – Communicator. Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Juliette Okotie-Eboh serves as the group’s Executive Sponsor.
For more information on the Inspired Leaders Network Group or all ENGs, please visit the ENG website through M life Insider by selecting the “CSR” tab and then “Employee Network Groups.”