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Sands Academy Holds Graduation for Emerge Graduates in Las Vegas

Sands Academy concluded its Emerge Series in December with an official graduation for its 30 graduates.  Emerge is Sands Academy’s program designed to introduce high-potenetial non-supervisory Team Members to the various theories and practices of leadership, personal growth and career development.  The immersive 10-week course was designed to give Team Members the opportunity to grow personally, professionally, discover leadership potentials, and pave the way for future leadership roles within the company. 

“Where I started, I didn’t where I was heading,” said Ian Balido, newly promoted Housekeeping Manager.  “In the middle of the program, we were asked to map out what career we wanted and all signs were pointing to housekeeping.  I was the VIP Services coordinator at the time and had always had an interest in housekeeping.  After our goal mapping, I went back to work and my director called me in and said that the housekeeping position had opened and I applied and I got it.  Without that exercise that day, I wouldn’t have been so willing to apply for that position.”