Map Tourism’s Future: Register Now for Whitehorse Focus Group

Future Skills Framework LogoTourism HR Canada is looking forward to sharing information and exploring ideas and needs towards building the Future Skills Framework. This three-year initiative will see the creation of a competency framework—a comprehensive and sustainable collection of competencies and essential skills—for the tourism sector.

A core component of the project is national consultation. A series of focus groups are identifying and building the key competencies needed by tourism employees. The next event will take place October 9-10 in Whitehorse, Yukon. Food and beverage professionals are invited to participate in this session. Please email FutureSkills@TourismHR.ca for full details.

Key subjects for discussion:

  • Review and discuss the Future Skills Framework categories and competencies
  • Review and develop competencies relating to the food and beverage industry

What you can expect:

The meeting will have about 20 participants who have been selected as subject matter experts. As a participant, your expertise in operations, training, and application will inform the content of the framework.

Facilitators will guide you through various questions and prepared material to get your input and feedback. The session will make use of activities such as group discussion, small group activities, and facilitated storyboarding. Your input, along with other supporting research and further consultations, if needed, will be consolidated into a set of competencies.

Participants are expected to contribute to the open discussions and will be called on to share their knowledge, experience, and thoughts on a variety of related topics. We want to collect different ideas and opinions, and will work with the group to achieve agreement or consensus on the content of the competencies. You will see edits to the content as they are made, allowing you to confirm that your views are captured.

The two-day meeting will be fast paced, with breaks, refreshments, snacks, lunches, and time to network. Dress is casual. You are not required to prepare for this focus group and do not need to bring any material or supplies. Travel, accommodation, and meal expenses are covered where needed. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meeting details:

October 9-10, 2019
Coast High Country Inn
4051 – 4th Ave.,
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1

Agenda:

Whitehorse Focus Group Agenda

To enquire about registering, please contact FutureSkills@TourismHR.ca.