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The course is aimed at those who have already been working in a housekeeping position and who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in relation to duties and tasks related to a range of housekeeping activities.

The purpose of the course is to provide a specialized level of training to expose trainees to the range of cleaning and housekeeping tasks over and above those covered in Basic Housekeeping. It focuses on a range of cleaning techniques as well as a variety of specialized tasks by providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and competences to each trainee. On successful completion of the course the trainee is able to work professionally in any housekeeping environment

The programme will be delivered by means of highly interactive sessions between instructor and participants thus enabling them to acquire necessary skills, critically reflect on their current practices and develop better understanding & confidence in improving and striving towards providing top quality services to the company and its clients.
The Forbes Travel Guide Housekeeping is part of the Forbes Travel Guide Service Excellence training programme developed by MHRA and Forbes Travel Guide. It consists of three courses.


The Forbes Travel Guide Service Excellence on-line training programme targets anyone involved in hospitality service from all departments (concierge, front-office, spa, housekeeping, bar and lounge, pool and beach and restaurants) including front-line staff and managers. This programme reviews foundational standards of exceptional service with the aim to establish trust and put guests at ease especially in these particular circumstances caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Accordingly, the programme is designed to solidify the skills that are essential to creating consistent and intuitive service. Our certified trainers are highly experienced service professionals who offer extensive knowledge of best practices defined by Forbes Travel Guide and gathered from their experiences training in hospitality worldwide. Amongst other matters during these sessions new service practices will be discussed, including communicating effectively while wearing a mask and making guests more comfortable with procedures such as temperature checks.
In this workshop style-session, the Executive Trainer will work with the teams to create a measurable and specific critical path to getting the results they desire. After this session, the team will have the groundwork to incorporate their action plans for exceptional service.
This session is designed to provide leaders with a better understanding of the Emotional Engagement scale. Discussions will focus on what it takes to create an “awestruck” interaction with guests – and how to avoid the pitfalls of transactional or robotic interactions.
This session takes a deep dive into the reasons and intent behind particular service standards. The understanding of “why” will then transition into discussions surrounding multiple ways to achieve the standards based on various guest scenarios.
Learn how to create five-minute, successful learning opportunities that you can incorporate into your pre-shifts. We will challenge teams to write activities of their own based on their departmental needs, using the tools we discuss.
This session is ideal for teams starting on the Forbes Travel Guide journey. We will identify the most effective ways to create or enhance your service culture and provide best practices that you can put into practice immediately.
This session focuses on holding staff accountable to drive better results. We will delve into communication and accountability as a mindset, rather than a formula, to reinforce one of the most important aspects of leadership.
This session will provide tools for leaders needing to hire and train new associates expediently. While you can use these guidelines in any onboarding scenario, we will focus specifically on the efforts and need to train staff hired for the upcoming season, or in a situation requiring mass rehiring.
In this session we will identify how to cultivate a stronger emotional connection with guests when handling a service opportunity. Learn how empowering staff to resolve guest problems with confidence, as well as empathy, consistently drives greater guest satisfaction and loyalty.
This session highlights how your property’s sense of place can impact the distinctive and luxurious impression you make. Using pictures and stories from the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas, we will work to define your sense of place and how to best to tell your story.
In this session we will define the Essence of Hospitality and what it means for your property. From there we will create ways to drive this with your teams on a regular basis so that it becomes habit, most especially during stressful times. Learn intuitive service techniques that can assist staff in appropriately reading guests in a variety of situations.