Over 70 staff members from Air Seychelles recently had the opportunity to attend an intense leadership training hosted by Impact8, a UK-based leadership consultancy company dedicated in providing programs for organizations undergoing changes within their present business structure.

Conducted in three phases and in batches of 25 staff each, the training which forms part of the learning and development scheme of the airline, focused on developing the staff members’ interpersonal skills when coping with certain situations and how to counter any potential issues.

As part of the experience, the team had the chance to participate in the revolutionary Spotlight personality profiling (thinking framework) tool to better understand their personalities and individual style of working.

The effective tool which brought both individual’s personal profile together with the team dynamics assessments through various interactive activities, allowed the members to increase their self-awareness and eventually think beyond their capacity to shift their habitual ways of working.

Joel de Commarmond, Manager Human Resources at Air Seychelles said:

“The purpose of the training was to develop and implement a program at Air Seychelles that would not only help the team members reflect on their leadership strengths but, more importantly, to help them identify and improve their blindspots. The sessions held was indeed successful and we hope that colleagues who attended the training will now be able to apply the knowledge gained throughout their daily duties.”

Speaking at the end of the last session Dr Greg Flint, one of the facilitators from Impact8 who led the training highlighted:

"We have been blown away with the passion and commitment that the team at Air Seychelles have demonstrated over the past two weeks. There are some immensely bright and dynamic individuals working here, but perhaps most importantly for us is the great sense of camaraderie and team spirit demonstrated throughout the organization.”

The training which started on 30 September was facilitated by Dr Greg Flint and Luke Jackson from Impact8 company. Following the successful completion of the training, Air Seychelles has now become the first airline outside Europe to implement the Impact8 framework.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.