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SAJ hosts event planning workshop

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AM
Workshop facilitator, Dania Beckford engages participants during the recent Corporate Events Planning and Management Workshop held at the Shipping Association of Jamaica.
Lannaman & Morris (Shipping) Limited’s freight/customer service supervisor, Carla Dacas (left) and the company’s sales manager, Stacia Nosworthy-Cunningham (right) listen attentively at a workshop held at the SAJ recently.
Participants discuss their workshop group activity. From left: Sophia Walcott, executive secretary of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ); Keli-Anne Pounall, event coordinator, Starlight Productions; Jessica Belle Senior, director, human resource management and development; and Jodian White, accounting clerk, SAJ.
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On March 28, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) hosted a workshop titled 'Corporate Events Planning and Management' conducted by ace communicator Dania Beckford. The workshop provided participants with an interactive application of theories, major trends and successful business practices in event planning and management, while building the skills needed to become effective and profitable event planners.

Participants from various industries such as shipping, event management and gaming found the workshop useful in assisting them with planning galas, corporate functions, work-related and social events.

 

ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCES

 

"The workshop was an enlightening experience for me," recalls Vershema Vickers, operations administrator at the SAJ. "Our facilitator, Dania Beckford, skilfully used a blend of theory and real-life examples to deliver a fun-filled seminar. I have already started utilising what I have learned in my simple day-to-day activities. I can't wait to work on my first major event!"

The SAJ will be hosting its Mastering Microsoft Excel series, aimed at maximising participants' productivity by training them in the hidden functions of Microsoft Excel.