Hair brand holds staff development course

“This is the first time our company has engaged in something unrelated to hair. Together with Misco, we set on a path towards an employee development programme for all our people at Dean Gera. We have undertaken this course to make sure that our team is equipped with the personal skills and competencies needed to help us take the brand to the next level,” said Dean Gera at the team’s certificate presentation ceremony, during which 13 managers were given certificates after achieving the Misco Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management qualification.

The presentation was held at the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa in Attard. Dean Gera was one of the recipients after following the 42-hour programme.

He said: “Following our completion of this course, I am motivated to invest further in similar training courses for staff at all levels and build a stronger relationship with Misco.”

Ritienne Xerri, director of training and development at Misco, explained how the Level 5 Leadership and Management Award was one of Misco’s home-grown qualifications, launched for the first time last April.

“The Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management is spread over two months and appeals to aspiring and practising supervisors, team leaders and managers,” she said.

“Dean Gera’s managers are now in a position to assess their own knowledge, skills and personal behaviour and their effect on their own managerial ability, can identify areas for personal development and plan and set priorities for future development. They can also build stronger relationships with people and review effectiveness of their own performance to meet their organisation’s values and goals.”

One of the managers, Terri-Ann Taliana, delivered a short but moving speech thanking the company for giving her “the opportunity to learn, grow and improve ourselves”.

The Dean Gera brand was launched in 2007 with one salon at the Radisson Blu Hotel. For the next three years, Dean Gera focused on building a strong reputation and client base. Successful results led to the opening of two new salons at the Corinthia St George’s Bay and the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa. Currently operating six salons, Dean Gera is considered an industry leader and innovator.

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