Ben Alcock

Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) took centre stage at Flight Centre Travel Group’s Brisbane HQ recently to re-connect, network & introduce its renowned mentoring program to keen prospects.

Guest speaker at the event was the program’s Founder, Penny Spencer. Penny’s presentation was entitled ‘Leadership & Lessons’ — an inspired and insightful look at good (and not so good) leadership.

“It was a real treat to have Penny deliver the keynote presentation at our event,” said TIME’s Queensland Coordinator, Emily Warbrick – General Manager of Snowscene Holidays.

“Penny generously shared leadership lessons learned right through her career. She is an inspiration and mentor to so many.”

Penny Spencer discussing leadership at TIME’s Brisbane event.

The Travel Industry Mentor Experience is a not-for-profit enterprise established in 2009 to offer business skills training, development guidance and support sessions to aspiring future leaders of the travel and tourism industry within a mentoring and peer collaboration environment.

The program operates within a structured framework to deliver agreed outcomes for each participant, and typically runs for six months.

Penny Spencer (centre) with TIME’s Queensland team, Emily Warbrick from Snowscene (left), and Singapore Airlines’ Jamie Swan.

“It’s so great to see TIME’s footprint growing in the Sunshine State. Our Queensland network is really thriving,” said Penny.

A key take-out from Penny’s presentation was the principle that great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. In the 10 years since she founded TIME, Penny has certainly done that.

Emily Warbrick (left) with the team from TIME sponsor, the Cover-More Group: Frank Levey – Business Partner, Queensland Industry Sales; Nicky Moorcraft – Head of Industry Sales; and Matt Shirvington – National Account Manager.

TIME’s 35th group of Mentees starts its six-month mentoring journey on 19 June 2019, with expressions of interest for that intake due by 17 May.

Travel-tourism-hospitality professionals are encouraged to follow the program on Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up to date with what’s going on inside the industry’s premier career accelerator.

For more information, visit the website or contact Program Manager, Marie Allom at [email protected]

Are you thinking about signing up to the next TIME intake? Go on!