Spa manager mentorship programme to launch next year

A global spa manager mentorship programme is set to launch next year, pairing inexperienced spoa managers with seasoned mentors.

The programme was announced at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), which is currently taking place in Morocco. It will be run by the Global Spa Management Education Initiative, whose members, including Anna Bjurstam, vice president of spas and wellness at Six Senses, and Jean-Guy de Gabriac, owner of spa consultancy Tip Touch International. 

The pilot scheme for the mentorship programme, which launches this month, will see 16 senior spa industry professionals from around the world take on two mentees each. Mentees must have at least two years’ industry experience, while mentors must have five years’ experience, in addition to meeting other criteria.

The pilot scheme will run for three months, with the first programme taking place between January and March next year, and the second between April and June.