BSM Fleet Personnel leaders meet in Poland

BSM Fleet Personnel Leaders’ Meetings (FLM) are focused on management and leadership skills that are being developed throughout the industry and are essential for maximising operational performance.

The goal for this year’s meetings was to move away from presentations and focus on the elements that contribute to successful operations, such as the empowerment of seafarers to take control of their working environments.

The most recent two-day open forum was successfully held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Gdynia, Poland on October 10 – 11, 2018. In attendance were BSM’s global leaders from all Ship Management, Crew Service and Maritime Training Centres. The topics covered included leadership styles, decision making, situational leadership, work and stress management and situational awareness.

Further, the FLM highlighted ‘Human Element’ themes, which are central to the wellness of seafarers during voyages. Specifically, topics on fatigue, mentoring, recognising and addressing the various personalities or behaviours of the crew.

The strategy meeting enabled direct collaboration through the exchange of suggestions, solutions and ideas between the leaders; combining both interactive and fun activities in a learner-centric methodology.

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