Learning At Montage

Montage associates enjoy a culture of respect and integrity. With many opportunities for growth, Montage offers exceptional self-development and training programs. Those that join the Montage family will find comfort in providing exemplary service in an inclusive environment. The opportunity to learn at Montage is an endless experience of self-discovery. Some of core seminars available to associates include:

Leadership View More
  1. Leadership I
    1. Eight core competencies for Leadership
    2. Building relationships
    3. HR Essentials
    4. Your Role as a Leader
    5. Financial Responsibility
  2. 7 Habits for Highly Effective People
    1. See – Do – Get model
    2. Habit 1 Be Proactive vs. Reactive
      1. How we make decisions
    3. Habit 2 Begin with the end in mind
      1. Setting Goals
    4. Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw
      1. Taking care of yourself in for dimensions – physically, mentally, socially, spiritually
  3. 7 Habits for Managers
    1. Managing yourself
    2. Managing others
    3. Unleashing potential
  4. Train the Trainer
    1. Understanding how adults learn
    2. Role of Trainer
    3. How to deal with difficult participants
  5. Departmental Trainer
    1. Train new Associates
    2. Public presentation skills
    3. How to organize and run a meeting
  6. Interviewing skills
    1. Preparation for the interview
    2. Building rapport
    3. Behavior based questions
    4. Process – paperwork
Wine Sessions View More

Art of the Sommelier – We are proud to offer this series of classes annually for our Hotel staff to partake in. The classes are once a week and are tought by our team of Sommeliers. They will also include guest lectures, tasting, historical context and interesting facts and experiences.The purpose of the sessions is to educate our Associates about wine and its place in society. At Montage Laguna Beach, the classes also end with an annual Certificate exam, given by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Sessions include:

  • Viticulture, production and grape varieties
  • U.S. and Canada
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South America and South Africa
  • Bordeaux
  • Burgundy
  • The Loire Valley
  • The Rhône
  • Champagne
  • Alsace
  • Lesser known growing regions of France
  • Switzerland
  • Northern Italy
  • Southern Italy and the Mediterranean
  • Spain and Portugal
  • Germany
  • Austria, Hungary and Eastern Europe
  • Liquor and Beer
  • Liquors, fortified and unfortified dessert wines
Spa Education View More

Qualified Massage Therapists and Estheticians at Spa Montage are invited to participate in the year long ASTECC training program. Widely regarded as a benchmark for spa therapy education excellence, ASTECC certified therapists are among the best trained in the industry. Educated in the biochemical components of spa and a wide range of spa modalities, ASTECC’s training is characterized by its integrated and highly individualized approach to the art and science of spa practice. Some of the modalities covered are Thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, Aroma-Reflex, Connective Tissue, as well as the highly regarded Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).