LAS VEGAS, Dec. 11, 2012 — How does a company unite 50,000 employees under one corporate culture? For Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts International, the company that set fountains to music in front of Bellagio and changed the face of entertainment with its Cirque du Soleil partnerships, the decision was easy: a Vegas-sized production.
Taking place December 16 – 18, “Inspiring Our World” is a commitment to its employees by MGM Resorts that features 70 employee-performers. Original music, exotic costumes, dynamic choreography spanning multiple cultures and styles come together in an arena where the likes of Prince,Bob Seger and Bon Jovi have performed. Comprising a 1.5-hour production simultaneously performed in English, Spanish and American Sign Language, and digitally represented in 14 languages, the program seeks to educate employees on the company’s mission, its values and its commitment to being a leader in diversity, philanthropy and sustainability.
“We respect and value our diverse and immensely talented team members as the foundation of our success as a global company,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “By engaging our employees in the core values of our company – from Teamwork, to Integrity to Excellence – we foster a healthy workplace, as well as dynamic and sustainable communities where our employees live and work, and where our guests visit.”
Created for employees by employees, the production complements MGM Resorts’ industry-leading Diversity Champion workshops, serving as a much larger educational platform to deepen corporate culture. The collaborative effort unites team members from MGM Resorts’ family of properties on stage and in the audience, while motivating team members to engage, entertain and inspire the millions of guests who visit its resorts each year.
“Engaged employees are one of the most important components of the guest experience,” Murren said. “Happier employees nurture a higher level of guest satisfaction, providing a competitive edge for the company in the long term.”
Inspiring Our World is an initiative that has been a year in the making. Plans for the program began last winter. In September, auditions attracted more than 200 of the company’s talented staff.
The production draws from employees’ hidden talents such as the Receiving Dock worker who happens to play electric violin or the Purchasing executive who used to be a professional singer. Now, the months of scriptwriting, choreography and rehearsal will culminate as the talented troupe gathers for nine performances at the Mandalay Bay Events Center later this month.
Social responsibility is integral to the company’s core creed and philosophy, which carries through to its relationships with employees, guests, and the communities in which its resorts are located. The company has strategically consolidated its pioneering diversity and inclusion, community engagement and environmental sustainability initiatives into a comprehensive platform to promote greater innovation and synergies. For more information about the company’s social responsibility programs, please visit:www.mgmresorts.com/offers/2012/07_annualcorporatesocialresponsibilityreport/index.html.
About MGM Resorts International:
MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com
Conference will offer career advancement training, networking opportunities and a forum to discuss real life challenges faced by women professionals.
As part of its continuing effort to promote professional development and career advancement among women, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) on Monday, April 9, 2012 announced it will host the 2012 Women’s Leadership Conference on Aug. 14 – 15, 2012 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will feature diverse and nationally recognized speakers, accomplished women role models and career coaches, as well as provide a forum for small-group dialogue and individual networking among highly motivated conference attendees.
The Women’s Leadership Conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support women. The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference’s presenting sponsor. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.
“As more and more women ascend to leadership roles nationally and globally, in business, in elected office, in our communities and in all phases of our lives, empowerment of women is a surging phenomenon, now and into our future,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International. “Helping to prepare women to better meet the challenges of such roles is an important dimension of our commitment to diversity. We present this conference, a successor to the former Women of Color Conference, as a way to stimulate dialogue and forge effective strategies for the success of women – for the benefit of us all.”
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women are estimated to account for 51.2 percent of the increase in total labor force growth between 2008 and 2018. In 2010, women comprised 46.8 percent of the total U.S. labor force.
The early registration fee for conference participants is $415. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, one-on-one career coaching sessions as available, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with other women attending while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand or the other resorts of MGM Resorts International.
Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference.
For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference, please visit www.mgmresorts.com/womensleadershipconference.
About MGM Resorts International:
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts’ unmatched amenities, the M life rewards program delivers exclusive access, one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges, personalized rewards and partnership offers for both gaming and non-gaming members at the Company’s renowned resorts nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company’s commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.
Source: MGM Resorts International via prnewswire.com
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