Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service, Her Excellency Anya Williams was pleased to host a delegation from the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) to the Turks and Caicos Islands during the period November 26th – 27th, 2018 to discuss the launch of the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP) in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The CLP was developed to assist member states across the region to build current and future leadership capabilities in the public sector and elsewhere.
The programme includes a number of specialized courses such as:
- The First Time Leader Development Programme which is designed to assist persons in becoming a Manager, Team Leader or Supervisor for the first time by equipping them with the skills needed to transition to becoming results oriented, and equipped to engage with their supervisee, stakeholders and clients.
- Mid-Level Leadership Development Programme which is designed to equip mid-level leaders with the leadership competencies required for self-leadership, team leadership and leading for effective client services.
- The Transformational Leadership Development Programme which is designed to support the development of high potential leaders who are ideally being considered for succession to top level leadership roles in public sector organizations. It aims to help improve self-awareness, emotional intelligence, as well as to develop greater effectiveness in leading teams in complexity, across organizational boundaries and transformation.
Mr. Devon Rowe Executive Director of CARICAD accompanied by Dr. Lois Parkes who is the Regional Project Manager for the Caribbean Leadership Project and Mrs. Arlene Mc Comie who is leading on the Capacity Assessment for Training Institutes across the Caribbean, took the time whilst in the Turks and Caicos to meet with the Deputy Governor and HR Director Mark Greenway to speak on how the programs can be incorporated into TCIG’s training programs for 2019/2020 and also met with the Premier Honourable Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and the Chamber of Commerce President Mr. Kyle Smith.
Commenting on the visit, Mr. Rowe advised that the Caribbean Leadership Project would be absorbed into CARICAD as of July 2019 when the project ends. Mr. Rowe was pleased that the materials developed during the execution of project would be available to the Turks and Caicos. He stated; “The aim of the programme is to strategically strengthen the next generation of Caribbean leaders to more effectively contribute and support gender-sensitive public sector reform, regional integration and economic growth. The programme will therefore seek to foster regional approaches for the sustainability of leadership development.” He also advised that the project will be executed within the context of the realities related to the needs and culture of the Caribbean Region. Mr. Rowe expressed his thanks to the officials for the ideas and contributions received for the future focus of the programme.
Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Anya Williams also commenting on the success of the visit said; “Training and development is a major part of our focus in the public service of the Turks and Caicos Islands. In addition to in house training offered by our Training Unit, we continue to partner with key agencies to bring vital training programs to the TCI. We are excited about the launch of the CLP in the Turks and Caicos in 2020 and look forward to working with CARICAD which is no stranger to the TCI, having recently assisted in the drafting of the Irma/Maria Recovery Plan.
“As a member of the Board of Directors of CARICAD I intend to work closely with the Executive Director and my colleagues and other member states to continue to develop programs that will greatly assist in helping to transform our public sectors across the region.”