Caribbean governance training for ministers and senior government officials


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PRESS RELEASE – Government officials will from January 23rd to January 25th 2017 be part of a three-day Chartered Director Programme presented by the Caribbean Governance Training Institute which focuses on best practices for effective governance.

The Cabinet of Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries as well as heads of Statutory Bodies will attend the intensive sessions which will focus on “The Principles of Good Governance” as well as Risk Management, Strategic Planning and Accountability. The sessions will also tackle topics such as Risk Management and Financial Literacy.

Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has expressed enthusiasm about the three-day exercise which he describes as a retreat for the Government in order to also outline the strategic plan for Saint Lucia.

“This really gives us the opportunity as a Government to all meet and ensure we know what is expected of all of us in terms of compliance and for us to constructively engage each other,” said Prime Minister Chastanet.
Presenters at the session include Dr. Chris Bart, FCPA and Lead Faculty at the Director’s College of Canada, Kate

Bursey, Managing Director of Bursey International, Marcel Mongeon of Mongeon Consulting and Ted Sehl, a financial executive with 25 years of experience in senior financial roles.

Upon completion the over 70 participants expected from the Government will be eligible to write a qualifying examination that will earn them the right to use the internationally recognized designation “Chartered Director” (C.Dir.).


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  1. Desert Storm Holding

    What crap is this . The PM appoints Ministers and heads of statutory boards and is now sending them on training ? Some of these people are employed in the private sector and some are self-employed. So who going to compensate the employer and the self-employed ? Now who is responsible for paying the presenters ? They are certainly not here at their own expens. I hope when all is said and done , we have enough left over to fix our roads.


  2. This is a step in the right direction and this should continued by having training in understanding the constitution, the Finance Act , the role of the Ombudsman and other relevant legislation that these politicians and senior officials have no clue on.


  3. Long overdue. Ubaldus would not have been in that predicament.


  4. OK tell where this is to be held.


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