MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PLAYS A PART IN THE CARIBBEAN LEADERSHIP PROJECT, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Public service leaders from across the Caribbean Region gathered in Port of Spain from April 22nd to 26th, 2013 to participate in the Caribbean Leadership Project’s (CLP)- Leadership Development Programme.
The Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP) is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and executed by the Canada School of Public Service. This module of the Leadership Development Programme follows the first two modules which were held in Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda respectively.
The programme targets public service leaders and is designed to develop their capacity to contribute more effectively to regional integration, economic growth and gender-sensitive public sector reform.
The Ministry of Public Administration was represented on the Technical Working Group established to design this programme. This group comprised of technical resources from the Government of Canada and several Caribbean countries.
Minister of Public Administration, the Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, in delivering the feature address to the leaders said: “when we come together in events like today we realize that we are one people. Despite history and geography and regardless of race and religion, there is one, and only one, Caribbean.”
“This programme in which you are participating can, and will, contribute substantially to develop the future leaders that we need, the structures in which they will work and the public service organisations that they lead,” she said.
The Minister expressed her desire to see the right people in the right places at the right time in order to generate greater levels of synergy in the public service. She said: “Synergy is what we are already seeing here in this room which we would want to see in the public service of the entire region. We need to produce results that will be greater than the numbers of people here.”
The cohort of the Leadership Development Programme consisted of a mix of Permanent Secretaries, CEOs, and Directors from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.
The Ministry of Public Administration also held a cultural evening for the delegates of the Leadership Development Programme on April 24, 2013. The entertainment at the event portrayed the culture of Trinidad and Tobago with acts from Denyse Plummer, Mungal Patasar and Pantar, Exodus, and the Shiv Shakti dancers.
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