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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

The Caribbean Leadership Project, Leadership Development Programme gets under way in Dominica.

On Monday, June 12th, a welcome reception was held at the State House Conference Room to host cohort ten of the Caribbean Leadership Project, Leadership Development Programme.

The Caribbean Leadership Project is an initiative geared to strengthen the capacity of future leaders in the Caribbean so that they are equipped to contribute more effectively to regional integration and economic growth and support gender-sensitive public-sector reform.

The training will run from the 12th to the 16th of June at the Fort Young Hotel.

The Hon Minister for Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs, Lady Catherine Daniel, represented the Hon Prime Minister, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit.

 “I am speaking here for the Hon Prime Minister. In my capacity, as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, as former Chairman of CARICOM I am in constant communication with my regional partners and leaders. I am made aware of the common issues experienced within the public sector. Those related to service delivery, accountability and governance. I am also aware of various interventions made by regional institutions such as CARICARD to improve service delivery.”

Hon Daniel says since the implementation of this project, the knowledge, new insight and good practices shared will positively impact the public service of the region.

 “We truly appreciate the opportunity that this Leadership Development Programme affords our region to strengthen the capacity of our public sectors to play that critical role in policy and programme formulation and implementation. This will enable governments to propel our countries to newer and higher levels of development,” Hon Daniel said.

Collen Rossiter is the Director of the Caribbean Leadership Project.

She gave an overview of the project.

 “In the CLP we explore relationships, relationships with self and others, influencing and being influenced also seeing and considering things through multiple lenses. Adapting our leadership styles to the situation and requirements for there is no one size fits all size of leadership. CLP is also about encouraging leadership on all levels for it is unrealistic to believe that the permanent secretaries can accomplish everything that needs to be done.”

So far, 166 leaders from 12 countries and five regional organizations have completed the Leadership Development Programme.

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