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Public sector organisations are often criticized for lacking accountability. Often, it seems that persons who perform receive the same benefits as those who do not. Let’s face it - when you became a civil servant somebody probably told you (like...Read more >>
Many of us long-suffering West Indies cricket fans celebrated the Women’s, Men’s and Under-19 Boys T20 World Cup victories with the dance and shout of CHAMPION. Unfortunately, the Caribbean it appears is also the undisputed champion Region of...Read more >>
Prior to 2014/2015, the Caribbean's last severe drought was in 2010. In October 2014, Jamaica was in an improving drought situation, while Antigua and Barbuda reported that the meteorological drought was at that time the worst drought since...Read more >>
This month marks the launch of the CLP’s fifth cohort in its Leadership Development Programme (LDP). This is our second cohort offering the fully blended version of the LDP. As the new group of public sector leaders from throughout the Region...Read more >>
It’s always a challenge to find funds for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR/CCA). The funny thing about investment in this sector is that if you are successful then “nothing happens” and you avert “disaster”. In a...Read more >>
The “Millennial” generation – those born between 1980 and 2000 are now entering employment in vast numbers – will shape the world of work for years to come. Attracting the best of these talented, young workers is critical to the future of...Read more >>
Everyone knows that pollution may be caused by wastes (solid, liquid, gases) discharged into the environment in amounts beyond its natural assimilative capacity. I would like to suggest that we do a reframing exercise. I would like to posit...Read more >>
A few weeks ago, I ran into a childhood friend whom I hadn’t seen in over thirty years. Well, the chance meeting led to an invitation to lunch where I met her husband and a number of their friends. After a quick round of introductions, the...Read more >>
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of visiting Suriname for the first time to attend the Cohort 4 workshop of the Leadership Development Programme (LDP).
I was struck by the energy and the diversity in Paramaribo, and also had the opportunity...
On March 4th, CLP will host two outstanding Caribbean public servants as they explore the role of the civil service in promoting economic growth and development. Grenada’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Timothy Antoine along with...Read more >>
A recent headline caught my attention: Three countries in the world where your boss is more likely to be a woman. Two of the countries are in the Caribbean - Jamaica and Saint Lucia!
A recent International Labour Organization (ILO) report,...Read more >>
About six years ago, when I told friends and colleagues that I was going to be leaving what most would consider a great job in the private sector to take up a full-time position in the public sector, there were more than a few who thought that I...Read more >>
In 1997, the CARICOM Heads of Government formally adopted a description of the ‘Ideal Caribbean Person’ as someone who among other things:
What is old age and when does it begin? What do we call older people - Seniors? Older Adults? The Elderly? What are our stereotypes of ageing and growing old?
I recently attended a workshop on ageing, which challenged me to think...Read more >>
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the final instalment of their once-every-seven-year report indicates that "Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the...Read more >>
Investing in human resource development can be a costly undertaking. In the context of shrinking budgets and competing priorities, proponents of leadership development programming must be ready, willing and able to make a compelling case for the...Read more >>
Recently, I’ve had occasion to apply my mind to the question of what constitutes success when it comes to training employees. We are all familiar with the evaluation forms that one gets at the end of a training programme. You know the one I...Read more >>
One support for Work-Life balance is “Family Friendly Workplaces (FFWs)”. As the number of dual-career and single-parent families increases, a growing number of workers - male and female - must manage personal, work and family...Read more >>
Until recently, the phrase “bright spots” may have meant some physical, exciting place of entertainment. A place where individuals visit as a means of relaxation, or simply to “blow off steam”. It is my desire that after reading this issue, and...Read more >>
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