DAIC offers leadership training
September 20, 2016 9:29 A.M
Roseau, Dominica (TDN)
The Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce (DAIC) partnered with the Cave Hill School of Business, University of the West Indies to offer Leadership training to Middle and Senior Level Managers at the Fort Young Hotel from September 12 – 15, 2016.
The Effective Leaders Workshop included sessions in Global Thinking and Strategic Management, Empowerment and Employee Engagement, and Leading Change in Organizations amongst others. The objective was to increase the levels of efficiency in participants of the Workshop as they focus more on choosing the right priorities given the realities of their business environment.
Although hundreds of definitions of leadership exist, more is known about leaders than leadership. Currently the region is experiencing a “crises to leadership.” To quote the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Timothy Antoine, in his presentation ‘The Economics of Leadership’ (2016): “The demand for leadership in the region outstrips the supply. The Workshop seeks to demonstrate to managers that they must be able to achieve their objectives through others, which involves the ability to understand, motivate, create engagement and inspire those that they lead.
“This course is helping me know myself better.” “An eye opener.” “It is important that I learn how to embrace diversity in the workplace” are some responses shared by participants in the Workshop.
Entrepreneurs of Freelance Secretarial Services and Allorzee Business Ventures received financial support to attend the Workshop from the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development as that Ministry seeks to build capacity within the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. The Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise & Small Business Development also provided financial support for DAIC’s Executive Director, to attend the Workshop, an indication of the ongoing partnership between the two entities.
For more information please contact the DAIC at (767) 449 1962