GOVERNMENT officials will next week 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, and Financial Literacy.
Prime Minister 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.).