Saint Lucia hosts Public Service Leadership Development Programme

PRESS RELEASE – THE Government of Saint Lucia has partnered with the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) and the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP) to launch a Leadership Development Programme (LDP) for senior leaders in the public service.

The first module of this LDP which focuses on Leading Self – Courage, Confidence and Authenticity has been taking place from March 19th and will end tomorrow, March 23rd, at the Government’s Training Department in Castries.

It follows the virtual launch that was held on February 8, 2018 and precedes three other modules which will be held from April to July, 2018.

The overall purpose of this LDP is to support public service leaders in developing their capacity to contribute more effectively to national economic growth and public sector reform. In this regard, this cohort comprises twenty-four (24) Deputy Permanent Secretaries/Directors and officers of comparable rank from various Ministries, across the public service.

The design of the LDP came out of the CLP, which is funded by the Government of Canada and executed by the Canada School of Public Service.

Against this background, during this week-long module, the LDP participants are focusing on developing a greater understanding of self, beginning with what awareness, competencies and strategies are required to develop, strengthen, recognize, appreciate and learn in order to provide effective leadership that serves a wider purpose.

The LDP also includes executive coaching as a critical component of its design and delivery.

CARICAD says it has taken the initiative to spearhead this LDP, “in light of the decision by CLP’s Project Steering Committee to house the CLP when it has transitioned into a permanent programme within that regional organisation.”

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