Commonwealth Leaders Dialogue Canada in partnership with the University of the West Indies is delivering this innovative 7-day program on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados.
Workplaces are becoming increasingly more inclusive and diverse, and leaders are being called upon to manage teams of people of varying ages with divergent geographical, cultural and professional backgrounds.
In this leadership program participants will work with peers from across the Commonwealth to share best practices and challenges. Building on the growing need for cultural intelligence, participants will be exposed to numerous organizations and leaders to explore the variety of ways in which sectors, even those from differing regions, are creating innovative solutions for sustainable economic growth.
The program combines three proven leadership learning components:
LEADERSHIP MODULES - Led by facilitators from The University of West Indies and the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University, participants experience workshops and team discussions, on key leadership competencies and are challenged to review their own leadership styles.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING - In small groups, participants engage in-the-field over 3 days with senior leaders of business, labour, government, and civil society organizations, learning about sectoral leadership challenges, diversity, and best practices for success.
PEER LED DIALOGUES - Throughout the week, participants build trust in themselves and lead dialogues on some of the most challenging issues that are encountered within workplaces, organizations, and communities.
"The common experiences, the sharing of best practices, and the camaraderie built were invaluable. CCELD 2019 certainly got it right! The unparalleled combination of relevant presentations, cutting edge discussions and applicable experiential tours - all allowing for that (often missed) balance between the theory of leadership and its practical nuances."
WHY THIS PROGRAM?
Commonwealth Leaders Dialogue Canada has been at the forefront of unique leadership programing in Canada for the past decade. The University of West Indies and Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University, are both known for providing exceptional higher education in a number of disciplines.
Together they present an outstanding program that provides:
"In my view, it is an unparalleled amalgamation of real world discussions, lectures and cutting edge experiences of outstanding leaders, subject area practitioners/experts and emerging leaders across the region. This exposure challenged me to critically assess the relevance of current organizational design, national and regional strategies and my leadership within the current and future context."
- Yvett Anderson, District Vice President, Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
"The Caribbean Canada [CLD] was an enriching and challenging experience, both personally and professionally. The collective experiences my group shared will no doubt live on in our leadership qualities as our careers evolve and expand, and I look forward to reconnecting with my fellow alumni in the future."
Alumni from recently held Dialogues have reported:
During this unique in-field experience, participants develop key competencies in: