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Chartered Director Program St. Kitts Apr 2019

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Very Engaging!

Very knowledgeable about subject matter and is very engaging!

Laurie Lawrence, Chairman, Bank of Nevis, Nevis
Great information

Good information to assist Chairman of the Board

Adrian Daniel, Director, The Bank of Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis

Fin Lit C Program Antigua Feb 4-5 2019

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Excellence!

CGTI training is essential in developing a culture of good governance in the Caribbean!

Lorraine Raeburn, Chairman, Antigua Commercial Bank, Antigua
Presenter was considered to be quite engaging!

Ted illustrated points using scenarios and case studies that were relevant and perhaps parallel with what we currently experience in our actual roles. He thoroughly addressed concerns from participants. He ensured that the content was appropriately covered, allowing for the smooth flow of the agenda.

Cavelle Joseph, Senior Private Banking Rep, Global Bank of Commerce, Antigua
EYE OPENING CASE STUDIES

Ted is very knowledgeable & shares real experiences to explain concepts very well. I learned and was reacquainted with some accounting concepts. Very good presentations. He was able to keep me awake and alert during the entire 2 day presentation.

Rosebud Lander, Chief Financial Officer, The Cable, St. Kitts
Great Session. Very knowledgeable Presenter!

Great case studies and examples

Donovan Herbert, Manager, St. Kitts Social Security Board, St, Kitts
Excellent Presenter

The material was presented with clarity even for someone like me with little financial literacy. Ted was thorough and thought the 2 days were intense, he kept the class alert and attentive.

Charlene Bowry, Senior HR Manager, St. Kitts Social Security Board, St. Kitts
Mr. Sehl is a very good lecturer

Mr. Sehl is a very eloquent speaker. He has a way of holding your attention!

Leona Thomas, Accounts Clerk, The West Indies Oil Company, Antigua
Great Program

Great Program to enhance your knowledge on accounting and policies

Baldwin Anthony, Deputy Chairman, State Insurance Co. Ltd. Antigua

Chairman's Program Antigua Nov 2018

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Very informative!

Definitely lots I can use for Chairing my first Board!!!

C. Scott Potter, Director, DCT Solid Surfaces, Antigua
The session was great!

Very good with excellent information. The material and discussions were very effective. I have been a Chair for 2 years managing the position without proper guidance but this course has opened my eyes to a wealth of knowledge. Excited to put it into practise.

Arkima Edwards, Chairperson, St. John's Co-operative Credit Union, Antigua
Excellent Presenter!

Knowledgeable about Market. Excellent information. Excellent presenter uses practical examples. Extremely competent. Material provided - Excellent

Denise Gardiner, Chairperson, Board of Education, Antigua & Barbuda
Excellent time management!

Knowledgeable about subject matter and best practices. Excellent time management without losing value of subject matter.

Romell Tiwari, Chairman of the Board, Global Bank of Commerce Ltd., Antigua
Dr. Bart was excellent!

He exhibited better than advanced knowledge of the topic area. Very high professional standards exhibited.

Davidson Charles, Director, Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank Ltd, Antigua
Very Informative Session!

This was a very informative session. Enjoyed thoroughly the cases that gave the class the practical nature of the presentation

Leslie-Ann Yearwood, Chairman, State Insurance Company Ltd, Antigua & Barbuda
JOB WELL DONE

Dr. Bart Engaged his audience very well. The information shared was very timely and efficient especially since I am newly appointed Board President. The materials presented were easily understood and the explanation and engagement showed that Dr. Bart was extremely knowledgeable of the subject area. I think overall, this course will be very well received in the future by other participants.

Thomasine Greenway-Whyte, President, Community First Co-operative Credit Union, Antigua

Bahamas C.Dir. November 2018

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AMAZING REVELATIONS!

Loaded with "How to" tools, methods and approached which when implemented should achieve incremental success, eventually matching a "best" company with a "best" Board of Directors.

Dr. C W Diggiss, President & Director, Doctors Hospital Health System, Nassau, Bahamas
Great newtworking opportunities!

I enrolled in this course for a refresher on governance in my role as Company Secretary. The course fulfilled that requirement and presented very good insights in several areas in which governance at my Board would be improved. The interactive sessions and the studies were particularly helpful in reinforcing the concepts being taught as well as presented an opportunity for networking and sharing experiences.

Cecil Joseph, Director, Dominica Electricity Services Limited, Dominica
Excellent Information!

Lots of excellent information well packaged and presented. Knowledgeable instructors who connect with students. Came away feeling very satisfied with the last 3 days

Simon Darville, In house Counsel, Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Centre, Bahamas
PACKED WITH INFORMATION!

This program is packed with critical information for corporate leaders

Stephanie Missic-Jones, General Manager, The Bahamas Cooperative League Ltd, Bahamas
GREAT PROGRAM

This is a great program for new and existing board members and advisors to the Board.

Kevin Padmore, Executive Manager, Caribbean Airlines Ltd, Trinidad

Antigua Audit Committee Certification Program (ACC)

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It Gave Great Insight!

This is a course that all members of Audit Committees and Board Chairman should attend. It gave great insight into what the roles are and will aid in a better performing committee & Board.

Leslie-Ann Yearwood, Chairman, State Insurance Company Ltd, Antigua & Barbuda
Presenters were very relevant!

Prior to the training I never understood the depth and responsibility of the Audit Committee. Presenters of CGTI were very relevant and practical in simplifying the basic issues of Corporate Governance.

Dorette Cameron, HR Manager, Montserrat Electricity & Water Company, Montserrat
Eye Opener

The information presented was an eye opener to the many duties which were not being performed. The bar has been raised and the time has come to strive for greater excellence.

Keri Gore, Finance, Audit & Budget Committee Chair, Board of Education, Antigua
Excellent

Every member of an audit committee needs this information to be on the road to effectiveness.

Rasona Davis-Crump, Board member, Easter Caribbean Amalgamated Bank, Antigua & Barbuda

The Chairman’s Program

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Very informative!

Definitely lots I can use for Chairing my first Board!!!

C. Scott Potter, Director, DCT Solid Surfaces, Antigua
The session was great!

Very good with excellent information. The material and discussions were very effective. I have been a Chair for 2 years managing the position without proper guidance but this course has opened my eyes to a wealth of knowledge. Excited to put it into practise.

Arkima Edwards, Chairperson, St. John's Co-operative Credit Union, Antigua
Excellent Presenter!

Knowledgeable about Market. Excellent information. Excellent presenter uses practical examples. Extremely competent. Material provided - Excellent

Denise Gardiner, Chairperson, Board of Education, Antigua & Barbuda
Excellent time management!

Knowledgeable about subject matter and best practices. Excellent time management without losing value of subject matter.

Romell Tiwari, Chairman of the Board, Global Bank of Commerce Ltd., Antigua
Dr. Bart was excellent!

He exhibited better than advanced knowledge of the topic area. Very high professional standards exhibited.

Davidson Charles, Director, Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank Ltd, Antigua
Very Informative Session!

This was a very informative session. Enjoyed thoroughly the cases that gave the class the practical nature of the presentation

Leslie-Ann Yearwood, Chairman, State Insurance Company Ltd, Antigua & Barbuda
JOB WELL DONE

Dr. Bart Engaged his audience very well. The information shared was very timely and efficient especially since I am newly appointed Board President. The materials presented were easily understood and the explanation and engagement showed that Dr. Bart was extremely knowledgeable of the subject area. I think overall, this course will be very well received in the future by other participants.

Thomasine Greenway-Whyte, President, Community First Co-operative Credit Union, Antigua

Turks & Caicos Chartered Director Program 2018

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It inspired us to start a board...

I attended a Corporate Governance Training seminar with our Chairman in St. Lucia in early 2014. It inspired us to start a board and self-evaluation process of our board and to start a conservation about corporate governance and risk management. I am pleased today that the remainder of our board have joined our Chairman and myself and completed this more advanced version of director training. We are all leaving refreshed and full of ideas to improve our board functions

Oswald Simons, Turks and Caicos, Deputy Chairman Financial Services Commission
Engaging!

A very intensive engaging and well researched and documented training course concentrating on the core issues enhancing personal knowledge

Anton J.B Faessler, President , Turks & Caicos Banking Co. Ltd.
Relevant and concise

The Corporate Governance Program has really provided me with the information, knowledge and skill needed to perform my duties. It has been an intense three days but the information has been relevant and concise. It has highlighted the role responsibility, liability and expectation required of me. Thank you for the tools to now move ahead and perform in my role. Appreciate the many exhibits, books and resources provided so that I don’t have to wonder in the dark.

Millicent Grant, Senior Manager, Integra Services Ltd
I personally recommend

Presentation was enlightened as it highlighted key points of good governance and raised significant awareness and liability risks to boards that may I am certain are unaware of including their rights and obligations. The delivery and insight is commendable. I personally recommend that all Board of Directors should mandatorily undergo this training.

Darika Talbot, Turks & Caicos Ministry of Finance
Inspired me to become more vigilant

This program has really inspired me to become more vigilant about the things that are going on in my organization. The faculty was very knowledgeable and the material they presented was comprehensive. I truly enjoyed the experience and it is something I would do again in the future

Stania Ingraham, Board Secretary, National Health Insurance Board
This training also encouraged me

This training has been very timely and essential. As a result of this training our focus will be on a strategic point of view for our Agenda. This training also encouraged me to stay on the board as there were times I considering resigning.

Drexwell Seymour, Chairman, National Health Insurance Board, Turks & Caicos
Covered a broad range of topics

Covered a broad range of topics in an intelligible and engaging manner. Remarkably, made updating best practice in Corporate Governance Accessible

Paul Dempsey, Partner, Dempsey & Company Turks & Caicos

Audit Committee Certification St. Kitts.

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Enlightening!!!

Good refresher in many instances and should be a "MUST" for audit committee members.

Duke Holness, Board Member & Member of Audit & Governance Committee, National Health Fund, Jamaica
Great Programme

Great Seminar that provides excellent insight into the changing role and responsibilities of the Audit Committee. Each Facilitator had a wealth of subject matter, knowledge and experience.

Kevin Padmore, Executive Manager Internal Audit, Caribbean Airlines Limited, Trinidad
Excellent Programme!

This was an excellent programme and very informative. There was a wealth of information and it will be used as a continuing source of information

Jessica Boncamper, Director, The Bank of Nevis, Nevis
Excellent Experts

All three presenters were excellent experts and delivered well. They have created a challenge to the pursuit of excellence. We definitely have the tools to improve the effectiveness of the audit function and the audit committee.

Charlene Stapleton, Chief Assurance & Risk Management Officer, TDC Group Ltd, St. Kitts & Nevis
Enlightening

A wealth of knowledge from a diverse panel of presenters which will become very useful resources

Karen Hobson, Assistant Regulator, Nevis Financial Services Department, Nevis
Very Informative

I found the programme very informative, good information presented in a short space of time.

Adrian Daniel, Director, The Bank of Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis

Jamaica Chartered Director Program 2018

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Already Recommended Colleagues to this Program

Very good Program and should be a part of all Directors continuing education; a wealth of information as it pertains to all aspects and levels of being a Director and running a Board of Directors or a Company, as all of the items presented can be used to enhance anyone's business practices, policies and procedures.

Gia Abraham, Director, CAC 2000 Limited, Jamaica
Overall the Course Provided very useful information

I found the course very organized and instructors very knowledgeable and prepared. I would definitely recommend to other current and prospective Board Members

Dexter Brooks, Vice Chairman, Grand Bahama Co-operative Credit Union
This was an Excellent Program

It surpassed my expectations and I am happy I made the investment.

Luce Hodge-Smith, Director of Culture, BVI Government, BVI
The Entire course was Beneficial in all aspects

Every Director should attend this course. It ought to be mandatory for all directors whether they recently joined a Board or have been on one for a long time.

Earle Kelly, Director, TDC Group of Companies, St. Kitts
It was a pleasure to be a part of this 3 Day Program

After a 3 Day intensive session of training, a vast of knowledge was given. Each of the topics in all of the sessions were extremely viable and important. This is a dynamic Institute that is essential to Good Governance

Nicola Russell-Pedican, Director, Water & Sewerage Corp, Bahamas

St Kitts 2017 Chartered Director Program

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The Chartered Director Program was an eye opener

The 3 days were packed with a wealth of information to allow for self-evaluation and improvement in our respective roles. I would highly recommend this program for all Managers, CEO's and Board Directors

Kerstin J. Petty, Director, Financial Services Regulatory Commission, St. Kitts and Nevis
Awesome Training! Kudos!!

The information & instruction were priceless & invaluable! Thanks CGTI!! I am really looking forward to sharing what I have learned with the CEO of my organization

Alice B. Tyson, Business Management Director, LEFCO Equipment Rental & Construction Co. Ltd., St. Kitts and Nevis
Provides a different perspective

Provides a totally different perspective on becoming a board director. Have a new respect for what goes into BOARD decisions and the information and material that has to be considered before decisions are made.

Ellena Skerritt, Chairman, Skerrit & Associates, St. Kitts and Nevis
GREAT CONTENT AND COURSE MATERIALS

Very relevant in today's complex business environment. I highly recommend for existing and aspiring Board Directors and Officers.

Dave Ramsumair, General Manager & Company Head, Scotiabank, St. Kitts and Nevis

Antigua 2017 Chartered Director Program

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A "Must Have" tool!

A program that every Board Director should do!

Pinkly Francis, Chairman, Invest St. Lucia
Top Notch Faculty & Materials

This program enhanced my knowledge & understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Directors & Officers in any organization. This is the best seminar I've attended!

D. Trevor Vigo, CEO, Sagicor
This will make me a more effective Director

The knowledge gained through this program facilitated by CGTI will make me a more effective Board Member, taking the right decisions that can only result in a successfully managed organization.

Carol Spencer, President, Antigua & Barbuda Cooperative League
Dr. Chris Bart moderated in fine fashion and style

- Would definitely recommend this programme - Provides for heightened awareness with new ideas and insights - A "MUST" for all Directors, Board Members and CEO's - Learned a lot...Thank you

Robin Shaw, Deputy Chairman, Financial Services Regulatory Commission
The content and facilitators exceeded my expectations

I would encourage Directors and Managers/Officers to invest in their professional development and pursue this Chartered Director Program.

Janet Arlene Winter, Human Resource Manager, Financial Services Regulatory Commission
This course is necessity for any Director or CEO who is governed by a Board

This program is a definite plus. It has opened my eyes to a plethora of information that I otherwise would not have been aware of and not have been able to utilize to improve both mine and my Board's performance.

Colin Gordon, Director, Community First Cooperative Credit Union
I am a stronger Director due to the Caribbean Governance Training Institute

It was a privilege to have the opportunity of this program. I know I will be a better more effective Director and more effective to the organization I serve.

Gladys Potter, Vice President, St. John's Cooperative Credit Union

St Kitts Chartered Director Program

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Highly informative and stimulating

The training session was highly informative and stimulating. Much useful information was imparted to those who attended. My tenure on the Board will be enriched having taking this three day course.

Denise R Reovan, Commissioner BVI Financial Services Commission
An important tool to have in this day and age

Very chock-full-of-information and reminds me of my days at university. An important tool to have in this day and age!

Midge Morton, Partner, Morton Robinson LP, St. Kitts & Nevis
Extremely Enlightening

The Chartered Director Program was intense but extremely enlightening. It is a program that all Directors she be exposed to. It provides a great deal of information on the governance of entities and the seriousness of the role of a Director.

Sylvia Gumbs, Commissioner, St. Kitts Financial Services Regulatory Commission

St Vincent Chartered Director Program

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Excellent Introduction

This program is an excellent introduction to the principles and practices of contemporary Corporate Governance. It should be mandadory for all new Board members and a refresher for existing Board Members.

Stephen F. Cozier Maduro & Curiel's Bank N.V., Curacao
Well Presented

Excellent content. Well presented. Leaving with very useful information that can be immediately implemented and that will make a significant difference to my organization

Sharon Christie CEO, Kensington Court Group, Barbados
This program is a MUST

In the era of Corporate Governance reform, the Chartered Director Program is a must for anyone who serves or aspires to serve on Corporate Boards and/or committees. It equips you with the requisite skills and tools to contribute effectively in the Boardroom. I therefore highly recommend the program to any aspiring or sitting Director.

Augustus Claytus Etienne Deputy Director, Dominica Social Security, Dominica
Great Course

Great Course! Thank You. I feel so much better prepared to do well as a Director

Karen Gordon-Boyce Director, Demerara Mutual Life, Guyana
Highly Recommend to other Directors

The knowledge I have gained from this program will be very useful in my role as a Director. I will definitely recommend to other Directors.

Jennifer Gulston-Gittens Director, Communal Credit Union, Grenada
Proud to be Chartered Director

The program was extremely intensive but very informative and the skills learned are quite practical and useful for implementation on my Board. I am now a better informed Director and will conduct my duties in an enlightened manner. I am proud to be a Chartered Director.

Mandra Fagan - Permanent Secretary, Dominica Social Security, Dominica

Turks & Caicos Chartered Director Program

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It inspired us to start a board...

I attended a Corporate Governance Training seminar with our Chairman in St. Lucia in early 2014. It inspired us to start a board and self-evaluation process of our board and to start a conservation about corporate governance and risk management. I am pleased today that the remainder of our board have joined our Chairman and myself and completed this more advanced version of director training. We are all leaving refreshed and full of ideas to improve our board functions

Oswald Simons, Turks and Caicos, Deputy Chairman Financial Services Commission
Engaging!

A very intensive engaging and well researched and documented training course concentrating on the core issues enhancing personal knowledge

Anton J.B Faessler, President , Turks & Caicos Banking Co. Ltd.
Relevant and concise

The Corporate Governance Program has really provided me with the information, knowledge and skill needed to perform my duties. It has been an intense three days but the information has been relevant and concise. It has highlighted the role responsibility, liability and expectation required of me. Thank you for the tools to now move ahead and perform in my role. Appreciate the many exhibits, books and resources provided so that I don’t have to wonder in the dark.

Millicent Grant, Senior Manager, Integra Services Ltd
I personally recommend

Presentation was enlightened as it highlighted key points of good governance and raised significant awareness and liability risks to boards that may I am certain are unaware of including their rights and obligations. The delivery and insight is commendable. I personally recommend that all Board of Directors should mandatorily undergo this training.

Darika Talbot, Turks & Caicos Ministry of Finance
Inspired me to become more vigilant

This program has really inspired me to become more vigilant about the things that are going on in my organization. The faculty was very knowledgeable and the material they presented was comprehensive. I truly enjoyed the experience and it is something I would do again in the future

Stania Ingraham, Board Secretary, National Health Insurance Board
This training also encouraged me

This training has been very timely and essential. As a result of this training our focus will be on a strategic point of view for our Agenda. This training also encouraged me to stay on the board as there were times I considering resigning.

Drexwell Seymour, Chairman, National Health Insurance Board, Turks & Caicos
Covered a broad range of topics

Covered a broad range of topics in an intelligible and engaging manner. Remarkably, made updating best practice in Corporate Governance Accessible

Paul Dempsey, Partner, Dempsey & Company Turks & Caicos

Family Governance Program

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It definitely was an eye opener

This conference was a truly one in the face of global depression and local competition. It definitely was an eye opener, thought provocative session, knowledgable and inspiring session. Family governance is critical: separating the family wants from the business needs, succession planning is crucial to ensure continuity and generations. Lecturers are well informed and knowledge=able on the topics and were very effective. I would recommend this conference to my colleges and other family members to ensure a thorough understanding of the difference between a family council, management, board of directors and their functions.

Cisley Gabriel - Grenada The Country Cold Store Ltd.
Very informative and enlightening

This seminar was very informative and enlightening particularly regarding the transfer of succession oriented to continuity & success, and also the importance of implementing an appropriate core private structure.

Dunstan DuBoulay - Saint Lucia DuBoulay Bottling
The training was an eye opener

The training was an eye opener. If you are in a family business and needs guidance of a few things that should be put in place for your company, especially guidance on the structure. Then this may help you with where to begin. You will be asked the question, how can we separate “family” and “the best interests of the business in long term, especially when there are conflicts”.

Lorna Christopher - Tortola, BVI Maria’s by the Sea
This conference is packed with valuable and critical information

This conference is packed with valuable and critical information for the success of family business and too ensure that family business continues to the 3rd generation and beyond. I was insured to ensure that our family business has a clear and distinctive line between governance for the family and governance of the (family) business.

Ruth Evans - Grenada The Country Cold Store Ltd.
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