Press Release:- In January 2017, the Government of the United Workers Party under the leadership of Hon. Allen Chastanet, spearheaded an initiative that saw high-level officials of the Public Service receive Corporate Governance Training.
Ministers of Government, Permanent and deputy Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Statutory Bodies and Ambassadors engaged in the three-day intensive and informative Chartered Director Programme focusing on “The Principles of Good Governance” presented by the Caribbean Governance Training Institute.
Upon completion of the programme the over 70 participants wrote a qualifying examination that earned them the right to use the internationally recognized designation “Chartered Director” (C.Dir.). At the time Saint Lucia was among the first countries in the Caribbean to receive such training.
Despite heavy criticism of the training sessions at the time by the SLP, The United Workers Party is pleased that the SLP Government has now followed in our footsteps and has seen the merit in engaging in training, albeit on a much lesser scale.
The UWP notes that the one-day only retreat organized by the SLP, only included Cabinet Ministers, was not internationally recognized and was not expanded to other members of the Public Service.
The United Workers Party prides itself on the training and strategic planning which occurred within the public service during our tenure and believes in the ongoing opportunities for the entire public service. We encourage the SLP to improve on its programmes and make it more inclusive.
Headline photo: Then Prime Minister Allen Chastanet addresses a training session (Photo courtesy UWP)