QUALIFICATION & GRANTING INSTITUTION
2011 - PhD in Education, UWI Mona
2000 - MSc in Human Resource Management, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, U.S.A.
1993 - B.A. Language, History and Literature with Social Sciences (Honors). The University of the West Indies, Mona campus
1998 - Diploma, Human Resource Development, Institute of Management and Production, IMP
1987 - Teacher Training Diploma, Shortwood Teachers’ College
1983 - Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) General Proficiency, Ardenne High School
Programmes that enhance ones professional development such as computer training, methodology workshops or language immersion courses may be included here.
2009 - Certificate of Participation, Creating A Positive Customer Service Culture, MSB, UWI
2008 - Master Teacher Programme, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona
2007 - Training in Online Course Administration, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona,
2007 - Certificate in Project Management, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona
2007 - Certificate in Executive Speaking Edge, Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona
2006 - Certificate –in Negotiation Techniques for the Business World, Dispute Resolution Foundation
2004 - Certificate in Mediation, Dispute Resolution Foundation
2004 - Certificate in Designing and Delivering Powerful Presentations, Jamaica Employers’ Federation
2003 - Certificate in Protocol and Events Planning, The University of the West Indies, Mona campus
1996 - Certificate in Computer Applications, Individual Systems Limited
1988 - Certificate, Secondary School Textbook Project, Ministry of Education and Culture
List main public service contributions with dates (and if considered appropriate achievements).
2013 Justice of the Peace for St Andrew
2012 - Member, University Council of Jamaica 25th Anniversary Committee
2008 - 2010 Former Board Member, Grace Missionary Church
2008-2010 Former Director, Grace Missionary Church Youth Ministry
2008-2010 Board Member and Corresponding Secretary, Hermitage Basic School
2008-2010 Member, Advisory Council, Jamaica National Building Society, Papine Branch
2008-2010 President, Hope Valley Experimental Primary and Infant School.
2007-2009 Board Member, Board of Governance, Hope Valley Experimental School
2007-2009 Board Secretary, Board of Governance, Hope Valley Experimental School Prepare and circulate on a timely basis, minutes of Board meetings Prepare database of Board members
2005 - 2007 1st Vice President & Acting President, Hope Valley Experimental School.
2007 Volunteer, General Election, Presiding Officer
2007 Volunteer, Local Government Election, IVIBIS Machine Operator and Presiding Officer
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY AND EXPERIENCE
Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE). 2004-present. Chaired Planning Committee for 10th Anniversary Conference 2013
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ), Moderate Workshop Session 2013
Serve also as a member of the membership committee, a sub- committee of the HRMAJ. Successful in increasing membership 2001-2008
Director Centre for Leadership and Governance
Papine Area Development Committee, 2010-present
Violence Prevention Alliance, 2012-present
Women’s Action Group, Greater August Town
Member, Advisor Board
Goldsmith Villa Basic School
Community Development Council, Greater August Town
Professional Development Committee, WIGUT
CONTRIBUTIONS TO DEPARTMENT
Dec 2012-Feb 2013
Instrumentally involved in UWI Research Days 2013, Office of the Principal
Planning Committee, George Willie Lecture Series
Planning Committee, Logistics Hub Symposium
May – Aug 2012
Instrumentally involved as one of 5 Steering Committee members for the MSB/DOMS Merger
Jan - Sept. 2009
Instrumentally engaged in the planning, organizing and coordinating seven (7) forums for the Centre for Leadership and Governance These forums included the Launch of the National Integrity Action Forum, January
Member UWI Faculty of Social Sciences 2010 Research Day Awards Selection Committee
Instrumentally involved in the planning, organizing and coordinating the Caribbean Business Renewal Conference held Friday July 17, 2009 at the Knutsford Court Hotel
Provided planning and logistics services to the Caribbean Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society Conference held at Rose Hall Resort and Country Club, Montego Bay
Instrumental in the planning, organizing and coordinating of the 4th Caribbean Conference on Dispute Resolution held collaboratively between Mona School of Business, Professional Services Unit and Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF)
Project Officer and Coordinator for the University Community Town Project
Plan, organize and coordinate a Think Tank on Energy July hosted by the Office of the Bursar through the Office of the Principal
Conference manager for the 6th Annual Caribbean Reasonings Conference in honour of late Jamaican anthropologist, MG Smith, to be held in June. The Conference is hosted by the Centre for Caribbean Thought, Department of Economics, UWI
Assist as Rapporteur at the one day conference on Garrison Communities, facilitated by the Centre for Public Safety and Justice, in February
A part of a team planning and coordinating 2nd Ideas Forum, hosted by the Office of the Principal in collaboration with World Bank. This will be held in June
A part of a team planning and coordinating Mona Academic Conference 2008. This is to be held in August.
A member of a team planning and coordinating Energy Think Tank Forum to be held in June and hosted by the Office of the Principal
A part of a team working on strategic plan for UWI and surrounding community relations since February. The completed report and strategic direction becomes due in June
Involved in the planning of MSB 21st Anniversary celebrations
Instrumentally involved in the planning, organizing and coordinating the Merritone Symposium
Instrumental in planning, organizing and coordinating the 3rd MSB Think Tank held over three days at the Ritz Hotel and Spa, Montego Bay, Think Tank pulls together over fifty (50) leading executives from the private and public sectors as well as NGOs
Conference Planner, International Telecommunications Society Regional Conference June 2009.
2006 - 2008
Instrumental in planning, organizing and coordinating 3 three-day Think Tanks involving 60 leading executives from the private and public sectors as well as NGOs
A part of a work team who plan and coordinate a 2 days conference held in October on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. The conference was hosted by the Office of the Principal
A part of a team who coordinate and rapporteur session at the University Town Project Conference hosted by the Centre For Public safety and Justice in May. The theme was overcoming crime and Violence
Represent the MSB at the inaugural conference on “Future Leadership”, held in Toronto, Canada, June 2007. The conference was aimed at addressing the potential future leaders in the Jamaican diaspora community.
Spearhead a work-team that plan and organize activities for the launch of the Centre for Leadership and Governance in January. The Centre is a collaboration between the Mona School of Business and the Department of Government
A part of a work-team that plan and organize a 2 days Social Policy Forum on Strengthening Social Capital. The Forum was hosted by Centre for Leadership and Governance and held at Kings’ House
Assist in developing the first doctoral programme offered by the Mona School of Business, The Doctorate in Business Administration.
A part of a team who plan and coordinate the 7th ILO Nobel Peace Prize Social Policy Lectures held December 5-7, MSB
Represent the MSB at Risk Management Seminar entitled Beyond 2004 Events:Lessons for the Caribbean Region April 26-27, 2005. The seminar was hosted by UNDP in collaboration with CDERA, ODPEM, USAID, CIDA and DFID
Instrumental in planning, organizing and coordinating two day international conference on ‘Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror’ in collaboration with Florida International University and The Jamaica Defense Force. The publication of the book, Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror: Challenges and Change was in August.
Preparatory Committee (PREPCOM) team member working on the biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conferences
2004 - 2006
Plan, organize and coordinate 3 Mona Academic conferences hosted by the Office of the Principal
Instrumentally involved in hosting a Public Forum on Challenges and Responses to Ageing in the Caribbean on April 21 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre. This forum was held in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI.
Coordinate a Special Lecture on Economics of Defence in Developing Countries put on by the MSB in collaboration with Department of Management Studies, specifically Dr Hilton McDavid, on May 31
Instrumental in planning, organizing and coordinating 2 three days Caribbean Conferences on Dispute Resolution. The conference was hosted by the Mona School of Business in collaboration with Dispute Resolution Foundation. The third is in progress.
Integrally involved in planning and co-ordinating Change Management Symposium under the theme Managing Organizational Change in the Global Environmant. The symposium was held on March 17.
A part of a work team that plan and organize the 1st Caribbean Labour Policy Conference held in April over a 3 day period. The objective of the conference was to develop policy guidelines and policy options about critical labour market issues
Instrumental in planning, organizing and coordinating the Jamaican Diaspora Symosium held on October 28, through a collaborative effort of the MSB and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
2010 - present
Mona Social Services UWI Township Project
2008 - 2010
Coordinator, University Township Project
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformational Leadership, MSB
Guest Assessor and Presenter, Transformational Leadership Course MSB
Research Officer, The University of the West Indies
1997 - 2001
Director, General Administration, University Council of Jamaica
2000 - 2001
Human Resource Office and Coordinator, Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, UCJ
1997 - 1998
Acting Accreditation Officer, University Council of Jamaica
1995 - 1997
Administrative Assistant, University Council of Jamaica
1987 – 1995
Head of English Department and Senior Teacher, Papine High School
1992 - 1995
Teacher of English Language and Literature to CXC Level, Excelsior High School
1991 - 1993
Teacher of 6th Form and CXC Level, Council for Literature Arts and Science Students (Part ime)
Teacher of English Language and Literature to CXC Level, Jamaica College (Part-time)