I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the Chartered Director Programme put on by the Caribbean Governance Training Institute. I must commend Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and his Government for giving us the opportunity. It was to my mind the best value for money or most relevant training ever directly provided by the system. I am surely better for it and from my first reading of the materials I began to resolve issues and found answers for the many issues confronting me at work and the current board I serve. I am now honored to accept the invitation to join THE CARIBBEAN INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS and look forward to participation as best I can.
Outstanding does not mean there is no room for improvement, but outstanding means just that "OUTSTANDING!" I have learned a lot!
I recommend this programme to all top managers and persons seeking to serve on a public or private sector board. The lessons learned in this training programme will help you to be an effective and successful manager or director
It brought clarity to the real role, function and responsibilities of directors and how they should go about creating very effective boards that make sound decisions. I am very grateful for this new learning.
The pace was excellent. The content was exactly sufficient for the alloted time periods.
This training should be compulsory for all middle managers and all persons with the potential to serve on boards.
I would recommend that this course be made compulsory as part of the orientation for any future Director and CEO
The CGTI Chartered Director Programme is recommended for all Directors, Senior Management and Middle Management as it allows for an explicit understanding of what is required to be an effective and efficient Director and to contribute to building better Boards and by extension Good Governance in organizations.
I found the programme very informative and provided a lot of information that could be used to improve the governance and management of the government ministries. The facilitators were energetic and used real life examples to reinforce concepts.
A very excellent opportunity to develop your expertise and productivity at the Corporate Governance level. Without such a course, it is difficult to operate at your best
I came in like a novice and I leave, after 3 days having amassed a wealth of knowledge to make my organization a dynamic one which will be a model for other boards
This program was quite relevant and timely particularly for persons who serve on boards or have to work or report to boards. The materials were well presented. I also like the fact that the manuals were presented whcih will later serve as reference materials.
Very enlightening and important material
An intensive programme, however well worth the investment of your time and effort. At the end you feel totally competent to contribute to your Board
I will convey to my fellow board directors what a fantastic, engaging and enlightening opportunity they have missed.
This program has changed my mind set as that my role is as a Director. I see the value in this program.
We need to continue to invest in this capacity, building for the benefit of our institutions, region and above all the people we serve.
Excellent Course for Directors and Senior staff of an organization
The facilitators were successfully able to take those relevant subject areas and make them exciting and interesting. The Knowledge gained during the course will significantly help me in understanding the role and duties of Directors and also will hlep me with improving the support which I will give to the CEO and Board.
The presenters had great understanding of the subject areas and facilitated them excellently. They provided practical and relevant scenarios for discussion. I personally gained knowledge and pratical ways to approach issues at the Board level.
Skills every board director should have before accepting board membership
The 3 Day program delivered on its key objectives. The program certainly provides directors with the governance tools required to excel in the boardroom.
This is the best most practical, immediately effective corporate training course I have ever attended. In addition to its welcome focus on the red line between Management & Government "steering". Very useful for even experienced Directors, it covered other key areas critical to business success at an MBA level.
Excellent Program and highly recommended for any Director serving on a Board
This Course was outstanding. I would recommend it to all directors of companies who want to better understand their responsibilities and legal responsibilities on a Board.
The training was professionally executed by the presenters techniques and materials provided. I am sure with the knowledge gained we will be able to push our company to a position of better governance and ultimately sustained profitability which will allow the Caribbean to continue to flourish.
This course is a MUST for any company that has directors and is interested in their being able to really be equipped to do their job. The material and delivery of the course material was excellent!
This is an absolutely essential course for all Senior Managers & potential Board Directors. It outlines the responsibilities of Directors and clearly distinguishes between Directors' and Manager's functions and responsibilities. Risk assessment was covered with very meaningful ways of assessing risk leading to effective decision making.
The content and presentation was fantastic
A Great Program well resourced, well thought through, well presented & totally relevant.
A powerful program, delivered by truly qualified presenters. Each session was information filled, relevant & was balanced between the requirements of regulations and most importantly the challenges faced by Directors in the real world. I could not have been more pleased with our selection of CGTI to deliver the session to our team. THANK YOU!
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
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
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.
Very relevant in today's complex business environment. I highly recommend for existing and aspiring Board Directors and Officers.
A program that every Board Director should do!
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!
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.
- 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
I would encourage Directors and Managers/Officers to invest in their professional development and pursue this Chartered Director Program.
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.
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.
I will recommend to the government of Antigua that all the board members and directors take this course to ensure that they are educated as to their roles and respsonsibilities.
I came into this class feeling intimidated and was worried all the information would be over my head. You did a great job making it easy to follow for all levels. I still have alot of work to do in order to get to the level of some of my peers but I am going back home with a binder full of great information that I can continue to reference in the future. Thank you!
This type of training is greatly needed for our business community
I am grateful for the thought that has gone into the construct of this course. The delivery was outstanding and I am grateful to have been affored this development opportunity. GREAT JOB!
This is really a life changing experience not only for the Board but life in general. I could never believe that I was living in the "dark" as it relates to function and governance of being on a Board. I will ensure that all boards in Anguilla come through your Institute for the betterment of their organizations! Thanks a million!
What I loved most is that the knowledge received can be assimilated into many different areas, whether a Board Memeber or not. Facilitators were super organized, professional, cordial and most importantly intelligent. I am rather selective about the training I sign up for and I must say from the first email I received, I was impressed, and that's not easy to do!
Content relevant and cutting edge. Tools are effecive and easy to implement
The material presented was effective. I was glad to see the inclusion of the Balance Scorecard. I think it is a very good tool. Very timely program. Looking forward to recommending it to my organization.
Knowledge enhanced such that I will now be thinking of all these issues/matters highlighted during these sessions. Board meetings will never be the same again.
Coming into this program with practically no Board experience, I felt like a part of the team and was able to understand what was being discussed. The speakers were so passionate about the program that the information just flowed. It's a lot to take in, in a short time but it is presented so well and so relevant that it is retainable. Definitley looking forward to using it at work in the near future.
I would most defintately recommend this training to the other members of the board who may not have participated in such a training program. It brought great understanding of my role and funtion as a director.
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.
Very chock-full-of-information and reminds me of my days at university. An important tool to have in this day and age!
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.
I left this course with not just a better understanding of Corporate Governance but also with the tools to immediately implement best practices
Intense, relevant and timely. This Chartered Director 3 Day Programme is highly recommended to anyone having oversight of any "body" or "organization" which they wish to take to another level. Excellent Course!!
I believe that the knowledge gained from attending this program will aid not only me but any organization that I am affiliated with. I now go back to my Board armed with all the necessary tools to make me a better Chairman
The program provided a great overview of exactly what is required for Boards in Antigua and across the Caribbean. With all the failing companies, all Board Members should be taking this course to ensure they give the best possible stewardship and leadership to the companies
I suggest all Directors and those who want to be Directors and CEO's attend. Clearly states the key requirements for good Governance at a time when we desperately need it globally.
I unequivocally can not recommend any higher or give greater praise to CGTI and The Chartered Director Program. A vigorous robust program that gives me confidence & the tools to make our Board meet the challenges we will face
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.
Excellent content. Well presented. Leaving with very useful information that can be immediately implemented and that will make a significant difference to my organization
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.
Great Course! Thank You. I feel so much better prepared to do well as a Director
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.
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.
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
A very intensive engaging and well researched and documented training course concentrating on the core issues enhancing personal knowledge
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.
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.
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
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.
Covered a broad range of topics in an intelligible and engaging manner. Remarkably, made updating best practice in Corporate Governance Accessible
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.
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.
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”.
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.
You will not appreciate what all needs to be done until you have experienced this conference.
I was truly impressed with the quality of presenters in this program. Although they looked good on paper, the expertise and knowledge was clearly evident in their execution of duties. I would definitely recommend this program to other companies and look forward to participating in other programs of this calibre. I feel more competent and better equipped to perform my role.
I am particularly pleased to be a part of this most enlightening conference. I've found it most interesting and helpful particularly at this time of our development as a region, and would recommend that each and every Director of management Boards be exposed to the wealth of information shared and delivered at this conference.
Thought provoking and dynamic and essential for reviewing/improving Corporate Governance in any organization. This program leaves one with deep satisfaction knowing that not only was one give food for thought but food to begin the change process.
Overall great conference. It was timely and insightful, educational and thought-provoking; the content was relevant and applicable. The presenters were most knowledgeable and openly shared their vast experiences. I would strongly recommend it to colleagues.
I have completed this remarkable conference with Caribbean Governance Training Institute and I have benefited in many areas. I have learned a lot including how to conduct an effective meeting.
An eye opening, mind stimulating and role identifying session which, without, a doubt has changed my perspective as a Director. A MUST ATTEND BY ALL DIRECTORS AND PROSPECTIVE DIRECTORS
This programme has provided new and cutting edge ideas and information on corporate governance, board leadership and risk assessment which are critical to the survival of organizations and companies. CGTI has used world class facilitators with industry experience and expertise to impart this important knowledge and help build good governance capacity in the region. I would certainly recommend this programme
Vital information for any board member. We need to pay attention to the basics if we want to be effective and worthy Board Directors and Chairs
Very informative and Inspirational. I look forward to inspiring others within our organization for the betterment of all
We live in an age when Corporate Governance is a vital part of doing business. However this is an area where sufficient emphasis has not bee placed. This conference addresses all the critical elements of Corporate Governance and leverages what happens globally to ensure the right perspective is brought to bear on the Caribbean reality. I highly recommend that all Board Members be exposed to this type of conference and recommend the content be developed into a full certification course.
CGTI's corporate governance expertise and ability to deliver the salient fundamentals that today's directors must embrace are exceptional.
Program was well structured and met the needs of varied sectors in attendance from the Caribbean region. Such programs are necessary in particular given the changing dynamics in economic environments and impact on institutions in the region. Governance practices and policies will assist in achieving the changes required to assist in corporate performance improvement. Good governance is the key to institution performance.
If I were asked to rate this program on a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 9.99. The 0.01 short of ten was due the fact that I missed the first session. I thought the presentations were excellent, well informed and were clear and practical. The information was beyond my expectations and I am delighted and pleased to have attended this conference. I think I am now more equipped to be a better director
This program should be mandatory for all new directors. I guarantee that this program will make me significantly more effective in directing the strategic options of my institution.
Participating in this conference has proven to be a very insightful experience. The sessions provided thorough coverage of pertinent subject matters, including the Board's Foundation and Charter, Competency Matrix with respect to the Ideal Board Composition, CEO/Board Relationship and Performance Evaluations, Execution of Strategic Initiatives and Risk Oversight, all of which are critical to adhering to the highest levels of sound corporate governance.
The conference exceeded my expectations. It addressed many gaps in my knowledge, some of which I was unaware. It reflected the quality of the presenters on the topic of corporate governance.
The topics discussed were not only relevant, but they were well presented. The speakers were knowledgeable and engaging. I would definitely recommend to others.
This 2 day training provided all the basic "what" and "how to" to run a successful board. I think all new directors should attend this training to be clear on their role and to be more effective. Great Job! This exposure makes me feel so much more confident to ask the right questions in board meetings without feeling stupid. Thank you!
This session has given me a very good understanding of how boards should function/operate and how I should function on a board. It has also given me a better understanding of the role of boards and directors. I feel that I am now better equipped to serve on other boards.
The content and format of the presentation have exceeded my expectations. The information shared was relevant and on point with current issues. It was an invaluable learning experience for me
A wonderful experience to be part of such a conference. it did not only makes one aware of the many skills which Directors should have to be effective in the boardroom but instill confidence in executing the important function of a director. Grateful to Caribbean Governance Training Institute for their foresight in leading in that direction.
The content of this program is quite appropriate for anyone who sits on a board of any organization. The materials presented are very current and relevant for today's business environment, especially in the environment where there is an increasing demand for oversight, governance and ethics.
I have attended two conferences with the Caribbean Governance Training Institute and I have never been disappointed. I have gained so much knowledge that I have taken back to my board. The presenters are high quality speakers who are renowned in their field. I look forward to future courses and do not intend to miss my future learning opportunities. Thank you for expanding my knowledge base.
I find the presenters very engaging and extremely knowledgeable on the topics presented. The information is very applicable and I will definitely be a more effective director. Recommended for all directors and management teams.
The Chartered Director Program is an exceptional program for my personal development to becoming an effective and successful leader in my industry. The material to which I was exposed to was very informative and relevant which can be implemented within my company immediately.
Every organization that is run by a Board of Directors must ensure that everyone on these Boards latch on to the idea of “Good Corporate Governance” CGTI presents this challenge through thought provoking presentations that are worth listening and adapting to.
This is my second hot topics Conference and I believe every director and potential director should make an effort to attend next year. It is really two days of stimulating new ideas and thinking outside of the box for directors. Additionally the diversity of directors own background is great for new learning.
Thank you for influencing and affirming my position on the importance of good corporate governance culture
This conference provided a very comprehensive overview of the key issues relative to the responsibility of an organization's Audit Committee. Presenters focused on the relationship with the Internal and External Auditors, while highlighting the risk management process and the importance of identifying risk appetite within the context of organizational culture.
Excellent tool kit for all Audit Committee Members for effective governance.
For myself having just joined the Audit Committee 3 months ago, I have gotten a better understanding of playing a better role in my position.
I just recently began working as an internal auditor and while most areas covered I was fairly familiar with, some areas were new. I can definitely take this information back and attempt to help implement new ideas that will improve my company and professional career.
I came into this program with zero capability of the audit committee's role and function. In the end, I am better informed thanks to the clarity of the faculty and the emphasis on the importance of good governance and understanding our individual role in the entire process.