testimonials by island nation - open programs belowAnnual Corporate Governance Conference Testimonials

In House Programs

St. Lucia Government Chartered Director Training

I am surely better for this programme

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.

Ivor M. Daniel, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Mininsty of Infasctruture, Port Services & Transport, St. Lucia Government, St. Lucia

Outstanding does not mean there is no room for improvement, but outstanding means just that "OUTSTANDING!" I have learned a lot!

Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister of Government, GOSL, St. Lucia
I recommend this programme

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

Guy Mayers, High Commissioner, St. Lucia High Commission
This programme was timely, extremely instructive and insightful!

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.

Leathon Khan, Deputy Chairman, St. Lucia Tourist Board, St. Lucia
A very Holistic and Well Rounded Program

The pace was excellent. The content was exactly sufficient for the alloted time periods.

Mary Isaac, Senator, Member of Cabinet, St. Lucia
I gained a wealth of experience

This training should be compulsory for all middle managers and all persons with the potential to serve on boards.

Dr. Rufina Frederick-Felicien, Permanent Secretary, External Affairs, St. Lucia
Great Training!

I would recommend that this course be made compulsory as part of the orientation for any future Director and CEO

Dr. Alison Gajadhar, Permanent Secretary, GOSL, St. Lucia
Recommended for all Directors

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.

Irene St. Croix, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag), Office of the Prime Minister, St. Lucia
Very Informative

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.

John Calixte, Permantent Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources & Cooperatives, St. Lucia
Excellent Opportunity!

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

Felix St. Hill, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Wellness, St. Lucia

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

Esther Bousquet, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism Info & Broadcasting
Relevant and Timely

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.

Sonia Monrose, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of Justice, St. Lucia

Very enlightening and important material

Hildreth M. Lewis, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of Physical Planning, St. Lucia
Well worth the investment

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

Philomene St. Clair, Deputy Director Of Finance, Department of Finance, St. Lucia
Fantastic, Engaging and Englightening Opportunity

I will convey to my fellow board directors what a fantastic, engaging and enlightening opportunity they have missed.

Eglan J. Flavien, Director, WASCO, St. Lucia
I see value in this program

This program has changed my mind set as that my role is as a Director. I see the value in this program.

Francisco Jean Pierre, Chairman, Freezone Management Authority, St. Lucia

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Empowering and Energizing!

We need to continue to invest in this capacity, building for the benefit of our institutions, region and above all the people we serve.

Timothy Antoine, Governor, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (Chairman of the Board)

Excellent Course for Directors and Senior staff of an organization

Ingrid O'loughlin, Senior Director, ECCB St Kitts
The programme was outstanding

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.

Yvonne Jean-Smith, Director, Support Services Management Department, ECCB St Kitts
The Course was great

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.

John Skerritt, Director, ECCB St. Kitts

Skills every board director should have before accepting board membership

Maria Cumberbatch, Director, ECCB St. Kitts
Delivered on its objectives

The 3 Day program delivered on its key objectives. The program certainly provides directors with the governance tools required to excel in the boardroom.

Senator Samuel, Director, ECCB St. Kitts

Sandals Resorts International Chartered Director Program

Best Corporate Training Course

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.

Keith Collister, Chairman of the ATL Pension Fund, Sandals Resort International
Excellent Program

Excellent Program and highly recommended for any Director serving on a Board

Ryan Terrier, VP Operations, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures
Oustanding Course

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.

Dan Smith, VP Sandals Resorts International
Professionally Executed

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.

Andre Dhanpaul, Regional Director, Sandals Resort International
This Course is a MUST!

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!

Joanne Pearson, Director of Corporate Reporting, Sandals Resorts International
Absolutely Essential Course

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.

David Roper, Director of Industry Relations, Sandals Resorts International

The content and presentation was fantastic

Gary C. Saddler, Sr. VP of Sales, Unique Vacations (USA)
Great Program

A Great Program well resourced, well thought through, well presented & totally relevant.

Jeremy Jones, Director of Corporate Services, Sandals Resorts International
Powerful Program

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!

Wayne Cummings, Director of Business Processes & Administration, Sandals Resorts International

Testimonials by Island Nation - Open Programs

Audit Committee Certification St. Kitts.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Bahamas 2016 Chartered Director Program

Will Definitely Recommend

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.

Peter Abraham, Director, Social Security Antigua Government
Thank You!

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!

Ronda Boertmann, future board member, University of Health Sciences, Antigua
Greatly Needed!

This type of training is greatly needed for our business community

Margaret Tatem-Gilbert, Educator/Training Consultant, Bahamas
The Delivery Was Outstanding

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!

Tina Cambridge, Regional Director, Generali Worldwide Insurance Co. Ltd,

Dominica 2016 Chartered Director Program


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!

Sean Richard, Board Member, Anguilla Social Security Board,

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!

Orin Jolly, Manager, Jolly's Pharmacy, Dominica

Content relevant and cutting edge. Tools are effecive and easy to implement

Kem Tonge, Deputy Chairman, Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Board of Control

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.

Lena C. Sasso, Board Member, Anguilla Social Security Board, Anguilla

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.

Cara D. Connor, Director, Anguilla Airport & "Seaport Authority, Anguilla

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.

Valerie Tonge-Grant, Chairman's Secretary, First Domestic Insurance Co, Dominica

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.

Ronald Charles, Director, Dominica Water & Sewerage Co, Dominica

St Kitts Chartered Director Program

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

Antigua Chartered Director Program 2016

Great Tools to Implement Best Practices

I left this course with not just a better understanding of Corporate Governance but also with the tools to immediately implement best practices

Vernon Solomon, VP Administration, American University of Antigua
Highly Recommended

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!!

C. Debra Burnette, President, Antigua & Barbuda Bar Association
Will make me a better Chairman

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

Leslie-Ann Yearwood, Chairman, Board of Education (Antigua)
Great Overview

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

Sandra Baptist, CEO, PACCS Inc
Thought Provoking, Transformational & Instructive

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.

Marsha Lewis, Managing Director, LCI
A Vigorous Robust Program

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

David Peeace, Vice Chairman, Canadian Chiropractic Association (Canada)

St Vincent Chartered Director Program

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

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

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

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.

Annual Corporate Governance Conference Testimonials

1st Annual Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference

Great Conference

You will not appreciate what all needs to be done until you have experienced this conference.

Clarence Faulkner - British Virgin Islands Chairman - National Bank of the Virgin Islands
I was truly impressed

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.

Michelle M.C. Phillips - St. Lucia Director - National Insurance Corporation
Pleased to be a part of this conference

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.

Erasto M Robertson - St. Vincent Director - Central Water & Sewerage Authority
Thought Provoking & Dynamic!

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.

Denise Charles BSC. MBA -Dominica Director - AID Bank
Overall Great Conference

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.

Tracey Bern-Roberts - Antigua General Counsel / Corporate Secretary - Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank
Remarkable Conference

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.

Martin Charles - Dominica Chairman - AID Bank
A MUST attend by all Directors!

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

Leon LeBlanc - Dominica Director - AID Bank
I would certainly recommend this programme!

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

Larry Bardouille - Dominica Chairman of the Board - Dominica Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd.
Vital Information for any board member

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

Christine DaSilva - St. Vincent President - SVG Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Informative & Inspirational

Very informative and Inspirational. I look forward to inspiring others within our organization for the betterment of all

Andrew Barnard - St. Lucia Deputy Managing Director - Sunswept Resorts
All Board members need to be exposed to this

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.

Daune Williams - St. Kitts CEO - The National Bank Ltd.

CGTI's corporate governance expertise and ability to deliver the salient fundamentals that today's directors must embrace are exceptional.

Craig J. Walter - Antigua Chairman - Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank
Program was well structured

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.

Esther Browne - Antigua Director - ECAB
9.99 rating on scale of 1 - 10

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

Mervyn Laws - St. Kitts Director - National Bank
This program should be mandatory for all new directors

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.

Janice Daniel-Hodge - St. Kitts Director - The Bank of Nevis Ltd
Insightful experience

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.

Joy N. Francis - British Virgin Islands CEO & Executive Director - National Bank of the Virgin Islands
Exceeded my expectations

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.

Errol Allen - Turks & Caicos Chairman of the Board - Financial Services Commission

2nd Annual Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference

I attended this great conference

The topics discussed were not only relevant, but they were well presented. The speakers were knowledgeable and engaging. I would definitely recommend to others.

Daryll S. Matthew, Director The Antigua Commercial Bank
Great Job!

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!

Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle, Director, Demerara Mutual Life Insurance, Guyana
Much Better Equipped to Serve on Boards

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.

Avery Jonas, Director, Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board, Antigua & Barbuda
Exceeded My Expectations

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

Joseph Sylvester, Deputy Chairman, Communal Cooperative Credit Union, Grenada
Wonderful Experience

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.

Bently Royer, Board Director, Dominica Agricultural Industrial Development Bank, Dominica
Materials were relevant and current

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.

Louis E. A. Lewis, Director of Tourism, St. Lucia Tourist Board, St. Lucia

3nd Annual Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference


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.

Deborah akande Chairman, UHSA, Antigua

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.

Berthia Bethel, Director, DOWASCO, Dominica

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.

Michael C. Mathius, Head of Finance, The Landings, St. Lucia

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.

Rosette Lawrence-Cuffy, Member of the Board of Directors, DOWASCO, Dominica

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.

Devon J Charles, Director/CEO, Grenville Credit Union, Grenada

Thank you for influencing and affirming my position on the importance of good corporate governance culture

Yolanda I. Samuel, President, FACTS INC, Antigua

4th Annual Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference

Provided Comprehensive Overview!

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.

Joy N. Francis
Excellent Tool!

Excellent tool kit for all Audit Committee Members for effective governance.

Charmaine Donovan, Board Director, Financial Services Regulatory Commission, Antigua & Barbuda
Would Recommend!

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.

Sharon Been, Member of Audit Department, National Insurance Board, Turks & Caicos
Great Programme

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.

Shari Hall, Internal Auditor, The Bahamas Co-operative League, Bahamas
A Job Well Done

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.

Randolph H. Best, Director, Financial Services Regulatory Commission, Antigua & Barbuda