THE ADVANCEMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS CENTRE
of the ARTHUR LOK JACK GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Advancement and Alumni Relations Centre of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, henceforth, ALJGSB-AARC, serves as the first point of contact or core liaison between the ALJGSB and its consumers:
- Alumni - graduates of the ALJGSB (some of which are Staff members);
- Associate Alumni - graduates of the Corporate Learning Skills Centre (CLSC) of the ALJGSB (some of which are Staff members);
- Sponsors; and
The core dimensions upon which the success of the ALJGSB-AARC is assessed are as follows:
- Alumni Engagement & Communications;
- Strength of the Database;
- Growth of Revenue base.
The ALJGSB-AARC strongly believes in the embodiment of its staff to the core values of the ALJGSB:
At the ALJGSB-AARC, we continuously reflect on key insights received from various surveys and interactions with our consumer. The core insights are that our Alum:
- Want to continue friendships and associations through Networking Opportunities;
- Continuously seek Career Advancement Opportunities;
- Commit to their professional development and want opportunities for Continuous Learning;
- Have an interest in the status of the school as it also aligns with the credibility / associated perception of their value (Equity of their Qualification);
- Feel a need to give back to the school and business community (this extends from a local perspective to a regional and global thrust).
These insights are in alignment with the Purpose of the ALJGSB, "The ALJGSB will educate extraordinary innovative leaders who positively reshape business and society, while constantly challenging the status quo of human development". The Vision of the ALJGSB is "To be the leading business school in the Caribbean by 2012, serving as a regional centre for business education, training, consulting and research". And the Mission of the ALJGSB is "To improve the international competitiveness of people and organisations in the Caribbean through business education, training, consulting and research". Knowing that we are on par with our Purpose, Vision and Mission involves knowing the value added impact of the "product" of the ALJGSB, its graduates.
The following aspects of the Strategic Plan of the ALJGSB directly relate to the work of the AARC:
- Build a sustainable business model for the school and grow the endowment.
- Build and maintain an organization and alumni community that embraces our principles and lives according to the values of the School.
- There are four core pillars outlined in the Strategic Plan of the ALJGSB. The following relate to the AARC:
- Differentiation and Responsiveness: Our Impact In Society – includes Alumni Profile & Trajectory with Caliber of Faculty and Initiatives with Social and Economic Impact.
- Organizations Growth and Development: Collaborative Environment – includes Alumni with Faculty and Students.
The structure and nature of Programmes has been in a state of growth and development with four core types (which will eventually form new and more diverse Alumni – talent, expertise and experience). The core areas are:
- General Programmes;
- Functional Areas of Business;
- Sector Based;
- Responsive Programmes.
Here are the core interests of the ALJGSB-AARC:
- Respect Our Alumni.
- Inform Them.
- Involve Them.
The above are achieved through the provision of opportunities for networking, professional development and mentoring relationships. We aim to enhance the academic, professional and community eminence of our graduates.
Our Core Consumer – Alumni
This is the primary consumer and we consider them as:
- A reflection of our past.
- A representation of our present.
- A link to our future.
The Alumni of the Lok Jack GSB create and shape the business landscape in the Caribbean with the knowledge and experience gained during their time at the school. More than 30% of alumni are at the level of directors, 1st level Managers and General Managers. With more than 1,700 alumni living and working around the globe, the Lok Jack GSB network has far reaching tentacles of membership with graduates in Australia, Barbados, BVI, Canada, China, England, Guyana, India, UK and USA.
Our Associate Alumni Consumer
There are over 12,000 graduates of Executive Education Programmes – these are classified as "Associate Alumni".
Our Sponsors and Donors
The AARC is in the process of redefining the system of Advancement to allow for longevity of Sponsorship and Donation plans.