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Lok Jack GSB Delegates Head to Las Vegas Nevada, USA for the Biggest HR Conference & Exposition in the World!

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(From Left to Right) Shazleen Hosein - Marketing Development Centre, Nirmala Maharaj – Director, Internationalisation and Institutional Relations with SHRM 2019 Delegates; Wynette Harewood – Programme Director MHRM, Janelle Ome MHRM 25, Avalon Duncan MHRM 25, Jonathan Mariam MHRM 25, Gwendoline McLaren DBA 9, Chantal Greaves-Cowan – Manager TACT Unit, Litalia Figaro MHRM 24 and Avernel Patterson MHRM 24.​

Nine UWI-ALJGSB participants will be attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2019 conference and exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from June 23rd – 26th 2019. The student delegation, led by Dr. Wynette Harewood, will join over 20,000 attendees at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the largest annual Human Resource Management conference and exposition in the world! 

This year, the theme of the conference is ‘Creating Better Workplaces’. HR practitioners perform several roles at the intersection of people and business that present unique challenges and opportunities for creating better work environments. With almost 200 concurrent sessions to select from, delegates will have the privilege to attend presentations addressing strategies and practical takeaways relevant to the conference theme. These sessions, conducted by internationally renowned Business and Human Resources experts, will cover nine broad topic areas:

  • Business Acumen & Metrics
  • Communication
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Compliance
  • Global HR
  • Leadership
  • Talent
  • Technology
  • Workplace Strategy

The conference and exposition provide a rich and diverse learning environment to broaden knowledge about HR strategies, tactics, products and services. As the largest gathering of HR professionals, it is an ideal meeting place for networking with Caribbean and international HR practitioners, researchers and educators.

View photos from our delegation that attended the 2018 SHRM Conference and Exhibition below!

To learn more about SHRM 2019 click here! To be a part of the Lok Jack GSB SHRM 2019 contingent click here!

Bachelor Students from French Guiana visit the Lok Jack GSB for their summer session

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French Guianese students from the from the École de Gestion et de Commerce de Guyane, visited the Lok Jack GSB North Campus for a study tour as part of their summer session, from 27 – 29 May. This initiative was spearheaded by the Institutional and International Relations Centre (IIRC), and included the participation and support of our Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business students and coordinators.

The students were first treated to a tour of the Lok Jack GSB campus before plunging into a full schedule of various educational activities and sessions, facilitated by local and regional business experts. These sessions included “Conducting Business in the Caribbean & Latin America” facilitated by Dr. Mahindra Ramesh Ramdeen, CEO, Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA), and “Youths in Business” presented by Mr. Surrendra Maharaj, Chief Coach and Principal Consultant, Boundless Consulting and Mr. Sedron Collings, Managing Director, Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Dr. Mahindra Ramesh Ramdeen, CEO of the TTMA, speaks to French Guianese students on “Conducting Business in the Caribbean & Latin America.’”  

 

At the sessions, students were presented with various topics related to exporting in the Caribbean and Latin America including the Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME), trade agreements, ease of doing business and more. Students were challenged to make comparisons with doing business in French Guiana.

Students also engaged in numerous workshops such as design thinking, which highlighted the transition from inspiration and ideation towards implementation. Our facilitators exposed them to tools and techniques such as visualization, mapping, and using storytelling to create solutions. They also engaged in testing, refining, and improving new ideas, business models, and processes. To wrap up the sessions, students who developed a business idea had the opportunity to present it to a panel of entrepreneurs.

 

Students from French Guiana and the Lok Jack GSB Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business (T&T) programme, mingling in front of the “Future of Trends Map” at the Atrium of the Lok Jack GSB campus.

 

Students Exchange and Study Tours are initiatives and services offered by the UWI-Lok Jack GSB through the Institutional and International Relations Centre (IIRC). For more information about student exchanges or study trips, please contact the IIRC at (868) 645-6700 ext. 139 or email: iirc@lokjackgsb.edu.tt.

To learn more about the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business programme, please contact the Admissions department at admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt or (868) 645-6700 ext. 200.

Bureau for Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism (MTI&T) of Suriname is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

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The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business of Trinidad and Tobago has successfully executed a consultancy to provide training to the staff of the Bureau of Intellectual Property and to implement a Quality Management System to ensure that all their systems and  processes meet the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

The project, which involved a collaborative effort of consultants from Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname, commenced in May 2018. The Team drafted IT procedures and QMS administration procedures, while developing quality objectives and manuals to allow the Bureau to operate at an international standard.

The project was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank as part of their commitment to the Caribbean and Latin American Region, to focus on improving governance, innovation, and competitiveness. The focus of this loan is to modernize the legal and institutional framework and promote private sector-led growth, diversification, and innovation in the Government of Suriname.

 

For further information, contact the UWI Lok Jack GSB Advancement Centre at 1 (868) 645-6700.

Professor Wayne Hunte, Academic Director of the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business presents the ISO 9001:2015 Certification to H.E Stephen Tsang, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism.

 

Personnel of the Bureau of Intellectual Property pose with the Minister, Permanent Secretary and Professor Wayne Hunte.

UWI-Arthur Lok Jack GSB won two Global Awards from the International Trade Centre

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We are delighted to share that the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business was awarded two global awards from the  International Trade Centre  related to the International Diploma in Supply Chain Management programme. The awards were as follows:  

  • 2nd Place for trainer of the year in Supply Chain Management Award  Mr. Nyron Mohammed 
  • 3rd place as training support institution for the MLS-Supply Chain Management programme awards 

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the only development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).This means that the agency enables SMEs in developing and transition economies to become more competitive and connect to international markets for trade and investment, thus raising income and creating job opportunities, especially for women, young people, and poor communities. 

UWI-ALJGSB and ITC signed an MOU in 2015 to deliver training in Supply Chain Management in Trinidad & Tobago. UWI-ALJGSB have had eight intakes between 2015 and 2018 in the Supply Chain Management field.  

The SCM programme has three levels wherein each level has six courses that are designed to teach students how to manage the sourcing, movement and storage of goods from source of production to point of consumption. For enterprises, this means practical solutions to overcome challenges of export market demands; for buyers, this means optimized sourcing options. Over the past ten years, the ITC Supply Chain Management (SCM) Programme has helped train over 25,000 students worldwide in 80+ training institutions across 50 countries. 

 

For more information about this programme, please contact Mr. Shadeed Ali-Programme Specialist, Executive Education Unit at (868) 645-6700 ext. 131 or email: s.ali@lokjackgsb.edu.tt  

UWI-Lok Jack GSB Students to join Stanford D. School students in providing solutions to Silicon Valley social issues 

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On April 13 and 20, 2019 UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, University of the West Indies and Stanford D. School students will collaborate via a virtual session in a design thinking anthropology workshop to provide solutions to a social problem from Silicon Valley. Eight students will be selected from each institution. 

As part of the ALJGSB authentic teaching and learning approach, at this class experience students will explore the value of insider (emic) perspective, outsider (etic) perspective, and how inside and outside perspectives might be better harmonized to yield more impactful creative insights and better collaborate given their different blind spots and viewpoints.  

At this session, students from Stanford D. School (USA) will be the ‘insider’ and students from the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business in Trinidad and Tobago will be the ‘outsiders’. Together, they will work to understand and provide potential solutions to a social problem in Silicon Valley.   

To join the sessions, students need to apply and be selected based on a determined criterion by the teaching team. Application deadline is April 1 and selected students will be confirmed and notified by April 5. 

Sessions will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. each day 

Over the two-day period the selected students will: 

  • Explore how we might understand problems through multiple cultural lenses, as both an insider and outsider 
  • Develop innovative and creative solutions to 1st world challenges 
  • Examine and challenge clichés and stereotypes to understand culture 
  • Reframe research insights into a point of view and preliminary concepts 
  • Develop skills in international networking and building relationships in cross-cultural teams 
  • Explore how you might navigate and nudge cultural power dynamics in design interventions 

 

The teaching team comprises: 

Glenn Fajardo (Stanford )  

Lesley-Ann Noel, PhD (Stanford) 

Michael Lee Poy (UWI) 

 

For further information please contact: 

Dr. Richard Ramsawak  r.ramsawak@lokjackgsb.edu.tt 

Michael Gray                  m.gray@lokjackgsb.edu.tt  

 

The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business has been re-accredited for the maximum period by both ACTT and AMBA

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The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (UWI-ALJGSB) has held programme accreditation for its MBA portfolio from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2003 and institutional accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) since March 15, 2012.  Accreditation was granted for the maximum period in both cases. The local and global accreditation of the School attests to it high quality standards and relevance of its authentic teaching and learning philosophy and curriculum framework.

On February 12th, 2019 the UWI-ALJGSB’s MBA portfolio was again re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for the maximum period of 5 years.  The ALJGSB has the widest range of globally accredited MBA programmes in the Caribbean, having attained accreditation for its four MBA programmes.

AMBA Accreditation is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and Master’s degrees with AMBA currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 70 countries. According to the Association of MBAs “AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes.”

Students with an AMBA accredited programme have access to a global network of peers, mentors and job opportunities. They could also be selected as the MBA student of the year. In 2017, Shelly Balkissoon from the MBA in International Trade Logistics and Procurement was a runner-up for the MBA student of the year, the only student from the Caribbean in the history of the awards.

The Accreditation council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) is a regionally and internationally recognized statutory body responsible for the quality assurance of post-secondary and tertiary level institutions, programmes and awards. ACTT accreditation demonstrates the ability of UWI-ALJGSB to meet and/or exceed internationally accepted standards and validates the ability of the Lok Jack GSB to design and deliver high quality academic and non-academic programmes.

ACTT accreditation provides eligible students from Trinidad and Tobago access to Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) for the Lok Jack GSB programmes.

To achieve AMBA and ACTT accreditation, the Lok Jack GSB was assessed on different criteria and standards that included the School’s integrity, sustainability and distinctiveness, faculty quality and sufficiency, programme design and leadership. Additionally, the accreditation process examined institutional characteristics such as governance, administrative strength, academic policies and procedures, physical facilities and financial stability.

UWI-ALJGSB is committed to quality assurance and continuous improvement. In keeping with our purpose and mission to reshape business and provide a world-class environment to our students, UWI-ALJGSB seeks to continuously enhance the quality and learning outcomes of its programmes by exposing itself to the scrutiny of the highest reputable accreditation bodies worldwide.

 

For more information on the accreditation of UWI-ALJGSB please contact Dr. Kamla Mungal, Director, Accreditation and Quality Enhancement Centre/Leadership Institute at 662-9894-5 ext. 142.

                                           

About us:

The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business was established in 1989 as a joint venture between The University of the West Indies and the private sector of Trinidad and Tobago to provide postgraduate education in business and management. Today, Lok Jack GSB is recognised as the premier institution for the provision of business and management education, training and consultancy services in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. The motto Innovatus Ars Ducendi, means Innovating the Art of Leadership.

 

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