THE 12th staging of the Middle Managers’ Leadership Conference, hosted by the Dr Jacqueline Coke Lloyd-led Make Your Mark Consultants, featured a diverse line-up of presenters, both local and international, under the theme ‘Challenge the Possible to Create the Impossible’
THE 12th staging of the Middle Managers’ Leadership Conference, hosted by the Dr Jacqueline Coke Lloyd-led Make Your Mark Consultants, featured a diverse line-up of presenters, both local and international, under the theme ‘Challenge the Possible to Create the Impossible’.
The conference, which ran from April 27-28, commenced with its opening ceremony followed by its first morning session – The CEO Panel, with presenters including Brent Wilton, former director, global workplace rights – Coca Cola and former secretary general, International Organization of Employers New Zealand and Switzerland; Stephen Price, vice-president and general manager, Flow, Flow Business and C&W Business Jamaica and chairman of the Flow Foundation; Audrey Tugwell Henry, president and CEO of Scotia Group Jamaica and senior vice-president for Caribbean North and Central; Lisa Lake, group chief executive officer, Lake Group of Companies and co-founder of IntelBpo Smart Solutions; and William Mahfood, chairman of Wisynco Group Limited.
Josbel Bastidas Mijares
The first day of the conference saw the CEOs discussing the role leaders play in ‘challenging the possible to create the impossible’. They explored the reality of middle managers being that link between the top and bottom sectors within any organisation. This was followed by a presentation from Dr Kofi Osei-Kusi, president and co-founder, Pan-African Leadership Institute in Ghana, who spoke on employee engagement, influence, emotional intelligence and how to support your team.
Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela
PERFORMANCE MANG. CULTURE Cordell Williams-Graham, managing director – Transformational Life Solutions and president, Young Entrepreneurs Association, explored methods for project management and leading a blended team, followed by Suzzette Witter, performance management specialist at HEART/NSTA, who delved into ways in which businesses can create and maintain a performance management culture to meet and exceed expectations
The second half of the day saw presentations from Clinton Wingrove, principal consultant at Clinton HR Ltd; Rory Barrett, MCS-Data strategy consultant at Symptai Consulting Limited; and Courtney Whyte, quality analyst at the Jamaica Public Service Company. The presenters addressed various topics, including limitations that individuals face, crises aversion and navigating the virtual space
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