Online Governance certification a hit with board directors

Recognised as the gold standard for governance training in the region, Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI) continues to educate, inspire, and certify a growing cadre of high flyers from commercial, financial and public service organizations, including the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, and Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

Two months ago, the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to CGTI’s island-hopping itinerary for 2020, as well as the executive training schedules of dozens of regional organisations.

Bringing forward plans that were already in the pipeline to take the Caribbean Governance Training Institute online, CGTI was ahead of the game – as always. Replacing the three- day in-person conferences of previous years, the Chartered Director Online Program is now six four-hour sessions, which according to CEO, Lisa Charles, allows participants to incorporate the training into their hectic schedules from the safety of their homes or offices.

Eighteen delegates started the inaugural online C.Dir. course on June 15, and finished on July 6 with the final exam.

In just three weeks of remote learning, delegates became certified with the internationally recognised designation ‘Chartered Director’ (C.Dir.)

With such high praise resulting from its first outing, CGTI’s next Chartered Director Online Program will start in the autumn with a flexible choice of two itineraries: Starting on September 14, afternoon sessions will be on Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm – 5:00pm, while an evening schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm – 9:30pm starts on September 15.