Governance Unit


The Governance Unit was established in 2000, and is located within the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences. The broad aims of the Unit are:

  • To provide short-term training programmes that will enhance the skills and capacity of officers
  • To provide training programmes that are certifiable at the University Level and will be more theoretical in orientation


The Unit, through its consultants, offers numerous services. These include:

  • Facilitating retreats and consultations.
  • Conducting customer polls/election polls.
  • Conducting needs assessment surveys.
  • Providing advice to Ministers / Permanent Secretaries / Deputy Permanent Secretaries / Public Officials in a number of areas.
  • Offering advice and services in the area of events management.
  • Providing motivational speakers for certain activities.
  • Providing mediation services.


Professor Ann Marie Bissessar serves as Coordinator of the Unit. The Unit draws on the support of lecturers/professors and senior professionals from the private, as well as the public sectors.


Training Programmes

The Unit seeks to build and support government administrative reform programmes by focusing on training at a number of levels. The Unit offers short-term training programmes for:

The Unit also offers training for Local Government Councillors.