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.
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:
- senior level officers.
- middle level officers.
- junior level officers.
- daily rated employees in the public sector.
The Unit also offers training for Local Government Councillors.