Welcome to
The Business Development Unit

Faculty of Social Sciences

Providing Personalized Learning Pathways
 

 

Who We Are

The BDU was established to support the work of The Faculty of Social Sciences through the provision of quality educational and professional services to the business community, civil society, public service and students. The unit possesses extensive expertise and experience along with a wide array of tools that can aid in the growth and development of any organization.

 

What We Do  

 

Our Focus

The BDU offers services that are aimed at skill transfer and business consultancies with its primary focus on delivering well-rounded, coordinated academic and industry relevant programmes and services within the social sciences discipline.

 

Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

 

 

Creative Thinking Workshop FB (1)_0.pngCREATIVE THINKING WORKSHOP
Thinking Beyond Boundaries

In today's fast-paced world, creative and innovative thinking is essential. Employers value the ability to make sense of new ideas, communicate them effectively, approach challenges from different perspectives, and generate original solutions. The workshop offers a variety of tools aimed at enhancing natural creativity, some for individual use and others for group collaboration. These tools can be adapted to suit specific needs and interests.

Live Lecture via Zoom.
Dates: June 13th and 14th, 2024
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EC/AST)
Workshop Fee: TT$1,400/US$200

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Summer Skills Splash Upcoming Schedule Instagram Post_0.pngSUMMER SKILLS SPLASH WORKSHOP

Make a big splash this summer with your skills! The Summer Skills Splash workshop is back! Dive into our comprehensive workshop series designed to equip you with essential abilities in Data Analytics, Creative Thinking, and Project Management. Whether you're a student, a professional, or someone looking to upskill, this series offers valuable insights and hands-on experience to help you excel in your career.

Live Lecture via Zoom.
Dates: June 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 27th & 28th, 2024
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM (EC/AST)
Workshop Fee: TT$1400/US$200 per module [One module: TT$1400/US$200 | Two modules: TT$2400/US$343 | All modules: TT$3000/US$429]

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Social Media FB (400px).pngSOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
Social Media Strategies for Digital Success

In a world where billions of hours are spent on social media daily, businesses and organizations struggle to harness its potential effectively. Despite the massive volume of content generated, much of it lacks utility and fails to translate into tangible results for businesses. This workshop challenges conventional approaches to social media marketing, emphasizing a shift from prioritizing virality to focusing on value. Participants will explore strategies to create meaningful connections with their audience, drive engagement, and ultimately convert followers into loyal customers.

Live Lecture via Zoom.​
Dates:
May 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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Project Management Facebook and IG (400px).pngPROJECT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Corporate Project Essentials: A Strategic Introduction

Project management skills are highly regarded in all industries. The ability to lead, plan, and execute projects to stringent deadlines and budgets is a primary skill in all areas of work. Those who can demonstrate competence in this area are considered attractive to prospective employers. Participants of this 4-day seminar will therefore learn how to effectively and efficiently collaborate, communicate, and manage projects using the right tools, techniques, methods and guides to ensure that their project teams understand and successfully execute the project.

Live Lecture Via Zoom.
Dates:
 April 16th, 18th, 23rd & 25th, 2024.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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AI FB (400px).pngARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SEMINAR
Revolutionizing Corporate Success

In an era dominated by technological advancements, the significance of artificial intelligence (AI) pervades every sector, presenting itself not as a challenge but as a potent tool for progress. The AI Seminar is designed to educate participants on the transformative influence of AI across diverse industries. Throughout the seminar, attendees embark on a journey to explore the myriad of benefits of AI adoption while also acknowledging and addressing potential challenges. By immersing themselves in practical exercises with a spectrum of AI tools, including Chat GPT, participants gain firsthand experience in leveraging AI for heightened efficiency in their day-to-day operations.

Live Lecture via Zoom.
Dates:
 March 25th and 28th, 2024.
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EC/AST
Workshop Fee: TT$5,000/US$735

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​CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR SEMINAR
Profitable Insights: Understanding Consumer Power

In today's dynamic and competitive business landscape, understanding consumer behaviour is not just a valuable asset but a necessity for sustainable growth and success. The "Profitable Insights: Understanding Consumer Power Seminar" is designed to empower professionals like you with the knowledge and strategies required to harness the immense potential of consumer understanding. In this seminar, we delve deep into the intricacies of consumer behaviour, uncovering the critical drivers behind their decisions.

Live Lecture via Zoom.
Dates: 25th, 26th, 30th and 31st October, 2023.
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM AST
Workshop Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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IG-FB_1.pngSUMMER SKILLS SPLASH WORKSHOP

Make a big splash this summer with your skills! The Summer Skills Splash workshop is a comprehensive program designed to equip participants with essential skills in Networking, Project Management, and Professional Writing. This workshop aims to provide a dynamic and engaging learning environment where participants can enhance their knowledge and practical expertise in these three critical areas. Whether you are a student, a professional, or someone looking to upskill, this workshop offers valuable insights and hands-on experience to help you excel in your career.

Live Lecture via Zoom.
Dates: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th August, 2023.
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Workshop Fee: TT$800/US$115 per module

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Facilitative Leadership IG-FB_0.pngFACILITATIVE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
Facilitative Leadership for Fostering High-Performing Teams

In today's rapidly evolving business environment, traditional hierarchical leadership models no longer suffice to effectively navigate the complexities and challenges organizations face. This Facilitative Leadership Workshop will help leaders understand the need to shift their mindset and embrace a more inclusive and empowering approach. By deconstructing traditional concepts of leadership and introducing participants to the power of facilitative leadership, the workshop will equip you with the tools to create an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and growth, ultimately leading to higher employee engagement, productivity, and organizational success.

Live Lecture via Zoom
Dates:
19th and 20th July, 2023.
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Workshop Fee: TT$1,400/US$200

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Project Management FB_0.pngPROJECT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Resource Optimization for Achieving SMART Project Goals

Project management skills are highly regarded in all industries. The ability to lead, plan, and execute projects to stringent deadlines and budgets is a primary skill in all areas of work. Those who can demonstrate competence in this area are considered attractive to prospective employers. Participants of this 4-day seminar will therefore learn how to effectively and efficiently collaborate, communicate, and manage projects using the right tools, techniques, methods and guides to ensure that their project teams understand and successfully execute the project.

Live Lecture via Zoom

Dates: June 21st , 22nd , 28th & 29th, 2023
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS
Predictive Analytics for Strategic Decision-Making in Business

Step into the future of business with our exciting Predictive Analytics seminar! As technology rapidly evolves, successful leaders are turning to digital tools to gain a competitive edge. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to revolutionize your decision-making processes and take your business to the next level.

Our seminar is tailored to provide practitioners with the essential Predictive Analytics tools to tackle real-world problems and seize new opportunities in crucial areas like marketing, finance, and logistics. Join us and unlock the power of data-driven insights to empower your business and stay ahead of the curve!

Live Lecture via Zoom
Dates:
April 26th, April 27th, May 3rd and May 4th, 2023
Times: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. AST/EC
Seminar Fee:
TT$2,800/US$400

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IG FB_1.pngEMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE/TEAMWORK
The Powerful Synergy of Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork

As we continue our journey, post COVID-19, the need for emotional intelligence has become increasingly important as we re-establish ourselves into workplace and society at large. By enhancing this powerful skill, individuals will be able to better manage their emotions, which in turn leads to better decision-making, communicating and minimizing conflict in the workplace and a healthy working environment.  In this 4-day seminar, participants will explore and apply the concept of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace and will be exposed to the importance of self-awareness and relationship management for building effective teams.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: March 14th, 16th, 21st & 23rd, 2023
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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EXPORT PLANING
Growing Your Business by Going Global 

This seminar is specifically designed to provide manufacturing organizations in the region, exporters, entrepreneurs and potential exporters with the tools and knowledge to successfully begin exporting/growing their current exports. Large, Medium and Small enterprises will benefit from this comprehensive and practical approach to the exporting process. The seminar will enable participants to understand how to develop a strategic, customized approach to exporting and ultimately grow their businesses.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: November 2nd, 3rd, 8th & 9th, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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Project Management FB 1.pngPROJECT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
The Power of Project Management for Precision in Practice

Project management skills are highly regarded in all industries. The ability to lead, plan, and execute projects to stringent deadlines and budgets is a primary skill in all areas of work. Those who can demonstrate competence in this area are considered attractive to prospective employers. Participants of this 4-day seminar will therefore learn how to effectively and efficiently collaborate, communicate, and manage projects using the right tools, techniques, methods and guides to ensure that their project teams understand and successfully execute the project.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: August 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOP
Creating the Ultimate CX: The RoadMap to Brand Leadership

An excellent customer experience (CX) is one of the core building blocks of any successful company as it is important for achieving sustained growth. As such, creating a positive and indelible customer experience can result in greater sales opportunities, increased customer loyalty, and a strong brand reputation. Participants will learn how to develop, integrate, and implement some of the critical components of a CX strategy that achieves their organizational goals and objectives and increases profitability.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: July 13th & 14th ,2022
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Workshop Fee: TT$1,400/US$200

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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SEMINAR
How to Resolve Employee/Employer Conflict in a Hyper-Charged Environment

In today's environment of high uncertainty, organizations are dependent on genuine synergy among key stakeholders such as management, employees and employee representatives. One of the major lessons of the pandemic has been the critical role which industrial relations play in achieving survival and sustained success. The pandemic brought with it many new employer-employee high tension issues which were rife for engendering conflict and ultimately disrupting the already reduced productivity within the workplace. 

All sessions are Live Lecture delivered via Zoom.

Dates: June 13th ,14th ,15th & 17th, 2022
Times: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EC/AST)

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BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP
Effective Business Communication for Big Success

Communication is life. In a world that is at the pinnacle of interconnectivity via communication across all platforms, it is imperative to understand how to effectively communicate in all aspects of your life. In particular, understanding organizational communication and communicating in a post-pandemic era is of paramount importance to be competitive.

All sessions are Live Lecture delivered via Zoom.

Dates: June 14th & 15th  
Time: 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM AST: Live Lecture via Zoom.
Workshop Fee: TT$1,400/US$200: 

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Testimonials

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