The adverse economic and social consequences arising from the COVID-19 pandemic will affect us all for many years. The unsettling environment mandates a transformation of business policies, processes, and strategies to prepare for the post-pandemic environment. 

This webinar series is designed to expose participants to the requisite systems and practices to reconstruct effective strategic plans. It will cover strategic principles specially crafted to promote organizational flexibility and transformation.

Participants will be able to:

  • Implement measures to protect business continuity and sustainability 
  • Execute imperative business diagnostic tools
  • Develop and implement significant strategic planning initiatives
  • Articulate and design innovative and relevant strategic performance management systems
  • Generate a clear and cohesive narrative for transforming organizations in the current context.    

Date and Time

All sessions are live and delivered online.

Dates: January 26 -28, 2021

Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM AST: Live Lectures

Main Topics

The seminar will cover three main modules: Strategic Planning and Execution, Strategic Performance Management and Thinking, and Contemporary Issues and Tools. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Your company, competitiveness, and COVID-19
  • The environment
  • Strategic framework
  • Business modelling
  • Strategic portfolio development and planning
  • Execution and governance 
  • Strategic performance management systems
  • Accountability and the logic model
  • Cascading strategies
  • Continuous monitoring and alignment
  • Strategy calibration: Systems thinking and organizational development
  • Industrial revolution and economic thought
  • Adopting business diagnostic tools

What’s Included

  • 9 hours of live sessions
  • Hands-on exercises
  • Seminar material Certificate of participation from The Business Development Unit, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of the West Indies

Price Information

Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

Discount: Get a 10% group discount. Applicable to:  

  • Groups of five or more individuals attending from the same organization 
  • The UWI campus community 

The Facilitator

Professor Sterling Frost has three decades of Global Corporate career experience in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean region. He is an International Management Executive who has held Senior positions in the financial services sector in a range of areas including Retail and Commercial Banking, Operations Management, Public Affairs and Human Resource Management.

Before joining the First Citizens Group in 2016 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Operations and Administration, he served as Director of Human Resources at the Miami-based Citibank Latin America Head Office. There, he had oversight of 12,000 employees across 13 countries in the Central American and Caribbean region, serving 1.2 million clients. His past directorships include financial institutions across Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras. He currently serves on the Boards of several subsidiaries within the First Citizens Group.

Professor Frost has a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Business Administration from The University of the West Indies (The UWI). In February 2019, he was appointed Professor of Practice: Management Studies at The UWI, St. Augustine, in recognition of his professional competence, distinguished practice, notable teaching and service contributions. He is the recipient of The UWI Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award conferred in 2011 on high-performing individuals who consistently operate at world-class levels.

Professor Frost has consistently been committed to the transfer of knowledge and strategies for change that builds efficiencies across several sectors through his post graduate teaching contributions at The UWI since 2004 to present. He is First Examiner and Adjunct Lecturer at The UWI for several courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He specializes in the areas of Organizational Behaviour and Development, Human Resource Management, Cross-Cultural Management, Strategic Planning, Strategic Leadership, Strategic Performance Management and Change Management.

He is committed to advancing optimal national development for all sectors through his contribution to various government, academic and civil society organizations as reflected in his Chairmanship of The Lydian Singers, as Chair of the The UWI Faculty of Social Sciences Advisory Board, Deputy Chair of The UWI Institute for Gender and Development Studies External Advisory Board and Deputy Chair of the Public Service Commission. He also serves as Director of the Board of the Foundation for Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL) and Director of The UWI Development and Endowment Fund.         

                             For more information

Please contact Lisa or Karen 662-2002 Ext. 83850; Ext. 83870; Ext. 82675 or send us an email at  STA-FSSBDU@sta.uwi.edu                   

Registration opens December 07, 2020


The Business Development Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences
The University of the West Indies 
St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.

Phone (868) 662-2002 Ext. 83850; Ext. 83870; Ext. 82675

Email: STA-FSSBDU@sta.uwi.edu

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