The BDU supports our stakeholders during this challenging time. We have carefully crafted a series of programmes and seminars that will help our businesses respond to these uncertain and crippling challenges and offers the following short courses:


Strategic Planning for Business Success: Your COVID-19 Response

This webinar is designed to expose participants to the requisite systems and practices to reconstruct effective strategic plans to meet the challenges that lie ahead. 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 
  • Gen erate a clear and cohesive narrative for transforming organizations in the current context   

It covers three main modules:

  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Strategic Performance Management and  Thinking,
  • Contemporary Issues and Tools. 


Recent Seminars

Leadership Agility | Transforming to Thrive: Your COVID-19 Response  

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on every country, government, economy, business, and citizen around the globe.Businesses must pivot through this crisis, in reactive and innovative ways to survive. Leaders have become the cornerstone of these responses, driving the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to recover and thrive with thoughtful, reflective, and an evolved definition.

This 4-day seminar offers senior leaders the opportunity to critically reflect and evolve their leadership agility in a post COVID-19 era.

The seminar will focus on five key impact areas of an organization's people strategy:  

Leadership,People,Culture,Learning and Development, Performance 





Statistical Analysis Using SPSS

SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Science) is an instructor-led classroom course that provides an application orientation to SPSS. Students will review several statistical techniques and discuss situations in which they would use each technique, assumptions made and how to set up the analysis and interpret results. Students will better understand when and how to use these techniques and apply them with confidence, interpret their output and graphically display their results.



Introduction to R

R is an open source software package that can be used for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis and runs on a range of operating systems. The primary objective of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to R to cover statistical techniques which include: T-test for means, Variance Tests, Chi-Squared Tests, Normality Tests, Analysis of Variance, Correlation analysis and Regression Modelling.  Data visualisation is also explored and participants will be exposed to the powerful potential of R’s graphical elements in order to create customisable visuals to aid in the storytelling of data. 




Contact Us

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

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