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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:
In today's competitive business environment, success often depends on the ability to effectively manage interpersonal relationships, including those with difficult co-workers. Difficult coworkers can create a negative work environment that can lead to decreased productivity, low morale, and increased employee turnover.
Live Lecture via Zoom
Dates: May 31st and June 1st 2023
Times: 9:00 - 12:00 Noon AST/EC
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400
Learning Objectives for the seminar
Participants will learn how to:
At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:
Live Lecture via Zoom.
Dates: October 19th , 20th ,26th & 27th, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400
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.
Learning Objectives for the Workshop
Live Lecture via Zoom
Dates: July 13th & 14th ,2022
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Contact Dalaiah at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://sta.uwi.edu/fss/business-development-unit or click on the registration link below.
Emotional Intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are in life.
We have all worked with and listened to brilliant people. Some of them were great and…well, some were not so great. The mean and the meek and all those in between can teach us more than they realize. When we look at the truly extraordinary people who inspire and make a difference you will see that they do this by connecting with people at a personal and emotional level. What differentiated them was not their IQ but their EQ – their Emotional Intelligence.
This dynamic 4-day seminar will equip participants with the techniques to build better internal and external relationships and regulate emotions effectively to achieve the best result.
Dates: March 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th
Time: 9.30 AM – 12.00 PM AST: Live Lecture via Zoom
Don't hesitate to contact Dalaiah or Vidiya at email@example.com, or visit https://sta.uwi.edu/fss/business-development-unit. Click here for registration details.
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.
This workshop will focus on improving written, verbal and nonverbal skills. Participants can expect to explore communication from writing basics to advanced principles of persuasion, influence, and motivation through writing. Individuals will be exposed to different writing styles and uncover varying business communication channels including frequency, mode, and measurement. This workshop also teaches how to effectively analyze audiences and implement appropriate writing techniques to align styles and approaches to the varying requirements.
This highly interactive 2-day workshop is designed to give participants complete exposure to the fundamentals of effective verbal and written communication methods and styles in the current business environment.
Dates: February 16th & 17th
Time: 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM AST: Live Lecture via Zoom.
Don't hesitate to contact Dalaiah or Vidiya at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://sta.uwi.edu/fss/who-are-we for registration details.
The Covid-19 pandemic has radically transformed the way consumers and businesses conduct daily transactions. The world has been catapulted into a digital environment which is perfectly poised for Marketing professionals and any business owner to use the digital tools to chart the course of their business success when done right.
The workshop is organized into two core modules which will provide participants with an initial introduction to digital marketing and online customer engagement. A key focus of the workshop is on establishing relevant KPIs to measure the impact of a digital marketing campaign.
The seminar will be hosted by the Business Development Unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of the West Indies. You will be able to join this seminar via Zoom to participate in discussions, receive hands-on exercises, and interact with the facilitator. The seminar will follow the schedule below:
Dates: November 23rd, 24th, 30th November and December 1st 2021
Time: 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM AST: Live Lecture via Zoom.
Don't hesitate to contact Dalaiah or Vidiya at email@example.com, or visit https://sta.uwi.edu/fss/welcome-business-development-unit for registration details
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As we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, there is a heightened awareness that technical competence alone will not define organizational success. Instead, an effective response requires a multifaceted leadership approach.
This workshop will expose supervisors, business managers and leaders to practical strategies in Evolutionary Leadership. It will provide participants with tips and resources to inspire an effective and thriving work environment. Participants will learn how to recover, innovate and reinvent their roles; consciously evolve and adapt to the changing work environment; and become a catalyst for a productive, profitable, and engaged workforce.
In the era of big data, business leaders are turning toward digital tools to learn, understand and make informed decisions. Successful businesses are moving beyond the basic spreadsheet and revolutionizing their decision making processes with data science.
This seminar will empower managers and decision-makers to adopt optimal business solutions and pay attention to the issues that matter. Practitioners will be able to use data science to tackle common problems and opportunities in marketing, finance, and logistics.
Participants will learn how to extract information and knowledge from a large body of data and utilize various predictive models and visualization tools to wrangle, analyze, and visualize data.
All sessions are live and delivered online.
Dates: Thursdays, September 23rd, September 30th, October 07th and October 14th
Time: 5.00 PM – 8.00 PM (AST/ EC) / 4.00 PM – 7.00 PM (EST/JA): Live Lecture via Zoom.
Learn more about the seminar, topics, learning objectives and registration details by clicking here. Download the seminar information package.
The seminar will focus on strategies to effectively support employees during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an epic test of character and determination for millions of people around the world as they cope with a myriad of fallout issues, restrictions to limit the spread of the virus, declining sales, and keeping productivity up while in remote work. The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus is staging a series of virtual events, to discuss increasing stress levels and discomfort in the New Normal. The first, a one-hour coffee and conversation with industry leaders, is carded for May 26 at 9:00 am – 10:00 am (AST/EC) 8:00 am – 9:00 am (EST/JA).
Dr. Acolla Lewis-Cameron, Dean and Head of the Business Development Unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, said it is important to ask the question, “who do the leaders talk to about their stress?” Moderated by Mrs. Shian Ottley-Reid, Industrial and Organisational Psychologist, the conversation will cover issues like: What has the leadership experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic been like? What are the challenges? What is mental resilience? How have they been able to exhibit mental resilience through the pandemic?
The session will engage a diverse group of influential voices in leadership positions on dealing with the current pressures and how leaders and managers can develop coping strategies and build mental resilience. On the chat will be Mrs. Andrea Taylor-Hanna, Campus Bursar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine; Mr. Dion Abdool, Attorney at Law, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Water and Sewerage Authority; Commander Dr. Daryl Dindial, Chief Personnel Officer (Ag.), Commander (Ret’d), Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department, Government of Trinidad and Tobago; Ms. Pria Narinesingh, Country Managing Partner, Ernst & Young; and Ms. Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed, Managing Director RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd / Vice President – Business Banking RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd.
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.
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.
Leadership,People,Culture,Learning and Development, Performance
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