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UWI-Arthur Lok Jack GSB won two Global Awards from the International Trade Centre

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We are delighted to share that  the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business was awarded two global awards from the  International Trade Centre  related to the International Diploma in Supply Chain Management programme. The awards were as follows:  

 

  • 2nd Place for trainer of the year in Supply Chain Management Award  Mr. Nyron Mohammed 
  • 3rd place as training support institution for the MLS-Supply Chain Management programme awards 

 

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the only development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).This means that the agency enables SMEs in developing and transition economies to become more competitive and connect to international markets for trade and investment, thus raising income and creating job opportunities, especially for women, young people, and poor communities. 

UWI-ALJGSB and ITC signed an MOU in 2015 to deliver training in Supply Chain Management in Trinidad & Tobago. UWI-ALJGSB have had 8 intakes between 2015 and 2018 in the Supply Chain Management field.  

The SCM programme has 3 levels and each level has 6 courses and is designed to teach students how to manage the sourcing, movement and storage of goods from source of production to point of consumption. For enterprises, this means practical solutions to overcome challenges of export market demands; for buyers, this means optimized sourcing options. Over the past ten years, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Programme of ITC has helped train over 25,000 students worldwide in 80+ training institutions across 50 countries. 

 

For more information about this programme, please contact Mr. Shadeed Ali- Programme Specialist, Executive Education Unit at 645-6700 ext. 131 or email: s.ali@lokjackgsb.edu.tt  

UWI-Lok Jack GSB Students to join Stanford D. School students in providing solutions to Silicon Valley social issues 

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On April 13th and 20th, 2019 UWI- Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, University of the West Indies and Stanford D. School students will collaborate via a virtual session in a design thinking anthropology workshop to provide solutions to a social problem from Silicon Valley. Eight students will be selected from each institution. 

As part of the ALJGSB authentic teaching and learning approach, at this class experience students will explore the value of insider (emic) perspective, outsider (etic) perspective, and how inside and outside perspectives might be better harmonized to yield more impactful creative insights and better collaborate given their different blind spots and viewpoints.  

At this session, students from Stanford D. School (USA) will be the ‘insider’ and students from the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business in Trinidad and Tobago will be the ‘outsiders’. Together, they will work to understand and provide potential solutions to a social problem in Silicon Valley.   

To join the sessions, students need to apply and be selected based on a determined criterion by the teaching team. Application deadline is April 1st and selected students will be confirmed and notified by April 5th. 

Sessions will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. each day 

Over the two-day period the selected students will: 

  • Explore how we might understand problems through multiple cultural lenses, as both an insider and outsider 
  • Develop innovative and creative solutions to 1st world challenges 
  • Examine and challenge clichés and stereotypes to understand culture 
  • Reframe research insights into a point of view and preliminary concepts 
  • Develop skills in international networking and building relationships in cross-cultural teams 
  • Explore how you might navigate and nudge cultural power dynamics in design interventions 

 

The teaching team is comprised by : 

Glenn Fajardo (Stanford )  

Lesley-Ann Noel, PhD (Stanford) 

Michael Lee Poy (UWI) 

 

For further information please contact: 

Dr. Richard Ramsawak  r.ramsawak@lokjackgsb.edu.tt 

Michael Gray                  m.gray@lokjackgsb.edu.tt  

 

The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business has been re-accredited for the maximum period by both ACTT and AMBA

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The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (UWI-ALJGSB) has held programme accreditation for its MBA portfolio from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2003 and institutional accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) since March 15, 2012.  Accreditation was granted for the maximum period in both cases. The local and global accreditation of the School attests to it high quality standards and relevance of its authentic teaching and learning philosophy and curriculum framework.

On February 12th, 2019 the UWI-ALJGSB’s MBA portfolio was again re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for the maximum period of 5 years.  The ALJGSB has the widest range of globally accredited MBA programmes in the Caribbean, having attained accreditation for its four MBA programmes.

AMBA Accreditation is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and Master’s degrees with AMBA currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 70 countries. According to the Association of MBAs “AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes.”

Students with an AMBA accredited programme have access to a global network of peers, mentors and job opportunities. They could also be selected as the MBA student of the year. In 2017, Shelly Balkissoon from the MBA in International Trade Logistics and Procurement was a runner-up for the MBA student of the year, the only student from the Caribbean in the history of the awards.

The Accreditation council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) is a regionally and internationally recognized statutory body responsible for the quality assurance of post-secondary and tertiary level institutions, programmes and awards. ACTT accreditation demonstrates the ability of UWI-ALJGSB to meet and/or exceed internationally accepted standards and validates the ability of the Lok Jack GSB to design and deliver high quality academic and non-academic programmes.

ACTT accreditation provides eligible students from Trinidad and Tobago access to Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) for the Lok Jack GSB programmes.

To achieve AMBA and ACTT accreditation, the Lok Jack GSB was assessed on different criteria and standards that included the School’s integrity, sustainability and distinctiveness, faculty quality and sufficiency, programme design and leadership. Additionally, the accreditation process examined institutional characteristics such as governance, administrative strength, academic policies and procedures, physical facilities and financial stability.

UWI-ALJGSB is committed to quality assurance and continuous improvement. In keeping with our purpose and mission to reshape business and provide a world-class environment to our students, UWI-ALJGSB seeks to continuously enhance the quality and learning outcomes of its programmes by exposing itself to the scrutiny of the highest reputable accreditation bodies worldwide.

 

For more information on the accreditation of UWI-ALJGSB please contact Dr. Kamla Mungal, Director, Accreditation and Quality Enhancement Centre/Leadership Institute at 662-9894-5 ext. 142.

                                           

About us:

The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business was established in 1989 as a joint venture between The University of the West Indies and the private sector of Trinidad and Tobago to provide postgraduate education in business and management. Today, Lok Jack GSB is recognised as the premier institution for the provision of business and management education, training and consultancy services in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. The motto Innovatus Ars Ducendi, means Innovating the Art of Leadership.

 

Lok Jack GSB launches their Professional Certificate in Sustainable Community Development

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On Saturday 19th January 2019, the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business launched their Professional Certificate in Sustainable Community Development whilst beginning the first class of students. This Professional Certificate in Sustainable Community Development was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and has received their full endorsement as a programme for people who currently work in community development as well as those who plan to work or volunteer in this field.

In attendance was The Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts , Dr., The Honourable Nyan Gadsby Dollys. At this workshop participants will be equipped with practical tools to meet today’s challenges as community development practitioners and workers with new thinking, strategy and applied solutions for community development. The programme covers various aspects of Community Development such as: personal transformation, innovation and creativity, introduction to sustainable community development, strategic thinking and planning, leadership skills and managing diversity, steps in community engagement, ICT in Sustainable Community Development, Decision making and problem solving, business writing, project management and project monitoring and evaluation amongst others.

There are different facilitators coordinating various courses, these include: Dr. Ron Sookram, Mr. Garvin Sampson, Mr. Cecil Gittens, Mr. Curt Wellington and Mr. Gary Tagallie to name a few. For more information contact Gabrielle Ghany at 645-6700 ext. 115 or email: g.ghany@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

 

 

 

Career Month SUCCESS!

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Lok Jack GSB Career Month took place in June 2018 to prepare students and alumni for the job hunting process, through a number of events and workshops, culminating with the Career Fair on June 30th.

On Tuesday 4th June 2018 the Employer Insight Evening was held in the Sydney Knox Room featuring leaders in the Human Resource and Talent Management fields from 3 Top tier organizations in Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Chantal Greaves Cowan – Manager; Talent & Cultural Management – Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

Ms. Stacy Homer – Director; Human Capital – UNICOMER Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Mala Gangadeen Ali – Talent Acquisition Manager – RBC Financial (Caribbean) Ltd

Mr. Jason Cummings – Area Vice President, Business Banking North (TT) RBC Royal Bank Trinidad & Tobago Limited

This evening allowed our students and alumni to engage directly with individuals who are the gatekeepers of the human resource of these large companies and find out directly from them what they look for when recruiting for their respective companies.

The evening offered with a mix of featured presentations along with lively interactive conversations and frank questions, which cut straight through to issues and addressed misconceptions with regard to recruitment policies and practices. There was active engagement not only from the persons physically present in the room but also from our online audience, as the event was live-streamed on the Lok Jack GSB Alumni Facebook Page. (https://www.facebook.com/LokJackAlumni/videos/2069112336456553/)

A 3-hour workshop entitled, Making your Resume Standout in the pile, was held on Saturday 9th June 2018. It was attended by 20 persons, including students, alumni and members of the public. This was a rich an informative workshop, which left all participants wanting more and with homework to update their resumes for review by their facilitators.

The workshop was facilitated by Lok Jack GSB’s very own Ms. Fayola Nicholas – Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations and Ms. Clare-Marie Cockburn – Talent Acquisition and Engagement Specialist, who took the participants on a journey of understanding themselves in order to present their best self on their resume, and using the most appropriate format to best present themselves to potential employers.

The final event for this month was the annual Career and Recruitment Fair. Participating in this year’s event was RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, Unicomer (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited & The Ansa Mcal Group of Companies which represented 8 companies.

At Career Fair 2018 there were over 90 individual applicants, applying for 28 positions. There were over 110 interviews conducted on Saturday 30th June and now we wait to see how many of these vacancies will be filled with Lok Jack GSB Alumni & Students.

The Lok Jack GSB recognizes the changing economic landscape and in our pursuit to continually add value to all our stakeholders, the focus on career preparedness and development for our Alumni and Students is of primary importance to us, and we will continue to ensure that our students and alumni have access to the best resources and opportunities available to advance their careers.

The Lok Jack GSB Advancement and Alumni Relations Team would like to thank all the companies, HR professionals, volunteers and participants who contributed to all the Career Month events, without the participation of all the stakeholders, this month would not have been successful.

Please visit the Alumni Relations webpage on the Lok Jack GSB website for information on other programmes and resources https://lokjackgsb.edu.tt/alumni/, and sign up for our HigherEd talent to have access to international internships and job opportunities https://lokjackgsb.higheredtalent.org.

 

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