CIAA staff earn management certificates

| 08/03/2018
CNS Local Life

(L-R) Certificate awardees Miguel Martin, Genista Parchman, Sheron Ebanks, Eimer Powery and Joshua Burke, with CIAA CEO Albert Anderson

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently celebrated five employees earning certificates by passing their course of study and assessment from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). The private ceremony, honouring staff for being awarded the Level 3 certificates, took place Friday, 23 February.

CIAA owns and operates Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac. The five employees recognised were human resources manager Sheron Ebanks, airport manager (CKIA) Miguel Martin, manager of facilities and projects Eimer Powery, supervisor of aeronautical information services and MET (CKIA) Genista Parchman and supervisor of air traffic control (CKIA) Joshua Burke, stated a CIAA press release.

The ILM certificate in leadership and management is internationally recognised, providing individuals who are in managerial roles or are looking to move up to the next level, skills needed to lead people through organisational change and similar pressures related to these roles. Topics covered in the course included organisation and delegation, communication, team leadership, innovation, performance management, problem-solving and decision- making.

This course is part of a collaborative relationship CIAA is developing with the Cayman Islands Civil Service College to make further training like this possible for its staff, the release said.

Graeme Jackson, from the Portfolio of the Civil Service, served as classroom lecturer and advisor for the course. At last month’s ceremony, Jackson addressed the successful students and reiterated his beliefs that it is critical to have proactive leadership at world-class airports.

The CIAA class consisted of 11 students, including the three from CKIA. To date, five employees in all have completed the course.

CIAA CEO Albert Anderson, who attended the ceremony, thanked Jackson for his passion, focus and especially his flexibility for being available to the employees after hours for feedback and guidance. He also recognised the CIAA human resources department. “The department has become very proactive in the learning and development programmes, as well as the development and stewardship of personal development plans or ‘learning maps’ for each CIAA employee,” Anderson said.

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