Civil servants continue learning

| 28/01/2019
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ILM certificate recipients and government officials at the graduation ceremony (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

(CNS Local Life): A group of 20 civil servants were recognised earlier this month for their continuing professional development as they received Institute of Leadership Management certificates. The 7 January graduation ceremony included awardees from Hazard Management Cayman Islands, Department of Labour and Pensions and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Among the graduates. 14 gained ILM First Line Management Leadership certificates and six were awarded Level 3 certificates in Leadership and Management.

The courses, which run from three to six months, are administered by the Portfolio of the Civil Service and co-ordinated by Lance Barnes, the manager of leadership learning at the Civil Service College (CSC).

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who presented the awards and congratulated the recipients, said that investing in human capital was one of the single most important components of effective management and customer service, stated a government press release.

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Franz Manderson presents certificate to Roy Bush (above) and Danielle Coleman (below) (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
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Barnes noted that the recipients represented the largest ILM cohort in recent years, saying the ILM programme aligns with the civil service’s five-year strategic plan, which was launched last year.

“In developing a world-class civil service, one of the priority goals within the strategic plan is to develop exceptional leadership,” Barnes said.

“ILM certification is ideal for individuals who have management responsibilities but may not have any formal training and are serious about developing their management and leadership abilities,” he added. “

“The L3 course content forms part of the associates degree programme within the Civil Service College; however, on completion of the degree, students receive the ILM First Line Management Certificate.”

The ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management requires attending face-to-face classes for at least six months, plus completing nine written assignments, which are graded internally by ILM-qualified personnel and externally by ILM, Barnes explained.

CIGTV’s news director Donna Bush received a Level 3 ILM certificate following nine weeks of classwork and an online exam. “It was great being a part of the programme,” she said. “Through ILM, managers and supervisors are able to improve on the way they lead their teams, so I found it really beneficial as it reminded me of what I am doing right and areas for improvement.”

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