Lok Jack GSB to host the Founding Father of Industry 4.0 at DLIC 2020

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The UWI – ALJGSB will feature the originator of Industry 4.0, Henrik Von Scheel at the annual Distinguished Leadership and Innovation Conference (DLIC) on May 8th, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain. Hailed by Financial Times as one of the leading authorities on strategy and competitiveness, he is notorious for his personal involvement to define the core differentiating, competitive aspects and to identify how to innovate and where to transform. As one of the most influential business thinkers, his work has been applied to national economies, influenced GDP growth, reset policies in governments, set standards currently applies by 26 NATO members, ignited hyper growth in companies and fuelled the profit of fortune 500 companies. Von Scheel will discuss putting Industry 4.0 into practice to shape the future and growth of organisations and of the nation. 

The emergence of Industry 4.0 continues to gain momentum with the development of technologies fondly known as artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT). Organisations will be challenged to reinvent their businesses, with customer centricity and experience at the core of every solution.  Leaders will be required to champion innovation in an eco-system reconfigured for employees to explore lateral functions and multi-disciplinary roles. Data analysis will become the backbone of future business and traditional businesses are being forced to dismantle silos and adopt more collaborative frameworks, encouraging agility and preparedness for global markets. Combining smart technologies with industrial platforms and practices, will achieve faster, more flexible and efficient processes to increase quality and reduce costs. Are you ready to harness the potential of Industry 4.0 within your organisation?

For further information, or to register at the early bird rate, please click here: https://bit.ly/36mjHs7 or contact the Conferencing team via 645-6700 ext 299 or  email conferencing@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Lecturer of Master of Information Systems and Technology Management recognized as one of BT150 for Re-inventing the modern organization through digital transformation

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Congratulations to Mr. Arthur Phidd, lecturer of Master of Information Systems and Technology Management programme at UWI-ALJGSB for being one of 150 global executives for being recognised for reinventing the modern organisation through digital transformation in 2020. Each executive selected for this initiative demonstrated excellence in responding to disruptive forces while enabling teams to succeed through the creation of new exponential business models, a key challenge moving into 2020.  Mr. Phidd is also the SVP Chief Information Officer at BNB Bank, located in Hauppauge New York.

Additionally, the leaders who were selected for this would have built effective teams who can disrupt, fund innovation and build new models that are transitioning the modern workplace. Their stories are a reflection of the industry showcasing the era of the growing digital maturity.

For more information on the Master of Information Systems and Technology Management programme, speak to an academic advisor at 868-645-6700 ext. 200.

 

Over 25 Employer Organisation Representatives Met to Discuss Youth Employability and Skill Development at International Workshop in Aruba

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Co-funded by the European Union, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Aruba Trade and Industry Association (ATIA) hosted approximately 25 representatives of employer organisations across the Caribbean region in Aruba on November 14 – 15, 2019. The International Workshop entitled “Promoting Youth Employability & Skills Development in the Caribbean: The Role of Employers’ Organisations”, sought to ensure that IOE members in the Caribbean strengthen their corporation on youth employability and skills development.

Dr. Kamla Mungal, Director, Accreditation and Quality Enhancement Centre / Leadership Institute at the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business represented the Business School at the Workshop. Dr. Mungal delivered a feature presentation at the International Workshop on “The Future of Work and its Impact on Employment and Skills in the Caribbean Region.”

The IOE is the largest network of the private sector in the world, with more than 150 business and employer organisation members. It is the sole representative of business in the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and across the UN, G20 and other emerging forums. The IOE is recognised for its unique expertise, advocacy and influence as a powerful and balanced voice for business at the international level.

Lok Jack GSB awards NSSEC top three and divisional winners scholarship

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The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business continues to strive towards their objective of being a school that contributes to innovation and youth entrepreneurship development by being the proud educational partner of the National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC), a seven week entrepreneurship simulation which took place at their North campus. There were over 600 students that worked hard to complete the simulation and learned skills that will last a lifetime.
NSSEC was a business simulation competition where youths acquired business training and development. They gained hands-on experience that helped them to put into practice classroom theory while using premier business simulation training. The competition was administered using a business simulation software called: Innovative Learning Solutions’ Marketplace Live (ILS) which is synced with the authentic learning model of the Lok Jack GSB.
Being a proud educational partner of the NSSEC for its third year, Lok Jack GSB presented the top three winners with 75%, 30% and 20% scholarships and 10% scholarships for the divisional winners for the Bachelors of International and Sustainable Business for the year in which they’ll be eligible to begin.
 
We’ll like to extend our  congratulations to the winners of the scholarships on their victory at the National Secondary School 
Entrepreneurship Competition. Bishop Anstey POS group 2 (1st place) Cowen Hamilton group 2 (2nd place) and Bishop Anstey group 1 (third place).
As the Lok Jack GSB continues to diversify and expand as a school we’ll continue to partner with institutions that promote such developments with our youths.
 

For more information email: a.montas@lokjackgsb.edu.tt or call 645-6700 ext. 341

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.

Presentation on the Transformation of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service delivered at Leadership Conference in Canada by Lok Jack GSB Director

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T&T Police Service

On 24 – 27 October 2019, Dr Kamla Mungal, Director, Leadership Institute, Lok Jack GSB, presented on the transformation of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service within the last year at the International Leadership Association (ILA) conference held in Ottawa, Canada. The ILA is the largest worldwide community committed to leadership development and practice. It brings together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice and teaching of leadership.

 

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This year the overarching conference theme was “Leadership: Courage Required”. The topics of the two panel discussions were:

  1. The Courage to Act: Challenging the Status Quo
  2. Intuition in the Face of Adversity: The Courage to Go With Your Gut

Participating in both panel discussions, Dr. Mungal firstly examined how courage in leadership can enable the process of institutional transformation. In her second presentation, Dr. Mungal dealt with the mechanisms used to challenge gut reactions and facilitate the shift from an embedded negative psychology to a more positive and empowering approach to change.

The international multidisciplinary group of panellists who took a deep dive into uncovering the nature of courageous leadership action also consisted of:

  • Adi Walker, Phd, MSc., B.Tech (Eng), POD International Consulting, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Shanita Baraka Akintonde,  MBA, M.Ed., DTM, Associate Professor, Communications Department, Columbia College, Chicago
  • Lunthita Duthely, EdD, MS, BS, BA, Assistant Research Professor, UM Miller School of Medicine, Ob/Gyn

Semester at Sea

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Every voyage, the Semester at Sea International Field Programs Office works with in-country partners, UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (UWI-ALJGSB), to recruit one to two outstanding university students from select port countries on the voyage itinerary to act as Interport Students (IPS). These students travel to the previous port on the itinerary, board our ship – the MV World Odyssey, and sail with the shipboard community to their port country. Two students were selected from our Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business programme, Julia Harripersad and Okera Duncan. They will sail from Brazil on November 15 to arrive in Trinidad on November 24, 2019.

Julia Harripersad, current student of Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business

Okera Duncan, current student of Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business

The primary role of the IPS is to act as a peer in cultural exchange, and provide shipboard staff and faculty with a native informant deeply familiar with the port country or city. During their time aboard the MV World Odyssey, Julia and Okera may do any or all of the following:

Responsibilities: 

  • Participate as a visitor in shipboard courses – offer personal insights from their experience growing up, living, working, and attending school in their home country
  • Share meals with student clubs or other members of the shipboard community
  • Assist the Field Office and Administrative Team with questions pertaining to their home country
  • Give a presentation on a topic of cultural or logistical interest or a topic of their passion / choosing (ex: things voyagers can see and do in port, an upcoming holiday celebration in their home country, an interesting community service initiative at their university, different types of local or regional cuisine, etiquette, etc.)
  • Host informal language lessons (if applicable)
  • Potentially assist a professor or trip liaison on an excursion during the first two days the ship is docked in their home country (depending upon schedules and professor preference)

Students will benefits from an intercultural academic exchange experience to add to one’s resume/CV as well as have the opportunity to meet peers, experience a different type of university life and culture, and make connections with faculty in a variety of disciplines.

To find out more about our Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business, Call: 645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt


Two Lok Jack GSB alumnae selected to participate in Florida International University and Georgetown University Programme

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The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business has enjoyed a long-standing strategic partnership with both the Florida International University (FIU) and Georgetown University.  Collaboration with these respected institutions has resulted in advancements in our programme offerings and valuable international opportunities for our alumni. 

Two of our alumnae will be embarking on an exciting and edifying journey this September, whereby they will participate in a combined certificate programme on International Business and Public Policy.  This week-long programme includes classes in Florida and Washington D.C. and incorporates a range of topics such as Leadership, Innovation, Financial Investment Strategy and Digital and Social Media.

Denecia Jacobs, a former student in the Master of International Strategic Marketing programme (formerly called the Master of Marketing), Cohort 12, is one of 10 applicants in receipt of a scholarship to attend the International Business and Public Policy programme. 

“I feel extremely blessed, humbled and honoured to have been one of this year’s recipients of the highly coveted and competitive scholarship for the FIU-Georgetown programme on International Business and Public Policy. I’m also deeply appreciative to have such amazing support from my alma mater in my academic growth and success even long after I’ve graduated, as they continue to share opportunities such as this scholarship with their alumni. 

This cycle of the FIU-Georgetown programme focuses on the growing impact of U.S. government policy on the financial services sector in emerging markets, and given my role within the financial sector in the Caribbean, I’m hoping that I can return armed with the tools we need as a country and as a region to navigate the influence of U.S. governmental policies/regulations and work in tandem with government agencies on policies that positively impact our economic and business environment.” – Denecia Jacobs, alumna, Master of International Strategic Marketing, Cohort 12.

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Janelle Ome

Our second alumna who will participate in the International Business and Public Policy certificate programme at FIU is Janelle Ome, former student of the Master of Human Resource Management programme, Cohort 25. Janelle recently attended the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual convention in Las Vegas as part of the UWI-ALJGSB student delegation. 

During a lecture in Portland, Oregon, Nobel Prize Laureate Toni Morrison said “If you can’t imagine it, you can’t have it.”

This quote reminded me of one of the reasons why I choose the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business to pursue the Masters in Human Resource Management.  At the time, the school’s website informed of the benefit to attending a joint programme at their partner university, Florida International University, the idea of this opportunity encouraged and inspired me. I am very excited and proud to attend the Certificate in International Business and Public Policy Program, a joint certificate programme at Florida International University and Georgetown University. These two institutions have demonstrated their commitment to building highly skilled, knowledgeable and future ready executives for the dynamics of today’s business.

As a final year student of the Masters in Human Resource Management, my chosen electives of International Economics and Business Strategy along with HRIS and HR Decision Making were very relevant for my current role as Human Resource Manager – Technology & Functions. This program at FIU and Georgetown will build my capabilities in business acumen, strategic thinking, leadership, digital enablement and innovation.  I look forward to stretching my capabilities on a larger, more impactful scale to prepare me for future leadership roles.” – Janelle Ome, alumna, Master of Human Resource Management, Cohort 25.

Dr. Wynette Harewood, Programme Director, Master of Human Resource Management, says “This experience highlights opportunities for MHRM students to deepen and expand their understanding of the relationship between government policy, business and human capital development. I hope  Janelle’s success  will inspire more of  our  MHRM  students  to embrace this  or  other similar opportunities  provided  by the School.” 

Global Student

The UWI-ALJGSB remains committed to providing our students with an authentic learning experience on a global scale.  This includes opportunities to be a part of international study trips, conventions and events, immersion programmes and cultural exchanges. 

We congratulate Denecia and Janelle and applaud them for their continued commitment towards personal and professional growth! 

Lok Jack GSB Executive MBA Ranked #20 in the Latin America Region

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According to the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2019, the Executive MBA programme offered by the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business ranked #20 in the Latin American region. Lok Jack GSB was the only Business School from the Caribbean to make its way into the top 20!

Executive MBA Ranking Number 20 in Latin America Region

The Eduniversal Best Masters & MBAs ranking classifies the best post-graduate programmes in the world and recognizes the academic strengths within global institutions. The ranking is determined by the survey responses received from three important ranking groups each year: deans and directors of the programmes, recruiters, and graduating students. The results of the surveys from these three groups are used to determine the ranking of programmes in 50 fields of study. The Ranking is an important source of information, often used by students and companies to determine the quality of an institution.

The Executive MBA programme offered by the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business is globally accredited and recognized by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the global standard for all MBA programmes. The programme is  designed to transform senior executives into capable global leaders by equipping students with the skills to:

  • Make strategic decisions that would positively affect an organization
  • Lead an organisation while accomplishing organisational goals
  • Conduct research and create applicable solutions for organizational issues

To speak with an Academic Advisor directly contact us on 1-868-645-6700 ext. 200 or email admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

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UWI – ALJGSB launches Not – for – Profit Programme in collaboration with JB Fernandes Memorial Trust II

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The UWI – ALJGSB and the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust II welcomed the first cohort of participants into the Professional Certificate in Not – for – Profit Management programme which commenced on 22nd June 2019. A first of its kind in the region, the programme will equip participants will the skills and tools to navigate a sector that is demanding more professionalism, greater transparency, increased financial accountability, and a growing focus on measuring results. The JB Fernandes Memorial Trust II awarded five (5) scholarships for tuition into this intake of the programme. This 6-month programme will run once annually.

 

 

For more information on this programme contact our Executive Education team at 645-6700 ext. 286 or email: openenrolment@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Lok Jack GSB MBA in Sustainable Energy Management ranked # 17 in Oil and Gas Management and Trade Worldwide

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We are proud to announce that our MBA Sustainable Energy Management programme is the only one in the Caribbean that has been ranked number seventeen (#17) in the Oil and Gas Management and Trade worldwide in the ‘Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Worldwide 2019.’
The MBA in Sustainable Energy Management is recognized by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) with its prestigious MBA Innovation Award. This award is for MBA programmes that “are innovative in content and they have taken risks by introducing new ideas and concepts.” The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. Their accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes.

For more information on this programme speak to our academic advisor Mrs. Shivana Ali at 645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt
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