SALCC undertakes change management courses
Wednesday April 27, 2011-The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) has served Saint Lucia and the OECS sub-region well and is now faced with the challenge of responding to for higher education from those it has served as well as others.
Mandated by the Government of St. Lucia and currently in transformation mode from community college to university college, the institution is placing high and special emphasis on equipping its management staff with appropriate skills to assist in adjusting and responding to this change process.
As the institution moves to a full-fledged degree granting institution offering baccalaureate degrees in the first instance, change management is necessary to enable the university college as a whole to become more responsive, competitive and viable.
To manage this process, the College has co-opted the special assistance of Dr. Garry Mc. Daniel and Dr. Christopher Washington from Franklin University, Ohio, U.S.A. Mr. McDaniel is the Associate Dean at the Center for Professional Training and Development; Dr. Washington is the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Franklin University.
They will facilitate the first in a series of Change Management Retreats beginning on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 9.00 am at the Hibiscus Conference Room, Sandals La Toc Hotel.
The aims of the Retreat are to:
* Share ideas and assumptions behind the strategy to evolve from a Community College to a university system;
* Consider how this vision of the future for SALCC will affect planning and operations for the next five years;
* Identify the challenges and opportunities inherent in making organizational change of this magnitude;
* Explore initial action steps required by SALCC administrative leadership, faculty and staff members to begin to enact change.
This first retreat targets Deans, Coordinators, Heads of Departments and Heads of Units. Other change management retreats will be held later in the year targeting other stakeholders at the College so that all can manage this change and effectively adapt to the changes associated with transformation.
The SALCC extends its sincere gratitude to those who have made this retreat possible.
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