Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting at a phenomenal event, the Turks and Caicos Island Economic Empowerment Conference. This conference, which was hosted by Epic Events, had a variety of speakers and panelist and that dove deep into topics that provided the audience with a wealth of knowledge, advice and potential action points.
I was honored to be a keynote speaker. My keynote focused on Wealth Disparities, Generational Outcomes and Mindset.
Perception, Paradigms & Leadership
Today we hosted some of the managers and supervisors from the Financial Services Commission at Learn and Lead. They completed "The Dynamic Leader" a full day session that focuses on equipping managers and supervisors with want they need to lead their teams.
Participants, after taking part in an activity that challenged their perception, found that with each theme we explored it challenged them to be reminded of their individual paradigms and the effect that can have on the way they behave, interact and lead.
From Brainstorm to Reality
One of the most common concerns that The Business Writer participants have occurs when they know what they want to say but aren't sure how to say it. Taking time to plan your writing can help tremendously in the flow and clarity of your writing. In The Business Writer, participants are taught quick and easy brainstorm tricks to use before they start writing. These tips help whether you are writing an email, a report, a proposal or any other business writing document.
Congrats to these participants from Fast Track TCI that have one more session to go! They have been working diligently to improve their writing!
INdividual and Collective Mindset
"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." -- Jim Stovall
Today I worked with FSC Team no. 2, the IT team. A significant take home point that came out of today's workshop was the impact of mindset and the importance of every team member doing their own 'mindset work.' This is the foundation needed for the collective team mindset required to propel teams towards their desired outcomes.
Way to go IT!
"When in doubt, check if your actions are aligned with your purpose. "
Azim Jamal & Brian Tracy
On Monday we began the first of a series of workshops with the Financial Services Commission. I enjoyed beginning these sessions with the Insurance Department. This group was ready and willing to take in new information!
One of the highlights for me, which is highlighted in this post's picture, is how essential alignment is for progress. In our professional lives, that means that we must ensure that our actions are aligned with the purpose of our organization.
Way to go Insurance Team!
New Round of The Business Writer
Your business writing can serve as persuasive evidence of your competence, your personality and your management style."
Last week we were busy beginning a new round of The Business Writer. We had 3 groups begin their 5 session programs yesterday. Although The Business Writer can be done privately, it's a great program to do as a team. It challenges team members to work together to improve the quality of writing coming out of their department.
Positive Parenting Workshop
The 2023 Economic Empowerment conference will be taking place on March 24th and 24th at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort & Spa. I am honored and excited to speak on a Changing Generational Outcomes and Wealth Disparities: Building a Wealth Mindset. My chat will focus on the following areas:
Happy International Women's Day! I am honored to be recognized on this important day by the Human Rights Commission for Innovation and Technology. Thank you!
Storytelling at T.L.P.S.
This week is Education Week in the Turks and Caicos Islands and we were invited to read a story to the Grade 5 students at Thelma Lightbourne Primary School in Providenciales. Once the request came in, Mrs. Guilmise and I both knew exactly which book had to be read! "Christopher, Please Clean Your Room" has been a favorite of mine for more years than I can count! It's written by Itah Sadu, a Black Canadian author and chronicles the struggles of a little boy named Christopher that just doesn't like to clean his room and faces some unexpected consequences!
One fun fact that many people don't know about me is that in while attending university I was a Children's Librarian part time with Montreal Children's Libraries. I was one of two librarians at the Richmond Hill Branch, located in Tyndale St. George Community Center in Little Burgundy, one of Montreal's historic Black Neighborhoods. This was a favorite book at the library and was one while I taught in the classroom.
Mrs. Guilmise made this book come alive today, and the children had a fabulous time! Thank you to the Grade 5 teachers at Thelma Lightbourne Primary for the invitation and we hope it sparked not only interest in a new book, but desire for your students to learn and grow as readers and storytellers!
Yolande Robinson, M.Ed.