Leadership Training Described As Investment In Managerial Staff

Author:  Latoya Laylor Brown
Described as an investment in creating transformational leaders, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has been staging a series of Leadership Training in an effort to boost the competencies of its supervisory and managerial staff. Some 50 managers and supervisors were trained on Thursday, May 4 at the Mandeville Hotel in Manchester under the theme, "Leadership Matters" which focused on: Leaders Effectively Meeting Challenges; Employees Expectations of Leaders; True Leadership Influencing Others to Follow and Human Resource Issues.

Picture 1 trainingDirector of Maintenance and Operations, Mrs. Herschel Ismail noted that the training is critical in creating the transformational leaders and team required to improve the Authority's service delivery and achievement of goals.

Mrs. Ismail, who represented the SRHA Regional Director, Mr. Michael Bent, added that: "if team members talents and strengths are not identified and garnered by their supervisors and managers, then those team members become de-motivated and do not feel empowered to be a part of the wider picture...the mission and vision of the Authority. And so, the effectiveness of supervisors and managers is critical in determining the Authority's performance."

Picture 2 trainingSRHA Chairman, Mr. Wayne Chen lauded the training as important and valuable. He encouraged the managers to continuously sharpen their skills and abilities to deliver effectively and efficiently while boosting their productivity.

SRHA Director of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Mrs. Nicolette Thomas-Edwards explained that the training is also geared towards equipping the senior managers with useful, relevant and current information "about various aspects of leadership by utilizing resource persons with expertise from varying backgrounds."

She added that the Training, which is held once per quarter, also serves as a motivational tool.