UWI Cave Hill Principal to Keynote CTO HR Conference May 23-25th 2012


The Principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles will deliver the keynote address at the 6th Annual Tourism Human Resources Conference this month in Barbados.

Sir Hilary will speak on the conference theme, “Enhancing Caribbean Tourism Human Resources through Partnerships and Innovation”, at the opening ceremony of the 23 – 25 May international gathering.

“Human resource enhancement and quality management go hand in hand and impact on any organization’s performance.

We must therefore seek to identify the challenges that deter us from maximizing the creative potential of our Human Resources, while creating a workplace culture that thrives on innovation,” the UWI principal said ahead of the event.

During the three day conference, tourism human resources professionals from the public and private sectors, tourism educators and trainers and consultants will approach the theme from a number of angles. These include effective leadership and employee engagement, how to recognize and nurture leadership at all levels of an organisation and how to leverage resources across boundaries.

An exciting workshop aimed at breathing life into the workplace has been planned. This workshop – Waking up the Tourism Workplace – is one of two intensive practical learning sessions to be presented by experts in the various fields. The other workshop will focus on innovation and creativity in the workplace.

CTO is partnering with the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and the Barbados Hospitality Institute – Hotel PomMarine, to organize the conference.

For programme details, registration and other information, visit www.onecaribbean.org.