Sunday 26 January, 2020

10th cohort of Leadership Cayman graduates clock out

Leadership Cayman Class of 2019

Leadership Cayman Class of 2019

A total of 26 participants are celebrating after graduating from the 2019 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cayman programme.

The participants came together recently at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman to celebrate the end of a six-month intensive programme, designed to give participants a well-rounded view of the Cayman Islands community, a detailed understanding of the islands’ history and culture, and to develop their leadership skills.

Participants took part in a series of seminars that focused on business, government, education, media, financial services, criminal justice and the sister islands. They also participated in a community project. 

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The recent graduation marks the 10th annual celebration of the Leadership Cayman programme since its inception in 2009. The graduates join over 200 other local high-level community leaders who have successfully completed the programme. 

“Leadership Cayman is one of the Chamber of Commerce’s key programmes focusing on the development of the human capital in the Cayman Islands,” Chamber President, Christopher Kirkconnell, said.

“The programme provides participants with exclusive opportunities and experiences that enable them to become strong leaders, in their jobs as well as in the community. Each graduating class adds to the strong network of like-minded businesspersons across industry fields. Congratulations to the 2019 graduates on their achievement."

Describing her Leadership Cayman experience, 2019 Graduate, Jovanna Wright revealed: “Leadership Cayman was an unforgettable and rewarding experience. I truly enjoyed meeting new people and developing new friendships.

"During Leadership Cayman, I had the opportunity to learn about the key sectors in the Cayman Islands and how they're impacting today's world. I am truly grateful for this amazing opportunity and would highly recommend this program. It was definitely a meaningful experience and I enjoyed every minute of it.” 

Leadership Cayman 2020 is now accepting applications. Applicants must be at least 25 years old by January 1, 2020; have lived in the Cayman Islands for a minimum period of 12 months and must be in at least a middle-management position at their current place of work.

There are only 24 spaces available for this coming year’s programme. Applicants can apply online through 

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting information sessions to provide further details about the programme on Wednesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 24, from 6pm to 7pm, at their training facility in Governor’s Square.

The programme is made possible by the ongoing support and sponsorship of local businesses in Cayman such as Cox Lumber Ltd, RBC, Royal Bank (Cayman0 Ltd., Wheaton Precious Metals International Ltd., Cayman First, Deloitte, Greenlight RE, Island Paving, KPMG, Logic and Walkers.

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