Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Leadership Cayman 2020 resumes

The Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cayman 2020 programme has resumed its seminars after it was put on pause for approximately six months, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Its ‘Immigration and Workforce Development’ seminar, initially scheduled for mid-March, was held on Wednesday, September 2, at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa with 31 persons, including 23 class members in attendance.

“I am really delighted that we are now able to resume Leadership Cayman 2020 with in person seminars. I wish to thank the class mentor, Prasana, a Leadership Cayman graduate, and class members Kevin Grzybouski and Genevieve Georgiades who organised Wednesday’s seminar. I also want to say a special thank you to all the panelists and the sponsors who have supported this first seminar since the shutdown in March,” Chamber CEO, Wil Pineau said.

Leadership Cayman is a programme designed for shaping the leaders of tomorrow. The six-month programme enables participants to acquire an in-depth view of social, economic, business, and political issues in the Cayman Islands; develop the necessary skills to assume leadership roles; and to get involved in community projects.

The panelists for the recent seminar were Nicholas Joseph, partner at HSM Chambers; Wesley Howell, Chief Officer in the Ministry of Employment and Border Control; Jeremy Scott, Acting Director of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC); and Steve McIntosh, Chamber Secretary and Founder and CEO of CML Offshore Recruitment.

Immigration and Workforce Development issues discussed by the class members and panelists ranged from the role of WORC in immigration and employment services, new opportunities for Caymanian job seekers and employers needing to fill vacancies, as well as the challenges for employers requiring work permits. The issue of border control, in light of the need to reopen the economy to revive jobs in the tourism sector, was also a topic of keen interest.


The Immigration and Workforce Development seminar sponsor was KPMG, while The Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa was the venue sponsor.

The major sponsors for the six-month long Leadership Cayman programme are Cox Lumber Limited, RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited and Wheaton Precious Metals.

Those interested in getting involved in Leadership Cayman are encouraged to visit www.leadershipcayman.ky for more information.

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