IUC hosts Community Leaders Empowerment Workshop for Swallowfield residents PDF Print Email

IUC hosts Community Leaders Empowerment Workshop for Swallowfield residents

Thirty-one community leaders from the Swallowfield area in St. Andrew recently participated in a two-day Community Leaders Empowerment Workshop held   at the International University of the Caribbean’s (IUC) Central Campus at 47 Old Hope Road, St. Andrew.

Organized by IUC’s Mel Nathan College in conjunction with the Swallowfield Citizens Association, the workshop focused on providing support to community leadership by equipping leaders with the skills to organize and lead community action, creating the climate for community renewal as well as creative problem solving techniques.

Over the course of the two days, participants were exposed to concepts such as sustainable human development, community capacity building and the role leadership, strategic planning as well as project writing and administration.

The participants, who received certificates of participation at the end of the workshop, expressed appreciation to IUC for providing them with skills that   would enable them to perform as better community leaders.

IUC’s Dr. Grace Ann Cornwall - Dean of Community Development and Social Policy, David Allen - Community Development Officer, Courtney Cox – adjunct faculty member and Marcia Hextall were the workshop presenters.

The International University of the Caribbean has had a long association with   community development, mainly through its involvement with the Mel Nathan Institute in Hannah Town, Kingston through from which one of its founding colleges is named and more recently, Swallowfield in St. Andrew.