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OPM exposes staff to leadership training

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Senior staff in the various departments that form part of the Ministry known as the
Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), are taking part in an executive leadership
training programme.
Participants in attendance represent the OPM headquarters, the Antigua and
Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF), and the Organization of National Drug Control
Policy (ONDCP). The three-day training sessions will be facilitated by Human
Resources Consultant, Shirlene Nibbs.
Permanent Secretary in the OPM Ministry, Stacey Gregg-Paige, addressed the
opening exercises telling attendees that Leadership is not merely a position or a
title, but a mindset, a set of skills, and a commitment to continuous growth and
“Whether you are a seasoned leader, looking to sharpen your skills, or someone
aspiring to step into a leadership role, this three-day workshop will provide you
with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to excel in your leadership journey.
Throughout this workshop, various aspects of leadership will be explored, from
effective communication and team-building to strategic thinking and decision-
making. The principles of ethical leadership will be delved into, and the
importance of leading by example,” she stated.
Gregg-Paige emphasized that leadership is not confined to the workplace alone.
“It extends to every facet of our lives, from our families to our communities. As
you grow as a leader, you have the potential to influence and inspire others
profoundly. Leadership is about empowering those around you, fostering a sense of
purpose, and working collaboratively towards common goals,” she shared.
In her remarks, Nibbs said the focus will start with the participants themselves as
that is where leadership starts. “Your self-awareness as a leader is important
because if you don’t know who you are then you cannot lead others. So that is
where we will start, and I expect that you will make a difference in your particular
unit, your supervisors will see a difference in you and the country will see a

difference in the performance in the various departments of the prime OPM
portfolios,” she declared.

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