The CTLPA Barbados chapter continued to make developmental strides in academic year 2008-2009. The Executive Committee worked assiduously to ensure that the chapter met its objectives. The CTLPA Barbados Chapter continued to offer student affairs professionals in Barbados opportunities for networking and professional development.
The Chapter delivered its annual professional development seminar on November 29, 2008. The seminar which was entitled “Purposeful Professionals: Understanding, Supporting and Engaging our students” was held at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings Christ Church. The seminar featured two panels and one main presentation. The first panel presentation focused on ‘Understanding Our Students’ and the panelists included renowned local historian Trevor G. Marshall, who traced the history of Barbados’ higher education. Chandar Gupta Supersad, CTLPA PRO and Careers and Placement Officer at UWI, St. Augustine, examined the “Millennial Student” while Mr. Alleyne, Senior Teacher at the Garrison Secondary School, examined the “Transition from Secondary School to College”. The seminar offered the opportunity for participants to be engaged in important conversations related to their work with students.
CTLPA President Jacqueline Austin, PRO Pat Reece- Mc Comie, and Project Officer in the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Development Unit, Ms. Sandra Martindale focused on the importance of “Engaging our Students”.
During the year, the chapter maintained contact with its membership which is drawn from all spheres of higher education in Barbados via e-mail and the CTLPA Connections newsletter.
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Involvement in CTLPA has assisted in my own personal growth and development as well as that of Student Services at my campus.