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Graduate School USA Delivers Training In Jamaica

The Graduate School USA and the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) worked in partnership to deliver a Management Analysis Training Program to the Government of Jamaica. The training took place in Kingston, Jamaica from February to August 2011.

Twenty-seven participants, representing the Jamaican Cabinet Offices, participated in the training program. Graduate School USA instructors Kathy McCleskey, Dit Talley, Art Casabianca, and Mark Meza worked with their counterparts from MIND to assess participants’ training needs, develop curriculum, deliver courses, and conduct assignments.

The graduation ceremony took place at the MIND training facilities on December 10, 2011. Dr. Jerry Ice, Graduate School USA CEO and Mrs. Ruby Brown, MIND CEO, welcomed the participants and awarded certificates to the 2011 graduates. Other guests who attended the graduation ceremony included The Honourable Arthur Williams, Minister Without Portfolio with Responsibility for Information, the Public Service and Cabinet Office; Mr. Wayne Jones, Senior Advisor, Public Sector Establishment Division, Cabinet Office; Mr. Oneil Grant, President, Jamaica Civil Service Association; and Mrs. Judith Ramlogan Chung, Chief Executive Officer, Companies Office of Jamaica.

For more information about the program and about partnership opportunities please contact Olena Yanakova-Lange, Program Manager, at

Non-Profit Consulting

A consultant brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to an organization. External consultants help to guide change in a specific area of an organization. Consultants present fresh ideas and methods for improving specific processes within the organization.

Examining the various aspects of a board of directors or a volunteer program or of the nonprofit in general is a proven method of increased capacity. When assessments are performed and “GAPS” are identified, it is the starting point of enabling the nonprofit to fill in the “GAPS” and move forward with a plan.

Why bring a consultant to your location?

A consultant can examine the systems and processes of your organization with an unbiased point of view. From a strategic plan to volunteer management audit to a board audit, self examination opens the opportunities to build capacity and serve more clients.

What KM Consulting and Training Connection will contribute

As a result of using KM Consulting and Training Connections as a consultant, the organization will have:

  • A completed strategic plan.
  • Tips and guideance about enhancing your volunteer program
  • An assessment of your board with specific guidelines and ideas to incorporate into board meetings.
  • Team building opportunities to help participants work toward common goals

For more information please contact us:

Phone: 512-515-0580
Fax: 512-515-0590
E-mail: Kathleen McCleskey

E-mail: Bob McCleskey