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Conference - Improving Public Service Performance in the OECS in Times of Crisis

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
November 2—3, 2009

Conference Agenda and Materials

Open CeremonyAgenda 

Opening Remarks by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia,  Honourable Stephenson King, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Economic Planning and National Development

DAY 1

PANEL 1
Topic: Maintaining Fiscal Discipline Under Pressure: Sustainable Wage Bill Management Practices. Experts from International Organizations

a. Mr. Nick Manning - Sector Manager, Public Sector Management Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
b. Mr. Mark Silins - PFM Advisor, CARTAC
c. Sir Dwight Venner - Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)

PANEL 2
Topic: Maintaining Fiscal Discipline Under Pressure: Sustainable Wage Bill Management Practices. Successful Experiences from Commonwealth States.
a. Mr. Paul Zahra - Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Malta
b. Ms. Hoe Soon Tan - Director, HR Transformation Office, Public Service Division, Office of the Prime Minister, Singapore

PANEL 3
Topic: Importance of Leadership and Management in Improving Organizational Performance
a. Mr. Curt Wellington - Professor, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
b. Professor Dr. Sir Howard Fergus - Speaker of the House, Montserrat
c. Dr. Ruth Dantzer - President, Canada School of Public Service
d. Mrs. Jennifer Astaphan - Executive Director, CARICAD

DAY 2

PANEL 1
Topic: How do we overcome those constraints?
a. Mrs. Gloria McField-Nixon - Chief Officer and Deputy Head of the Civil Service, Cayman Islands
b. Mr. George Briggs - Former Permanent Secretary, Jamaica
c. Dr. Ruth Dantzer - President, Canada School of Public Service
d. Mr. Nick Manning - Sector Manager, Public Sector Management Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

PANEL 2
Topic: Improving Individual Performance: Effective Performance Management Systems for Small States
a. Mr. Curt Wellington - Professor, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
b. Mr. Beresford Riley - Director, Human Resource Management (Ag), Trinidad & Tobago
c. Mrs. Rosemund Warrington - Programme Specialist, CARICAD
d. Mr. Hoe Soon Tan - Director, HR Transformation Office, Public Service Division, Office of the Prime Minister, Singapore

PANEL 3
Topic: The Importance of ICT in Improving Public Service Performance
a. Mr. Paul Zahra - Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Malta
b. Mrs. Shelly Ann Clarke-Hinds - Government of Trinidad and Tobago
b. Mr. Yeen Loo Foo - InfoComm Development Authority (IDA), Government of Singapore
d. Ms. Karlene Francis - EGRIP Project Co-ordinator

Closing Remarks by the Minister of the Public Service of St. Lucia, Honourable Lenard Montoute




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