Leadership Cayman welcomes 2023 to alumni group
Leadership Cayman held its Alumni Reception at Grand Old House recently welcoming new alumni members from the Class of ’23. But it was also a great opportunity to meet and greet people interested in applying for the 2024 programme – answering their questions so that they could submit their application before the 10 November deadline.
Leadership Cayman is a dynamic, intensive, and interactive six-month programme introduced by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce in 2009. The programme promotes and enhances community leadership through an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business, and political issues in the Cayman Islands. The class attends bi-weekly seminars, learning from experts and local leaders who serve as panelists at each session.
“It certainly changed me – both in ways that I anticipated – and in ways that I didn’t anticipate at all, said Chamber President and LC Alumni member Nelson Dilbert.
“It gave me a real sense of the interconnectedness of everything, in the Cayman Islands, so that I had a deeper understanding of the importance and value of each decision
that is made. I established valuable connections, both with fellow classmates and with some of the amazing and visionary leaders from every sector.”
Planning Committee Chair for 2024, Ravi Campbell spoke about the value of the connections made during the programme, especially the wide range of people outside your own industry or sector.
Alumni member Cristina Spratt said: “You’re not going to find another programme in the Cayman Islands that’s going to give you a 360-degree view of the Cayman Islands in just six months. The speakers that you have are top-level, and in six months you get access to people that would take you more than six years if you were not part of the programme.”
Jennifer Leach-Tippetts, Class of ’21, said: ‘’in our class it was election year ….and we have access to heads of industry, directors of hospitals, government officials, Premiers Judges, the Governor – we were at the Governor’s house, and we asked those hard questions, and they gave us the answers,”