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JN Group introduces Leaders2Leader programme

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica National Group has expanded its training and development programme for its employees throughout the group, with the launch of a comprehensive leadership programme called Leader2Leader.

The programme, which is being led by the JN Group's senior manager for Learning, Development and Culture, Dr RenÈe Rattray, was launched recently at The Knutsford Court hotel, with the leadership of the group's member company, JN Bank, as its first participants.

"In any good organisation, to maintain their standard for greatness, leaders need to step back, pull themselves together to reflect, learn and unlearn, as well as seek motivation and inspiration. Emerging from that context, they will, in turn, learn to motivate, coach and inspire those whom they lead," Rattray, a professional in leadership development, explained.

The Leader2Leader programme has seven clear objectives, which includes building the capacity of the leadership team to continuously improve their efficiency and effectiveness; and expose JN Group's leaders to different forms of leadership styles and approaches.

"This type of training format provides a context in which everyone can develop their appreciation for the company's culture and how it affects implementing strategy," Curtis Martin, interim managing director, JN Bank, stated, indicating that, "it will also impact how we align with our culture to drive excellence in our company."

Rattray underscored that the leadership programme is part of the broader thrust to establish the JN Group, as a learning organisation which is continually transforming itself.

"In a competitive landscape, continuous learning must be par for the course, so that we will be flexible, prepared to change and adapt. In other words, the current context calls for people who are constantly thinking," Rattray said.