TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Scotiabank is proud to sponsor the 2011
Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders' Dialogue (CCELD) bringing together
thought leaders from business, government, labour, and broader society
from across the Caribbean and Canada to share and learn from one
another, strengthen ties between the region and the country and develop
cross-cultural leadership skills.
"We have long-recognized the importance of investing in leadership and
the value of exchanging ideas across multiple countries," said Sylvia
Chrominska, Group Head, Global Human Resources and Communications.
"Leadership is a core strategic priority for Scotiabank and we're
pleased to support the work of the CCELD to enhance the development of
future public and private sector leaders in markets where Scotiabank
has a long history and very strong sense of commitment."
The CCELD is an intensive two-week conference that provides a regional
approach to leadership development. Under its 2011 theme Growth Through Connections: Enabling Sustainable Progress the Dialogue will expose participants to ideas, issues and people that
will fundamentally change how they see themselves and the world they
Traveling in small groups to one of 10 Canadian and one of 10 Caribbean
destinations, participants will meet with community leaders, workers
and volunteers from a variety of sectors to engage, listen, inquire,
share ideas and learn what it means to be a leader in an increasingly
interdependent and complex world.
Scotiabank is the major sponsor of the groups, which will be touring
many Caribbean locations where Scotiabank operates, including Bahamas,
Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, as well as
British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. In Toronto,
Scotiabank will host three groups for a full day of exposure to the
financial services industry, at Scotiabank's head office. The Bank also
has three participants from Bahamas, Jamaica and Canada taking part in
"I am very pleased to be a co-chair of this year's CCELD because this
Dialogue embodies the principles of global cooperation, which are
integral to Scotiabank in running a successful business," said Wendy
Hannam, Executive Vice-President, Sales and Service, Products and
Marketing Scotiabank and this year's Canadian Dialogue Co-Chair. "I
feel the participants will learn a lot from visiting our international
operations just as the Scotiabank members taking part will be able to
put this experience to use in their current roles."
The program begins today in Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada where all
participants will engage in two days of presentations, discussion and
networking. Participants then divide into study groups of 12
participants that travel to different locations in Canada and the
Caribbean to visit communities and workplaces from the public and
private sectors as well as civil society. Finally, the full Dialogue
reconvenes for three days in Barbados where each study group prepares a
presentation on what they have observed and learned.
About the CCELD
Built on the proven model of The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study
Conference - with over fifty years of experience - and the
Governor-General's Canadian Leadership Conference, the CCELD 2011
brings together a diverse group of influential and emerging leaders to
participate in a series of learning tours in varied cultures and
communities. For more information www.cceld.com.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 70,000 employees,
Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers
in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad
range of products and services including personal, commercial,
corporate and investment banking. With assets above $541 billion (as at
January 31, 2011), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York
Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships
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