Hillside House and the Cayman Islands Humane Society received support from PwC managers as part of the firm’s Leading Teams soft skills training programme.
The programme is offered to new managers and newly promoted senior staff, and aims to develop and improve interpersonal, or ‘soft’, skills.
‘Soft skills are personal qualities such as leadership, effective coaching, teamwork and time management, to name a few,’ explained PwC Leading Teams trainer, Trishia Ogilvie.
‘These complement the technical requirements of any job. We believe it’s critical for our managers and senior level employees to continually develop and improve on these traits,’ Ms. Ogilvie said.
Hillside House was given a facelift by five PwC Leading Teams managers.
Adult Special Needs Programme Supervisor, Dawn Rankine, was very pleased with their effort.
‘The team provided the paint, the muscle and the time to come help us out,’ said Ms. Rankine.
‘Their efforts were heartwarming and everyone at Hillside House and the Department of Children and Family Services wishes to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to PwC,’ she said.
Similarly, a second team of PwC Managers volunteered their time to help the Cayman Islands Humane Society set up the addition of a cat quarantine room and adoption room.
Humane Society’s Trina Legge explained that the much-needed cat rooms will be in the space formerly occupied by the Thrift Shop.
‘We needed the space so that we could separate the cats requiring treatment from the healthy ones,’ explained Ms. Legge.
‘Of course we are very grateful to PwC for all of their help cleaning out the Thrift Shop and for the paint and supplies they donated. We rely on the goodwill of such volunteers to help keep the Humane Society running smoothly,’ she said.
Ms. Ogilvie was also pleased with the result of the firm’s programme.
‘Not only did our new managers succeed with the soft skills training course, but they actually put some of their training to good use by helping others,’ she said.
For more information about PwC’s Leading Teams Programme, contact Ms. Ogilvie at [email protected]