New Civil Service College manager appointed

Lance Barnes has been appointed as a manager of “leadership learning” at the Cayman Islands Civil Service College.

Mr. Barnes has been helping deliver Institute of Leadership and Management and Institute of Certified Professional Managers learning programs since 2015, according to a government press release.

The former e-government project manager took up his new post earlier this month. As the college’s primary administrator and faculty member of the Leadership and Management development program, his new role will entail facilitating other online learning programs throughout the college, “as well as being responsible for the delivery and coordination of leadership and management training across the entire civil service,” the release states.

“My immediate goal is to work in conjunction with the Civil Service Strategic 5-Year Plan in delivering a world-class civil service which entails training and development across the entire civil service,” he said. “This will involve talent development/management which will improve the chances for succession planning. I’ll also try to improve collaboration across the civil service to foster partnership in understanding shared and individual goals.”

An adjunct lecturer in human resources and strategic management at the International College of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Barnes said he wants to create a framework “through which managers will take on the responsibility of becoming leaders rather than focusing only on the management of their daily tasks.

He reports to the Civil Service College’s Director of Human Capital Development Andrea Fa’amoe.

Ms. Fa’amoe said, “Mr. Barnes is eminently qualified for the position. He has a wealth of management skills, coaching and mentoring at an executive level. These together with strong analytical and interpersonal skills allow him to interact with individuals from different cultural backgrounds easily. His wide range of experience, dedication and objective mindset, has established a solid framework to develop and implement training needs across the civil service.”

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