Middle managers conference marks 14 years of empowering leaders Loop Jamaica

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The 14th Make Your Mark Middle Managers Leadership Conference, a highly anticipated event, commenced today with a captivating opening ceremony. This marked another significant milestone in its esteemed 14-year history of empowering middle managers with unparalleled leadership development opportunities.

Dr Jacqueline Coke-Lloyd, Managing Director of Make Your Mark Group (MYMG), delivered the convenor’s opening remarks, emphasising the significance of the conference as a catalyst for middle managers’ leadership development.

“The Middle Managers Leadership Conference represents a beacon of hope and opportunity for middle managers seeking to enhance their skills, drive organisational success, and shape the future of leadership excellence. It is a privilege to convene such a distinguished gathering of industry leaders and aspiring professionals, united in our mission to champion change, adaptability, and strategy in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape,” she stated.

Sydney Thwaites, President of the Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association, representing over 500 manufacturers, large and small, extended greetings from the business sector. In his statement, he underscored the pivotal role of middle management in organisations, stating, “Middle management, your role is crucial. You set the tone of our organisations, translate the strategy into action, and shape our communication with stakeholders. Your strengths and contributions are invaluable to the team.”

Meanwhile, Pearnel Charles Jr, Minister of Labour and Social Security, commended the Make Your Mark Group for organising yet another excellent conference. He stated, “The Make Your Mark Group, under the astute guidance of its founder, Jacqueline Coke-Lloyd, has carved a niche in business and youth development, not just within our shores but internationally. The spirit of this organisation, centred on fostering growth, development, and individual empowerment, resonates deeply with the mandate of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, where our mission is the empowerment of individuals and their families and where we seek to promote a culture of productivity as a tool for national development.”

Minister Charles emphasised the pivotal role of middle managers in bridging the gap between strategic vision and operational excellence. He encouraged participants to embrace the opportunities presented at the conference and to continue pursuing excellence in their respective organisations.

The conference began with an inspiring opening ceremony, setting the tone for a pivotal moment for middle managers to enhance their leadership skills, drive organisational success, and shape the future of their respective industries. With a diverse range of minds, influencers, and decision-makers in attendance, the conference offers a unique platform for learning, sharing, and networking.

Over the next two days, participants will engage in discussions and workshops, where they will gain insights from peers and industry leaders, challenge conventional paradigms, and sharpen the skills required to ignite the spark of innovation within their organisations. The knowledge and strategies acquired during the conference will serve as a catalyst for personal growth and equip participants with new tools to guide their organisations towards sustainable development and a more substantial societal impact.