Dr. Earl Harewood currently lectures for Edinburgh’s Herriot-Watt University/Australian Institute of Business/School of Higher Education. He performs the same role for the Australian Institute of Business/School of Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association Liaisons to Trinidad. He teaches corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility and has taught social and organizational change and organizational culture.
Harewood earned his MBA in Organizational Change and Development from Regent University in 2003. He earned an MS in Organizational Counselling in 2008 from The Johns Hopkins University and his PhD in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.
Presentation Summary - Leading Performance Improvement in T&T: Global Strategies for Sustainability
Whether performance is where it needs to be or not in Trinidad and Tobago, one will never know as forecasting, planning, benchmark, international practice accreditation and pointed industry research is seldom practiced. What this means is that there is more reacting because when situations surface there is no clear plan to address them. Added to this, investment in targeted training and development activities are few so many persons’ exposure to new systems, practices, processes and techniques are almost non-existent so innovation never
happens and new products, services and ideas never emerge. Subsequently, if there is to be improved performance, there is greater need to understand the socio-historical barriers to encouraging creative problem solving, idea sharing and promotion of innovative practices that will lead to new and improved products, services, standards and people practices suitable
for launching the nation into the 22nd century competitively placed for global competition. This will take more intentional approaches to leading innovative performance improvement initiatives which will require human resources and other leaders to fully develop the eight competencies we will discuss during the presentation.