Roger Chung

LEVERAGING MICROSOFT OFFICE TOOLS FOR WORK

Date – Wednesday November 25th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresenterMr. Roger Chung

About this webinar:
As the country adapts to the new normal in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals and organisations alike require a transformation to a digital world. There is a greater need to adopt technology and software into daily lives and business operations to ensure continued productivity from remote work locations. This webinar is an interactive session that will highlight helpful features of Microsoft Office that can be used to support your work.

Meet Roger:
Mr. Roger Chung is the sitting head of the Department of Information Science and Technology at COSTAATT.  A senior lecturer whose areas of interest include machine intelligence and learning, databases and business intelligence, he holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science.  Mr. Chung is passionate about exposing individuals to the wonders of computers and information technology, from basic literacy to advanced computer applications.

Dr. Alvinelle Matthew
Marcia Stanisclaus

MAKING REMOTE WORK, WORK

Date – Thursday November 19th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
Presenters – Dr. Alvinelle Matthew and Ms. Marcia Stanisclaus

About this webinar:
To maintain productivity in the workplace despite the current pandemic, organizations have had to shift in-office work arrangements to remote work arrangements.  For some organizations, remote work has been a standard practice while for many, this new approach to work has proven to be beneficial yet challenging for employees.  This webinar panel discussion aims to provide insight about elements of an enabling remote work environment that can benefit both the organization and its employees. Some elements include creating a facilitating atmosphere for work at home, organization and well-being, and engaging a support system.

Meet Alvinelle:

Dr. Alvinelle Matthew is an HR professional with over 15 years’ experience mostly working in the education sector. She holds a PhD from the University of the West Indies and has a wide range of experience as an HR practitioner and an HR academic.  She lecturers in HR principles on a part-time basis and has published works on human resource development. She has worked in both private and public sectors responsible for providing human resource services to over 400 hundred employees. Her areas of expertise include strategic human resource management, employee-resourcing strategies, human resource development and performance management.

 

Dr. Matthew currently serves as the Vice President, Human Resources at COSTAATT, where her work includes planning, developing, and directing the administration of all HR functions; facilitating staffing arrangements; overseeing training and development programs; and implementing the performance appraisal process.  Dr. Matthew also ensures that policies and procedures are properly applied at the College in accordance with best industrial relations practices, while complying with government laws and requirements.

Meet Marcia:

Marcia Stanisclaus is an HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in the field. She is currently the Director, Planning and Employment at COSTAATT since 2009. She has experience in many functions of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training and development and compensation. Ms. Stanisclaus holds a BSc Management Studies (Special) from the UWI and has completed a post graduate diploma in Human Resources Management with the Heriot-Watt University. She is also trained in Succession Planning, Records and Information Management, Conflict Resolution and Management, Human Resources Management and Forensics of Academic Credentials and CV Fraud.

 

A results-oriented individual, Ms. Stanisclaus works together with the Vice President, Human Resources and team to provide strategic human resource services towards the continued growth and development of the College.

Roger Chung

MOVING MY BUSINESS ONLINE

Date – Wednesday November 11th, 2020
Time – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Registration – FREE
Presenter – Roger Chung

About this webinar:
Due to the pandemic, business enterprises have recognised the need to adapt their business model to establish an online presence.  Online presence involves conducting business virtually through a shopping website or mobile app to improve sales revenue, while at the same time encouraging less face-to-face interaction.  This webinar will provide insight on the benefits of moving a business online, a simple transition process and considerations for using this approach to adapt or establish a business.

Meet Roger:
Mr. Roger Chung is the Acting Chair of the Department of Information Science and Technology at COSTAATT.  One of his signal achievements is to nurture initially unexposed learners (from eight years old to adulthood) to the point where they attain functional computer literacy. His research interests are associated with Databases, Business Intelligence, Systems Analysis and Design, Big Data, Knowledge Management, Machine Learning, Data Science, Online Teaching and Learning Technology.  He currently holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies.

Sajjad Hamid

TURNING A SIDE HUSTLE INTO A BUSINESS

Date – Wednesday November 4th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
Presenter – Sajjad Hamid

About this webinar:
Due to rapid economic changes over the last few months, there is a growing need to find additional income streams.  Converting business ideas into an operational business has therefore become of pivotal importance.  This webinar will provide insight to aspiring entrepreneurs as well as unemployed and employed persons on how to turn a side line business enterprise into a sustainable operation generating additional income.

Meet Sajjad:
Sajjad Hamid is an entrepreneurship educator and is a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship, family business management and marketing at COSTAATT. Previously, he worked for a Fortune 500 company as business development manager for the southern Caribbean. He currently writes a column titled, Entreprenomics, in a leading local newspaper and has published over 200 articles that gives advice to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and family business owners.

 

Sajjad holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Florida, MBA (General Management) from the University of Reading, and Master of Science in Business Psychology from Franklin University. He also has an Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute.

STOP BORING! CONNECT WITH IMPACTFUL IMAGERY

Date – Wednesday October 28th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresenterJulie Gouveia Ferguson

About this webinar:
Optics are key! Admit it, at some point, we have all suffered through presentations (whether virtual or face-to-face) that have bored us into oblivion. Much of the time these presentations were chockful of text, more text and maybe a few pretty pictures. This webinar focuses on the use of impactful imagery that not only sustains the viewers’ interest, but motivates them to engage with the content.

Meet Julie:
Passionate about graphic design and art, Julie Gouveia Ferguson inspires others to embrace and exhibit their own artistic aesthetics, creativity and flair. Julie has worked as a graphic designer at McCann World Group in Trinidad. In Washington D.C., she worked at WHMM TV Channel 32 as a Designer, and at Washington City Paper she was a Graphic Designer, Assistant Production Manager, then Art Director. She has been a Senior Lecturer at the Ken Gordon School of Journalism and Communication Studies, COSTAATT, for almost 12 years. Julie is an advocate for innovation and the use of strong visual communication in lectures and presentations.

Nneka St. Rose
Kyra Mc-Gowan
Dr Joan Bobb-Ward

HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH ONLINE/REMOTE LEARNING AT HOME

Date – Wednesday October 21st, 2020
Time – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresentersNneka St. Rose and Kyra McGowan-Santana

About this webinar:
As the pandemic changes the way in which primary and secondary school students obtain their education, there are challenges faced by parents to effectively manage learning remotely at home.  For this webinar, we are collaborating with the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation to provide parents with strategies and tips for simple management of the online learning environment at home to ensure that their child optimally benefits from this new experience, while at the same time supporting the child’s wellbeing.

Meet Nneka:
Nneka St Rose is the Programme Coordinator for the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at COSTAATT, and has been a Senior Sociology Lecturer at the institution for the past thirteen years. With over ten years’ experience in online teaching and learning, she is a member of the College’s Teaching and Learning Policy group. Her research interests revolve around critical education, with a recent focus on home schooling.

Meet Kyra:
Kyra Mc Gowan-Santana is an educator with over ten years’ experience in Education.  She also has an extensive background in Marketing and Publishing having worked both locally and in the United States.  As an educator, her passion lies in the field of online education and the appropriate use of educational technology to achieve learning objectives and heightened student engagement.

Meet Joan:
Dr. Joan Bobb-Ward, Dean, COSTAATT Tobago Campus, has been an educator for the past forty-four years. She has served at all levels of the education system in Trinidad and Tobago and has been a special educator for the past twenty-eight years. She holds a PhD in Education; a M.Ed. with distinction in Youth Guidance; a B.Ed. with First Class Honours in Educational Administration; and a Certificate in Education, Teaching of the Hearing Impaired from the University of the West Indies.  Dr. Bobb-Ward is a former Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Trinidad and Tobago and also served as Site Coordinator of the location.

Nneka St. Rose
Kyra Mc-Gowan
Dr Joan Bobb-Ward

SHARING EXPERIENCES WITH ONLINE/REMOTE TEACHING

Date – Wednesday October 7th, 2020
Time – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresentersNneka St. Rose, Kyra McGowan-Santana and Dr. Joan Bobb-Ward

About this webinar:
As the pandemic changes the way in which primary and secondary school teachers deliver their curriculum, navigating the online environment effectively to achieve teaching and learning goals has become crucial. This discussion forum will provide an avenue for teachers to share their experiences with the online teaching environment and their strategies for managing this new approach.

Meet Nneka:
Nneka St Rose is the Programme Coordinator for the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at COSTAATT, and has been a Senior Sociology Lecturer at the institution for the past thirteen years. With over ten years’ experience in online teaching and learning, she is a member of the College’s Teaching and Learning Policy group. Her research interests revolve around critical education, with a recent focus on home schooling.

Meet Kyra:
Kyra Mc Gowan-Santana is an educator with over ten years’ experience in Education.  She also has an extensive background in Marketing and Publishing having worked both locally and in the United States.  As an educator, her passion lies in the field of online education and the appropriate use of educational technology to achieve learning objectives and heightened student engagement.

Meet Joan:
Dr. Joan Bobb-Ward, Dean, COSTAATT Tobago Campus, has been an educator for the past forty-four years. She has served at all levels of the education system in Trinidad and Tobago and has been a special educator for the past twenty-eight years. She holds a PhD in Education; a M.Ed. with distinction in Youth Guidance; a B.Ed. with First Class Honours in Educational Administration; and a Certificate in Education, Teaching of the Hearing Impaired from the University of the West Indies.  Dr. Bobb-Ward is a former Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Trinidad and Tobago and also served as Site Coordinator of the location.

Roger Chung

LEVERAGING MICROSOFT OFFICE TOOLS FOR WORK

Date – Wednesday September 30th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresenterMr. Roger Chung

About this webinar:
As the country adapts to the new normal in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals and organisations alike require a transformation to a digital world. There is a greater need to adopt technology and software into daily lives and business operations to ensure continued productivity from remote work locations. This webinar is an interactive session that will highlight helpful features of Microsoft Office that can be used to support your work.

Meet Roger:
Mr. Roger Chung is the sitting head of the Department of Information Science and Technology at COSTAATT.  A senior lecturer whose areas of interest include machine intelligence and learning, databases and business intelligence, he holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science.  Mr. Chung is passionate about exposing individuals to the wonders of computers and information technology, from basic literacy to advanced computer applications.

Jason Charles

PATHWAYS: CHOOSING YOUR CAREER

Date – Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresentersMr. Jason Charles and Ms. Ines Gill-Grill

About this webinar:
As CSEC and CAPE graduates await their results, they will be exploring opportunities for possible careers based on their personal interests and/or academic areas.  In addition, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a level of uncertainty that may be factored in to their choice of career as well as the pathway to getting there.  This webinar will provide a forum for young persons to share their aspirations, seek advice and learn about ways to realise their career goals, to which the College can guide in its role as an institution of the community.

Meet Ines:
Ms. Gill-Grill has a background in Labour, HR and Theatre in Education.  She has taught at the ECCE, primary and tertiary levels with a total of 30 years of formal teaching experience.  In addition, she possesses experience in life skills training and supervision and has a passion for teacher training and working with youths.  Ms. Gill-Grill’s personal motto is “There is always an opportunity to learn something new, everyday.”

Meet Jason:
Jason C. R. Charles is a multifaceted professional who has two decades of experience in the Career Management, Banking, Educational, International Relations and Entrepreneurship industries. He leverages these experiences to help guide and develop individuals who seek direction in determining their right career path by equipping them with the tools and advice to be successful at their endeavours.  He has worked in the Career Management Department at COSTAATT for the past 10 years.

Jinelle Kissoon-Weekes

DIGITAL MARKETING: EXPLORING THE SOCIAL MEDIA LANDSCAPE FOR GROWTH

Date – Wednesday September 9th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresenterJinelle Kissoon-Weekes

About this webinar:
In these challenging economic times, businesses are often faced with a reality of needing to do more with less. Often, the resources allocated to the marketing effort is reallocated or in the case of many small businesses – the resources do not exist. This webinar focuses on the use of social media as a landscape for growth, using a local small business to demonstrate how to use digital and social media to effectively market and promote business and ensure the most for your promotional spend.

Meet Jinelle:
Mrs. Jinelle Kissoon-Weekes is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT). Mrs. Kissoon-Weekes came to COSTAATT with extensive experience in marketing having worked with international and regional companies including Nielsen Research and Unilever. Mrs. Weekes continues to work with various organisations and groups in the area of social media management as part of their marketing and promotional activities.

Roger Chung
Dr Priscilla Bahaw

PATHWAYS: DEVELOPING YOUR CAREER

Date – Tuesday September 1st, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresentersMr Roger Chung and Dr Priscilla Bahaw

About this webinar:
Join us for an interactive session hosted by the Director of our Sangre Grande campus with technology, management and entrepreneurship lecturers.  The panel will be joined by a COSTAATT Admissions Officer and they will be discussing your personal career journey and how COSTAATT can help you realise your vision.

Meet Roger:
Mr. Roger Chung is the sitting head of department for COSTAATT’s Information Science and Technology programmes.  A Senior Lecturer whose areas of interest include machine intelligence and learning, databases and business intelligence, he holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science.  Mr. Chung is passionate about exposing individuals to the wonders of computers and information technology from basic literacy to advanced computer applications.

Meet Priscilla:
Dr. Priscilla Bahaw, a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at COSTAATT’s department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Bahaw works internationally in supporting students pursuing their Master’s degrees in Business and Entrepreneurship.  Through a mix of analytical dexterity, coaching, and student-centric techniques, Dr. Bahaw is able to include her research in the field of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation into her courses; providing students with relevant and relatable content designed to challenge and enhance the student’s journey.  Dr. Bahaw has over a decade of experience in academia recently co-authoring a text book for advanced level studies in business management for Caribbean students.

Sajjad Hamid

RESILIENCE IN ADVERSITY: STRATEGIES FOR SME ENTREPRENEURS

Date – Wednesday August 26th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
PresenterSajjad Hamid

About this webinar:
Even during the best of economic situations, owning, running and managing a business is stressful. These realities result in feelings of isolation and depression if not managed. This webinar focuses on recognising pressures associated with business ownership and developing strategies to build the resilience needed to weather the challenges of the economic uncertainty of today.

Meet Sajjad:
With extensive experience in the area of family and small business management and creation, Mr. Sajjad Hamid is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT). Mr. Hamid’s experience spans work with fortune 500 companies, small and medium size businesses and family owned enterprises to grow their businesses through consultation and training. Mr. Hamid has most recently developed an entrepreneurial neuroselling system for medium to large firms and actively writes informative columns in the daily newspapers such as his current Entreprenomics column.