Guyana Government Partners Announces Partnership With Schulich ExecEd

Posted on October 28, 2022

In an effort to further develop the healthcare system in Guyana, the Government has partnered with Schulich ExecEd at Canada’s leading business school, the Schulich School of Business at York University, to develop capacity training for hospital leadership.

Frank Anthony; Public Service Minister, Sonia Parag

The program is designed to teach management and leadership skills to work professionals, aspiring leaders, managers and senior leaders in the health sector and will be delivered on a virtual platform to participants from all administrative regions.

A virtual launch earlier this month was attended by Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony; Public Service Minister, Sonia Parag; officials of the Schulich School of Business and other participants. Minister Parag, in her remarks, emphasized the importance of training, as she cited the Government’s commitment to providing quality training to all Guyanese, especially to those serving in the healthcare sector of our country.

These comments were endorsed by the Health Minister, who added that the Health Ministry has embarked on an aggressive campaign to develop the healthcare sector through the construction of several hospitals, including the country’s first Maternal and Paediatric Hospital and several other projects to build and rehabilitate hospitals in the hinterland areas. This, he said, creates the need to develop the capacity of the administrators who will be assigned to these hospitals.

Executive Director of Schulich ExecEd, Rami Mayer

The program, he further stated, will provide this training. This training is just one of many training programs which the Health Ministry has embarked on to develop skills training not just for the medical staff but for all staff attached to the Ministry in a combined effort to enhance and develop healthcare delivery in Guyana.

“We are delighted to partner with the Ministry of Health, Government of Guyana as they overhaul the delivery of health-care services by developing their top hospital administrators across all 10 regions, equipping them with the skills necessary to lead this transformation… Our goal is to help the Guyanese Government transform its healthcare system and develop better hospital administrators and provide innovative healthcare solutions to improve patient outcomes,” Executive Director of Schulich ExecEd, Rami Mayer related.

He added, “The Schulich ExecEd-Guyana Masters Certificate in Hospital Leadership Program is customised for Guyana’s hospital administrators providing them with the necessary inter-personal skills and hands-on business tools to improve their management, leadership, and service delivery skills at all levels. At Schulich ExecEd, we help organisations like Guyana’s Ministry of Health, build and foster a high-performing, collaborative workplace culture with a strong emphasis on promoting leadership, communication, and innovation to help achieve organisational and performance goals.”