Our Mission

Caribbean Governance Training Institute

The Caribbean Governance Training Institute leverages the insights of Governance Experts to tackle the fundamental issues surrounding the governance of local Caribbean Organizations.

In today’s uncertain world, the Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI) offers a lifeline to the governing boards of Caribbean and global organizations that face an ever-increasing list of previously unimaginable problems. Board members find themselves under increased scrutiny to demonstrate accountability and transparency to a host of stakeholders. CGTI’s Mission is to increase the governance literacy of Board members, thereby improving the effectiveness of the Board.

CGTI offers several programs including the flagship Chartered Director (C.Dir.), designed to cover the fundamentals of governance. Other specialized programs include Audit Committee Certification, Financial Literacy, and the Chairman’s Program. Since 2020, CGTI’s courses have been delivered entirely online, which has been a popular and successful transition, resulting in more clients being able to become certified remotely.

CGTI was founded by Caribbean entrepreneur, management training professional, and former Managing Director of Milestone Development Ltd. (Saint Lucia), Lisa Charles, and global governance and strategy guru, Dr. Chris Bart of Bart & Company Inc. (Canada).Our esteemed international faculty are experts in their subject matter, with the governance experience and presentation skills to provide participants with the tools to excel in the boardroom. In-house consulting services can also be provided for individual organizations, along with customized governance programs as required.

Our diverse and happy clients include the Governments of Saint Lucia, Antigua, and Turks & Caicos, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Caribbean Association of Banks, State Insurance Antigua, Trident Trust BVI, as well as law firms, trust companies, hospitals and High Commissions. 

Key takeaways from attending our programs


The Caribbean Governance Training Institute’s Chartered Director Program is a dynamic program focusing on the role of Board members in driving and sustaining the success of their Caribbean Organisations. The program provides Board members of Caribbean Organisations with the framework to effectively execute their organisation’s strategy, develop talent, enhance their organisation’s performance—and position it for long term success.

An important outcome for participants is the development of a strong network of peers – Caribbean Organisation “governors” who share similar responsibilities and experiences and who routinely confront contemporary governance issues. The Chartered Director Program is an essential resource for Board Members of Caribbean organizations who want to grasp the nuances of Caribbean Organization governance. Sessions provide a highly interactive forum for candid, off-the-record dialogue about Caribbean Organisation Governance and real-world challenges.

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