SLHRD Director, Dr. Reid Bates, Implements Health Initiatives Abroad


Dr. Reid Bates, Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), returned from a trip to Trinidad and Tobago where he and his colleagues engaged in an extended series of meetings with Ministry of Health officials, regional health authority administrators, representatives of unions and professional organizations, and health system human resource management and planning officials from both the public and private sector.

The meetings were the first stage of a project in which Dr. Bates and his colleagues are assisting in finalizing the 10-year Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago, and developing a monitoring and evaluation framework and a costed 10-year implementation blueprint for the plan.  

Dr. Bates’ trip was an important first step in ensuring all stakeholders, including top level leadership, are informed, involved, and committed to transparency and collaboration in the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of a successful HRH plan.

Dr. Bates’ working relationship with Trinidad and Tobago began in 2014 when he traveled to Port of Spain, Trinidad to serve as the lead facilitator of the two-day workshop, “Strengthening the Foundation: Moving Human Resources Forward in the Caribbean, 2015-2020.”

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