Accordingly, Vision 2030 Jamaica: National Development Plan, itself, highlights Transformational Leadership as one of seven guiding principles that give “priority attention to elements that are essential to delivering a world-class quality of life for all Jamaicans and reflect the key pillars of change needed to realise the vision for our nation.” 

The Public Sector Leadership Development Centre will anchor MIND’s growing leadership development product line. Its full establishment is therefore expected to bring together on-going and new public sector leadership development initiatives within a common infrastructure, with the appropriate delivery mechanisms and administrative linkages within the Agency. It will also include clear accountabilities, relevant competencies and the appropriate allocation of resources to support the delivery of MIND’s leadership development initiatives across the Jamaican public service and the Caribbean.

Consequently, the establishment of a Public Sector Leadership Development Centre is a critical element of the PSLF. The model which has been developed for the Leadership Development Centre, is underpinned by research conducted through an environmental scan of leadership development across the world and rigorous consultations with local public and private sector stakeholders. This research identified critical areas of leadership development programming (products and services), target audience identification, funding, required leadership development expertise, technology use and application, governance and staffing, partnerships and stakeholder engagement, as critical inputs for the successful establishment and sustainability of the Centre. While it is recognized that there is no single best international model for developing leaders, as each country has its unique considerations, the MIND Leadership Development Centre Strategy, Implementation and Engagement Plan, proposes a focus on collective leadership practice, underpinned by reflective thinking and strategic organizational alignment. The Centre will focus on impacting results at four levels:


Develop public sector leaders at all levels to become more self-aware and empowered to lead through the full exercise of their competencies to achieve change and deliver results.


Develop a critical mass of leaders and by fostering leadership networks, the Centre will continue to help support the building of a public sector culture that fosters innovation and joined up government, generates commitment, and achieves sustainable results on both organisational, cross cutting/horizontal public sector priorities, as well as enterprise-wide initiatives.


Develop leadership that enables the public sector to collaborate with other sectors in order to maximize the results that would have been achieved unilaterally. These results will support economic and social development, national and global competitiveness, increase productivity, improve development indices and instil greater national pride.


Facilitate leadership development that will in the medium and long term, strengthen the leadership capacity of public service institutions within the English Speaking Caribbean, to improve the operations of government as a whole and support regional integration.