Our 21st Annual Regional Conference themed 'Delivering Exceptional Teaching and Learning Experiences in Challenging Times', was held June 25-28 at the Royalton White Sands Resort, Trelawny, Jamaica. Delegates representing nine countries and thirteen tertiary level institutions were in attendance. The excellent presentations and interactive sessions created the platform for informative and enlightening discussions and learning opportunities. Special guest speakers included: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, President- ACPA-College Student Educators International, Dr. Floyd Morris, Director- Centre for Disablity Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Dr. Garth Anderson, Principal-Church Teachers' College/ President-elect, Jamaica Teachers' Association-JTA.
About the CTLPA
The Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA) is a professional organization that facilitates learning, development and professional advancement for student services personnel. This is done with an aim to enhance continuous effectiveness in facilitating student learning and development in tertiary level institutions. The CTLPA analyzes trends in higher education inclusive of the student profiles and uses this data to inform policy, practices and implement programmes that prepare students to function effectively in a global economy.
About the Conference
The Annual Conference is one of the avenues for the promotion of professional development of student services professionals. Participants are exposed to recent related research; local, regional and international developments that impact higher education; evolving theories that reflect changes in student characteristics; showcases of best practices in the delivery of student services and the opportunity to be part of a professional network. As a regional organization, each year the Conference is held in a different Caribbean country. It attracts participation from over seven to nine locations in the region and the USA. These participants represent various colleges and universities.
Stay tuned for the reveal of next year's conference location!