Government Protocol


For many years Governments have used events as a means of celebrating and communicating to various stakeholders its major achievements and milestones. These events are normally held at different times during the year, with lots of "pump and ceremony". Persons who work or are interested in these types of events must therefore possess some unique characteristics, as these events are highly scrutinised (since public funds are normally used to cover the cost of hosting) and widely broadcasted.

Some of the important stakeholders at these events include politicians, VIPs, officials, sponsors, funders and volunteers, and as such understanding the importance of the risks associated with these types of events, as well as having the ability to negotiate, and to motivate and train volunteers are all critical assets.


Target Audience

Persons who can benefit from this workshop include staff at:

  • Government Ministries
  • Mayors' Offices and the Regional corporations
  • Health Sector Authorities


Learning Objectives

Participants who complete this training workshop should have the ability to:

  • Understand the structure of government.
  • Understand the nature and types of events hosted.
  • Engage in and seek out funding/fundraising activities.
  • Negotiate effectively.
  • Understand and effectively mitigate any risks associated with the event.
  • Apply proper ethics and be accountable for elements under their purview.
  • Manage volunteers.


Facilitator: Ms. Sandra Basheer

Ms. Sandra Basheer has been teaching at the Lok Jack GSB for the past six (6) years and has extensive experience in the field of event management. Ms. Basheer's portfolio includes such major government hosted events as, the ICC Cricket World Cup where she held the post of Manager of VIP & Protocol. She has also held key roles in the Establishment of the Association of Caribbean States, FIFA Uunder17 World Youth Championship 2001, Miss Universe Pageant 1999, various Trade Expositions and Manager of the government established "Events Management Centre."

Ms. Basheer is a graduate of the George Washington University Event Management Programme and is currently completing qualifications in Arts and Cultural Enterprise Management at the University of the West Indies.



Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 2 Days
Cost TT $3,500.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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