24 June, 2007


Thursday Workshop. I should have done this several days ago. I am getting slower and slower on the uptake. As the years pass, I do not seem to get off the mark as quickly as before.

I hope I may be excused for using this medium to do a little self promotion. Well, actually, it is promoting the Anguilla Association of Office Professionals. I have been invited to give a workshop on ethics and integrity for office professionals. It will take place on Thursday, 28 June 2007. Venue is to be the Teachers’ Resource Centre. There is a small charge to cover the cost of refreshments. Otherwise, it will be an inexpensive way for businesses and offices on Anguilla to have their office staff immersed in issues of ethics and integrity for an entire day.

I am not sure what I am going to tell them for a whole day. No doubt, something will come to me. You know what they say about lawyers. If you want us to speak for ten minutes, we need a week’s notice. And, a paying client. But, if you want us to talk all day long, we are ready right now! And, for free.

The programme looks like this:

8:30 - 8:55 am: Registration

9:00 - 9:10 am: Prayer: Mrs. Catherine Brooks EXOTY 2006-2007

Welcome: Mrs. Rozell Hennis-Richardson, President AAOP

Introduction of Faciliator: Mrs. Ursil Webster-Brooks

9:10 - 10:30 am: 1st Session: The case for Ethics and Integrity

10:30 - 10:35 am: B R E A K

10:35- 12.00 noon : 2nd Session: Discussion of actual problems in Anguilla by participants

12:15 - 1:15 pm: L U N C H

1:20 - 2.30 pm: 3rd Session: A Code of Ethics for Office Professionals

There is room for late registrants. If you are interested, contact Rozell Hennis-Richardson at the Teachers’ Resource Centre.


  1. Congratulations Mr Mitchell, for at least taking up the offer. Ethics and integrity was the order of the day within the civil service. I may be out of touch with how it should be now but I firmly believe those values are missing with in the service these days. I believe that people come into the service with good intentions, but get caught up along the way and follow the Romans like when you are in Rome.
    This ethics and integrity should also be geared towards the managers as well because they come up short by all accounts. thank you Mr Mitchell, we had no one in our day we only relied on the home teaching. It is a new era.

  2. The great puritan heresy puts evil in the object, in a deck of cards, in a woman's hair, in dancing, in that great invention whisky. ... Evil cannot be in the object. It must be in the mind and heart. --Andrew Nelson Lytle


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