Certificate in General Management
My name is Marie-Angele Barbe, I am 31 years old and I have a five year old son.
I had always wanted to follow a management course, to gain more knowledge to facilitate my work and to gain more experience in the field. In 2011 I attended two courses at the SIM: Supervisory Skills and Basic Management. After completing these two courses, which I found to be very interesting, I felt the need to further my studies in the Management field. Therefore, in 2012 I approached Mr Bonte, the Registrar of the Supreme Court at that time, and he advised me to see the Human Resources Manager to make the necessary arrangements. I subsequently enrolled on the Certificate in General Management Course, and I started the course in 2013, ending in 2015.
My one and a half years at The Guy Morel institute while taking this course was not always easy since I had to balance my office duties with my studies, but still had to deliver 100% at work. I had to make a lot of sacrifices as I also had my family to take care of. Being able to study locally was also beneficial for me in view of the fact that I had peace of mind with regards to having my son close to me all the time and also with family and friends around me to give support.
Studying and working at the same time is not easy, but I am happy to say that I got a lot of support from the Management of the Judiciary for which I am very grateful. The lecturers at The Guy Morel Institute were also very supportive and willing to help in any way they could.
The course has helped me to better manage my workload, prioritize my tasks, deal with clients, and better supervise my subordinates and to be a better leader.
It has been a privilege for me to take this course at The Guy Morel Institute, which is part of the University of Seychelles. I am grateful for having been given the opportunity to follow this course and become a graduate of the University of Seychelles.
I graduated in November 2015 and I am extremely happy with my achievement. I could not have done it alone. I would like to first of all thank God for his blessings. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Senior Magistrate Laura Pillay for her continued support and guidance, Mrs Juliana Esticot, Registrar of the Supreme Court, who is also my supervisor, Ms Nicole Mathurin, Human Resource Manager, my family, and fellow students in my class for all their support.
I hope to be able in future to follow more courses at The Guy Morel Institute to benefit my organization and myself.