SDC’s Train’s New Staff


The Social Development Commission (SDC) held its latest orientation training sessions for eighty-four (84) new employees between January 17 to January 23, 2018. This activity was under the theme “Stepping into Your Purpose with Professionalism, Excellence, a Positive Attitude, Passion and Action.”

SDC’s Director of Human Resource Management and Development, Mrs. Denise Ewan, presents the SDC Policies and Procedures at the SDC 2018 staff orientation session.

“The orientation process is necessary as it helps new employees to better manage some level of stress and anxiety that may come with assuming new duties in unfamiliar surroundings, these employees are guided to better understand the organizational culture, structure, and policies,” Director of Human Resource Management and Development Mrs. Denise Ewan highlighted.

SDC’s chairman Mrs. Prudence Kidd-Deans used the opportunity to inform the new newly orientated members of staff on the history of the organization, its current mode of operations and the organization strategic focus towards meeting the agenda of the Government of Jamaica.

“The orientation really gives me a new sense of purpose after all that I’ve learned today; being able to clearly see where the Jamaica Welfare then has evolved over the years and continued to better the lives of thousands of Jamaicans today as the Social Development Commission. I know that myself and my new colleagues are honored to be a part of this organization” Mr. Kashiane Roberts, St. Thomas Security Officer expressed.

Member of the SDC’s Training Department interacts with the new staff members in knowledge test exercise.


Along with all newly orientated staff who received a Certificate of Participation, an additional sixteen (16) staff member from the Properties and Administration Department were presented with Certificate for their successful completion of a four (4) month course in Introduction to Computer Knowledge.

 Hanover Parish Manager (SDC) Mr. Mashario Bisasor presents Ms. Cleopatra Karr with her certificate of participation at the end of day 5 orientation session.

Newly orientated staff share lens at the end of SDC’s 2018 orientation training session.

These training sessions are not new to the organization as they aim to boost staff moral while motivating them to produce high quality work.
As SDC continues its mandate in community development through social change and integration, the organization is of the belief that the message of empowerment is critical as officers engage communities on a regular basis. The organization’s promotion of interpersonal development through training and empowerment for an effective and more efficient workforce will better serve our communities island-wide.




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