Marlene S. Charles has over twenty-seven years of combined experience in the field of Education, Training and development. This includes expertise in Policy Creation and Implementation, Programme Design and Implementation, Curriculum Development, Programme Monitoring And Evaluation, Report And Grant Writing, Project And Event Management, Team Leadership for governmental, non-profit and corporate bodies. She also has experience in Job Design and Organisational Development.
Marlene graduated from Framingham State College in the United States with a master’s degree in Education majoring in International Teaching (1999) and has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of the West Indies (1993). She is an experienced trainer.
She is currently the Immediate Past President of the YWCA of Trinidad and Tobago having served within the management of the association in various capacities since 2010. Under her watch, the administration of two local regional chapters was centralised and the organisation successfully secured funding for building institutional capacity via training, establishing governance structures and membership motivation.
She has been a member of the Association of Female Executives Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT) since 2010 and served on the Board from 2011-2014. In her tenure as President, during the period 2012-2013, she increased the financial membership by ten percent (10%). In her position as the organisation’s inaugural Director-Social Outreach, she created a new curriculum for the mentorship programme, focused on young women in prison, in 2013. This format is still in use, and now, in conjunction with the Ministry of Community Development has been implemented in eight (8) national communities since 2016.
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