Save The Date: COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot

Evaluation Session in 9 Save the Date

Mark your calendars!

Coming to you Thursday, June 11, 2020                                                                  COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot

Time: 2:00 PM EST [Toronto & New York] | 1:00 PM Jamaica                                                      7:00 PM UK  | 8:00 PM Zambia

Rescheduled:  To be held,  Friday, June 12, 2020  @ 2:00 PM EST.

Registration: Free  | New participants pre-register at the link below

About the series:

Watch this space for session topics and speaker details!

We are proud partners in the Eval4Action Movement and Campaign.

Call for Papers —The Noësis: MWildhorse Strategy and Performance Magazine

Deadline: April 15, 2018

springcover2018sampleIn a world where the language of business expands almost daily and growth-related concepts can be tough to understand The Noësis aims to bring understanding and simplicity —disambiguation.

Its content will facilitate understanding of tough business and development concepts while accelerating the learning of industry language and how-to; and will help organizations and entrepreneurs get more out of their investment in consulting solutions. Practitioners and consultants can expect content that will help them to improve their craft.

It does this by highlighting successful Caribbean and Canadian entrepreneurs, research findings, issues, trends, companies, stories, commentaries, book reviews and entertainment pieces.  Articles and stories focus on growth related topics such as strategy, marketing, trade, performance management and measurement, intellectual property and the creative industries.

The publication is a hybrid Magazine/Professional Journal geared towards C-level executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, practitioners and consultants with an interest in strategy, marketing, evaluation, organizational assessments, international trade, entrepreneurship and international development. And will be circulated to senior executives, business owners and libraries.

The new Canadian-Caribbean Magazine is the only business magazine designed to promote the culture of Caribbean entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship as a desirable, feasible and viable economic activity for Caribbean immigrants in Canada and other diasporic markets of the Caribbean.

We want to see the growth of high performing Caribbean businesses in all major Diaspora markets. We want to see the Caribbean culture of entrepreneurship and its entrepreneurial DNA deliver significant impact to entrepreneurs and the markets in which the businesses call home— as well as those they serve.

Hence, we provide information, stimulate debate, share research, cases and stories for ensuring organizational leaders and team have the necessary information for strategy success in starting and growing their businesses.  We want to see greater impact from international development initiatives especially in ACP Countries; therefore, we will address those issues and explore solutions.

Publishing Opportunities

Consultants and practitioners are invited to submit articles, case studies, anecdotes and stories.

Academic researchers, consultants, and experts are invited to serve in editorial roles as well as to contribute articles, stories and cases.

Recent Graduates, final year PhD and Master’s Degree students are invited to submit articles based on their final research papers. Submissions should have a focus on the Caribbean, Caribbean Diaspora Markets or Canada.

Business writers and/journalists are invited to submit articles (feature, news stories, historical and opinion pieces, commentaries and tips).

Editorial Policy and Practice

Academic submissions will be peer-reviewed. Other pieces will be reviewed by subject matter experts, academia or magazine editors. However, all published pieces would have met the editorial standards and the objectives of the magazine.

Contributor Guidelines

What to Include in Your Draft or Proposal

Submissions must be in MS Word documents. Illustrations and images should be clear and impactful in communicating your ideas. They may include maps, photos, illustration, tables, infographics and other images that are properly labelled.

Double-blind Peer Review

Please click the link above to ensure your submissions are compliant with the double-blind peer review process applicable to all submissions.

Deadline for final submissions: May 30, 2018
Deadline for submission of drafts or proposals: April 15, 2018.

To submit your proposal, article or query, please contact Meegan Scott by Email at:

The Noesis text logo

Proud to Be Part of Outsource to the Caribbean Conference 2017

We are proud to be a part of this historic event.

Pepper Pot Lunch ℠ — Your Culture of Performance Improvement Helper

Click the image to find out more.
Available in 60-minutes, 90-minutes, 3 hours and half-a-day sessions.

Improvement and impact on PepperPot

Carlos Zervigon—How I Got Walking with My Belly in My Hand for the PMP Designation

The Year was 2004 and the man was Carlos Zervigon, PMP Instructor.

I had been eying the PMP Course Ads in the Gleaner for a couple months with keen interest.

I already knew what to expect from the Faculty of the University of New Orleans both through face-to-face classroom interactions with—educators who knew how to facilitate learning —among them Dr. Paul Hensel, Dr. Alan Witt, Dr. J. Rabalais, Prof. Tim Ryan, Dr. Lilian Yee Fok, Dr. M. Kabir Hassan, and Dr. Steven Smith. I also knew what to expect when it came to social interaction with the Faculty through our Alumni Fundraising and Social Events.

So, what was holding me back? Did I really need to take PMP when I had been gobbling up the Project Management and Project Monitoring Methodologies taught by USAID and that of other donors especially the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). Besides there was strategy which I wanted tied nicely to Finance and Policy, the MBA program had a major focus on Finance and we were encouraged to pursue Professional Certification soon after graduation and I was very keen on that. I had learnt through my work as a Corporate Strategy Planner that I could serve in both spheres —but which of the loves should I put my money on first?

It was a tough one given, the courses and designations had to be paid in US Dollars. The Project Management Office at the National Environment and Planning Agency was well stocked with huge binders on Project Management many of which were produced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)—and I was a bookworm with a bottom less pit of an appetite for its content.

The raging hunger had started when I served a USAID Project, the online Project Management and Project Monitoring courses (World Bank or IADB) I was taking brought even greater knowledge leaving me famished. Then NEPA’s HR Department announced that individuals who pursued professional development courses within a certain time frame would get their course fees refunded if they were successful and provided proof. My problem was solved—now I could kill two birds with one stone. I registered for the PMP Course with UNO Executive Education. Carlos Zervigon had a class full and several group learning exercises to facilitate over the days of the course. He was excellent, calm, and rich with knowledge. He also had a few living life tips to share. I was learning the PMP approach and I was snatching some of his learning facilitation techniques along the way as well.

Carlos shared PMP with me in a way that was practical and ready to apply on the job. Best of all I could now mix and match from the PMP Body of Knowledge and the Project and Program Management Principles and Practices expounded by International Donors and Governments.

With the satisfying and delightful course served up by Carlos my next stop for desserts and snacks was the Humming Bird Chapter of PMP and the other areas in which I was so hungry for knowledge, competence and skills. Still I walked around with “my belly in my hand”—ravenous for the PMP Designation. Then, finally work and travel came to a slower pace in Canada and I earned the PMP Designation in 2013. But the learning is never done— both that taught formally and learning that you extract as you apply those principles and practice to problem solving. Thanks Carlos and NEPA for a great start.

Meegan Scott, B.Sc. Hons, MBA, ATM-B, CTL, PMP

Verified PMP


Try This Love On Your Business

try the love

8 eight!

Try this love on your business today! Flexible, hold-your-hand, systems thinking, results-based, evidence-based, participatory, LEAN, value based pricing, tailored to fit–Impact by design solutions. Ain’t that 8 or more reasons for wanting this love for your business?

Loving your biz in more ways than1!
Magate Wildhorse
Message us today!

Celebrating 5! Never Miss a Beat!

An awful lot of brain talking going on.
Join the conversation.
#love4urbiz #8love4urbiz

What’s Your Big Three – Tough Conversations at Pepper Pot Lunch?

Pepper Pot LunchSM !    pepper hotconversation

What in heaven’s name is that?
Hold the spoon and bowl for now — read on to find out what we are serving up for your team and you.
Facilitated strategic management conversations—that drive commitment, strategy alignment and help your organization to grow a culture of performance and improvement.
During the week of May 8 to 12, 2017 we are giving organizations a chance to name from  1 to  3 tough conversations that they would love to have a facilitator help them with in a lunch hour session [Only one challenge, or tough issue will be dealt with in a session].
Message or Emails us with your top 1, 2, or 3.
You might get lucky and win a free session.
After all we are spreading the love around as we celebrate 5.
To find out even more check  out the video at the following link:
Click that contact us button, share and be included in the draw for a free session today!
Conditions apply!
Share and Win
Share this post via Twitter, LinkedIn and or Facebook for a chance to win a free Pepper Pot Lunch Session for your favourite charity or business. Share using #PepperPotAct. At the end of May, we will select the winner by a random draw of those who shared across the three social media channels listed above. The winner may choose a 60-min. or a 90-min. session. If you are outside of GTA you will be required to choose a problem that is suitable to a Virtual Pepper Pot Lunch℠, most sessions are designed for face-to-face interaction though many are suitable for virtual [Monitor or big screen TV required].

Celebrating 5, Join us for Discussions, Give-a-ways and Tips


Snippets from Celebrating 5!

If you missed out in April you still have time to catch up in May.

Share your thoughts and perspectives.
Ask questions and get answers.
Win solutions.

strategy communication

undemocratic resource allocation
Undemocratic Resource Allocation


startup perspective 2017

Operationalizing Strategy


marketing research and evaluation1.png

organizational assessments 2017

psychological expectations

Psychological Expectations – clients and consultants –  Thanks for sharing your opinions strategy facilitator promo 17

Your Strategy Facilitator

program design quiz

plan and program management help

Pepper Pot LunchSM

pepper pot lunch back cover

What’s your big three? That is your big three top tough issues for strategic management conversation or a Pepper Pot LunchSM .

Tell us about them here via Facebook:
Not on Facebook: Tell us here:

your questionsspring2017

What do you want to talk about