NIC Rec­og­nized by Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional as St. Lu­cia Hosts In­ter­na­tional Dis­trict Con­fer­ence

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The Na­tional In­surance Cor­po­ra­tion (NIC) has been awarded for its con­tin­ued support of the Toast­mas­ters Pro­gram. At a cer­e­mony on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 16, 2014, at the head of­fice of the Na­tional In­surance Cor­po­ra­tion (NIC), Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional (TMI) Pres­i­dent Mr. Mo­hammed Mu­rad pre­sented NIC Di­rec­tor Mr. Matthew Mathurin with the Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional Cor­po­rate Recog­ni­tion Award “for en­hanc­ing em­ployee en­gage­ment through con­tin­u­ous support of Toast­mas­ters com­mu­ni­ca­tion and lead­er­ship pro­grams.” The non-profit Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional de­vel­ops com­mu­ni­ca­tion and lead­er­ship skills through a world­wide net­work of clubs.

Mr. Mathurin has con­trib­uted to the pro­gram as a found­ing Toast­mas­ter hav­ing spear­headed the for­ma­tion of the NIC Toast­mas­ters club in 1999, and presently as CEO of the Cor­po­rate Spon­sor. He says the NIC will con­tinue to support Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional, which grooms lead­ers and com­mu­ni­ca­tors.

“We look at the Toast­mas­ters so in­te­grally that we have in­cor­po­rated it into our train­ing pro­gram, so that mem­bers of staff are re­quired for pro­mo­tion to cer­tain po­si­tions, to un­dergo a level of train­ing at Toast­mas­ters. Our fo­cus is mov­ing away from man­age­ment to lead­er­ship... This (award) is a to­ken of not my ef­fort but recog­ni­tion that the In­sti­tu­tion is for­ward think­ing enough to support such an ini­tia­tive. I am ac­cept­ing it not on my own be­half, but on the be­half of those per­sons who have as­sisted and on be­half of the Na­tional In­surance Cor­po­ra­tion,” he said.

Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional Pres­i­dent, Mr. Mo­hammed Mu­rad, applauded the lo­cal Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional chap­ter for its work over the years and says the goal is to en­sure that the or­ga­ni­za­tion con­tin­ues along the path of growth.

“The ex­pec­ta­tion is that we grow Toast­mas­ters in each and ev­ery cor­ner of the world, es­pe­cially in this Re­gion, be­cause there is great po­ten­tial. What we look at in Toast­mas­ters is that for ev­ery 20,000 peo­ple, we should have a club. This visit is part of a planned sched­ule where the in­ter­na­tional pres­i­dent and the of­fi­cers visit dif­fer­ent dis­tricts, support them, ex­plore av­enues of growth and share ex­pe­ri­ences in or­der to grow as an or­ga­ni­za­tion,” he said.

The award pre­sen­ta­tion pre­ceded the of­fi­cial start of ac­tiv­i­ties as part of Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional Dis­trict 81 Con­fer­ence. The Oc­to­ber 17-19 event was held at the Royal St. Lu­cian and Rex Re­sorts, un­der the theme “Cre­at­ing Con­nec­tions, Build­ing Re­la­tion­ships through Toast­mas­ters.”

Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional (TMI) Pres­i­dent Mr. Mo­hammed Mu­rad pre­sented NIC Di­rec­tor Mr. Matthew Mathurin with the Toast­mas­ters In­ter­na­tional Cor­po­rate Recog­ni­tion Award.

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