Friday, April 17, 2009

Ellie Nieves: life and Leadership Coach

Ellie Nieves is a Speaker, Writer, and Life and Leadership Coach. Ellie's passion is to inspire, motivate, and challenge women to tap into their unlimited potential.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Re branding Self for the Job Search et. al.

Re branding Self for the job search and surviving in the existing marketplace ... this blog talk radio segment gives some very good advice on Professional and Personal Development.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Time Out

Sometimes along life's journey we need to take some time out, to reflect, look deep within and refuel so that we could help ourselves and others... Oprah's Soul Series of podcast reflect on several levels.

Change Your Thoughts and Change Your World

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thought for Today

Nothing Changes until something moves... Finish Strong

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Teaching With Technology

Teaching With Technology Face-Off: iPhones vs. PC's

These Lectures Are Gone in 60 Seconds - Minute-long talks find success at a community college

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Community Work

I have been a Rotarian since 2002 and enjoy participating in the local community projects and assisting with the international ones as well. My most fulfilling experience as a Rotarian thus far has to be when a group of not so 'well off' young people whom I tutored (more like drilled) in personal and professional development either gained employment or went on to pursue higher education. I see them ever so often and all I feel for them is pride in knowing how far they have come.
I served as Director for 5 years, my function now is Club Secretary and my year comes to an end on June 30 2009. Our Club has 83 members representing 20 nationalities and ranging in age from 30-60+ . We meet every Wednesday morning at 6:45 am for a breakfast meeting.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)


American Management Association
EDUCASE - The Technology Revolution in Higher Education: IT as a Catalyst of Change
Podcasts for Teachers

Friday, February 20, 2009

Links to Higher Education Conferences and related fields

Conferences worldwide -
ASTD Conferences -
Expanding Learning Opportunities - Professional Development
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development


“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”~~ Oprah Winfrey
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you. Anthony Robbins

Videos and Topics of Interest

Working with Emotional Intelligence
Future of Education Today and Tomorrow
Are you going to finish strong? - Nick Vujicic

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Interesting Journals and Articles

Perpetual connectivity: Lecture recordings and portable media players by Jocasta Williams and Michael Fardon, Arts Multimedia Centre, The University of Western Australia

The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT)
Five Guidelines to Get the Best From Online Learning
Stewart Marshall

Discover Cayman

A glimpse at Cayman...

What I do

My journey to the Cayman Islands began in 2002 when I came to manage one of the 18 satellite centers of the University of the West Indies. The University of the West Indies (UWI) has 3 main campuses located in Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica. UWI has satellite centres scattered throughout the Caribbean, and some can also be found in the campus countries now called - The University of the West Indies Open Campus. At UWI Open Campus classes are conducted using a multi-modal delivery.
In 2007, I joined the University College of the Cayman Islands, also located in Grand Cayman, where I now hold the post of Vice Chair for the Continuing Education and Professional Development Department. The University College has a branch in Cayman Brac the second largest of the three islands.