 Continued from previous page Toward that end, the Values-based ethical framework promulgated by CARICAD provides guidance not only for new professionals in the public service, but also supervisors and senior managers who are responsible for the onboarding of employees. It is broad-based and includes a hierarchy of values and characteristics such as maintaining a sense of integrity at all times; showing respect to others; learning every aspect of a job and doing it to the best of one’s ability; being enthusiastic about one’s work and optimistic about the organisation and its future; committing to continuous learning of new skills, techniques, methods, and/or theories helps keep the organisation at the top of its field; using one’s own sense of moral and ethical behaviour when working with and serving others within the scope of their job; being adaptable and maintaining flexibility in completing tasks in an ever-changing workplace; and having the ability to connect with people. When these values are in alignment, this will help the organisation to achieve its vision and mission, because everyone will be working towards the same goals, with the same intentions and with the same outcomes. CARICAD will be partnering with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus to deliver a case-based workshop for third-year students, using the CARICAD framework as the foundation. The expected outcome is that students would become aware of how their values are an important part of creating the future they want to experience. It was originally intended that the workshop would have been held in March 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made that impossible. Table 1: A Generalised Values-based Framework for Success in the Workplace (CARICAD, 2020)  Continues on next page 10

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