Cheryl Forde joined IABC on March 27, 2012. Since 2004, she has been Human Resources and Marketing Manager with Co-operators General Insurance Company Ltd. Her personal motto is to “always strive for excellence in all my endeavours and be a professional in all that I do.” And Cheryl has done a lot.
She has been Sales and Marketing Officer at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and worked in the MCTV Department as well. Cheryl also served as Supervisor at a Da Costa Manning’s retail outlet.
Cheryl is currently pursuing the Executive Masters in Business Administration at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill School of Business) and is due to graduate in 2014. She was also educated at the Barbados Community College, the Alexandra School, Lynches Secondary and Eagle Hall Primary.
She has already earned the Executive Diploma in Management (EDM) Human Resource Management from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill School of Business; a Certificate in Protocol, Social and Business Etiquette, and a Certificate in Guidance and Counselling from the University of the West Indies Open Campus; and an Associate Degree in Marketing from the Barbados Community College.
Additional qualifications include: Certificate in Conference Management- Barbados Community College; Certificate in Marketing, Public Relation and Advertising – Marketing Specialist Inc.; a Certificate in Human Resources Management, a Certificate in Sales Management, a Certificate in Supervisory Management and a Certificate in Retail and General Management from BIMAP, and a Certificate in Human Relations and Public Speaking – Dale Carnegie, and one in Group Facilitation Methods-Institute of Cultural Affairs.
In addition to IABC, Cheryl’s affiliations include the Barbados Employers Confederation (Corporate membership); the Insurance Institute of Barbados (Director); and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Cheryl lists her hobbies as Event Planning and Management, decorating, dancing, and keep fit.