CANUTE S. THOMPSON, PhD; CMC
Canute is a Leadership Coach, Equity Advocate, and Certified Management Consultant. He is the co-founder and Chief Consultant of the Caribbean Leadership Re-Imagination Initiative (CLRI), a Unit of the Centre for Leadership and Governance, as well as Head of the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning, of which he was the lead concept developer. He is also co-founder of the Jamaica Chapter of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC).
Canute is Senior Lecturer in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership in the School of Education. He has also lectured in other faculties of The UWI and other tertiary institutions across Jamaica. His areas of expertise include:
- transformational leadership
- institutional development
- school improvement planning
- strategic planning
- educational policy
- law & ethics
- sustainable development.
Canute is the author of the following books:
Thompson, C.S. (2020). Education and Development: Policy Imperatives for Jamaica and the Caribbean. Foreword by P.J. Pat.terson: Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press. .
Thompson, C. S. (2019c). Reimagining Educational Leadership in the Caribbean. Introduction by Errol Miller. Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press.
Thompson, C. S. (2018e). Reflections on Leadership and Governance in Jamaica: Towards a Better Society. Kingston: Arawak Publications.
Thompson, C. S. (2015). Locating the epicentre of effective (educational) leadership in the 21st century. Kingston: Jamaica. The Caribbean Leadership Re-Imagination Initiative, Mona School of Business & Management, University of the West Indies.
Thompson, C.S. (2013). Leadership Re-Imagination: A primer of principles and practices. Kingston: Jamaica. The Caribbean Leadership Re-Imagination Initiative, Mona School of Business & Management, University of the West Indies.
Thompson, C.S. (2009). Towards solutions: Fundamentals of transformational leadership in a postmodern era. Mandeville: Jamaica. Northern Caribbean University Press.
As a management consultant, Canute has spearheaded projects such as the merger of the Island Special Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the establishment of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, and various leadership development projects across the Caribbean (See CV ).
Canute holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration which he received with High Commendation. He has received several other awards (See Awards ) in addition to holding an M.A. (Hons.) in Ethics from Eden Theological Seminary, a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, and a B.A. (Hons) in Theology (with Social Sciences), from the UWI.
Canute is married to Mauleen Tate-Thompson and they have three adult children, Orville, Grace-Ann, and Janiel.