Am I eligible

Leadership for Effectiveness includes:

  • A three-week residential workshop involving:
    • Practical sessions on leadership and managements essentials;
    • University of Queensland (UQ) courses:
      • Leading People and Teams
      • Inclusive Strategic Leadership
    • Opportunity to enrol in either of the two UQ micro qualification award courses; you will receive statements of attainment and academic credits if successful in all assessments. These can contribute to a further qualification, which you can pursue at your own cost.
    • UQ and regional speakers;
    • Case studies and field trip;
  • Individual coaching from experienced coaches
  • Opportunity of participating in a work placement or experience relevant to your own role or upcoming challenges
  • Connecting with people across the cohort to learn from each other and build a strong peer learning network
  • Taking time out from the workplace to reflect, learn and plan for your leadership development, impact and results.

Application process for cohort 2 closed on Friday 25th October 2019.

Cohort 3 is scheduled for mid-2020. Application process will start in February 2020.

Target Participants:

This unique programme, supported by the NZ Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is targeted at current and emerging offshore and coastal fisheries leaders who are current senior managers or upcoming middle level managers of national fisheries administration/authority or a Pacific Fisheries regional agency or NGO.  

In addition, applicants are required to have:

  • Sufficiently fluent English to read, write and converse at post-graduate level.
  • A minimum education of a two-year academic diploma or equivalent.
  • Been employed in the fisheries (or relevant) sector in a senior or middle management level.
  • Support from their Fisheries Director, Permanent Secretary, Minister or Secretary/Director of Foreign Affairs
  • Demonstrated on their application form how they expect PFLP will assist them to be more effective in their responsibilities and in leading change relevant to fisheries priorities
  • Availability and commitment to attend the full three-week Leadership for Effectiveness workshop when scheduled
  • Commitment to completing workplace projects, online learning and coaching sessions - expected to continue for up to nine  months after the workshop.

Up to a total of 28 participants will be selected for each cohort, chosen by the PFLP selection committee. Finding the right mix of participants for each Cohort will be the work of the Selection Committee including balancing multiple country applications and considering gender and the support of the FA they come from. Applicants should demonstrate they are current or emerging leaders and have submitted completed application forms with relevant documentation.

Members are therefore encouraged to support the application of personnel who are considered to be the most suitable candidates with the ability to apply knowledge and skills learned in the daily delivery of their duties and responsibilities.

UQ Micro-Qualification Credits:

For participants wishing to attain a UQ micro-qualification worth two University of Queensland credits, you can choose from the two selected course options delivered by the University of Queensland - Either: 

  • Leading People and Teams; or
  • Inclusive Strategic Leadership

To achieve the qualification, you will be required to complete either of the two courses including all the assessment which will be based on practical learning in the workshop and applying the learning in a workplace project relevant to you. Completing the assessment will help you embed your learning and become skilled at applying it to your workplace context. By completing the assessment, you will also receive personalised feedback from UQ facilitators.

Upon successful completion of the assessment for your chosen course you will receive a globally recognised micro-certification that you can be use within three years of completion as a credit (equivalent to a single course) into a range of degree programs at The University of Queensland.

Those candidates successful in being selected in Leadership for Effectiveness courses will be offered the opportunity to enrol for these award courses and will then need to furnish some additional documentation.

Request to SPC/FFA Members:

SPC and FFA Members are requested to complete the Senior Leadership Team questions on the application form in support of their preferred applicants to attend this training.

Applying again:

Please note that candidates who are unsuccessful in selection for Cohort 2 are welcome and encouraged to apply to future cohorts. Not being selected does not mean a candidate is not eligible as many other factors including the composition of the cohort are also considered.

We strongly encourage unsuccessful applicants from cohort 1 to apply again. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Cecile Depuille [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Leadership for Change is designed to meet participants’ diverse learning needs and broad professional experiences by providing them with a framework for leadership relevant to their social context. Participants with both recent as well as extensive careers in fisheries, including those in technical or managerial roles, will benefit significantly from the skills developed in the programme. Moreover, Leadership for Change design seeks to leverage their knowledge and experience with the issues facing Pacific Fisheries by analysing their past and present experiences of exercising leadership (success and failure) in the sector. The design will also challenge participants to explore the resources and constraints that technical expertise brings to the practice of leadership.

Leadership for Change provides a diagnostic and strategic foundation for leading change in social and organisational settings. Its aim is to provide participants with frameworks and tools to address challenges they face in their agencies. Building on the theory and skills developed in Leadership for Effectiveness workshop, participants will engage in two four-day experiential modules aimed at strengthening and expanding their leadership. The immersive nature of these modules challenges participants to apply their learning in real time to the dynamics in the group as a case-in-point of the organisational dynamics they face in their roles.

We understand you may wish to have internal discussions regarding PFLP so with this in mind, the application process will run up to 4 weeks. We encourage your support for women and men who are current or emerging leaders.

General Information PFLP Leadership for Change

 Leadership for Change of the Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme provides a diagnostic and strategic foundation for leading change in social and organisational settings. Its aim is to provide participants with frameworks and tools to address challenges they currently face in their agencies. Building on the theory and skills developed in Leadership for Effectiveness, participants engage in two four-day experiential modules aimed at strengthening and expanding their leadership. The immersive nature of these modules challenges participants to apply their learning in real time to the dynamics in the group and to the challenges facing their organizations. During each module, participants continue to work with senior coaches to develop their skills and to apply their learning to the challenges they aim to address in their organisations.

Dates

  • Module I – Exercising Leadership

Duration: 5 days - August 26th to 30th, 2019
Location: Nadi, Fiji

  • Module II – Leadership from the Inside Out

Duration: 5 days - December 2nd to 6th, 2019
Location: Nadi, Fiji

2 other cohorts of Leadership for Change will be run in 2021.

Target participants

Leadership for Change is designed to meet participants’ diverse learning needs and broad professional experiences by providing them with a framework for leadership relevant to their social context. Participants with both recent as well as extensive careers in fisheries, including those in technical or managerial roles, will benefit significantly from the skills developed in the programme.

Participants enrolled in Leadership for Effectiveness of PFLP workshop are encouraged to complete Leadership for Change workshop of the programme either in 2019 or on one of the two additional roll-outs of the workshop in the next three years. In addition, senior Fisheries Officials not enrolled in Leadership for Effectiveness are also encouraged to enrol in the programme.

Enrolment requirements

Interested applicants are required to have:

  • A minimum education of a two-year academic diploma or equivalent
  • Support from their Fisheries Director, Permanent Secretary, Minister or Secretary/Director of Foreign Affairs
  • Demonstrated on their application form how they expect PFLP will assist them to be more effective in their responsibilities and in leading change relevant to fisheries priorities
  • Availability and commitment to attend the two four-day modules scheduled for:
    • August 26th to 30th, 2019 in Nadi, Fiji
    • December 2nd to 6th, 2019 in Nadi, Fiji.
  • Commitment to completing workplace projects, online learning and coaching sessions for all stages of the programme they enrol for, for a period of 12 months or more.

Leadership for Change cohorts will consist of 20-25 participants from Leadership for Effectiveness workshop as well as Senior Officials only enrolled in this component of the programme. Participants will be selected by the PFLP selection committee. Finding the right balance of participants for Cohort 1 – Leadership for Change will be the work of the Selection Committee including balancing multiple country applications and considering gender and the support of the Fisheries Agency they come from.

Applicants should demonstrate they are current or emerging leaders and have submitted completed application forms with relevant documentation.

Members are therefore encouraged to support the application of personnel who are considered to be the most suitable candidates with the ability to apply knowledge and skills learned in the daily delivery of their duties and responsibilities.

Summary

Application forms are attached to this circular. 

Nominations for the first cohort closed on Friday 14th June, 2019.

Request to SPC/FFA Members

SPC and FFA Members are requested to complete the Senior Leadership Team questions on the application form in support of their preferred applicants to attend this training. 

Applying again

Please note that candidates who are unsuccessful in selection this time are welcome and encouraged to apply to future modules.  Not being selected does not mean a candidate is not eligible as many other factors including the composition of the cohort are taken into account.

Please do not hesitate to contact Cecile Depuille [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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