Am I eligible?

Applications for 2023 "Leading and Managing People" course are NOW OPEN!

Course description

This course will help you expand your confidence and competence in being a valued team leader, developing authentic work relationships, and being able to deal with hard issues in people management - interpersonal conflict and poor performance. The strategies and tools provided in the course will help you to overcome roadblocks faced by you as a leader, and particularly in pursuing workplace projects.

This course will be delivered virtually by The University of Queensland.


Learning Objectives

  • Engage with prominent theories and models about leading people in groups and teams
  • Apply that knowledge to the creation and ongoing leadership of teams
  • Examine critically your own behaviour as a leader of teams
  • Identify and evaluate strategies for developing high-performing teams
  • Evaluate strategies for improving skills in people management and team leadership



  • You should have sufficient fluency in English
  • You have the support of your manager
  • You have a minimum education of a two-year diploma or equivalent
  • Working in the fisheries sector of any Pacific Island Country or Territory
  • Submit application by Sunday, 27 November 2022








LMP pre-course workshop - Thursday, 2 February

Topics 1 and 2 - Tuesday, 7 and Thursday, 9 February

Academic Tutorial 1 - Tuesday, 14 February

Topics 3 and 4 - Tuesday, 28 February and Thursday, 2 March

Assessment 1 - Tuesday, 7 March

Topics 5 and 6 - Tuesday, 14 and Thursday, 16 March

Academic Tutorial 2 - Tuesday, 21 March

Topics 7 and 8 - Tuesday, 4 and Thursday, 6 April

Assessment 2 - Tuesday, 11 April

Academic Tutorial 3 - Thursday, 27 April

Assessment 3 - Thursday, 4 May



8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PNG)

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (New Caledonia / Solomon Islands / Vanuatu)

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Fiji)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Samoa / Tonga)




"I feel that I am more able to provide leadership, I am better at communication and I think more deeply about my team and how we can work better together to achieve the outcomes we need to, and to support my team to get those outcomes" - LMP male participant from Fiji


You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any question!


PFLP Leadership for Change 2022

Dates: October 31 to November 4, 2022 

Location: Fiji


What is Leadership for Change? 

This course is part of the Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme offerings intended to enhance participants’ capacities to confront challenges across organisational and regional boundaries through the application of analytical tools to address the complexity of change in social systems. The participants learn and develop strategies for effective intervention in challenges they currently face. 

Upcoming course to be delivered face-to-face in Fiji from 31 October to 4 November 2022 

The upcoming Leadership for change course will be delivered face-to-face in Fiji. This is the first PFLP offer to be delivered in person since 2020. Up to 30 participants will be selected. The course, flights and accommodation are fully funded. 

Eligibility criteria and requirements: 

  • Must be working in any Pacific Island Country or Territory in the fisheries sector. 

  • Full commitment to attend the entire duration of the course, 5 days, in person.

  • Have a drive to address a complex challenge facing the fisheries sector in the Pacific region.

  • Working in a managerial, supervisory position or role aimed at mobilising change within your organisation, community, country, or region to improve development outcomes in the Pacific fisheries sector.


Travel requirements 

  • Valid passport  

  • Fully vaccination for COVID-19. Certificate to be provided by successful candidates 

  • Successful candidates will be responsible for arranging their visas if needed  

  • Successful candidates will be responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance


Application steps 

In order to apply for the upcoming course, you must follow these steps: 

  1. Carefully read all the information listed in this website 

  1. Submit the application form with all questions answered 

  1. If shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview with a PFLP Coach.


Application process 

Please make sure you answer all the questions in the application form. This is a highly sought-after course, as such, we follow the below process before offers are made:  

Applicants are required to complete the application form which includes 2 questions that are used during the shortlisting process:  

  • What are your motivations for wanting to undertake this course? What do you hope to get out of it?  

  • Are you facing a current challenge in your workplace, organisation, community, country or region that requires more than a technical solution?  

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to an interview 

If you are successful, you will be sent a letter of offer that needs to be signed by you and your supervisor. You will need to send us the following:  

  • Copy of Passport  

  • Copy of COVID-19 vaccination certificate  

  • Confirmation that your travel insurance will be provided by the applicant or their organisation  

Please make sure you have your documents in JPG or PDF versions. Each document must not have a file size above 10 MB. 


Timeline of applications 

  • Applications close on Wednesday, 31 August at 11.00pm Fiji time.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by early September to proceed with an interview with a coach.

  • Week of 19 September 2022: Commencement of travel arrangements for successful applicants 


Have you previously done any Leadership for Change modules? 

If you have attended less than 3 modules of Leadership for Change in previous cohorts, we encourage you to apply to this course to continue your learning journey.