PFLP is a four-component modular leadership programme, for 125 current and emerging leaders in the Pacific fisheries sector. It recruits participants across the Pacific.

Components include:

  • Leadership for Effectiveness, including a three-week workshop and an option to get a University of Queensland credit.
  • Leadership for Change, including two 4-day workshops.
  • Leadership Experience - work placement or similar tailored experience relevant to participants work challenges
  • Coaching - individualized to support each participant with leadership challenges they face.
    Completing all modules will take around 18 months. To apply, you require the endorsement of the Senior Leadership of your agency or organisation.
  • The first “Leadership for Effectiveness”, cohort 1 commenced in January 2019, cohort 2 commenced in January 2020.
  • The first ‘Leadership for Change ‘cohort 1 commenced in August 2019 and was completed in December 2020.
  • PFLP will recruit participants for the third Leadership for Effectiveness cohort in June 2020 - commencing October 2020.

To increase economic and food security benefits from well-managed and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific through improved regional cooperation by confidently applying management and leadership skills and knowledge.

You are if you meet the following programme criteria:

  1. You are a current senior manager or upcoming middle level manager within SPC Member States national fisheries administration/authority or a Pacific fisheries regional agency or NGO.
  2. Participants should have sufficiently fluent English to read, write and converse at post-graduate level.
  3. You have a minimum education of a two-year diploma or equivalent.
  4. You have been employed in the fisheries (or relevant) sector in a senior or middle management level.
  5. You have the support of your Fisheries Director, Permanent Secretary, Minister or Secretary/Director Foreign Affairs.
  6. You are able to demonstrate through your application how you expect PFLP will assist you to be more effective in your responsibilities and in leading change relevant to national fisheries priorities.
  7. To join the cohort 3, you must be available to attend the workshop scheduled for October 2020 and be committed to completing workplace projects, online learning and coaching for a period of six months or more following the workshop.

Once selected, if you are eligible and opt to apply for enrolment in either of the two UQ award courses, you will receive Certificate of Attainment and academic credits if successful in all assessments. These can contribute to a further qualification that you can pursue at your own cost. More details can be provided.

Express your interest to your Director / Permanent Secretary and complete any national internal application processes. If you are successful at the end of this process, then complete the application form and ensure the senior leadership of your agency or organisation endorses your application by completing the relevant portions of the application form.

Application opportunities for later cohorts will be open in 2020.

There is no set number limiting applications per country as Directors will need to balance out of office time for the three-week workshop.

However, there are only 28 places available per cohort, so the selection committee will consider a mix of gender, current and emerging leaders, national priorities as communicated by Directors and the recommendation or support for applicants.

For leadership for Effectiveness, cohort 3, you will be notified in July 2020.

Leadership for Effectiveness
Leadership Experience and Leadership for Change