Am I eligible

Leadership for Effectiveness includes:

Application process for cohort 3 commencing  in the week beginning 21 September 2020 is now closed.

  • Two online workshops, over a period of 8-weeks each including:
    • Practical sessions on leadership and managements essentials;
    • University of Queensland (UQ) courses:
      • Leading and Managing People
      • Inclusive Strategic Leadership in the Pacific
    • Opportunity to enrol in either one or 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, which you can pursue at your own cost.
    • UQ and regional speakers;
    • Case studies;
  • 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 to reflect, learn and plan for your leadership development, impact and results.

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 Leadership for Effectiveness 8-week period online coursework and facilitated workshops 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 Credits:

For participants wishing to attain two University of Queensland credits, you can choose from the two selected courses covered University of Queensland content equivalent to two postgraduates level courses (Australian Qualification Framework - Level 8): 

  • Leading and Managing People; and / 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.

To be eligible to receive one or two course credits towards selected University of Queensland (UQ) Business School postgraduate programs, all items of assessment for each area of coursework must be satisfactorily completed.

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 have been unsuccessful in selection for Cohort 1 and 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 and 2 to apply again. 

Please do not hesitate to contact PFLP team pflp@spc.int if you have any enquiries.

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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 8-week online 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 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 8-week online 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

Up to 3 other cohorts of Leadership for Change will be run until 2022.

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 8-week online facilitated workshops and coursework.
  • Commitment to completing workplace projects, online learning and coaching sessions for all stages of the programme they enrol for.

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 2 – 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.

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 PFLP Team [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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