Am I eligible

Stage 1: Target Participants:

This professional development programme is targeted at current and emerging offshore and coastal fisheries leaders who are current senior managers or upcoming middle level managers of national fisheries administrations/authorities and have been employed in the fisheries (or relevant) sector for a minimum of 4 years. 

In addition, 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 full three-week stage one workshop when scheduled
  • 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.

Up to a total of 28 participants will be selected for each cohort, chosen by the PFLP selection committee. Finding the right balance 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.

Qualification Credits:

Two University of the Queensland Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership award courses will be offered by the PFLP Consortium in 2019 and 2020. Those candidates successful in being selected in Cohort 1 will be offered the opportunity to enrol for these award courses and will then need to furnish some additional documentation.

Applying again:

Please note that candidates who are unsuccessful in selection for Cohort 1 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 taken into account. 

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