Project

Pacific Fisheries Leadership Program

Country:
Fiji
Client:
The University of Queensland and the Pacific Community (SPC)
Donor:
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

The Pacific Leadership Fisheries Program is a customized program for current and emerging leaders from the fisheries sector in Pacific Islands countries. This significant initiative, in support of the Pacific’s most prominent industry, aims to improve the quality and diversity of leadership, management and cooperation across Pacific fisheries and support the goals of the Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries.

The program also works to improve quality and diversity of leadership and management in priority sectoral areas and to increase cooperation between relevant participants and their institutions. These objectives align with progressing the implementation of the Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries. The program attempts to achieve this goal through inclusive leadership with an emphasis on gender equity and social inclusion to ensure the diversity of local needs are reflected in national regional forums.

Square Circle is currently sub-contracted by The University of Queensland to design and deliver a post-graduate level course called ‘Inclusive Strategic Leadership in the Pacific’ for the Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme. The course builds upon key conceptual and practical frameworks for adaptive and inclusive leadership tailored specifically for the Fisheries sector. The course also provides participants a comprehensive understanding of how inclusion can be operationalised, new tools for developing strategic thinking and planning in a complex environment, and the opportunity to take a problem-driven approach to leading and managing that ensures locally driven solutions for regional problems.

Square Circle’s Dr Tim Grice was engaged in the inaugural delivery of the PFLP (contracted through Leapfrog International) and Square Circle has been sub-contracted by The University of Queensland for subsequent and ongoing deliveries.

‘As part of the project, SPC contracted Square Circle to film and produce ‘Personal Leadership Visions’ as part of the Inclusive Strategic Leadership program.’

Expected long term outcomes for the fisheries sector includes improved quality and diversity of leadership and management in priority sectoral areas and increased cooperation between relevant participants and their institutions. These objectives conform to progressing implementation of the “Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries.”

The Pacific Fisheries Leadership programme (PFLP) funded by the New Zealand Government, is implemented by a consortium led by the Pacific Community (SPC) with the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), University of Queensland (UQ), and the Centre for Adaptive Leadership (CLA).

Pacific Fisheries Leadership Program: A Personal Leadership Vision by Ivory Ako

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