Mentoring for Pacific Community’s future leaders

SUVA, Fiji—The next generation of senior managers at the Pacific Community (SPC) are taking part in a professional development workshop in Suva which includes Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, as a special guest.

Deputy Prime Minister Mata’afa is delivering the opening remarks today at SPC’s Pacific Leadership Programme workshop, sharing her perspectives on leadership, and tomorrow will mentor women participants as she shares the unique challenges she faced on her journey to becoming Samoa’s first female deputy leader.

KPMG Fiji Partner, Lisa Apted, is also among the presenters who are sharing their guidance and experiences encountered on their leadership journeys.

“We have 20 participants in our Pacific Leadership Programme, which is a new initiative in 2016 aimed at building the leadership qualities of our intermediate-level staff who represent our organisation’s future leaders,” SPC Deputy Director-General, Dr. Audrey Aumua, said.

“We’re honoured that Deputy Prime Minister Mata’afa has agreed to contribute to the growth of SPC by inspiring and engaging our emerging senior managers in leadership conversations,” Aumua said.

Through the Leadership Programme, staff identified as having the potential to progress to senior leadership roles are supported in a structured way to realize their potential, to benefit them and their professional development, and SPC as a whole.

With more than 600 staff working across some 25 sectors, SPC is a significant employer in the region.

Anyone interested in pursuing a career with SPC is invited to apply for suitable vacancies online via the Careers@SPC website: http://careers.spc.int/en/. (PR)

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