Jodie McAlister

Next generation of leaders ready to step up

This was the statement from Department of Personnel Management Deputy Secretary, Taies Sansan, during the recent launch of the Future Leaders Program.

“You have been chosen because you have demonstrated the qualities that it takes to be a leader,” she told 25 of Papua New Guinea’s most talented public servants who are currently participating in the new Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct program.

Australia congratulates PNGIPA graduates

Forty-two of the graduates are public servants who have been awarded Australian-accredited diplomas, supported through the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.

Women represented 54 per cent of graduates in the Precinct-supported courses – the Diploma of Government (Management), and Diploma Training Design and Development.

The Precinct is a joint initiative of the PNG and Australian Governments to develop ethical and capable public sector leaders.

Australian High Commission Counsellor, Jodie McAlister, said graduates should feel proud of their achievements.