They will undertake a week of intensive coursework at the University of Queensland before returning to continue their studies in PNG.
The course is being offered as part of the Precinct’s Executive Leadership Program.
Theresa Siaguru, a Principal Advisor in the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council, said she was keen to build on her 40 years of experience in the public service.
“The training exposes us to thinking and perceptions which break away from our culture,” she said.
“We want to set the pace professionally and intellectually, and come back and make a difference.”
“I am excited and genuinely appreciate the support from the Precinct and the role of UQ in delivering this training.”
The course is being delivered by the University of Queensland but is tailored to the PNG context to ensure its relevance.
Students will undertake six weeks in intensive coursework in Brisbane and four weeks in PNG over the next 12 months. It will include group work, mentoring sessions and individual assessment.
The Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct is a joint initiative of the PNG and Australian Governments to strengthen ethical and accountable leadership across the region.
Precinct courses bring together talented and motivated individuals, giving them the practical and ethical framework to advance in key national agencies.
The Precinct also offers higher and vocational courses through its partner institutions, the School of Business and Public Policy at the University of Papua New Guinea and the PNG Institute of Public Administration.