Women and minority groups in leadership

Senior public servants are working on new strategies to elevate women and minority groups in decision making roles as part of a short course by the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.

More than 50 male and female public servants took part in the short course which was facilitated by Dr Orovu Sepo and who will provide ongoing mentoring in the workplace for 20 participants.

Participant Nellie McLay from the Morobe Provincial Administration
Participant Nellie McLay from the Morobe Provincial Administration

Two students from Kakar Island in Madang Province and the District Education Administrator Mr Poi Soss presented some perspectives from rural and remote areas, highlighting the impact of decision making at central government levels with the lives of young people in schools. This unique perspective was gained from a recent gender and education assessment conducted by Dr Jan Edwards who invited the girls to document through photos the positive and negative aspects of school life, particularly, infrastructure.

The Diversity in Leadership is one of the many short courses which will form part of the Precinct’s Executive Leadership Program.