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Public sector women empowered to fulfil their leadership potential

Shirley Kangol Albert celebrates her graduation.

A group of emerging public sector leaders celebrated the completion of the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management at the Business Coalition for Women (BCfW) graduation ceremony in August.

The eight public servants were supported to undertake the program by the PNG-Australia Partnership through the Precinct.

The course saw participants learn alongside private sector peers.

Among the graduates was Shirley Kangol Albert, internal inspector with the Department of Works.

She said it provided practical lessons on professionalism, networking and behaviour-styles.

Ms Albert believed the program helped her and her team coordinate and prepare for PNG’s APEC year and the successful hosting of agricultural meetings with help and mentoring from her team coordinators.

“Those acquired skills will raise performance when participants apply them or are given opportunities to apply them,” she said.

“The skills will also inspire them to become change agents to confidently work alongside men within their organisations by offering solutions.

“They can suggest better and effective ways to get things done to achieve their organisation’s goals.”

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management was delivered over six months.

It provided participants with targeted, competency-based training that prepared them for leadership and management roles.

It provided participants with targeted, competency-based training that prepared them for leadership and management roles.