First police officers graduate from junior leadership course in Samoa

Students graduate from AMC Search's first junior leadership and management course delivered in Samoa.

December 06, 2019

Twelve Samoan police officers graduated last week from the first junior leadership and management course delivered by AMC Search anywhere in the world.

Their graduation ceremony was attended by the Samoa Police Commissioner, Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil, and certificates were awarded by Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, HE Sarah Moriarty.

The course was delivered to junior leaders, or those just about to take on leadership roles, by Pacific Patrol Boat Maritime Instructor and ex-Royal Australian Navy Officer Brendan Sinnamon.

The course is a new component of AMC Search’s Pacific Patrol Boat Program, which has provided training to Pacific Patrol Boat personnel from 13 Pacific nations for over 25 years.

Participants, who came from Samoan Police Force units as diverse as Criminal Investigations and Human Resources, learnt skills to help them as work as developing and emerging leaders and managers.

“The police personnel need to know their own technical job, but they also need to know how to lead people because when they’re out at sea working on Patrol Boats, they’re the only people who can provide this leadership,” Sinnamon said.

“So, we put together this course to help them gain confidence in stressful and pressured situations”.

The qualification reflects the role of junior managers including responsibility for organising and monitoring the work of others and providing support to more senior team members.

The course covers Written and Oral Communications, Introduction to Information Technology, Professional Development, Prioritising Work, Teamwork and Leadership Theory and Practical, Management Techniques, Effective Workplace Relationships, Continuous Improvement, Project Management, Supporting Operational Plans, Workplace Diversity, and Workplace Health and Safety. 

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