SUVA, March 12 -- Fiji's senior-level government officials that attended the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) training program will assist the country's Public Service Commission in facilitating a series of workshops to share the knowledge and insight gained from their educational stint abroad, the government announced Wednesday.
The workshops, intended for intermediate and senior-level officials in various ministries and departments, aim to "provide an environment of knowledge sharing and dissemination to fellow government colleagues as well as to energize and motivate workmates across the public service to effect beneficial changes within different ministries and departments," the Ministry of Information said.
They are expected to include presentations by CELAP leadership training program participants on "Improving Leadership in the Public Service" as well as "Strengthening Productivity in the Public Service".
The Public Service Commission has been working closely with CELAP and the Chinese Embassy in Fiji to build the capacity of senior-level officials of the government and statutory bodies, the Ministry of Information said.
It added that the officials taking part in the CELAP leadership training program "gained knowledge on public policy implementations, succession planning, project implementation and service delivery", which they hope to communicate with other senior and intermediate-level government officials.
As many as 300 officials from the Fijian government and statutory bodies will travel to China to receive leadership training by the end of 2015, the Fijian government has announced.
Officially opened in March, 2005, China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong is a Shanghai-based national institution funded by the central government of China and supervised by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee. The training it provides is for senior leaders from government and top executives from the business community.