16 IEA Staff Members Successful with Australian Leadership Development Program in Melbourne, Victoria.

01/08/2012 10:04

IEA’s determination to continue to provide quality education at all levels has been given a big boost- thanks to the AusAID funded Australian Leadership Award Fellowship (ALAF) Program.

From the 28th of June to the 14th of July 2012, a total of sixteen IEA Staff members, including 5 IEA TAFE staff went down to Melbourne for a 2 week intensive program. The ALAF program was facilitated by the Kangan Institute of TAFE which is also based in Melbourne. The overall program was aimed at developing appropriately trained current and aspiring leaders in priority areas and in this case, Curriculum Leadership.

The goal was to provide opportunities for key personnel from IEA to develop their knowledge and skills for Curriculum Leadership in the organisation. The program was aimed at assisting the IEA to grow the capacity of its middle management employees to assume leadership roles and responsibilities in regard to the leadership and management of the curricula delivered in the various schools and TAFE Colleges in the organisation.


Some of the areas covered included curriculum and pedagogy, leadership theory and practice in education, current best practices in Curriculum leadership, approaches to monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of curriculum, managing people and performance, curriculum delivery,  quality assurance and risk management, and best practices in assessment to name a few.   


As part of the program, participants were tasked with coming up with a project conceptual framework, then develop a business case for a project they would like to implement in their respective schools and work situations. All sixteen participants worked hard to complete and present these projects to Kangan Institute of TAFE officials including the CEO for Kangan, Ray Griffiths, Consultant Facilitators of the ALAF program, staff members of KANGAN Institute of TAFE and fellow ALAF participants. 


We are pleased to announce that the sixteen participants met all the requirements of the program and were awarded Certificates for their efforts and have since returned back to their work places to begin implementing their projects.  Congradulations! 

Front Row: Gima Kanimba – Curriculum Adviser, PDS TAFE, Ursula Yimaye – CPD Schools Adviser, Rosemary Kariha – Teacher TEMIS, Jenny Kaupa – Teacher - TEMIS, Alice Naime – Deputy Principal East Boroko, Sophia Marai  - Deputy Principal Koroborro International


Middle Row:  David Katu – Deputy Principal Mt Hagen International, John Steer - Senior Projects Manager - International Kangan, Karaho Asimi – Executive Officer IEA, Evelyn Pusal – E-Learning Adviser, Ray Griffiths - CEO of Kangan Institute of TAFE, Lucy Kula – CPD Manager, Jane Howard - International Officer Kangan


Back Row: Peter Bakker - ALAF Consultant Facilitator, Walter Benny – Principal Rabaul Inter, Gilbert Bimundi- TAFE Trainer, Iru Kali – TAFE Trainer, Robert Cyprian – Lihir  Projects Team Leader, Madeline Maita – TAFE Logistics & Database Coordinator , James Masa – Principal Goroka International