PIDC Works towards Strengthening Immigration Leadership in the PacificPosted On: Wednesday, 21 March 2018
The Pacific Immigration Directors' Conference (PIDC) completed its second Executive Leadership and Management Training at the PIDC Secretariat Office in Apia from 06-09 March 2018. Supporting and strengthening Member administrations leadership capacity especially for current and emerging leaders continues to be a priority for the PIDC. Twelve participants from PIDC Member immigration agencies from nine countries (Fiji, FSM, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Palau and French Polynesia) were represented at this training programme including a number of immigration Directors.
Strong leadership and management is essential for developing vibrant modern and transparent organisations that continually improve and adapt processes to meet the evolving/changing needs of their customers and stakeholders. It is a prerequisite for developing agile administrations with a culture open to continuous improvement and modernisation based on international standards and best practices.
Participants at the workshop agreed that strategic and strong leadership was essential for the current and future success of PIDC Members? operations. Immigration departments continue to evolve with the demands placed on their borders through internal and external forces like globalisation. The ability of departments to adapt to changing circumstances and operating environment is also dependent upon leaders that can strategically lead the organisation to meet changing expectations.
PIDC continues to prioritise building and strengthening the leadership capacity of Members to enhance the performance of members individual administrations. Officers at this workshop agreed that strategic and strong leadership was essential for current and future successes of immigration operations. One of the key learnings officers took back after the weeklong training was the need for leaders to be strategic and effective decision makers, organised and abreast of all national, regional and global immigration issues, trends and developments.