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Long Serving Officer Praises Leadership Workshop

  Women’s leadership skills with Fiji Corrections Service will be enhanced after the two-day workshop, says a long service Fiji Corrections Services (FCS) officer. FCS assistant commissioner Salote Panapasa made
13 Jan 2017 11:00
Long Serving Officer Praises Leadership Workshop
Assistant Commissioner of PRison Salote Panapasa attending the workshop.Photo:Ashana Kumar

 

Women’s leadership skills with Fiji Corrections Service will be enhanced after the two-day workshop, says a long service Fiji Corrections Services (FCS) officer.

FCS assistant commissioner Salote Panapasa made the comments during the FCS leadership workshop yesterday.

Ms Panapasa, who has been in the corrections services for more than 30 years now, believes the leadership skills would help improve on the service delivery of women in the service.

“As ladies, we have many responsibilities and with those responsibilities come with many challenges despite the fields we are in,” she said.

“As working wives, we have challenges faced at home with family and children and this is where we need to show good leadership.

“Stand tall among challenges at home as well as at workplace is where we all need good leadership skills.”

“I think these two days of leadership workshop will improve our skills for us working mothers not only for work, but at home also,” she said.

There are seven women officers and four civilian staff members attending the workshop.

Eighty-four officers from the 13 corrections institute attended the training yesterday.

Ms Panapasa said they had learned how to apply the different leadership styles in different situations.

“It helps us as officers to apply those different leadership styles in different situations at work and even at home,” she said.

“I thank the commissioner for initiating this forum for including us female officers to gain more, better knowledge on leadership skills and roles.”

Assistant Superintendent Commandant Josua Rokodausiga said the Corrections was always a challenge when it comes to leadership in assisting the offenders and staff members.

“This workshop is beneficial for FCS officers to provide assistance and better leadership services for our juniors and colleagues in the workforce,” he said.

“I think the Minister has really motivated the FCS officers to become better and responsible leaders.”

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, was the main speaker.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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