Project number: 2012-401
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $303,840.00
Principal Investigator: Jill Briggs
Organisation: Affectus Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 30 Jan 2012 - 29 Jan 2015


The 2008 Leadership Program review was conducted and provided information to the funders regarding the initial years of the leadership delivery. The present funding round will deliver another review of the program in the final report. This review will include graduates, program sponsors and industry organisations.

Rural Training Initiatives continues to anecdotally assess the processes and outcomes of the program through participant evaluations at the conclusion of each program residential and through conversation with the NSILP advisory group and industry stakeholders. This anecdotal feedback indicates that the program is much more than a positive learning experience.

The need for this project has been suggested in the above sections but there is further evidence of need provided by the goals of the FRDC’s People Development Program,
1. enhance industry leadership within all sectors;
2. build industry capacity to drive change to achieve goals

FRDC’s Working together: The National RD&E Strategy

Priority areas addressed through this project will be:
• identifying and understanding success drivers and factors in comparable industry and resultant opportunities for fisheries
• developing the leadership skills across all stakeholder groups
• understanding and developing strategies to enhance, decision-making and adoption practices
• developing business and business modelling capability
• building stakeholder capacity to move toward co-management of fisheries
• identifying and understanding factors that drive responsiveness or adoption of new practices and innovation and how these can be influenced
• building skills and networks that support knowledge transfer and R&D adoption
• building understanding, and commonality of objectives, between stakeholders, including researchers, managers, fishers and NGOs.


1. To review the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program in response to NSILP 2009-2011 program final report
2. To develop and deliver 9 days (3x3 day residentials) of leadership learning and experience in three locations within Australia. The nine days of the program to include skills sessions and industry knowledge exchange sessions. Delivery during 2012, 2013 and 2014.
3. To graduate a minimum of 15 new leaders per annum. These leaders to reflect diversity of the industry and if possible include all sectors of the industry. Delivery during 2012, 2013 and 2014.
4. To evaluate the program via residential participant evaluation processes and a final review delivered to FRDC via the project final report

Final report

ISBN: 978-0-9872781-3-5
Author: Jill L. Briggs

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