Sixteen women have completed the Australian Federal Police and Pacific Faculty of Policing Maximizing Leadership Capability workshop held earlier this week.
The workshop was aimed at developing and empowering women leaders of the Fiji Police Force to be aware of their own potential and their ability to achieve greater outcomes of their personal and professional lives.
The participants of the workshop were Superintendents of Police, Assistant Superintendents of Police, Inspectors and a Senior Administration Officer from Police Headquarters, the Eastern, Western, Southern and Central Divisions.
Facilitators were the Australian Federal Police's Senior Liaison Officer Pacific Detective Superintendent Adrian Morton and AFP's Detective Sergeant Christopher Burgess.
The women also heard from inspirational speakers with the likes of senior Fiji Airways Fijiana 15s rep Sereima Leweniqila and Australian Federal Police's Rebecca Goddard who is also the coach of the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League Women's competition.
Both speakers spoke about their journeys in overcoming personal and professional challenges and breaking barriers.
A session on self-care and well-being was also delivered by AFP's Rachel Morton.
The session focused on health and well-being and the importance of striking the right balance between their professional and personal lives noting the many roles women play.
The workshop is the second in a series of programs aligned to the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police’s Pacific Police Training Advisory Group (PPTAG) Leadership Framework competencies.
The workshop forms part of a wider program of events developed in collaboration with the FPF, PFP and the Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP) to support, develop, connect and celebrate the talented women of the Fiji Police Force.