The theme of the course draws on the international executive experts in maritime administration and from the examination and critical assesment of various national maritime administration/navies and coast guard models around the world.
- Event name: Executive Development in the Maritime Sector
- Date: 21-25 November 2016
- Venue: Hotel Jen,Puteri Harbour, Johor
Executive Professional Development Course
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MARITIME SECTOR
The theme of the course draws on the international executive experts in maritime administration and from the examination and critical assesment of various national maritime administration/navies and coast guard models around the world. The course will review in an interactive manner the role and skill sets of middle to senior managers relating to leadership and management responsibilities, organizational management, crisis and conflict management,negotialiting and consensus building. It will also focus on contemporary challenges of senior managers and competency development and accountability management in a maritime setting.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Provide for an update on current executive management development as it relates to the current challenges relating to safety, security and enviromental management in the maritime sector.
- Examine their own corporate challenges, in an interactive manner, and how they are being influenced by global change.
- Examine executive development and human resource management stratergies to address workplace issues of conflict and crisis management.
- Assess and examine the role of leadership, mentoring and coaching employees.
Professor Neil Bellefontaine has been Vice President(Academic) at WMU since April 2011. He previously held the Canadian Chair in Marine Environmental Protection from October 2006 to April 2013. He was formerly a senior executive with the Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Department with broad professional experience in maritime administration, fisheries and marine aquaculture and coastal and oceans management. His educational background is in the fields of resource economics and marine management and in 1998 was presented with the Outstanding Public Service Award by the Prime Minister of Canada, Until 2006 he served as the Director General ( Assistant Deputy Minister Level) for Canada’s Maritime Region where he was responsible for the administration of science,oceans and habitat,small craft harbours, and fisheries and aquaculture,and including support programs to the Canadian Coast Guard(which he directly managed from 1995 to 2004). At WMU Vice President Bellefontaine leads the department and delivery of Academic programme at the Malmo campus, and continue to teach in the Marine Environment and Ocean Management(MEOM) and the Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration(MSEA) specializations. Professor Bellefontaine research and publications have recently focused on maritime administration,leadership and human resource management, fisheries management,marine oil spill preparedness and responses, and transboundary management issues. Vice President Bellefontaine most recently co-authored a book chapter on- The Role of the International Maritime Organization in the Prevention of Illegal Oil Polution from Ships: North Sea Special Status in Oil Pollution in the North Sea(Springer 2015).
The World Maritime University(WMU) in Malmo, Sweden is a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization(IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
Established by an IMO Assembly Resolution in 1983, the aim of WMU is to further enhance the objectives and goalsof IMO and IMO members states around the world through education, research and capacity building to ensure safe, secure, and efficient shipping on clean oceans. WMU is truly an organization by and for the international maritime community. For further infomation about the course, you may visit the WMU website www.wmu.se
- The role of executive management and current challenges in the global maritime sector.
- The changing roles and functions of public/maritime administration.
- IMO and its maritime conventions and their effective implementation.
- Leadership and organizational management theories, and their application to current challenges/issues in the maritime sector.
- Crisis and conflict management,negotiation and consensus building in a maritime organization.
- Accountability, transparency, values and ethics in a maritime organization.