Two Pacific led New Zealand Government agencies are in Niue this week to promote training and professional development for the Public Service. The Pacific Public Service Fale (the Fale) – a business unit at the NZ Public Service Commission – and the Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP) are on-island working alongside the Niue Public Service Commission.
The team of three to Niue includes two from the Pacific Public Service Fale and one from the PMSP.
FaleOnline is a tool for Pacific public servants to access online resources and information based on Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ priorities. It includes learning content from Pacific regional stakeholder partners and NZ public service Pacific programmes.
Yesterday, BCN News was able to speak with Pacific Public Service Fale Senior Advisor, Communications and Engagement Dominic Godfrey who arrived on the island last week.
“This is our first in-country visit and it shows the importance of Niue to the Fale that we were first to visit here. Niue was our first country to visit.”
“We are so excited to be here and to talk to our public service people about FaleOnline which is an online centre of curated knowledge, where people can share, connect, and learn about expertise, knowledge, professional development and personal development with a public service focus for our people, to build capacity for public service delivery for the people of Niue and for the people of the Pacific,” says Dominic.
Being web-based, Pacific public servants can connect, share and learn wherever they have internet access, even at sea. FaleOnline hosts learning modules, training plans, webinars and templates to support Pacific public servants.
Dominic says that the Fale is centred around three key areas of strength including leadership development, government programs such as integrity and ethics building as well as enhancing digital capability of our people across the Pacific region and in Niue.
Both the Fale and PMSP are funded through New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Fale is housed within New Zealand’s Public Service Commission to serve Pacific Commission partners and the PMSP is delivered by Maritime NZ.
The Fale is a Pacific led centre of Public Service excellence established in 2020 at the request of 16 Pacific Public Service Commissioners (PPSCs)from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
For more information on FaleOnline, can be found on the link below. Government and Public Service employees can register to Fale Online for free at www.faleonline.publicservice.govt.nz