Two Samoa Police Inspectors Complete “Leading in Complexity” Program

The two phase Leadership Program was held in Auckland New Zealand.

Two of Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services senior officers, Inspector Sani Afu and Inspector Junior Vaalotu have successfully completed the Leading in Complexity Program.

The intense training held in Auckland New. Zealand focused on different models of leadership and their applications to different situations and environments.

“Understanding methods that can be used to practice leadership, in efforts to strengthen or enhance leadership capabilities.”

As outlined in the course objectives, the training is an intense professional development program that helps participants discover challenges in their organisation, and develop the ability to help others, with tools and different approaches to overcome resistance to change.

The program which included Police Officers from around the region targeted “Leaders who are required to make change in the workplace.”

The two phase Leadership Program was held in Auckland New Zealand.

“Better organisational performance is supported by frontline leaders capable of deploying a range of effective leadership approaches to meet the challenges posed by an increasingly complex operational environment and an increasingly diverse community and workforce,” reads the program outline.

“Leading in Complexity explores leadership from the perspective of complexity and diversity, with a focus on encouraging individual capability and desire for continual growth and learning..

“Leading in Complexity builds skills for better assessing and responding to complex operational, procedural and cultural change issues.”

Participants from around the region were hosted in Aotearoa for the two phases  with the first running from August- September and the second phase from 26 November to the 2nd of December.


The initiative was conducted as part of the Pacific Faculty of Policing Leadership Program.

The Pacific Faculty of Policing (PFP), a joint Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) initiative, brings together police leaders from across the Pacific for professional, leadership and executive development opportunities and enhancing policing leadership capabilities to manage current and emerging security threats in the region.