Short Course

Performance Management and Leadership

Year

2011

Location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (view on map)

Participation

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The goal of the course was to develop and strengthen Area Fishermen Associations (AFAs) in their role of improving livelihoods of their members. Partners organising the short course include Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) and University of Akureyri.

Description

The course focused on improving the skills of AFAs managers and chairmen with the aim to help them understand their roles in improving the AFA’s operation and how members of their organisation can contribute to the success and sustainability of the AFAs.

The course covered the main issues in the managerial aspects of operating a successful fishermen association in Malaysia. The course focused on changes in the world fishing industry and the importance of participating in such developments with respect to how AFAs react to different needs of their stakeholders. The common thread was the value chain in fisheries and the role of the AFAs.

Special consideration was given to the following issues:

  • The basic elements of a value chain and how they affect value creation
  • The role of the AFAs and the managers’ understanding of their role
  • Management tools commonly used in organizing and in operation of AFAs.
  • Organizational changes
  • Goals and performance management
  • Management style and its effectiveness

Organizers

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Thor Heiðar Ásgeirsson

FTP Director, Studies Committee, Staff
M.Sc.
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Helgi Gestsson

Lecturer, Supervisor
University of Akureyri
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Ogmundur Knutsson

Supervisor
Ph.D.
University of Akureyri
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Ab. Razak Bin Hassan

2002 | Six month training
Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing
Malaysia
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Zakaria Bin Ali

2010 | Six month training
Company Management
Malaysia
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Zarina Binti Abd Latiff

2002 | Six month training
Company Management
Malaysia