Over the last three years we have worked closely with leaders in Papua New Guinea, delivering bespoke workshops in leadership and decision making to build ethical capacity across government and Papuan communities.


Facing a complex political environment amidst significant technological change and growth, the Papua New Guinea government needed to bring their Ethical Framework into practice.

The Papua New Guinea government were seeking a pathway to actively implement their National Public Service Ethics and Values-Based Leadership and Management Capability Framework, and embed it into the ways of working of their leaders.

With 36 leaders from government agencies across the country, the program had far reaching effects in bringing a diverse leadership cohort together. The program was designed to foster an inspirational leadership setting to develop the skills and capabilities of people to build better teams, communication and leadership skills to enhance service outcomes for the PNG people.


The Ethics Centre developed and delivered a bespoke Ethical Leadership program for leaders across government agencies in Papua New Guinea.

Over three years we worked in collaboration with the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to develop a bespoke program on Ethical Leadership and Decision Making. Delivered to 20 women and 16 men over three days, the course focused on decision making skills, conflicts of interest and the role of leaders in modelling ethical behaviours.

Leaders walked away with knowledge and tools that enabled them to reframe problems and practice clear and effective communication within and between government agencies.


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Thirty-Six Papua New Guinean public servants completed an intensive ethics training course, under an initiative by the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.  

Delivered by The Ethics Centre and The University of Queensland, the three-day course provided the participants with frameworks and tools to make ethical decisions in leadership.

Participants travelled from across the country to attend, including from areas such as East Sepik, Eastern Highlands, Madang, Milne Bay, New Ireland, Port Moresby and Oro.

The 20 women and 16 men, were selected for the training as current or emerging leaders in the public sector.

The program was introduced by Ms Jodie McAlister, Australian High Commission Counsellor for Economic Governance.

In her address, she told the participants that they had a very significant role to play as leaders in striving for ethical best practices that would set the nations future in motion.

“By understanding the importance of ethics to decision making, you will be able to further strengthen your own leadership to bring out the best in your colleagues and organisations.”

“You are all from different places and organisations, but as public servants we have the shared goal of making a difference for our country and the communities that we live and work in,” she began.

“By understanding the importance of ethics to decision making, you will be able to further strengthen your own leadership to bring out the best in your colleagues and organisations.

“By striving to be high performing, ethical and values-based public sector leaders, you can drive the future of Papua New Guinea.”

The course, co-facilitated by The Ethics Centre and The University of Queensland is a key component of the Precinct Leadership Program.

It was designed to align leaders to ethical practices, and inform values and principles in accordance with the PNG governments key policies, frameworks and values including the Ethics and Values-Based Executive Leadership, Management Capability Framework and Gender and Social Inclusion Policy..

The Ethics Centre were proud to be facilitators of the program under the joint initiative between the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia, with one very big mission: to forge a new generation of ethical and capable public sector leaders.