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Expressions of interest – APCOVE Leadership Workshop, October 2021

Asia Pacific Consortium of Veterinary Epidemiology (APCOVE) is pleased to invite expressions of interest (EOIs) from veterinarians in middle management roles or mid career supervisors, with less than 15 years experience, to participate in the Leadership Workshop. The candidates should be from one of the following countries: Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and PNG.

What is APCOVE?

APCOVE was established in 2020 with funding from The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to strengthen veterinary epidemiology capacity in the Asia Pacific region. It involves more than 40 veterinary epidemiologists and animal health experts from Australia, New Zealand, the US and the target countries. Please see the website for further information:

What is this workshop about?

This workshop aims to provide leadership training to enable leadership capacity amongst government veterinarians. It will cover topics including adaptive leadership, coaching and feedback, leading in complex environments as well as self leadership and resilience. The workshop will enable participants to help others navigate complex, ambiguous situations and help them adapt in those circumstances by providing coaching and mentoring, all the while ensuring that they stay resilient.

The workshop will be conducted by Karen Rodrigues, a Leadership Development and Change Management specialist. Karen is an adjunct faculty member at The University of Sydney, The University of New South Wales and Monash University in Melbourne. The workshop will accommodate 30 participants (five from Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia each, and a combined total of five from Timor-Leste and PNG).

When is this workshop being offered?

The Leadership workshop will be run online (through Zoom) on the following dates: Friday 8 October, Tuesday 12 October, Monday 18 October and Friday 22 October 2021. Online: 1 pm-4.30 pm (Sydney time).

Requirements: Attendance at all four workshops; submission of a reflective a week after the workshop; completions of a self assessment; and watching a video/reading prior to each workshop. On successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate1 and compensation of AU$345 for their time.

Who can participate in the workshop?

Expressions of interest are invited from veterinarians in middle management roles or mid career supervisors with less than 15 years’ experience, or those who are being prepared for these roles in the future. Priority will be given to those who are currently working in governmental leadership positions and who have not undertaken previous APCOVE workshops. The participants should have viable internet connectivity. Participants who have good English communication skills are likely to gain more from this workshop. Women and those with a disability are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

Expressions of interest should be submitted using the following link by Wednesday 15 September:

For any queries, please contact Meg Vost at

1 The certificates will be issued by APCOVE and not by any partner university. The training is not equivalent to any university degree or diploma.

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