The Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority Utu Abe Malae has been retained as an instructor for the Department of Interior funded Executive Leadership Development Program.
He is serving as a mentor and program facilitator for the current class of 22 for the program which is conducted in the insular areas.
Jason Aubuchon who directs the program says they get over 100 applicants and accept around 25 participants each year.
The purpose of the program is to identify the next generation of insular government leaders and give them training they need to grow and succeed in public service.
There have been four cohorts but this is the first class in which the ASPA boss is involved as an instructor.
American Samoa has fielded participants in all of the past cohorts and a session for the 4th Executive Leadership Development class was held in the territory.
Aubushon said Utu was selected because of the leadership he has demonstrated throughout the region–not just in American Samoa but throughout the North Pacific as well.
“He’s been an incredible asset to the program, especially through the one-on-one mentoring and leadership he’s provided for individual participants.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to have him involved in the program,” compliments Aubuchon.
This is the last week of the program for the fifth cohort and the class will graduate Friday.
Applications for the next cohort will be accepted in early 2018.
Here’s the link to get more information about the Executive Leadership Development Program: pitiviti.org/initiatives/eldp