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The University of the South Pacific, as one of two regional universities in the world, is supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries – Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The University graduated its first cohort of 32 students in 1971 and during the intervening years over 44,000 graduates have successfully completed their studies. Today the university has an enrolment of over 29,000 students studying in all 12 countries and 14 Campuses.

This regional composition of the staff and students, augmented by colleagues and students from outside the Pacific region, gives the university a healthy diversity of nationalities, religions, cultures, ethnic groups and languages.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Building A Brand On Social Media

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Your brand speaks for your company and its products and/or services. In today’s online-focused world; it’s important that your brand has a definitive; consistent; and responsive presence. Whether you’re looking to build a brand from scratch; or strengthen an existing brand; this course will help you build a brand using social media. We’ll cover how to build a social media strategy; identify social media platforms that fit your brand; craft strong messages that will engage your audience; and evaluate and revise your strategy.

  • Accounting Skills For New Supervisors

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Many of us flinch when we hear terms like depreciation; cash flow; balance sheet; and (worst of all!) budgets. However; these are all important concepts to understand if you’re going to succeed in today’s business world; particularly as a supervisor. Even better; financial terms are not as scary as they seem!

  • Advanced Project Management

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    It’s easy to forget the “manager” part of your “project manager” title among the other range of activities you are responsible for. However; your management skills are an important part of your success as a project manager; so it is crucial that you grow both of those skill sets. There are also some advanced project management techniques that you can master to help bring your projects to successful completion. This workshop presumes that participants have a thorough understanding of project management; including topics such as preparing a statement of work; setting project goals; scheduling; budgeting; managing project risks; and executing a project.

  • Advanced Skills For The Practical Trainer

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Behind every spectacular training session is a lot of preparation and meticulous attention to detail. The truly skilled trainer can make a program exciting. The learners will have fun while they are learning if the facilitator is able to involve their emotions as well as their minds. You will see the involvement; and you will feel the energy. To reach this stage as an adult educator isn’t always easy; but success isn’t just for the naturally gifted. It is possible for all of us who put effort into our personal growth and development. We want the enormous satisfaction that comes from working with others to help them reach their potential as human beings. This three-day workshop will help you reach that goal.

  • Advanced Writing Skills

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    This is a one-day workshop for those who already are good writers. Our time will be devoted to writing letters of recommendation; of persuasion; of refusal; or of action; that reflect current word usage and up-to-date formats. You can also learn some basics about writing business cases; proposals; and reports.

  • Anger Management – Understanding Anger

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Anger is a universal experience. Dogs get angry; bees get angry; and so do humans. You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that managing anger productively is something few individuals; organizations; and societies do well. Yet research tells us that those who do manage their anger at work are much more successful than those who don’t. The co-worker who can productively confront his teammate about his negative attitude increases his team’s chance of success as well as minimizes destructive conflicts. The customer service agent who can defuse the angry customer not only keeps her customers loyal but makes her own day less troublesome. This one-day workshop is designed to help give you and your organization that edge.

  • Basic Internet Marketing

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    This course is an ideal start for business owners and people new to marketing to learn the basics of Internet marketing. We’ve included information on how to market online; and even more importantly; how to determine what results you are getting. Then; you can figure out whether you are reaching your target market; where your qualified prospects are; and how they are engaged as a result of your efforts. This one-day course includes sessions on search engine optimization; e-mail campaigns; pay per click advertising; and more.

  • Critical Thinking

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    In today’s society; many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas; purchase things; support causes; and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths? The answer lies in critical thinking skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical; compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. This two-day workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Budgets and Managing Money

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    For managers in today’s business world; it’s essential to have a working knowledge of finance. We all play a role in our organization’s financial health; whether we realize it or not. If you don’t have training or a background in finance; you may be at a disadvantage as you sit around the management table. Understanding the cycle of finance will help you figure out where you fit into your company’s financial structure; and how to keep your department out of the red. This two-day workshop will help you prepare budgets and make decisions with confidence.

  • Business Writing that Works

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    We all know what good writing is. It’s the novel we can’t put down; the poem we never forgot; and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is the memo that gets action and the letter that says what a phone call can’t. In business writing; the language is concrete; the point of view is clear; and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work; and even the best writers get discouraged. However; with practice you can feel more confident about your own writing. This two-day workshop will give you the tools to become a better writer.

  • Coaching and Mentoring

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Coach; Mentor; Role Model; Supporter; Guide… do these words ring a bell? Being a coach involves being able to draw from several disciplines. Coaching is based on a partnership that involves giving both support and challenging opportunities to employees. Mentorship is a related skill that is often a part of coaching. It’s about being a guide; offering wisdom and advice when it is needed. Knowing how and when to coach (and when to use other tools; like mentoring) is an essential skill that can benefit both you and your organization.

  • Conducting Accurate Internet Research

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    As the Internet grows; it becomes more challenging to find the correct information from a reliable source in a timely manner. As research expert Gary Price puts it; “The haystack is growing and finding the needles takes more time and requires greater skill.” This one-day course will teach students how to conduct accurate Internet research by creating a search plan; searching both the surface web and the deep web; and staying organized. Students will also learn how to think critically and find the best sources for their Internet search.

  • Conference and Event Management

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Although it does take plenty of creativity to design an event that is memorable and meaningful; it also takes careful attention to detail; adaptability; effective delegating; and a lot of work. This two-day course will walk you through the process of event management; from the beginning stages of planning; to the final touches (like decorations; food; and music). While this course is specifically for corporate event planning; the elements here can also be applied to more personal event planning. Essentially; we’re creating an effective and well planned design that is ready for implementation and can be used over and over again.

  • Conquering Your Fear of Speaking in Public

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Do you get nervous when presenting at company meetings? Do you find it hard to make conversation at gatherings and social events? Do you lock up in awkward social situations? If so; this one day workshop is just for you! It’s aimed at anybody who wants to improve their speaking skills in informal situations. We’ll give you the confidence and the skills to interact with others; to speak in informal situations; and to present in front of small groups.

  • Conversational Leadership

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Effective leaders understand how powerful an opportunity can be when they can tap into the intelligence; wisdom; and innovation present in their workforce. Conversational leadership provides the space and infrastructure for knowledge sharing to take place; for employees; stakeholders; and the community to be involved in discussing big; important questions; and to generate solutions that people within the organization can take action on.

  • Creating a Dynamite Job Portfolio

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    The job market continues to change; as does the way we look for work. This course examines the value of presenting yourself as a complete package by using a resume as an introduction to an employer and backing it up with a portfolio presented at the interview. In order to make the most of this course; participants need to have recently completed the Getting Your Job Search Started workshop; or identified target positions and completed a full skills assessment and goal setting exercise.

  • Creating A Google Adwords Campaign

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Many companies advertise with pay per click ads. This course focuses on the largest machine available: Google AdWords. In this one-day course; participants will learn how Google AdWords work; what pay per click means; the importance of correctly setting an AdWord budget; how to select keywords and set up ad groups; how to design a compelling ad; and how to make adjustments to increase success.

  • Customer Service Training – Managing Customer Service

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    The need to lead; model; and promote the organizational values within a customer service environment is essential for business success. This one-day workshop will provide you with opportunities to explore your responsibilities within your role as a leader (supervisor or manager) in a customer service environment.

  • Creating Winning Proposals

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Proposals are persuasive documents that are fundamental tools in organizational funding and output. This two-day course will look at sources of funding; types of proposals and how to write proposals that will meet funding agencies requirements. This will include a number of tips and techniques to increase the potential success of your proposals. An important but often overlooked aspect of proposal writing will also be covered- Building and Maintaining Relationships. Relationships are built on honesty. Potential projects must be a good fit for your organization and your organization must be ready to do the work contained in the proposal. The most successful proposals are going to be those that fulfil the mission and values of your organization and that of the funding agencies as well!

  • Creative Thinking and Innovation

    Training Course | The University of the South Pacific

    The University of the South Pacific

    Creative thinking and innovation are vital components in both our personal and professional lives. However; many people feel as though they are lacking in creativity. What most of us do not recognize is that we are creative on a daily basis; whether it’s picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work. While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity; there is a great deal of creativity involved to get those jobs done. While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity; others find it a struggle to think outside the square. If you fall into the latter category; it is important to understand that boosting your creative and innovative abilities takes practice. Recognizing and honing your own creative potential is a process. That’s what this two-day workshop is all about.

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