A proposed people capability framework for Antarctica
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Antarctica New Zealand’s purpose is to further New Zealand’s strategic interests in the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean. In late 2012 the Senior Management Team at Antarctica New Zealand identified the need to extend their existing Learning and Development system and adopt a sustainable framework for development of all staff across the organisation, with a particular focus on developing leadership capability. Developing employee capability creates a win-win situation where the organisation benefits from a more skilled, knowledgeable and capable employee, while the staff member gains additional skills, personal growth and enhanced career prospects. The proposed People Capability Framework is intended to structure how learning opportunities are identified and delivered to all staff across Antarctica New Zealand. The proposed Framework is drawn from recent research in the field of leadership capability, and reflects models of leadership development undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand in the past. Objectives for the proposed Framework include; providing a framework for objectively assessing and developing people across Antarctica New Zealand, managing talent and developing people to reach their full potential, and where possible, identifying possible career development pathways within Antarctica New Zealand.