CIEMP 2013 conducted by CCES on behalf of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) wrapped up on Tuesday 12th November 2013. The course was attended by 12 nationals from Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. During the four week course, participants developed their team skills in working together in three syndicates towards a major outcome of the course – to address leadership and management issues involving a fictitious Customs administration. The task was to address issues of strategic planning and to overall advise on the reforms and modernisation required to establish an efficient and effective Customs administration. Each syndicate was required to present their findings and recommendations to either a Director General or Minister responsible for Customs. This major task was very well handled by the whole group, with each individual participant making a significant contribution.
The participants certainly demonstrated that their selection by their home administrations to attend CIEMP was well founded, the international network established by participants is sure to benefit international cooperation into the future.
Senior Executives and a range of presenters from all areas of ACBPS gave generously of their time to share knowledge and information with the group, and the personal interest shown by the ACBPS CEO, Mr Michael Pezzullo, and Deputy CEO, Ms Marion Grant, in the course and participants was particularly appreciated. Each of the successful participants received a letter from the CCES CEO, Professor David Widdowson, granting credit points towards future tertiary study for those who proceed to undertake courses with CCES.