Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI)
Do you have an employee who, with key training, could help lead your business into the future? The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI) offers intensive 80 hours of professional development for employees with the potential to move up in your company. The institute is designed for mid-level managers in a seafood plant—production managers, QC supervisors, seafood engineers, human resource, corporate or administrative personnel who are identified by their employer as having leadership potential. Others who might want to participate include direct marketers or small seafood processors or those closely involved in the seafood industry. ASPLI provides the technical training, leadership and management skills needed to understand and succeed in the seafood industry. Over 50 seafood processing leaders from 21 companies in Alaska have participated to date in ASPLI.
Kodiak: November 9–13, 2015
Hands-on technical training in seafood processing and visits with local processors. Topics include the science of seafood, shelf life, quality and safety of Alaska’s fishery products, product development, lean manufacturing, new technologies, and seafood marketing. Participants will receive hands-on experience in the pilot plant at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, and local seafood plant managers will offer perspectives on the seafood industry and management.
After the Kodiak session, ASPLI participants return to their jobs and work with an in-house mentor to identify and complete a project that has an impact on plant operations.
Anchorage: February 29–March 4, 2016
The final session will include leadership training, project management, human resources, regulatory environment, and developing effective management styles. Experienced seafood leaders, government regulators, and management consultants will lead the classes.
Boston (optional): Seafood Expo North America, March 6–8, 2016
This is the largest U.S. marketing venue for seafood, providing an understanding of Alaska’s role in the global market. Participants will be required to interact with vendors, seafood buyers, and sellers, and will visit a local seafood processor/reprocessor. The Boston trip is not required to receive an ASPLI certificate.
- Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Alaska Technical Vocational Education Program through the University of Alaska Workforce Programs
For more information, contact
Quentin Fong, Seafood Marketing Specialist
907-486-1516 or email Quentin
Chris Sannito, Seafood Technology Specialist
907-486-1535 or email Chris