Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI)
A training program for future leaders in the seafood industry
The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI) is designed for mid-level managers, production foremen, plant supervisors, QA leads, and others who want to advance their careers in seafood processing. The program will begin in October 2013 and includes a number of training components through March 2014. The cost for each participant is $3,500. Attendees who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Kodiak: October 29–November 6, 2013
Hands-on technical training in seafood processing at the UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center and visits with local processors. Topics include the science of seafood, shelf life, quality and safety of Alaska’s fishery products, and product development. Attendees will also have a chance to listen to local plant managers regarding their experiences in the seafood industry and their perspectives on management.
Anchorage: March 10–14, 2014
Leadership training, human resource development, business management and marketing. Attendees will learn from management consultants on topics such as effective communication, conflict resolution, and project planning and evaluation skills. Industry representatives such as the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute will inform the attendees on market trends, and staff from Department of Environmental Conservation will discuss seafood safety compliance.
Boston (optional): March 16–18, 2014
A guided visit to the Boston Seafood Show and field trips to secondary processors on the East Coast. The Boston Seafood Show is the largest marketing venue for seafood in the US that will provide attendees an opportunity to understand the global seafood market and Alaska’s important role. After the show, a trip to New Bedford will allow participants to visit seafood processors in the area and learn about their innovations and challenges.
Each participant brings a mentor and a contribution of $3,500 to ASPLI. Over the winter, the participant works with the mentor on a project of interest to his or her company.
- Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
- University of Alaska - TVEP Funds