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POSTPONED: Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Fall 2021

November 8, 2021November 12, 2021

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This event has been postponed to Fall 2022

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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 80 hours of intensive professional development for employees recognized as having 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 resources, and corporate or administrative personnel identified by their employer as having leadership potential. Others who might benefit include direct marketers, small seafood processors or others closely involved in the seafood industry. ASPLI provides the technical training needed in the seafood industry to master leadership and management skills.

Session 1 of ASPLI runs November 8–12 at the UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, where participants will learn from seafood faculty and local experts. 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 get hands-on experience in the KSMSC pilot plant, and local seafood plant managers will offer perspectives on the seafood industry and management.

See ASPLI sample agenda (PDF; from previous event, subject to revision).

After the Kodiak session, ASPLI participants will return to their jobs and work with an in-house mentor to identify and complete a project that has an impact on plant operations.

The final ASPLI session will convene in Anchorage, February 28–March 4, 2022, focused on 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. The goal is to develop confidence, skills, and the big-picture understanding needed by tomorrow’s managers.

The fee for this program is $2,200 per person. Employers will be responsible for airfare and lodging to and from the training sites. University of Alaska Fairbanks vocational training funds will partially offset the cost of ASPLI. The full value of this training program is estimated at $6,000 per person.

If you have an employee who would benefit from ASPLI and you wish to be a sponsor, direct the prospective ASPLI participant to fill out and submit an online application. Applications are due by October 1, 2021. The applicant will be notified of acceptance to the Institute typically within three business days of applying, and payment will be due by October 7.

If you have questions, please contact

Quentin Fong, Seafood Marketing Specialist, 907-486-1516, qsfong@alaska.edu
Chris Sannito, Seafood Technology Specialist, 907-486-1535, csannito@alaska.edu


November 8, 2021
November 12, 2021


Quentin Fong
Chris Sannito


Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
118 Trident Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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