2019 will see the launch of ABVs Mentoring Program in partnership with Bank South Pacific (BSP) as part of BSP’s commitment to the continuous professional development of its staff.

ABV have been engaged to source and match suitable mentors from their extensive network of Skilled Business Professionals to support the professional development of selected employees across BSPs Offshore Branches in Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga who are participants of BSPs Leadership & Management Development Program (LMDP).

BSP Leadership & Management Development Program

The BSP Leadership & Management Development Program (LMDP) has been in existence since 2015, focused around the development of staff in mentoring, grooming and preparing a pool of high potential staff to take up Senior Leadership roles within BSP. A leadership committee comprised of Executives and senior management of BSP oversees the annual activities of the LMDP.

Since its introduction, the LMDP program has progressed 23 former participants who undertook various training and development programs in-country and offshore and has seen notable promotions including two the female LMDP participants to Executive positions within the organisation.

BSP Group Chief Executive Officer Robin Fleming commented “These Executive appointments strongly demonstrated yet again BSP’s accomplishment of LMDP’s purpose in mentoring, grooming and preparing a pool of high potential talent to take up Senior Leadership roles within BSP.” Both of these Executive appointments are now contributing to the program as mentors, which is an example of participants supporting and adding value to the program, added Mr Fleming.

The program currently has 35 participants (23 from PNG and 12 from the Offshore Branches) undergoing LMDP organised training and development activities.

With the engagement of ABV, and utilising the extensive skills of ABVs registered Skilled Business Professionals, BSP participants in the program are encouraged to learn as much as they can, identify key areas of development to achieve their short and long-term goals.

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