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International Training Institute

In December 1973, ASOPA was renamed the International Training Institute (ITI).

Its courses took on a global perspective as training was offered to people from a variety of nations. In the first few years, the majority of places on courses were taken by Papua New Guineans, but gradually the proportion of nations represented changed, and within ten years 3,700 participants from 56 countries had attended.

ITI became not only a learning institution, but a haven, where people from many nations met on a equal footing and developed mutual goodwill between themselves and with Australia.

Participants came from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Most were middle to senior level professionals and managers - leaders, decision makers, policy developers and planners in their own countries.

ITI specialised in:

  • Development administration
  • Educational administration
  • Financial management
  • Industrial relations
  • Local government
  • Management development
  • Mass media
  • Personnel management
  • Rural development
  • Training of trainers

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