Navy supports leadership development on a global scale

Published on ASLT Kallum Phillips (author)

Location(s): NSW Albatross, NSW

Topic(s): Training, HMAS Albatross

Lieutenant Junior Grade Yusuf Nur Arifin is presented a certificate by Lieutenant Commander Peter Bartholomeusz, Head Management and Strategic Studies Faculty upon completion of NOLC 1 at HMAS Albatross in March 2019. (photo: )
Lieutenant Junior Grade Yusuf Nur Arifin is presented a certificate by Lieutenant Commander Peter Bartholomeusz, Head Management and Strategic Studies Faculty upon completion of NOLC 1 at HMAS Albatross in March 2019.

Two junior officers from the Indonesian Navy have received a detailed insight into the Royal Australian Navy’s personnel leadership and management training continuum when they recently attended phases one and two of the Naval Officers’ Leadership Course at HMAS Albatross.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Yusuf Nur Arifin and Ensign Yoga Bisatyadarma completed country familiarisation training at RAAF Williams in Victoria, prior to their arrival at Albatross for comprehensive training on the Royal Australian Navy Divisional System.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Arifin described the experience as an opportunity to learn how to better develop relationships with his own sailors at home.

“This has been very useful, not only for me in the wider navy, but also for my unit,” Lieutenant Junior Grade Arifin said.

“I now have further training in how to influence and inspire other members in my unit.”

The two Indonesian officers were joined by 13 Royal Australian Navy officers from a range of specialisations.

This provided a broad insight into different areas of the Royal Australian Navy and encouraged the exchange of a range of complementary skills and experience, resulting in the growth of friendships that will extend beyond national borders.

Indonesian Naval Officer Ensign Yoga Bisatyadarma (left) prepares to go caving with course mates as part of leadership training at NOLC 2 in March 2019.

Indonesian Naval Officer Ensign Yoga Bisatyadarma (left) prepares to go caving with course mates as part of leadership training at NOLC 2 in March 2019.

Course Officer Lieutenant Richard Bosdyk said that the presence of the two Indonesian officers provided a great opportunity to understand the common needs of military personnel, and enabled course participants to view the study of leadership as an important international theme.

“Lieutenant Junior Grade Arifin and Ensign Bisatyadarma were active participants in the course,” Lieutenant Bosdyk said.

“Through their contributions we’ve been able to take away learning points to enhance the understanding of our own leadership philosophy,” he said.

During the Phase One course, the participants were involved in a day-long practical leadership activity at the Bungonia National Park.

Other activities on course included studies of the Navy divisional system and researching and presenting on different leadership styles.

Navy Officers’ Leadership Course Phase One is the second course of four in the Leadership, Management and Personal Development continuum hosted by Training Authority Initial Training and Leadership Management to develop the potential of naval officers.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Yusuf Nur Arifin and Ensign Yoga Bisatyadarma are now completing Phase Two of their training before returning to Indonesia.