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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Kick-Off “I make UNITECH Fly” Campaign

Kick-Off “I make UNITECH Fly” Campaign
Monday 28 July, 12 pm – 1 pm, Duncanson Hall, UNITECH
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Introduction

Today, we roll out the campaign “I make UNITECH Fly” which is intended to restore a sense of direction, and motivation in all staff. It is the beginning of the new beginning.

Heads of Departments with Vision, Mission, Values statement

We invited all Faculty, who at the end of our speeches will receive one T-shirt per employee. The Heads of Department will get a framed version of our values, vision and mission statements to hang in their departments. Next week, we will invite all support staff. Regrettably, we can not offer you lunch, but we trust you can find a sandwich or some fruit.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

How to make UNITECH fly?

(Speech for the Opening of the "Strategy into Action" for the Senior Executive Management Team of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, in Madang from 19-21 July 2014.)

Introduction

UNITECH has a published strategy called Vision 2030, but it has no action plan. Apparently, the previous management did not have the know-how on how to implement a strategy. As a candidate I promised on 8 June 2011, I would do this, and provide transformational leadership necessary to turn UNITECH into an innovative, student-centred and entrepreneurial university. I have thought long and hard about this. This year, for example, I wrote a paper on strategic management for universities, which won best-paper award.





I am therefore happy and excited today, when we start this workshop called "Strategy into Action" for the Senior Executive Management Team of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology. We will be here in Madang for a 3 days intensive workshop from 19-21 July 2014. As a result of this workshop, we will have a multi-year action plan together, based on a sound strategy. We will publish a summary for everybody to see.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Opening of the "Strategy into Action", 19 July 2013

Opening of the "Strategy into Action" for the Senior Executive Management Team of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, in Madang from 19-21 July 2014.

Introduction

This workshop is facilitated by Ralph Vossenberg MBA from "Greef, Vossenberg and partners". Ralph has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, and an MBA. He has over a decade experience working in various executive roles in multi-national companies (e.g. Unilever), and more than 10 years experience as an executive trainer and coach.

 
Ralph Vossenberg in action
This workshop is called "Strategy into Action" for the Senior Executive Management Team of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology. We will be here in Madang for a 3 days intensive workshop from 19-21 July 2014. As a result of this workshop, we will have a multi-year action plan together, based on a sound strategy. We are also here to learn to work as a team, and continue to train our skills. You will need to discard some of your cherished beliefs, and get out of your comfort zone. We are not on campus, so we can not be interrupted, and more importantly we take a physical distance necessary for some deep reflection.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Principle Based Leadership and Young Adults in PNG: an optimistic assessment

Principle-Based Leadership and Young Adults in PNG: an optimistic assessment

A short version of the text below was delivered as a dinner speech at the Divine Word University's Student Representative Council fundraising dinner (Madang Resort, 11 July 2014).
With SRC president

With Hon. Don Polye MP