20 August, 2018 – Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme (ELP) Series 3 was held from 11 August to 17 August 2018 at Tenera Hotel, Bangi, Selangor. Four representatives from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) were chosen to participate in the programme which was organised by Ministry of Education, Malaysia. UTM was represented by Dr. Md Afendi M Yusuf, Dr. Yong Ee Ling, Dr. Hadafi Fitri Mohd Latip and Dr. Normal Binti Mat Jusoh.
The main purpose of the programme was to enhance the entrepreneurial knowledge among academia. This would ensure them to have the right information and knowledge to assist the progression of entrepreneurial culture in UTM as well as to cultivate the entrepreneurial mindset among staff and students.
“Entrepreneurial leaders programme (ELP) is all about knowing what your customer wants and putting yourself in their shoes. We need to understand the current reality, future vision, the barriers and who we can work with.
I feel, it is important to understand and adopt a mindset as an entrepreneurial leader for our institution projects development in becoming a more entrepreneurial organisation. It allows organisations to cope with rapidly changing environments,” said Dr Normal Mat Jusoh from Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS).
For Dr Yong Ee Ling, ELP was an exciting event that brings out the best of her. “It was about a program of growing yourself prior to growing others, an important traits that all leaders should have. It taught us a lot of know-how in bringing out the best in a team and also to pull the team together moving towards a common goal. Only then much work can be accomplished regardless of challenges once everyone understand and share the same values,” she said.
UTM XCITE on behalf of UTM would like to thank the Ministry of Education Malaysia for the opportunity and all the representatives for their support and cooperation.