Sagawa Institute of Organization Development “Grand Opening”

28 September, 2019 The Grand Opening was held in SAGAWA Meeting Space at Pyay Road, Kamayut, Yangon.

Professor Dr. Aung Tun Thet gave keynote speech and he delivered the message “Creating Healthy Organizations” Vibrant Workplace Inspire Employees to Achieve Sustainable Success.

“Health is on a continuum with mortality at one end, and vibrant wellbeing on the other”. From an organizational perspective, organizational health is more than just implementing practices and actions that try to prevent negative outcomes, but rather should work to promote positive results as well. Therefore, a healthy organization is an on-going process and not a destination, no need to push for quick results and should take time to develop and become ingrained in the culture.

After the opening ceremony, there were four con-current sessions in parallel.

“Knowing Yourself, Leading Others” facilitated by U Myat Khaung Linn (Senior OD consultant, SAGAWA Institute of Organization Development)

“Embracing Diversity In Organizations” facilitated by U Pyi Sone Nyein (Founder & MD, Myanmar Development Professionals

“Welcome to the World of Agility-Building Agile Organizations” facilitated by Dr. R Mohanakrishnan Raman (Vice President-Conferences and Events, International Organization Development Association (IODA)- CEO, Aries Consulting Group (ACG) Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

“Sensing the Urgency of Change” facilitated by Christine D’Mello (Executive Coach and Systemic Facilitator, Transform Potential, UK)

SAGAWA provided the refreshment to the participants at the end of the sessions.

For the evening session, We continued the panel discussion as mention in agenda.

“Overcoming Resistance to Change” The world we are living in is impacted by Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental Changes. So too in Myanmar. Organizations in-country need to change and adapt for survival and to be sustainable. Change always creates resistance. Change may not be painful but the resistance to change is. How do people overcome resistance when faced with change? What makes them struggle? What makes them overcome their challenges? What motivates and helps keep the momentum during the process? Moderator: U Aung Thura – Chief Strategist, Ignite Marketing Communications President, Professional Marketers Association. Panelists: U Aung Soe Tha – Chairman, Myanmar Combiz Group of Companies. U Zaw Htut – Secretary-General, Myanmar Computer Industry Association Managing Director, Myanmar NET. Daw Khin Khin Lay – President, Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association. Daw Chaw Su Win – Principle Consultant of SAGAWA Consultancy and Managing Director of SAGAWA Development Company Limited.

Finally MC-Ma Htet Yei (Image consultant of Brand You) invited Paul Nyan Myint Soe – Director, SAGAWA Development Company Limited to close the ceremony.

Change Forum in Myanmar

Share, Reflect and Learn

Myanmar is a country in transition, balancing between innovation and tradition, opening and preserving. This process is driven by motivated and dedicated people in the Myanmar Government, in the business sector and in civil society. They are the agents of change that push boundaries and explore new ways.
The Change Forum Yangon offers these leaders and managers, practitioners and professional advisers a platform to share, reflect and learn, drawing on insights from change makers in- and outside the country.
Parallel workshops, discussions, meetings, open spaces, coaching sessions and training sequences will offer  participants the opportunity to explore the burning issues of modernizing Myanmar organizations, sharing  approaches, discovering new perspectives, expanding knowledge, acquiring additional skills and building networks.

We will look at common features and specific aspects of modernizing organizations in the public sector, in the business world and in civil society:

  •  What drives system and organizational change? How to overcome blockages? How to balance change and stability?
  •  How to nurture courage to take responsibility and empower employees? How to communicate effectively?
  •  What role models inspire change makers? What does this mean for personnel development and leadership programs?

The Change Forum will have 4 main thematic tracks running in parallel.

  1. Changing systems – being a change agent

System change starts with you! The trainings and workshops in this track don’t require any specific theoretical background. Through inputs, practical exercises and discussions, they support you in taking over your role, be it in the Government sector, in a private company or NGO. Become a change agent in your organization-now!

2.  Striving for excellence in your business

The Myanmar business sector has developed quite dynamically. But now more challenging, mid-term topics need to be addressed in order to become competitive: What are strategies for sustainable growth? How to empower employees? How to communicate across hierarchies? How to promote innovation? This track deals specially with these steps on the way to excellency, both in larger corporations as well as in SMEs.

3. Responsive public services

In the Myanmar Government, a lot of dedicated people try to contribute to the sustainable development of the country. Services need to become more demand-oriented, communication needs to be improved, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) need to be established, just to name a few of the challenges public administration faces. We are looking forward to explore best practices, both from Myanmar as well as international, to support you on this journey.

4. Mission driven leadership

Mission driven leaders in Myanmar often have multiple roles – in their organization, in committees, in associations. Juggling these responsibilities requires prioritizing short-term action without losing sight of longer-term objectives. It requires providing guidance, while fostering employees to take over responsibility, grooming the next generation of middle managers. This track offers you opportunities t develop your personality and your leadership style and exchange with peers about real cases.

This Forum was organized by 5 organizations.

Capacity Building Initiative (CBI):
Room 009, Ground Floor, Building C1, Sabae Street, Yuzana Highway Complex, Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Contact person: Kay Khine Oo
Program Coordinator
+95(1) 504451, +95(9) 450003042
[email protected]

Myanmar Development Professionals (MDP):
No.(9/B) Danatheikdi Street, 8 quarter, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Contact person: Mya Pwint San
Customer Relation Officer
+95(0)9693594 661, +95(0)95979552567
[email protected]

No.40, Shwe Taung Tan Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Contact person: Khine Hmi Hmi Win
Office Manager
[email protected]

MyCAN (c/0 Su Shwe Nadi Trading & Consulting Ltd)
Room No-3, Building-E, Shwe Yin Mar Street, Shwe Padauk Housing, Bayint Naung Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Contact person: Shwe Asynn
Marketing and Event
+959964482207, +95(1)535576
[email protected]

SAGAWA Institute of Organization Development
No.587, 4th floor, The Regency Offices, Pyay Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Contact person: Myo Lu Lu Kyaw
Corporate Marketing Officer
[email protected]

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DVB Multimedia Group Co.,Ltd
8th floor, 456 Merchant Road, Botahtaung Township, Yangon.
Contact person: Thida Thin Myat Thu
Program Director
[email protected]

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