Thursday, November 10, 2011

Petronas Leadership Centre eyes regional role

BANGI (Nov 10):'' Petronas Leadership Centre (PLC), the national oil company's in-house learning arm, aims to become a premier centre for leadership excellence in the region by 2013.

President and chief executive Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas said the centre, a rebranding of Petronas Management Institute, will cater to the leadership
development needs of corporate and industry players in Malaysia and abroad.

"With the vision to be the leadership centre that "transforms leaders", PLC places the highest importance on creating leaders who are able to produce
impactful, sustainable results for their organisation," he said in his speech at the rebranding ceremony, read by executive vice president of gas and power business Datuk Anuar Ahmad.

He said to realise the vision, PLC has identified a few strategies which include building networks of credible partners through strategic collaborations
and associations, opening up a wide range of its learning and development solutions, and consultancy services relevant to the industry's business needs.

The centre will also enhance its presence in existing and unexplored markets to achieve commercial viability and self-sustainability, he added.

Meanwhile, PLC chief executive officer Yasir Abdul Rahman said the centre, which has trained more than 20,000 participants, has developed its
institutionalised capabilities including cross-cultural learning consultancy and innovative adult learning methodologies.

"Through our smart collaborations with established institutions, we are able to leverage on each other's unique strengths.

"This has resulted in signature programmes that are specially designed for the Malaysian and regional context," he said, adding the programmes include
the Petronas-Duke Senior Management Development Programme and Petronas-IFP Business Acumen for Oil and Gas Professionals.

At the event, PLC also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Razak School of Government to collaborate in the design, development and delivery of programmes and to share expertise and facilities to support and cultivate the growth of learning and leadership development in the public sector.

PLC is already collaborating with Duke Corporate Education, University of Melbourne, French Institute of Petroleum and Malaysian Institute of Integrity as well as various learning and training centres. - Bernama

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