Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (PPM), in collaboration with WOSM/Asia-Pacific Region, conducted the National Adults In Scouting (AIS) Workshop at the International Youth Centre in Selangor, Malaysia on 4 – 8 March 2014. A total of 28 representatives from national, state and district levels, responsible for AIS and adult training were the participants.
Chief Commissioner Dato Dr Md. Shahrum Osman stressed on the importance of this AIS workshop in his talk ‘role & functions of PPM as a learning organisation’. He said that adults could develop the Scout association as a learning place, and to do this, they need to adopt and adapt the changes in the present living environment. At the same time, policies are required to cope with needs, such as ‘Risk and Safety’, and the AIS policy. This led the workshop to discuss in detail the World AIS with its structure and approaches in management.
Directing the workshop was Haji Md. Zulkifli Maulud while PPM International Commissioner Dr Mukhyuddin was the workshop coordinator. A dedicated group of resource persons in the Asia-Pacific Region contributed substantial inputs to the sessions: Dr Mohd Effendy Rajab, Executive Director of Singapore Scout Association; Mr Ramasamy Rajalingam, Adult Support Sub-Committee Chairman; Mr Malcolm Tan, APR Management Sub-Committee Chairman; Thian Hiong-Boon from APR Office; Maj. General Prof. Dr. Md Zin Bidin; NTC Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Shukor Mohsin; Haji Ishak Jonid, Jamaludin Jinal were from PPM. Haji Ahmad Tajuddin Mohd Salleh, Ms Lau hooi-Lin, Mr PS Maniam also helped as workshop facilitators.
Present at the workshop were Regional Director, J. Rizal C. Pangilinan; AIS Commissioner Haji Nasarudin Shamsuddin; CEO Dato Raja Roslan Raja Samah and COO Mohd Zaki Nuruddin.
This was the third AIS workshop organized in Malaysia. The first was in 2003, and the second was in 2011. A draft of the Scout association’s AIS Policy was presented to the Chief Commissioner at the closing ceremony.