Commitment is a keyword at the ongoing National Strategic Planning Workshop at the International Youth Centre, Kuala Lumpur, from 17 to 21 November 2014. Chief Scout of Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (PPM) Tan Sri Dr. Haji Shafie bin Haji Mohd Salleh, said in his speech that commitment could be ascribed as having good communication with God and with others.
On the same note, World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Regional Director JR C. Pangilinan quoted Peter F. Drucker, “unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans. Therefore, let there be commitment to implement whatever we will plan for the future of Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia.”
The Chief Scout said that strategic planning does not have to invent new things, it could adopt what is relevant and what is necessary. What remains constant in strategic planning is the core business of Scouting, which is young people
A total of 20 key leaders are working together to draft the strategic plan of PPM.
Leaders serving at the workshop are PPM National Chief Commissioner Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Shahrum bin Osman, Chairman of the APR Management Sub-committee, Malcolm Tan and Workshop Director Haji Ishak bin Mohd Jonid, assisted
by S Prassanna Shrivastava and Syd Castillo from the Asia-Pacific office, APR Management Sub-Committee Vice Chairman Berthold Sinaulan (Indonesia) and Dr Effendy bin Rajab (Singapore).
-- Berthold Sinaulan, APR and WOSM Correspondent