Leadership Orientation Program


Location: Hotel Golden Tulip - The Grandmark Dhaka, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Event Date: 25-Nov-2017

Event Schedule: 06:00 – 09:30 PM

Minute Taker: Syed Ishteaque Ahmed, Member, PMI® and PMI® BD Chapter

PMI® Regional Mentor [PMI® Asia Pacific Region- Region 11] Girish Kadam, PMI® Chapter Partner Asia Pacific Region YeYoon KIM, many respected dignitaries, the PMI® Bangladesh Chapter members, PMI® credential holders, PMI® credential aspirants, project management practitioners and volunteers from both public and private sectors, and project management academics.


TOPIC #: 001
AGENDA: Introduction to PMI® and its extended programs
ACTION: Video presentation on what is PMI® all about.


TOPIC #: 002
AGENDA: Introduction to the event
PRESENTED BY: Mr. Abdullah Al Mamun (Director, PMIBD Chapter) [Moderator]
ACTION: The event was successfully inaugurated with a great round of applause


TOPIC #: 003
AGENDA: Welcome address by the President, PMI® Bangladesh Chapter
PRESENTED BY: Mr. Md. Mosta Gausul Hoque (President, PMI® Bangladesh Chapter)

  • Introduced himself and welcomed everyone
  • Introduced the Chief guest and panel speakers
  • Introduced all invited delegates and guests
  • Discussed about the status of PMI® Bangladesh Chapter and compared it to the other charters in the Asia Pacific region. Shared that the total number of PMI® certified professional are low than that of other regions.
  • Informed about the upcoming events and AGM date.


TOPIC #: 004
AGENDA: Introduction to Chapter Leaders
PRESENTED BY: Mr. Md. Mosta Gausul Hoque (President, PMI® Bangladesh Chapter)
ACTION: Introduced all the Directors and Board Members of PMI® Bangladesh Chapter.


TOPIC #: 005
AGENDA: Message from PMI®
PRESENTED BY: Ms. YeYoon KIM, Staff member, PMI® Chapter Partner Asia Pacific Region

  • Shared the secret recipes behind PMI® Chapter success
  • Volunteer performance
  • Members contribution


TOPIC #: 006
AGENDA: Message from PMI®
PRESENTED BY: Ms. Sohail Khan, Manager, PMI® Chapter Partner Asia Pacific Region
ACTION: Recorded message that informed on the necessities and purpose of voluntary activities of the PMI® members.
TOPIC #: 007
AGENDA: Presentation on “Essential Leadership Attributes for Effective Project Management”
PRESENTED BY: Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Mamoon, PMP®, Senior Executive Vice President & COO, UCBL

  • Explained the important aspects of leadership and the relation with project management
  • Explained the paradox: management vs. leadership
  • Discussed on how soft skills are more necessary than hard skills while dealing with human resources
  • Mentioned solving complexities, to deliver stakeholder expectation and adapt to constant changes, as key skill point of a leader
  • Explained that the leader should be such that his/her team shares a common vision and/or goal
  • Explained how effective communication contributes towards stakeholder management
  • Discussed the Level 5 leadership
    • Level 5 leadership = Humility + Will


TOPIC #: 008
AGENDA: Presentation on “Project Management in Public Sector: Challenges & Opportunities”
PRESENTED BY: Ms. Suraiya Zannath, Lead Financial Management Specialist, World Bank Group, Dhaka Office

  • Mentioned and explained how the following knowledge contributes towards project management in the Public Sector:
    • Scope
    • Communication
    • Procurement
    • Risk Management
  • Mentioned and explained how to cope with the following issues and challenges while managing projects in the public sector:
    • Lack of skills of the personnel in the public sector
    • Proper utilization of IT
    • Cost over-run
    • Elite capture
    • Lack of process improvement
    • Timely decisions
    • Working without fear
    • Risk mitigation process


TOPIC #: 009
AGENDA: Presentation on “Leadership Challenges”
PRESENTED BY: Mr. Sohail R. K. Hussain Managing Director & CEO, The City Bank Ltd., Bangladesh

  • Talked about the leadership challenges in the financial sector of Bangladesh
  • Discussed on the behavioral pattern
  • Discussed on how to cope with change management


TOPIC #: 010
AGENDA: Honoring mementos and PMI credential holder recognition
PRESENTED BY: PMI® Regional Mentor, PMI® Chapter Partner Asia Pacific Region, President Bangladesh Chapter and Chief Guest
ACTION: The esteemed panel speakers and the PMI credential holders of 2017 were respectfully recognized and presented with mementos


TOPIC #: 011
AGENDA: Presentation on “Applying Social Styles for Project Success”
PRESENTED BY: Girish Kadam, PMI® Regional Mentor [PMI® Asia Pacific Region- Region 11]
ACTION: Briefly discussed on the behavioral aspects of human resource that contributes towards project success


TOPIC #: 012
AGENDA: Open Discussion
PRESENTED BY: The President of PMI® Bangladesh Chapter

  • Is PMI® BD providing any training and what are the related plans?
    • Decision regarding this issue will be discussed in the upcoming board meetings.
  • What is the action plan of the PMI® Bangladesh Chapter?
    • AGM on June 18, 2018
    • 3 Quarterly main events: March, September and December; with the focus of delivering PDUs
    • Regular PDU sessions
    • Recognize all credentials formally once a year but monthly via website
    • Academic outreach programs
  • What are core reasons behind the small number of PMI credential holders in Bangladesh compared to neighboring regions?
    • Lack of awareness within the industry
    • Deficit in customer requirements


TOPIC #: 013
AGENDA: Vote of thanks by Director Administration
PRESENTED BY: Md. Zahirul Islam, PMP, Director Administration, PMI Bangladesh Chapter
ACTION: Thanked for the overwhelming participation and hope for continuous success for future events


TOPIC #: 014
AGENDA: Networking
ACTION: The networking opportunities were provided along with a scrumptious Buffet Dinner.