|The Participants from UPM Pusat Islam.|
From 8 May until 10 May, 2015, four ISDEV lecturers including ISDEV Director, Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh were invited to speak to the staff of Pusat Islam, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) staff and were appointed as the facilitators for the 'Program Pengukuhan Sahsiah Diri Staf" (Strengthening Self Personality of Staff Programme). The 3-day long programme was organised by the Islamic Centre of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM Pusat Islam) at Felda Residence Trolak Resort, Sungkai, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
According to the Director of UPM Pusat Islam, Dr. Razali Othman, the main objective of this programme was to introduce the concept or the principle that ISDEV had been implementing all these while. Specifically it was aimed at introducing the pragmatic aspects of Qalb-based (Heart-based) Management which is an approach to the learning and management of Hati ke Hati (or Heart to Heart) to the staff of UPM Pusat Islam.
|Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi talks about "Keberkatan Rezeki" (The Blessings of Sustenance).|
This Qalb-based Management is a rather unique approach that sets it apart from the mainstream management methods widely available globally. It is something new and interesting to apply and implemented in management. So Dr. Razali had taken this opportunity to execute this Qalb-based Management approach and the principle of shared responsibility based on this Islamic approach to be introduced to the staff. He further added that should this pilot programme be a success, this Qalb-based Management approach would be suggested to the top management of UPM and implemented to all staff in UPM.
|Dr Shahir Akram delivering his talk on the implications of Qalb-based Management |
towards attracting blessings at work.
He also added that he purposely invited the lecturers from ISDEV to be the facilitators because ISDEV was the only institution that ventured and implemented the Qalb-based Management to its students and staff. With the achievement made by ISDEV so far, to him ISDEV has proven that the principle and approach were among the key elements that had successfully created the ‘one family’ environment among ISDEV members.
|Dr. Syakir in action talking on a topic that is very close to his heart.|
All of them gave a talk related to Qalb and the principle behind the ‘Hati ke Hati’ concept. The talks included the Qalb-based Management approach and the implications of Qalb Management as a magnet that could attract blessings from the duties that are carried out in the name of one's employment or service.
|The participants with Dr Razali Othman, Director of Pusat Islam, UPM (seated - four from right) and ISDEV lecturers.|
The three days programme ended with a photo group session among the participants for their keeps. On the same note, ISDEV is indeed honoured with the opportunity given to share this approach with other institutions. It is also hoped that the management of the administration in other institutions could also be carried out more efficiently using Islamic-based concept as is being practised in ISDEV.