Monthly Archives: December 2013

BRI goes on Singapore Adventure 2013 with blueVisions Indonesia

(ANTARA/Ardika/&)From 27-29 November 2013, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) entrusted blueVisions Indonesia to organise a Singapore Adventure event for their 32 employees who received a 2013 Best Service Excellence Award.

This event aimed to give the participants further information on the implementation of best quality practice in Singapore, learning from a world-class service provider such as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Singapore.

The three-day event included an Amazing Race program, a trip to Universal Studios Singapore, and a benchmarking visit to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Singapore.

BRI Customer Service employee, Bima Ari Wijaya commented on their visit to LTA that it was very beneficial in educating them about how the transportation system is implemented in Singapore and how it can be used in Indonesia.

The event was well received by BRI employees. BRI Security Officer Muldiyanto said that he would never have thought of going on such a tour to Singapore, and that it was a wonderful experience for him. His message for blueVisions was to keep up the good work that has been done.

`caption id=”attachment_399″ align=”alignnone” width=”865″`BRI employees at Singapore Adventure 2013 BRI employees at Singapore Adventure 2013`/caption`

First Time Meeting a Prospective Client? Here are Some Things You Should Know

Researchers from New York University found that it takes a stranger seven seconds to make that first impression.

For business people out there, that means your client might have decided whether they want to do business with you when you first enter the meeting room and give a handshake.

While your presentation, your products, your proposal, and a whole lot of other factors may influence the deal, most agree that the feeling of first impressions goes a long way.

First time meeting a prospective client

Considering this important cue, here are some tips to make sure you give the best first impression:

1.    Dress appropriately

It’s undeniable that the first thing someone notices is the way you dress. And it’s better to overdress (shirt, tie, etc) rather than underdress (jeans and casual t-shirt) only to find the other party in full corporate attire.

2.    Be on time

Too many people do not realise the power of being on time. Showing up on time, or even before the promised time shows that you are committed and that you respect the other party’s valuable time to meet you.

3.    Focus on how awesome they are – not on how awesome you are

Don’t dominate the talk  with details about your company and your products. Instead, get to know their company, their needs, and the things they want to address.

4.    Listen attentively, respond accordingly

Listen to what they have to say and respond based on their requests, not on your scripted business speech. Take notes, literally with a pen and paper, about what they are saying.

5.    Research, research, research!

Get to know your client’s company beforehand. Stalk their website, read their blog, scroll through their social media. It shows that you are prepared and ready.

6.    Exchange business cards after the meeting, not before

At the end of the meeting, give your card to the client as a hint. They will almost instinctively exchange theirs.

Do you have more tips to make the best first impressions? Share in the comment section below. Check out our website to learn more about our business training programs.

blueVisions Indonesia Sponsors EUPHORIA 2013 with BINUS University

On December 13 2013, blueVisions Indonesia together with BINUS University celebrated the end of the educational semester by taking part in EUPHORIA (Enhancing Unity and Performance HIMTI Alam Sutera) 2013.

EUPHORIA 2013 took place at the Rooftop Sky Garden Mall Living World Alam Sutera. The event was organised by the BINUS University Engineering Students Association and was attended by approximately 500 people, including the general public and IT students and teachers from BINUS University.

`caption id=”attachment_393″ align=”alignnone” width=”1024″`blueVisions Indonesia team at EUPHORIA 2013 event. blueVisions Indonesia team at EUPHORIA 2013 event.`/caption`

blueVisions Helped the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

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Philippines was recently hit with one of the biggest natural disasters of all time, with over 10,000 people feared dead and 200,000 others left homeless.

To help relieve the Typhoon Haiyan victims,  blueVisions team gathered and donated AUD $5,754. We would like to thank our members for their generous support in making this possible.

5 'Year-End' Review Questions to Prepare You for 2014

Most of us use the New Year as a time to try new things or to start over. However, before we kiss 2013 goodbye, assessing where we stand at the moment will better equip us to face 2014.

Here are five questions to ask yourself in preparation for the brand new year.

2014 goals

1.    What have you accomplished this year?

It’s easy to be blinded by fear that we are doing meaningless work. To avoid that, write down every accomplishment, every little success you have made in the past year. Did you take a leap of faith for that new job? Are you becoming a better partner? Are you the one who closes that project deal?

2.    Are you where you want to be?

Now is the best time to take out that long forgotten 2013 New Year’s Resolution list. Are you able to cross off a few things? Are you heading into the right direction to achieve your dreams? Or did you get sidetracked doing something else?

3.    Are you happy?

Happiness is a tricky question but if you don’t love your work, or don’t even have an ounce of passion for it, maybe it’s time to think twice and to venture into other options.

4.    What did you fail to accomplish?

We ought to assess our mistakes and learn from them instead of burying them in the land of no return. What makes you fail? Are there better ways to achieve your dreams? What should you do to make sure these situations don’t happen again?

5.    What are your goals for 2014?

Some of the goals might not get crossed off this year. They may also be setting up higher challenges for you to move to the next level. Think of attainable goals and how they might serve you well in five/ten years to come.

Are you ready to close this year’s chapter? Share your stories on the comment section below!

P3M3™ Assessment for the Department of Communications Completed

blueVisions has completed the Portfolio, Program and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3™) assessment for the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

The Department’s strategic policy areas include: National Broadband Network; postal and telecommunications policies and programs; spectrum management; broadcasting policy; digital economy; regional communications; cybersafety and e-security; regulatory reform and convergence and digital television. Through policy development and program delivery, it aims to develop a vibrant, sustainable and internationally competitive broadband, broadcasting and communications sector, which promotes the digital economy for all Australians.

As an Accredited Consulting Organisation, blueVisions conducted the P3M3™ assessment across the Department. The assessment conducted in August and September 2013, included a review of 30 staff in various roles across the project, program and portfolio management sub-models.

PT Mitra Adi Perkasa to start NSW-AMES English Language Training

PT blueVisions Management, representing the Institute of Management, has signed an agreement with Indonesia’s largest retail company, PT Mitra Adi Perkasa (MAP), to provide NSW-AMES English Language Training for its managers. PT MAP is the license holders of many world-famous brands in Indonesia such as Massimo Dutti, Zara, Pull & Bear, Lacoste, Starbucks, Burger King, among others.

Public Course Calendar UAE – Competency Based Training

Competency-Based Training (CBT), part of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system designed to improve the skill levels of the Australian workforce. blueVisions and the Australian based Institute of Management welcomes you to participate in our public course offering. Download public course calendar in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) here.

EDM UAE public courses

COURSE NAME

DURATION

PRICE

CITY

SCHEDULE 2014

Human Resources Management

4 Days

6.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi February 24th ‐ 27th
*limited places remaining
May 19th ‐ 22nd
October 19th ‐ 22nd
Train the Trainer

3 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi March 11th ‐ 13th
June 17th ‐ 19th
September 23rd ‐ 25th
Training Needs Analysis

3 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi March 4th ‐ 6th
July 15th ‐ 17th
December 7th ‐ 9th
Coaching and Mentoring

3 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi May 13th ‐ 15th
August 3rd – 5th
Conflict Management

2 Days

3.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi April 6th ‐ 7th
September 10th ‐ 11th
Talent Management & Succession Planning

3 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi April 27th ‐ 29th
November 26th ‐ 28th
Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner

5 Days

9.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi January 19th ‐ 23rd
May 18th ‐ 22nd
October 19th ‐ 23rd
Primavera P6

3 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi February 9th ‐ 11th
*limited places remaining
September 9th ‐ 11th
December 7th ‐ 9th
Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination Preparation

4 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi January 20th ‐23rd
*limited places remaining
April 6th ‐ 9th
September 21st ‐24th
Strategic Planning, Goal Setting and Decision Making

3 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi February 4th ‐ 6th
August 19th ‐ 21st
Managing Teams and Work Behaviours

2 Days

3.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi June 15th ‐ 16th
December 3rd ‐ 4th
Emotional Intelligence

2 Days

3.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi June 4th ‐ 5th
October 9th ‐ 10th
Presentation Skills

2 Days

3.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi April 14th ‐15th
August 18th ‐ 19th
December 10th ‐ 11th
Effective Office Administration

2 Days

3.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi April 2nd ‐ 3rd
August 10th- 11th
November 19th – 20th
Corporate Risk Management

2 Days

3.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi May 11th ‐ 12th
November 12th – 13th
Contracts Management Fundamentals

3 Days

4.500 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi June 8th ‐ 10th
October 14th ‐ 16th
Microsoft Office – Advanced Word

2 Days

2.100 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi January 8th ‐ 9th
*limited places remaining
May 6th ‐ 7th
August 17th – 18th
Microsoft Office – Advanced Power Point

2 Days

2.100 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi February 12th – 13th
*limited places remaining
June 25th – 26th
October 21st – 22nd
Microsoft Office – Advanced Excel

2 Days

2.100 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi April 7th – 8th
July 28th – 29th
December 15th – 16th
Microsoft Office – Advanced Outlook

2 Days

2.100 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi March 4th – 5th
September 19th – 20th
World Wide English

2 Months

10.000 AED

Dubai & Abu Dhabi Feb 2nd – April 2nd
April 3rd – June 3rd
June 5th – August 5th
August 7th – October 7th
October 9th -December 9th

For more information about the courses, please call us at +971 4 452 3399 or email us at info@bluevisions.ae.

Aiming High in Dubai

blueVisions and the Institute of Management have relocated their Dubai office to the new commercial district of the city in Business Bay.

Located close to Downtown Dubai and the iconic Burj Khalifa, the Dubai office is in a new building on the Business Bay development which is set to become a new business city within the city, as part of the vision of the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Al Maktoum.

Joining the existing UAE team of Mohanned, Katy and Darwin in Abu Dhabi, the new team members based in Dubai are Vivian King, David Turner, Eric Pike, Judy Kabbani and Khalil El Jor. Each brings their own industry experience from the sectors of training, customer service, commerce, human resources, project management and sales, in order to cover all bases in the blueVisions and the Institute of Management portfolio of services.

The UAE and Dubai in particular are now fast recovering from the financial meltdown of recent years and the team is keen and ready to win business for the blueVisions family in the Emirate and throughout the whole of the UAE.

`caption id=”attachment_67″ align=”alignnone” width=”2565″`blueVisions Dubai team blueVisions Dubai team: `From left to right` Eric Pike, Vivian King, Khalil El Jor, Judy Kabbani, and David Turner.`/caption`

Improving Student Performance and Outcomes at GURUKU Education Festival 2013

On November 25th 2013, Indonesia celebrated National Teachers’ Day where we acknowledge the support and dedication of our teachers to education. blueVisions Management Indonesia took part in the GURUKU Education Festival in Jakarta to commemorate this day.

`caption id=”attachment_344″ align=”alignnone” width=”800″`NSW AMES Diane Robinson at GURUKU Education Festival 2013 NSW AMES Director, Client Relations, Dianne Robinson with blueVisions Management at GURUKU Education Festival 2013`/caption`

The GURUKU Education Festival 2013 took place at the SMESCO Tower, South Jakarta, and brought together education experts from all over the world to talk about developing the professionalism and quality of teachers to provide better learning systems for our students. The program emphasised how Indonesia can learn from other countries to continually improve and update its education system.

Among the series of speakers, Dianne Robinson, Director, Client Relations at New South Wales AMES, in collaboration with blueVisions Management, spoke about how education is conducted in Australia and the practices implemented there to improve student performance and outcomes.

“I was delighted to be invited to speak at the GURUKU Education Festival about some of the key changes being implemented in NSW,” Robinson said.

“It was an excellent event where ideas and initiatives were discussed by those attending. The conference program was of interest to school principals and teachers and the program covered key initiatives in the Indonesian education system. The exhibition was a great addition to the conference and encouraged dialogue and discussion. It also gave many delegates the opportunity to look at new offerings.”

Included among other speakers were: Gaye Pullyn, General Manager of ACT Education Solutions Ltd, Australia, Arifin Tasrif, President Director of PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja, and Prof. Dr. Hein Roelfsema, Director of the Utrech Center of Entrepreneurship at Utrech University.

The two-day festival hosted a series of presentations and workshops and was attended by approximately 500 Indonesian teachers.