Strategizing the Hurricane Preparedness Projects for Belize
October 7, 2016. TORONTO, ON – Yasmin Glanville was delighted to be a guest speaker by invitation of Professor Alec Hay for his 4th-year engineering class. The topic focused on how to develop project strategies, in general, and more specifically for their Hurricane Preparedness project recommendations for Spanish Outlook, in Belize. To accelerate the learning, she ignited the conversation with a standard strategic planning framework, illustrated with some actual projects that were delivered in Latin America; and, a compelling story for context.
To accelerate the learning, she engaged the students in a real time project strategy planning and presentation exercise. Guided by the action learning exercises, the students completed a preliminary project strategy and rationales from two perspectives; and presented their recommendations in a simulated “pitch” and identified next steps for readying their projects for a formal presentation, in December 2016 ,to Eduardo Fernandes, representing the Latin American Development Bank (as former General Manager). The final proposals were accepted as suitable for the bank’s project pipeline. An outstanding result in itself.
As a thought leadership exchange, RSI is happy to support emerging leaders and students in their readiness to thrive into the future as much we can.
Here are some pictures of the session: