Em­pow­er­ing you for suc­cess

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

AT its core, the Man­age­ment De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Sin­ga­pore's ( MDIS) pur­pose is to pro­duce grad­u­ates who are com­pe­tent, ca­pa­ble, ef­fi­cient, pro­duc­tive and able to work with min­i­mum su­per­vi­sion.

The Sin­ga­pore education icon brings this phi­los­o­phy to Malaysia where at Col­lege MDIS Malaysia, Jo­hor, the prin­ci­ple of em­pow­er­ment takes a nat­u­ral course in de­vel­op­ing the stu­dent into an all- rounded in­di­vid­ual with bal­anced val­ues on lead­er­ship and soft skills cul­ti­va­tion.

As they say em­pow­er­ment is the foun­da­tion of suc­cess and many a leader emerges from this process when an in­di­vid­ual takes on re­spon­si­bil­ity in the right en­vi­ron­ment. This is one of the many ways the MDIS Malaysia stu­dent is given an op­por­tu­nity to im­bibe lead­er­ship and soft skills, so nec­es­sary for achiev­ing suc­cess in to­day’s world of work.

An MDIS Malaysia education en­sures this req­ui­site as lead­er­ship skills and char­ac­ter- build­ing are deemed es­sen­tial qual­i­ties for gain­ing ca­reer suc­cess and life’s grat­i­fi­ca­tion.

The study en­vi­ron­ment be­comes the train­ing ground for in­still­ing such skills and good prac­tices. Stu­dents are moulded to be also sen­si­tive to the prac­tice of em­pow­er­ment.

They learn first- hand what it is to em­power, be em­pow­ered and how to trans­late that em­pow­er­ment into real ac­tion and deed. It be­comes an ex­pe­ri­en­tial process and learn­ing curve.

They de­velop along­side this the at­tributes of a good leader, such as how to in­spire oth­ers, be con­fi­dent and pas­sion­ate about what they do and more im­por­tantly, shar­ing the com­mit­ment of the tasks at hand.

The de­vel­op­ment of soft skills, on the other hand, would in­clude plan­ning with pur­pose, ne­go­ti­at­ing, man­ag­ing and com­mu­ni­cat­ing with oth­ers in what­ever cho­sen ac­tiv­i­ties open to the stu­dent. All th­ese skills come into play as the stu­dent moves to­wards gain­ing a sense of holis­tic lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment and an in­te­grated ex­pe­ri­ence.

This de­vel­ops their abil­ity to lis­ten, an­a­lyse, dis­cern and re­spond ad­e­quately to any is­sues or re­quest by fel­low stu­dents in the same way they will need to in a work en­vi­ron­ment.

MDIS Malaysia is build­ing a RM300mil per­ma­nent cam­pus in EduCity, Nusa­jaya in Jo­hor. The sprawl­ing cam­pus spread over a 30- acre site within EduCity in Nusa­jaya will be de­vel­oped in three phases spread over 10 years.

When ready, it will be five times big­ger than MDIS’ main cam­pus in Sin­ga­pore.

It will ac­com­mo­date over 10,000 stu­dents when all of its three phases are fully com­pleted in 2023.

The first phase com­plet­ing this year will be able to ac­com­mo­date 2,000 stu­dents.

The MDIS Malaysia cam­pus will boast state of the art fa­cil­i­ties and ameni­ties with eco- friendly and dis­abil­ity- friendly fea­tures.

It will have film­ing, ra­dio and au­dio stu­dios, edit­ing room, a hos­pi­tal­ity train­ing cen­tre, com­puter lab­o­ra­to­ries, prayer rooms, two can­teens cater­ing to halal and non- halal menus sep­a­rately, food and bev­er­age out­lets, 600- seater au­di­to­rium, a multi- pur­pose hall as well as sports and recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties – Gym/ Fit­ness Cen­tre, Bad­minton, Ta­ble Ten­nis, Bas­ket­ball Court, Jog­ging Track Foot­ball/ Cricket Field, Ten­nis and Sepak Takraw Court.

In line with MDIS’ global “Green Cam­pus” phi­los­o­phy, the in­te­grated cam­pus will be fit­ted with so­lar pan­els, rain­wa­ter col­lec­tion tanks and green walls to reap up to 10% en­ergy and wa­ter sav­ings an­nu­ally.

Learn more about Col­lege MDIS Malaysia and the pro­grammes on of­fer at the col­lege’s tem­po­rary cam­pus at Suite 17.02, Level 17, Jo­hor Baru City Square, 106- 108 Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Jo­hor Baru, visit www. mdis. edu. my or call 07- 207 2601 for de­tails.

At MdIs Malaysia, the prin­ci­ple of em­pow­er­ment takes a nat­u­ral course in de­vel­op­ing stu­dents into all- rounded in­di­vid­u­als with bal­anced val­ues on lead­er­ship and soft skills cul­ti­va­tion.

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