The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

10 October 2012

Project Management Seminar for ASP Leadership



The trustees and selected officers of the National Office and various chapters in Luzon congregated at Bridges Foundation in Quezon City last 06 October 2012 to experience a talk on project management techniques for non-profits.

While many of us, successfully manage the rigors of our many roles in life -- being parents, employees, church workers, among others -- there is a need to continuously upgrade the skills of our leadership to be able to drive our organization to even greater heights as ASP pushes towards our 25th founding anniversary.  Project management is an area identified as a gap for many of our chapters who would like to apply to grants with local and international funding agencies.

Mona Magno-Veluz, the ASP National Secretary, and an experienced project management professional for large-scale technology and communication programs, led the diverse group in a discussion on "outcome thinking" -- a critical component in long-term strategic planning.  She also went through the project management life cycle -- how to develop a project proposal, creating an action plan, breaking down projects into tasks, project monitoring, change management and finally, closing a project.  Ms. Veluz shared that she uses the Covey matrix which plots activities in quadrants based on importance and urgency, when prioritizing her day.

Ms. Veluz, who is also an executive from IBM Philippines, conducted the talk as part of the technology giant's "Commitment to Serve" program -- which is designed to equip non-profits like ASP in various areas like project management, marketing planning, technology planning, among many.

Considering the positive feedback from the participants, the presentation will be integrated into the upcoming Chapter Leaders Conference later in October.

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