IPS – Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad is organizing a workshop on The Living Scripts on April 12, 2019


IPS – Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad is organizing a workshop on The Living Scripts on April 12, 2019

By listening to people having vast experiences of life, we can find the means to correct the way we will live our own lives. Those enriched experiences help the next generation in making informed decisions instead of following the procedures of hit and trial.

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively, by using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Behind words spoken by wise men, lies the history narrated via their tacit knowledge and experience. These words when documented/imparted, become a source of explicit knowledge which is invaluable for the reader/listener.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

The purpose of 'The Living Scripts' sessions is to ensure that the tacit knowledge is acquired from experienced devotees of their services and imparted to the audience as food for their thoughts. The sessions are targeted to set decision makers and problem solvers on the path of optimum result orientation.

The idea behind pursuing eminent individuals of national stature for these sessions is to create a window for them to share their life-time experiences and knowledge. This continuous exercise will help new decision makers to carve out right options with the help of their knowledge acquired from experienced individuals.

The areas to be explored will be:
• Personality
a. Education
b. Family
c. Preferences (leisure, travel and sports)

• Official Profiles
a. Choice of service
b. Eras lived
c. Personalities impression

• Leadership spectrum
a. Responsibly and accountability
b. From subordination to command
c. Group participation and support to peers

• Decisions and constrains
a. Critical moments in life where decisions were necessary evil

• Exploring the Era and key influencers
a. Makes and breaks of Era lived

• National and international impacts
a. Seen a different world, wanted a different world

• Struggle with the policy and procedures.
a. Research on improvements and efficiency pursuit

• Wish to make change and success
a. Stagnation, stifle and desire to break through

• Memorandum for the listeners
• Do's and don’ts of professionalism
• Ethics, values and religiosity as instrument to carve strong society.

Chief Guest (1st Session):
Syed Abu Ahmad Akif
Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Civil), 23rd March 2019

Syed Abu Ahmad Akif is a retired Pakistani civil servant who served in BPS-22 grade (highest attainable rank for a serving officer) as the Cabinet Secretary and Climate Change Secretary, Government of Pakistan.
Akif belongs to Pakistan Administrative Service and was later promoted to the rank of Federal Secretary by the then Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif in 2016.
A topper of the 1982 CSS examinations, Akif is known for his performance as Director General of Pakistan’s Hajj mission in Saudi Arabia from 2010–2015.

Syed Ikram-ul-Haque
IPS LEAD Associate and CEO, Centric Consulting.

IPS Associates and University Students

Program Schedule (1st Session):
Date: 12th April 2019
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Venue: Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
Nasr Chambers, Plot No. 1, Commercial Centre, MPCHS, E-11/3,

* Please note that the participation is through registration only *

For Registration, Please Contact:
[email protected] | 051-8438391-3

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