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Leadership in Corporate Governance for CPAs

TO: All Members

At time moment of history, there is a need for better corporate governance.

The WorldBank/IFC’s experience has shown that sound corporate governance helps businesses operate more efficiently, better manage risks, and attract investments. Good governance makes clients more accountable and transparent to investors, and enables them to respond to legitimate stakeholder concerns.

HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR MBA?

TO: All members
FROM: Dr John Vong

Lets face it. Studying for an MBA demands high financial cost, high emotional stress and a lot of time. However all these costs are relative, if you truly understand the value of your MBA. And that means more than just increasing your income generating ability, deepening your business knowledge or increasing your skills. So what else is an MBA suppose to do? How far can it stretch you? How do you maximize the value of your MBA? All the answers will be unraveled in this seminar.

ABC VALUE OF AN MBA

A FOR ALLIANCES

Empowering leadership in changing times

Seminar : Empowering Leaders for Changing Times
Time: 06:30 - 9:00 PM, Webnesday, April 20th 2011
Venue : ERC Institute Vietnam Campus, 88 Huynh Van Banh Street, Ward 15, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City
ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THE FIRST 100 REGISTRATION, only on first come first serve basis.
For more information and registry, please contact our hotline: +84.8.62.9292.8

SPEAKERS PROFILE

How to make the world a better place

TO: Dr John Vong
From : Aparna Kothary, Atlas Corps
Date: Feb 23, 2011

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Leadership and HR in Asia

TO: HRM Specialists; Training Directors; Sonny Duong (Training Director of Sacombank)
FROM: Dr John Vong
RE: HRM Lifetime Achievement Award (an extract from HRM Interview)

  1. What did the HRM Lifetime Achievement Award mean to you?

It is indeed an honour to be a recipient of the award for a 25-year contribution to developing human resources. More so, from my perspective, I was just doing what comes as a matter-of-course, rather than expecting a reward for it.

How to write a Strategic Plan Template

TO: DR KAHN
FROM DR JOHN VONG

Dr Kahn, I concur with you that many corporate executives are unsure in putting together the SWOT analysis and strategic thinking to write the strategic plan. Therefore, I am submitting a user-friendly template (table contents) of a strategic plan for your consideration. The strategy write up should not be more than 30 pages (excluding the annexes).

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.0 BACKGROUND
1.1 Origin of Strategic Planning Project
1.2 Project Objective and Approach
1.3 Writing of Inception Report

GUIDELINES: CONDUCTING A FORENSIC AUDIT

TO: FH
FROM: Dr John Vong

I know that you are anxious for some notes on this subject. Parts of the write-up were obtained from a technical paper published in Sept 2008 by ACCA UK, a very established accounting body.

The process of conducting a forensic audit is, in many ways, similar to the process of conducting a normal financial audit, but with some additional considerations. The main stages are described in brief below.

Accepting the audit

Bank Risk Management: 14 indicators for consideration

To: Ferry
From: Dr John Vong

Thank you for reminding me of the key indicators that ought to be monitored by bank supervisors, as spoken at the BSMR Indonesia Conference 2010.

There are at least 15 indicators for bank supervisors to monitor pertaining to the level of risk management undertaken in banks.

Most of them are available but some bank supervision authorities might have overlook the importance of Indicators No. 6,7,8 and 13,14, 15 (and comparing them to see the whole picture of what is actually happening in the banks) as an approach to risk management.

Syariah Banking: A Primer

To: Ferry H.
From: Dr. John Vong

(Excerpt from Vong, J. & Erramili, K., “Marketing of Financial Services”. Published by Institute of Bankers Malaysia in 1997)

KEY CONCEPTS

 Islamic banking is an interest-free banking system that undertakes business, trade activities and all forms of transactions on the basis of fair and legitimate profits, principally in the form of equity participation or profit-loss sharing principle.

On EAGLES Wings article

To: Moch Ata Amrullah
From: Dr John Vong

Please confirm that you have received an article that will help you interpret the EAGLEs data.

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