Parami Leadership Program (PLP) is a year-long flagship academic program of the Parami institute of Continuing Education. The Parami Leadership Program (PLP) is designed to provide current and recently graduated students of Myanmar universities with an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences. This 10-month program selects up to 36 outstanding candidates from across the country to attend rigorous and engaging courses under an international faculty.
The Parami Leadership Program was created to provide a liberal style of education – emphasizing community engagement and global citizenship through rigorous academics – to students across the country. With its broad-based curriculum and emphasis on experimental, hands-on learning in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and arts, Parami Leadership Program prepares its students with the critical thinking skills needed to thrive professionally, academically, and personally.
This post-graduate certificate program prepares young students to become empowered leaders through liberal arts and sciences education courses. Students must complete, at minimum, 30 credit hours in the requirements below to graduate from the program:
|Requirement Descriptors||Credit Hours|
|Critical Thinking (S)||3|
|Social Justice (K)||1.5|
|Community Development (K)||1.5|
|Management Skills (S)||1.5|
|Quantitative Reasoning (S)||1.5|
|Science and Society (K)||1.5|
|Sustainable Development (K)||1.5|
|Design Thinking (S)||1.5|
|Innovative Thinking and Mindsets (S)||1.5|
|Interpersonal Skills (S)||1.5|
Who Can Apply
- Students must be over 18.
- Students must have an undergraduate degree. Students in self- administered zones or students coming from special ethnic education backgrounds and contexts will also be considered.
- Students must have upper-intermediate English skills; and ideal candidates will demonstrate intellectual curiosity, community engagement, enthusiasm and commitment for the program.
When I was a student at Parami Institute, economics was my favorite class. We read the material in advance, and when we got to class, we were ready to discuss that topic—whether it was Zimbabwe’s inflation problem or Frederick Taylor’s scientific management theory.
This practice of analytical thinking has helped me at work where I analyze different businesses and their strategies.
Lawoon Yan (PLP 1st Cohort Graduate)Investment Analyst at Emerging Market Entrepreneurs (EME)
The most amazing thing is that I got to meet people from every part of the country. If I didn’t come here, I wouldn’t know people of my age from different parts of the country like Shan State, Chin State [and] Bago.
When I got together with all these people from all over the country, I got to learn their goals, dreams, ambitions, and how they paved their way to work towards their goals.
May Thant Cynn (PLP 1st Cohort Graduate)Studying Masters in Politics, Philosophy and Management at Lancester University, UK
I think the way Parami approaches Politics, Philosophy, and Economics course is different from other places. The teachers introduced us to an ideology or a concept in a class, and we would just brainstorm on it.
And afterwards, you actually get to add on your own authentic take on the prior introduced matters with an addition of your own further researches. Then, we use the outcome (to write our papers.)
Thu Zar Linn (PLP 2nd Cohort Graduate)Bachelor of Business Commerce at Central Queensland University, Australia
[The career workshop] was really helpful and I am glad that [Parami Institute] helped me. Ko Win Yu taught me how to write a cover letter and resume, and then [Gems] edited it.
At first, I was like, ‘How many times are you going to edit it? One time, two times, three times?’ And then I realized it was really important not to have a mistake on a cover letter or CV. I’m really glad that I got the opportunity to learn how to do such professional writing.
Min Aung Mann (PLP 3rd Cohort Graduate)Research Assistant at Institute for Strategy and Policy (ISP)
Alina, my advisor, is always there to consult with me on my future, career, life, and further studies; in every possible aspects. She helps me connect the dots. It is very motivating.
Yamin Phyo (PLP 3rd Cohort Graduate)Donor Reporting Associate at Proximity Designs