Parami Students Published Multilingual Storybooks for Children in Ethnic AreasRead More
Why is Community Meeting at the PLP More Than Just a Meeting?December 28, 2020
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,”, this proverb aligns with the idea of cooperation which has always been deep-rooted in Parami's philosophy, and the weekly community meetings at Parami Leadership Program definitely showcase it.
Community meeting, the core tradition of the Parami Leadership Program (PLP), is held every Friday for students and teachers to share and brainstorm plans, evaluate ideas, as well as, a space to catch up with each other.
In every community meeting, one of the students serves as a Chairperson along with his/her chosen Secretary, who would assist with note taking during the discussion. As a part of the tradition, all attendees have to dance to the music selected by the Chairperson. Then, the meeting begins according to the agenda list proposed by faculty or students.
The faculty or students propose items/activities to be announced or talked through on the agenda list. When the list is completed, the discussion begins starting from the top-most task. Those who propose have to justify their ideas, and the attendees have to raise their hand if they want to follow-up or comment on the discussion.
In physical meetings, once someone puts a hand up to ask questions, the chin-lone (cane ball) is passed onto the person. The laugh breaks out when a person misses the ball or throws it too hard that another person cannot catch. The dynamic energy is felt in the atmosphere as people do not feel held back in sharing their honest thoughts and opinions.
Community meetings provide students the opportunity to get familiar with the process of formal meetings. Motion to start, Seconded, All in favor, All oppose, and Motion to adjourn, these formal meeting codes are all used throughout the session. It may feel a bit too formal, but this does add a sense of belonging and uniqueness. Moreover, one may also feel like being professionally present in a parliament meeting.
Nevertheless, faculty and students share the love of fun activities, so they bring the hot seat into their conversation. In this session, one faculty or staff is chosen to answer the questions thrown by the attendees within 10 minutes. Types of questions range from something serious [Do you agree with Darwinism?] to something light and funny [Is your mustache impermanent?], which aims to fill the atmosphere with eagerness and waves of laughter.
Despite being unnoticeable, the aura of leadership exists even in the community meeting. The meeting allows students to speak up and put themselves out there. They are willing to be vulnerable, sharing their ideas with others, and asking for feedback and suggestions. These are all the critical aspects of good leaders, and community meeting provides an ideal space for honing all these skills.
Celebrating Parami’s 5th Anniversary with New Purpose and InspirationRead More
What Have Parami Alumni Been Up To?Read More
New Normal: The Role of Internal Communications in Remote WorkplaceRead More
Critical Thinking: An Important Skill to Become Good LeadersRead More
Bridging Youths to Success through Well-rounded EducationRead More
Promoting Social Harmony through EducationRead More
Academic Integrity: A Matter of Academic HonestyRead More
"Being a Teacher Reminds Me to Constantly Learn"Read More
Highlights of the Fall Semester Modular Period 2Read More
Parami Graduate's Team Wins "Best Presentation Award" in International Sustainable Cities CompetitionRead More
The Importance of Technology in Enhancing the Learning and Teaching ExperienceRead More
Parami Alumna Nan Baung Involved in Increasing Educational Equity for Students in Disadvantaged CommunitiesRead More
Meet Dr. Romina de Jong, a New Director of Academic Affairs of Parami UniversityRead More
Alumna Jamper Htaw’s Journey to Expand Educational Opportunities in HometownRead More
Leadership Mindset Earns Parami Alumnus a Lincoln Scholarship to Navigate from Shan Hills to AlabamaRead More
Alumna Applying Skills from Parami to Work towards Agricultural Economic DevelopmentRead More
Design Workshop: Youths Solving Critical Real-world Problems One Course At A TimeRead More
Parami Alumna Wins an ISOW-Prospect Burma Scholarship Award 2021Read More
Parami Adopts the Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals to Improve ICT InfrastructureRead More
Parami Alumnus Awarded Chevening Scholarship 2021-2022Read More
Parami Students Produce Podcast to Discuss the Impacts of Myanmar’s Matriculation Exam on Students and TeachersRead More
Parami Enhances Online Learning Experience through the Deployment of CanvasRead More
Parami Alumnus Selected as a Climate Ambassador of Global Youth Climate NetworkRead More
A Reflection: How Darwinism Widened up my View on LifeRead More
Parami Celebrates its 4th Anniversary with Parami CommunityRead More
Adapting to New Normal: Parami's Students and Virtual LearningRead More
Alumni Working Group Founded to Strengthen the Bonding of Parami CommunityRead More
Reflecting on their First Semester: Students shared their PLP JourneyRead More
How are PLP Alumni from the 6th Cohort Coping with COVID-19?Read More
Balancing Study-Work Life: Easy & Practical Tips from PLP StudentsRead More
Alumna Working towards Good Governance through TechnologyRead More
People Call Me a Trash HeroRead More