With fashion becoming increasingly diversified nowadays, a woman should never don on any outfit for the sake of fashion with very little thought given to the occasion and venue of the event.
This is because the selection of fashion clothing to some extent reflects the image and personality of the person wearing the outfit. For women with successful careers, the image portrayed also reflects the image of the organisation they represent.
According to Datin Seri Norhayati Nazri, the programme which is the brainchild of the Vice-Chancellor hopes to enhance the identity and personality of fellow UUM academicians.
She who represented the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said that the activities planned are consistent with efforts to improve the university's image in the eyes of the world.
"The first of its kind programme is organised based on the recommendation made by the Vice- Chancellor to see UUM members of staff who are competent professionally indirectly boost the image and identity of the university.
One of the important aspects of enhancing the image of the university is the appearance and conduct of the members of staff for which will reflect the niche area of the university.
This is because academicians need to be involved with a variety of events such as conferences, international conferences and meetings between universities.
Thus, both appearance and image are very important in maintaining a person’s good name and university," she said this during the launch of the workshop on Professional Elegance with its apt theme" Emerge Stylish - Personality Transformation Professional Excellence," at the EDC Hotel & Residence, yesterday.
The two-day programme which was organised by the Executive Education & Professional Development, Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the UUM School of Social Development (SSD), CAS as well as the Training Unit, Department of Registrar.
Meanwhile, the Dean of SSD, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Azniza shak, who represented the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of UUM CAS said the theme chosen is consistent in calling for university staff to transform themselves.
"The programme today focuses on the first cohort of female academic staff which will then be extended to all UUM female members of staff.
The programme aims to develop the personality of a professional considering the fact that enhancing the image of the university is high on the agenda of the University in hopes of attracting the attention of many outside parties to give the first glance at the staff and the University, " she said.
She also reiterated that through the programme, participants can improve their physical appearance as well as transform their image as UUM educators forming a convincing image and displaying ethics when dealing with people.
The workshop was led by Maryanni Masarip, or better known as Mrs. Mary who is a Style and Colour Consultant, Master Level (recognised by Body Beautiful Institute, USA), International Image Consultant (recognised by Poise Image International, Singapore).
rang Perunding Gaya dan Warna, Master Level (diiktiraf Body Beautiful Institute, USA), Perunding Imej Internasional (diiktiraf oleh Poise Image International, Singapore).