Communication Spheres and 3M Proposal Defense Workshop


Please be informed that registration for the Communication Spheres and 3M Proposal Defense Workshop is now closed as we have reached full capacity. Entry for the workshop will strictly follow the registration list.

Thank you and see you all there!

Best regards,
Workshop Organising Committee

The Department of Management and Humanities and the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL), in collaboration with the Centre for Social Transformation for Sustainable Lifestyles (CSS) and Institute of Sustainable Building (ISB) will be organizing a workshop titled “Communication Spheres & 3M Proposal Defense” on 28th August 2018 (Tuesday) at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). 

Details of the workshop are as provided below and in the attachment. As seats are limited, please register your interest at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Poster available for download here.

Programme* (*Subject to change)

Time/Day 28 August 2018 (Tuesday)
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 9.15am Opening Note by Acting Chair of Management & Humanities Department, Assoc. Prof. Dr Lai Fong Woon
9.15am – 10.00am Topic 1: Communicating Competently in Engineering Spheres: Research Proposal Defense: Dr Ena Bhattacharyya
10.00am – 10.15am Introduction to MAAL and AILA – Prof. Dr Azirah Hashim, Vice President of AILA and President of MAAL
10.15am – 11.00am Tea Break (Green Room)
11.00am –  12.00pm Topic 2: Pitching Research Proposal Defence for Social Science and Science: Assoc. Prof. Dr Nor Fariza
12.00pm – 1.00pm Topic 3: Pitching From the Industry Perspective : Assoc. Prof. Dr Cordelia Mason
1.00pm – 1.05pm Souvenir Presentation and Group Photo (Invitee: Dr Hairuzila Idrus, Language Unit Head, Management & Humanities Department)
1.05pm – 2.30pm Lunch Break & Luncheon Network: 

Assoc Prof Dr Noor Amila, Institute Director, Institute Sustainable Building (ISB), Dr Subarna Sivapalan, Centre Head (CSS)

2.30pm – 4.00pm Workshop: 3M Pitching Competently with your Examiners: Assoc. Prof. Dr Cordelia Mason (UniKL), Assoc. Prof. Dr Nor Fariza (UKM), Prof. Dr Azirah Hashim (MAAL)
4.00pm – 5.00pm Closing  Remarks, Certificate of Participation & Tea 

Contact person:

Dr Ena Bhattacharyya
Senior Lecturer
Department of Management and Humanities
Faculty of Science & Information Technology
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
Tel: +605 – 368 7752