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Karachi, Pakistan: Dr. James R. Omps awarded USAID contract by the University of Southern California (USC) to establish the College of Business, University of Karachi.
Concept Research, Ford Foundation, Hyderabad, INDIA Dr. James R. Omps, Consulting Professor at NISIET, on post when Dr. David C. McClelland, noted Harvard psychologist, began his highly publicized entrepreneurship experiment in India
Hyderabad, India: Hired by the Ford Foundation. Assigned to the SIET Institute to develop programs to identify and develop entrepreneurs. He was on post during the time that Dr. David C. McClelland, Harvard psychologist - known today as “the first of the behaviorists” - was in India to evaluate his hypothesis on educating entrepreneurs
With the end of his contract with the Ford Foundation, Dr. James R. Omps returned to Southern California and began looking for a teaching position. During this time, he was offered a position in the College of Business, University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus. Relocating to Hawaii, he devoted his spare time to developing Entreprenology from the research conducted while in Pakistan and India.
First seminar on Entreprenology (a term coined by Dr. Omps’ Personal Assistant and wife) presented in Taipei, Taiwan. The seminar introduced the country’s most successful businessmen to the concept of Entreprenology. The session commenced with an address by Taiwan’s Economic Minister: "Economic Minister Sun Yun-Suan appealed to Chinese entrepreneurs to stress the importance of management development.” Speaking at the opening of the three-day seminar on management development, Minister Sun called for training of more competent management personnel to develop the nation's industries."
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: The International Institution of Entreprenology - IIE (later to become the International University of Entreprenology - IUE) was incorporated in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 31st by Dr. James R. Omps, Colonel William Long (USAF Retired) and Orrin G. Hatch who would go on to be elected United States Senator, State of Utah in 1977.
IX Annual Conference on Small & Medium Enterprise Dr. James R. and James Omps. Omps invited to attend conference co-hosted by World Association of Small & Medium Enterprise (WASME) and select UN organizations, New Delhi, INDIA
Economic Field Study - USAID (India) IUE studies economic development in India to determine the impact of the McClelland (Harvard) entrepreneurship project. IUE study funded by USAID, PRE/SMIE New Delhi, India: designed and delivered by Dr. James R. Omps (Founder President) and his son, Dr James A Omps, stayed in country to conduct a lengthy study relating to the impact of U.S. programs support economic development. The study was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID, PRE/SMIE).
Dr. James R. and Dr James A Omps - Guest Speakers Invited to address first International Conference on Small & Medium Enterprise held in former Soviet Union. Spoke at the invitation of Dr. Chakradhari Agrawal, Secretary-General, WASME. Moscow, Russia: Dr. James R. and James Omps were both invited to address the first International Conference on Small & Medium Enterprise to be held in the former Soviet Union. Personal invitation extended by Dr. Chakradhari Agrawal, Secretary-General, WASME. Co-hosted by newly created Russian Association for Small & Medium Enterprise, WASME, UNIDO, UNESCO, and other select UN commerce and education-oriented organizations.
Business Management Programs Developed for Russian Shipbuilding and Port Operations Executives: Presented programs in free-market concepts, entrepreneurship and entreprenology for top executives of Baltiskiy Zavod, Riga, Latvia Port Operations executives and ship building executives from Ukraine. The companies CEOs, top executives and department directors attended programs in the USA.
Management Programs Expanded: Initial response to management programs led IUE to expand offerings for top decision makers from heavy industries and large commercial companies in Russia, Latvia, and Ukraine.
IUE Presents Seminars in India and Malaysia promoting programs in entrepreneurship, entreprenology and VisionEngineering©
IUE in Singapore: Dr. James R. and Dr James A Omps discussed opportunities to develop outline for working agreement with ASME Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (INSEND) Dean Dr. Ma Seen Soon, and his colleague Dr. Wang Di, described by Dr. James R Omps as “entreprenological educators” prior to returning to U.S. concluding 90 days in Southeast Asia studying the climate for expansion of entreprenology into Southeast Asia.
30th Anniversary: IUE celebrates more than a quarter of a century creating, developing, and offering programs in entrepreneurship, entreprenology and VisionEngineering©.
IUE and INSEND Craft Working Agreement: Returning to Singapore, IUE President Dr. James R. Omps witnessed firsthand the delivery of the “very first programs in Entreprenology in Southeast Asia conducted by INSEND under the leadership of Professor Dr. Ma Seen Soon.” NOTE: Over the course of the next few years, INSEND successfully graduated several students who earned their credentials - BBA and/or MBA - with a concentration in entrepreneurship and entreprenology. For their efforts, Dr. Ma Seen Soon and Dr. Wang Di were appointed official Representatives to Asia by Dr James Omps, President of IUE, in January of 2007.
Dr. James R. Omps and Dr James A Omps meet with Minister of Entrepreneur & Co-operative Development (MECD): with the Minister of MECD to discuss programs targeting the unique education and training needs of bumiputra entrepreneurs. The Minister noted that he found the 4-step certification programs of particular interest, saying he felt such programs could best serve the needs of the men and women involved in small and micro enterprise.
IUE Continues Efforts to Develop Higher Profile in Southeast Asia: Dr. James R. and James Omps to further develop a market for IUE programs, discuss feasibility of establishing a network among regional educators and businessmen. In collaboration with Ram and Dyran Dharmaraj, owners and administrators of Three Beauties of London cosmetics, Entreprenology Asia Pvt Ltd., was established. Even with the best efforts of those involved, the business did not achieve desired results. The decision was made to discontinue EA after approximately two years.2006 - Additional Programs Added to IUE Offerings IUE will include a series of short term, learning intensive courses resulting in Professional Certification validated by World Association of Visioneers and Entreprenologists (WAVE), a membership driven organization focused on providing professional certification as well as course, programmatic and institutional accreditation demonstrating a clear focus on entrepreneurship and entreprenology.
Dr. Mohd. Tajudin Alias Recognized for Work with the World Association of Small & Medium Enterprise (WASME) and IUE: As the WASME Representative for Southeast Asia, Dr. Tajudin – as he became known to IUE President Dr. James R. Omps - was asked to serve as Senior Advisor and liaison between the two organizations. Having a long-standing friendship with Dr. Chakradhari Agrawal, founder, and former Secretary General of WUSME, New Delhi, India, “Tajudin is in a good position to help us more fully understand the unique needs of regional SME’s,” Dr. James R Omps said of the appointment.
Dr. James R. Omps Steps Down as President IUE: For health reasons, Dr. James R. Omps, founder, and leader of the IUE since 1971, decided to relinquish the President, remaining on as Chairman of the Board. “I don’t feel I can continue to maintain the level of active service that being President requires. I will, however, stay on as COB for as long as I am relevant and can contribute something of value.” Dr James A. Omps was named President at that time. According to the founder, “Other than me, my son James (Jim) knows more about entreprenology than anybody.” The new President said that “My father - the man who founded the IUE along with the late Bill Long (Col. USAF Retired) and now U.S. Orrin G. Hatch - is irreplaceable. All I can do is the very best that I can.”
Current President Undergoes Extensive Medical Treatment for Cancer: Diagnosed in March as having stage 3 cancer, Dr James A. Omps asked his father, former President Dr. James R. Omps, if he – with the assistance of grandsons James T. and Kris H. Omps – assume some of the responsibilities of the office until such time as “I am once again able to function more normally.” The treatment included extensive radiation and chemotherapy in addition to the requisite surgeries. Dr James A. Omps returned to a more normal schedule of duties in the spring of 2010, working to minimize the impact of slowed operations during his illness.
IUE Forms Link with World Union of Small and Medium Enterprise (WUSME) of San Marino: Dr James A. Omps (Dr Jim), President of IUE, formed the start of a long-term association with WUSME to create a working link between the two organizations. “We have a similar focus,” Dr. Omps said, “as we both believe in the viability and critical need for a healthy SME sector in the global economic scene.” WUSME President, Dr. Gian Franco Terenzi and organization Secretary-General, Dr. Norbert W. Knoll von Dornhoff, welcomed the relationship and agreed that working together was an appropriate response to the current economic situation.
IUE and Alliance Registrar Inc., Founder Dr. Dennis Hughey Find Common Interests: With more than 30 years in quality assurance and quality auditor training, Dennis Hughey and IUE President Jim Omps discuss ways to develop SME-centric approach to global economic recovery and development. “Dennis brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of relevant training programs to what the IUE has been working to develop over the past 38+ years,” Dr. Omps said regarding the new alliance.
Dr. Omps and Dr. Hughey Participate in SME Roundtable in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Invited to attend a roundtable discussion on the state of SME development in Eastern Europe, they traveled to Croatia to gain a sharper prospective on the problems facing those involved in the creation and growth of small and medium enterprises around Europe and Eastern Europe particularly. During the conference, Dr’s Omps and Hughey met with the attending contingent from WUSME including Secretary General of the organization, Dr. Norbert W. Knoll von Dornhoff.
Annual WUSME Conference in Budapest, Hungary: Dr James Omps attended the annual WUSME general conference as both a presenter in the General Session and the special objective of personally awarding Dr. Gian Franco Terenzi with a Doctor Honoris Causa. During the conference, Dr. Omps met Dr. Pauline T. Crawford, CEO of Corporate Heart Ltd, UK – an invited attendee from the UK - for discussions regarding the possibility of integrating gender dynamics/ communication programs (Dr. Crawford’s area of specialization) with IUE programs. The presentation ceremony honoring Dr. Terenzi, President of WUSME, was held in the office of the Rector of Debrecen University with the Rector of Debrecen University, the Vice Rector, the Secretary General of WUSME and a host of dignitaries in attendance.
Dr. Omps Appointed to WUSME Board of Directors at Annual Conference in San Marino: At the third annual conference, Dr James Omps was introduced to the general body as a new member of the WUSME Board of Directors and Vice President. It was announced that Dr. Omps and Dr. Dennis Hughey would Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, the newly created Permanent Committee on Small, Micro and Medium Enterprise Development. Members of the committee included Mr. Suong Liew (China), Dr. Mohd. Tajudin Alias (Malaysia), Dr. Pauline Crawford (UK) and Mr. Alan Lund (US).
CCSMED Submits Proposal to WUSME, United Nations High Commission on Refugees, and Democratic Republic of Congo: Dr James Omps and Dr. Dennis Hughey submit a proposal on behalf of CCSMED to assist in the UNHCR/DRC program to repatriate 8,000 Congolese refugees that fled the country during the civil war. The proposal focused on the training or returning refugees in the essentials of business to facilitate their return. The proposal was accepted as part of the WUSME overall plan for assisting in the repatriation program.
IUE Opens Malaysia Regional Office: Dr James Omps and Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Sudin, CEO of Red Synergy Sdn Bhd and a member of the adjunct faculty of IUE, agreed to open an office to simplify inquiries into various IUE programs. “We want potential course or program participants to be able to get the information they need quickly and easily,” said Dr. Omps. The office planned to coordinate and present courses and programs commensurate the interest demonstrated by enrollment at the point of time.
IUE Invites MIM Administrator to Serve on Board of Directors: Dr Haji Zulkifly Baharom, current CEO of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) accepted an invitation to serve on the Board of Directors of the IUE. MIM is the local representative of the Asian Institute of Management headquartered in the Philippines. He brings his expertise to the Board and to the IUE as it works to expand its presence in the ASEAN region.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Drs. James Omps and Dr Pauline Crawford, travelled to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia: and worked jointly to develop and submit a graduate degree program (ME) to Dr. Ismail Ghazally, Vice Chancellor of University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF). Program submitted to MQA; conditionally approved on changes recommended by MQA - program voluntarily withdrawn by Dr James Omps, President of IUE, from further consideration to retain the credibility of the uniqueness and non-traditional nature of IUE experiential graduate programs.
Langkawi, Port Dickson & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Dr. Pauline Crawford conducted a series of 3-day programs for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development in various locations around Peninsular Malaysia. Participants include men and women; primary topics focus on Gender Dynamics Intelligence© - workplace communication and interaction between men and women to add value to the ministry’s mission in the community.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A series of groundbreaking entreprenological programs for 1) aspiring women and 2) female entrepreneurs. This was designed and conducted by Dr. Pauline Crawford, President, World Association of Visioneers and Entreprenologists (WAVE) with Dr. James Omps assisting and presenting as appropriate with a team of 5 expert facilitators. These programs were sponsored by and at the request of MyWIN Academy – Malaysian NGO. Programs included:
Social Leadership (two clusters of 30 female participants each)
Entrepreneurship (one cluster of 36 female entrepreneurs over a 6-month period)
San Marino: Dr. Pauline Crawford appointed and approved as Chair of the Permanent Commission on Female Entrepreneurs and Social Issues, for World Union of Small and Medium Enterprise (WUSME). Dr James Omps, Vice President, and Chair of the Permanent Commission on Crafts, Small and Medium Enterprise Development was reappointed and approved.
Drs. James Omps and Dr Pauline Crawford selected to direct the Entrepreneurs Center at Brickfields Asia College - Petaling Jaya Campus - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Drs. James Omps and Dr Pauline Crawford relocate to Southern California to firmly establish their presence in the fields of entrepreneurship and entreprenology. Aligned to the IUE expansion from the USA base, Dr Crawford is increasing her visibility in the commercial field of business with her specialist topic, Gender Dynamics Intelligence© and as a behavioral expert as ‘The Conversation Changemaker’ working with business leaders to value real synergy among women and men and encourage an open minded entreprenological approach to business growth.
Relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada to take advantage of the international quality of the area due to the conferences, conventions, seminars, sporting events and, of course, entertainment. It attracts an inordinately high number of organizations, companies, and individuals because it does have the facilities requisite for accommodating such events.
With the onset of the global COVID pandemic, everything, including the IUE, had to work within the constraints mandated by this historic event. IUE entered the zoom world and continued with graduating PHD candidates in Malaysia, e.g., Dr Veronica Shepherdson, a Principal of Oaktree Scholars in Kuala Lumpur who submitted one of the best high-level dissertations ever received. PHD sessions now run on zoom as IUE takes benefits of the current hybrid work life situations.
As virtually everything changed during 2020 and early 2021, IUE adapted too. Delivery, content, approach, and direction were reimagined and redesigned. The paradigm shift that had been anticipated for so many years was finally a reality; entreprenology and the IUE gaining acceptance as never before.
a new beginning – new website – modern technology – new directors….