Folker Mittag from Germany and Luis Gomes from India joined Yeon Yuk Jeong to further efforts that CIB could take in exploring partners with Korean business, industry and university. In addition, the team looked at ways to adapt the existing and successful, Heart of Effective Leadership (HEL) programs that are conducted in India and more recently in Switzerland. HEL is a three and a half day residential program designed for around 25 senior managers. The team also looked at conducting Round Table deliberations – a three-hour event for around 30 CEO’s of industry and how this could be adapted to the conditions of South Korea. In order to do this, the team devised program schedules and discussed the same with some CEO’s and Human Development Institutes. They also explored venues that could meet the program needs of the RT and HEL programs.
Yeon Yuk Jeong had done much to arrange meetings with several heads of institutions and this is what gave Folker Mittag and Luis Gomes opportunity to meet with them. Some of the people who gave their valuable time to discuss the plans of CIB were a Director of an aviation company; the Head of a chemical company, a Manager of a construction conglomerate, a Senior Partner of a Chartered Accountant firm and the Head of a training consultancy. They also met with a Dean and Professors of three Universities in Korea.
Further follow-up and contacts are being planned by Yeon Yuk Jeong to take action for the next steps.
During this visit, Folker and Luis also addressed the program organised by MRA Korea on Frank Buchman’s Birth Anniversary and 76th Anniversary of the Declaration of Moral and Spiritual Re-Armament. In another meeting, they addressed the Board Members of IofC Korea on CIB work and attended the meetings of IofC Korea.It was worth noting that Folker and Luis were inspired after listening of their Interview Project.They also met interns Ms. Vo Nguyen Tra My from Vietnam, Ms. Ahyun – Office team, volunteers and members of IofC Korea and visited and met old Asia Plateau and Action for Life Interns including Ms. Minhui (and her family), Kim Chae Nam (and his family), Ms. Eunbi Lee, Ms. Sooyoung Park, and others.
Folker and Luis are indebted to the hospitality, care and friendship they received from their dear hosts Yeon Yuk and Joungsuk; and from all the dear Korean friends they met.