Leadership / Critical Role
Evidence that R. Biasca has performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments, that have a distinguished reputation.
I can demonstrate that I have had a leading and critical role as: officer of professional societies, manager, consultant, educational administrator, educator and non-profit societies that help the community.
The organizations and establishments that are mentioned have a distinguished reputation.
In this chapter, I will:
- Present examples of my critical role in professional societies.
- Explain my critical role as manager and consultant.
- Describe examples of my leading role in educational organizations.
- Include examples of activities were performed in different countries.
A - LEADING ROLE IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES .
I have already explained my activities as member and officer of several associations (see Membership in Associations chapter) and I am not going to repeat the explanations.
The following explanations are some examples of dedication, creativity and leadership in those organizations, over the span of 30 years.
In October 2000, I was invited to join the Argentine Academy of Engineering, the highest honor that an engineering professional can achieve in that country. I saw the opportunity of using the Academy for international contacts.
During a family vacation trip to China in February 2001, I contacted the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
In June 2001, a delegation of eleven people, headed by Dr.Song, President of the Chinese Academy and member of the Chinese Congress, arrived to Argentina. A cooperation agreement was signed and numerous visits were made to Argentine private companies, research centers, government agencies, etc
- AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS, 1973-2006
This is the largest professional society in the IE profession in the world, if the members’ amount is taken into consideration. I have been member during the last 30 years and have contributed to the creation of the Argentina Chapter and others. Three membership certificates , a plaque for the service as President , and five bronze awards are available upon request. The web site dedicated to the Argentina Chapter can be seen in www.biasca.org
One interesting aspect to explain is that R.Biasca has helped the IIE to expand its activities in all Latin America. In Exhibit 139 there is an explanation in English with the activities (keynote conference, panel member and judge) developed in the Regional Meeting that took place in Colombia in 2005. In this exhibit there is also an official letter of the local IIE Chapter (organized by the Los Andes University).
I was designated APICS Coordinator for all South American countries “to help the society to grow” in that area. Evidence available, upon request.
B - LEADING ROLE IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
It has been explained that I have had an extensive activity in numerous educational organizations as professor, instructor, speaker and administrator. For example, I was Vice-Dean in the School of Information Technology in the Belgrano University.
Other examples that could explain some of the leading roles I had in some of them:
- UADE University, Argentina, 1998-2002.
Brochures of these activities can be downloaded here. Institutional information is in www.uade.edu.ar
In 1997, an Argentine university (UADE, dedicated mostly to business subjects) created a Management Executive Program, in its Executive Education Dept. The program had problems; some participants complained to the University, the program coordinator resigned. The University had to solve the problems with the learners that had paid and not received what was promised and to start something from scratch.
I solved the conflict and started a new area. I developed open graduated programs and in-company training programs. I did everything: professors recruiting, curriculum development, marketing, operations coordination.
More than 100 participants per year, paying several thousand dollars per program. The Division was leader in sales and profits in the Executive Education Department. Overall satisfaction was superb.
- CADEPRO, Argentina, 1974-1981
In 1972-1973, I saw that many participants were attending my manufacturing management seminars (during those days I had not attended the MBA program). I saw the opportunity to increase the offer of educational services for operational personnel.
With a partner, we created CADEPRO, an educational company to train manufacturing personnel and a non-profit organization (Argentine Center for Manufacturing Executives).
During seven years, the activity was intense. We became the leader in that market. During peak months, 20 new courses were initiated. In the best year 150 instructors were employed. Initial activities were in a small office; at the end several locations were used.
C - CONTINUOUS PUBLIC EXPOSURE DURING 35 YEARS .
I have and I have had enough public exposure. In my field the public exposure is obtained as a speaker, teacher, and author. Suitable places are public seminars, exhibitions and publications by different media. Even the presence in Internet or a book in a public library, or a bookstore, are some form of permanent exposure.
Through public appearances, leadership is exercised; audience is influenced. Please, note that I:
- have taught in almost than 60 universities (since 1966).
- have presented almost 500 management seminars in 20 countries (since 1972).
- have delivered 70 in-company seminars.
- have been active member in associations.
- been featured in articles and verbal comments which addressed my abilities in business, management and change management consulting.
- have been judge of others.
- have had high-level positions as a manager and a visible role as consultant.
- written 15 books, 42 booklets, and more than 140 papers (since 1974).
Hence, it is axiomatic that my work has been “displayed” in different ways in more than one country.
Some examples follow.
- Presentation in International Management Conferences.
Enclosed are two examples of papers presented at international events:
- Madrid, Spain, 1999. Iberoamerican Academy of Management.
- Toronto, Canada, 2000. Academy of Management.
- Relevant Events.
It is difficult to gather evidence from every activity that has been made and to keep it over the years. To solve that problem, I have created in my website (www.biasca.com) two sections:
- One dedicated to mention some “relevant events”, in which some of the most important events are described and some photos are displayed. One example of those “events” or the fact that the City of Veracruz, Mexico (in May 2002) in a public ceremony, in the Capitol Building, declared me “distinguished visitor”. For local people, those facts are impressive and have an important impact in my consulting and teaching business.
- Another section has Videos.
- International Activities the US and Other Countries.
Some speeches were made in the following institutions to have some public exposure in Colorado:
- Chamber of the Americas, Denver, Co. December, 2002.
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Golden, Co. April, 2003.
- Colorado School of Mines.
Business Transformation seminar, at the Division of Economics and Business, at Golden, Co.
- Examples of activities in other countries were:
- February, 2004. Mexico.
In www.cehlider.org/, it can be seen that I am the Keynote speaker in a Congress. .
- April, 2004. Nicaragua.
D - CRITICAL ROLE AS MANAGER AND CONSULTANT .
I have served as manager and consultant in 120 organizations and implemented in them major contributions. Some of those contributions were documented in the Contributions chapter of this website. Detailed examples and testimonies are available if necessary.
E - LEADING ROLE IN HUMANITARIAN NON-PROFIT SOCIETIES
Activities in non-profit organizations, not dedicated to professional purposes have not been explained. However, leadership can also be demonstrated in them.
One example. Rotary Club.
In February, 2006, R.Biasca joins the Rotary Club of Denver Southeast .
He has been proposed as one of the members of the next Board, as of June, 2006.
See www.clubrunner.ca/CPrg/home/homeD.asp?cid=2193 and notice the selection process that is followed to join new members.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The first Rotary Club was founded in Chicago, in February, 1905. Rotary is some 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to more than 28,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world.
See in the mentioned web site the brief description titled “Becoming a Rotarian”, in which the membership process is explained. A paragraph says: “An important distinction between Rotary and other organizations is that membership in Rotary is by invitation. Rotary clubs invite individuals to join and become members”.