VOM Institute EDUCATION | Admission criteria
Working in a virtual organization environment is, at best, a challenge. Managing in a virtual organization environment is, at best, a herculean task. LEADING a Virtual Organization is, for those who have yet to attend VOM Institute, without a doubt and at best, the equivalent of “trying to herd cats” or “searching for the Holy Grail.”
Thus, at a minimum, we are seeking individuals who are able to understand the nuances that exist between the three foregoing statements; and who are ready, willing and able to begin this exciting journey that will lead them to the “discovery of the Holy Grail.”
The common thread which runs through all our students is this ensemble of 1) demonstrated leadership potential, 2) quest for knowledge, 3) thirst for discovery, 4) capacity to adapt and “thrive” in a virtual organization environment and, most importantly, 5) a sense of ethics that transcends background, culture and nationality.
Leadership comes in many forms and on various scales and we appreciate them all. We want to see your portfolio of initiatives, achievements, and experiences which point to your leadership potential. There are no limits or restrictions as to what can be presented in your portfolio. If it has to do with your leadership potential, we want to know about it.
Quest for Knowledge
Outside of the constraints of time, there are no limits as to what can be learned. A broad knowledge is an indication of an open mind, the willingness to constantly learn new things, and an ability to constantly evolve, adapt and thrive in new environments. We want you to demonstrate to us where you stand on the Human Evolution scale. Bring us your portfolio of knowledge – subjects, courses, writings, presentations, exam results, certificates, inventions, etc., if any. In short, anything which demonstrates your knowledge of the world we live in. Don’t be afraid to be controversial.
There is, however, one significant and non-negotiable piece of knowledge that you must have in your portfolio in order to learn and evolve at Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOM Institute): a good read-write-and-speak command of the English language. For the simple reason that you will be doing plenty of that.
Thirst for Discovery
The modern Virtual Organization Management discipline is all about building a world of virtual organizations which is based on Virtual Organization Leadership, Principled Geopolitical Leadership, Political Evolution, Making the Transition from Human Being to Intelligent Being, and Human Evolution.
In a nutshell, we are all about pioneering, extensive research, guiding individuals as well as entire organizations into previously uncharted territory, stepping outside of our comfort zone, bucking the trend, and braving new frontiers. Therefore, we want you to demonstrate to us all instances where you stepped outside of your comfort zone and dared to go where no one or very few have gone before.
Capacity to Adapt and Thrive in a Virtual Organization Environment
The virtual organization landscape is more treacherous than the most barren desert on our planet or the abyss of the Mariana Trench in the North Pacific Ocean. It has absolutely no regard for an individual’s fame and notoriety; prior personal and business accomplishments; academic knowledge and status; social or corporate status; level and type of knowledge and technical skills; or length of experience. The failure or inability to adapt and thrive in that environment will definitely spell disaster for all. We want to know, in demonstrable fashion, what drives and motivates you to embark on this journey and how you intend to make it to the finish line.
A Priori Ethical Skills
We place more emphasis on a priori ethical skills than all the other skills combined. Why? That’s because you will be working in an environment that is independent of all of the following: close physical supervision and constraints; background, culture, ethnicity, nationality; religion, political affiliation and leanings; race, gender, sexual orientation; and social or economic status.
Therefore, the only moral compass that you’ll have to guide you during your interactions and dealings with others and/or the organization you serve and represent is your sense of [a priori] ethics.
Leadership without a strong moral compass in a virtual organization environment ::: in other words, without [a priori] ethics ::: is leadership gone astray, a ship captain without a compass, a ship that goes wherever the wind blows. Therefore, a priori ethical skills and leadership skills are 2 sides of the same coin in a virtual organization environment.
Thus, throughout your entire exposure to Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOM Institute) ::: from evaluation for admission all the way to completion of the program ::: you will be required to demonstrate to us in no uncertain terms your a priori ethical skills. As well, all individuals will receive extensive training on that subject matter immediately upon admission.
Please note that Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOM Institute) does not impose any minimum work requirement for admission into any of our virtual organization management master designation programs. Successful candidates can demonstrate strength in the criteria outlined above without regard to years of work experience. Therefore, before you apply, it’s very important that you properly assess yourself based on the foregoing criteria.
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