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The Road from Good to Great. Peter G. Redmond, Country Director Peace Corps/Panama June 30, 2005. Keeping the Bus on the Road. Farewell to Ambassador Watt Welcome Ambassador Eaton Move and transition to new office Implement HIV/AIDS prevention activities

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The road from good to great

The Road from Good to Great

Peter G. Redmond, Country Director

Peace Corps/Panama

June 30, 2005

Peace Corps/Panama


Keeping the bus on the road

Keeping the Bus on the Road

  • Farewell to Ambassador Watt

  • Welcome Ambassador Eaton

  • Move and transition to new office

  • Implement HIV/AIDS prevention activities

  • Visit with PCTs – Swear-In PCVs on July 28

  • Prepare for next PST cycle – August 18

  • Interview Deputy Director/PTO candidates

  • Meet with USAID regarding SPA focus

  • Prepare for 150 PCVs on-board by year’s end

Peace Corps/Panama


Bus stop 1 safety security

Bus Stop #1 – Safety & Security

  • Monitor Kuna Yala and Darien

  • Debrief on civil unrest lessons

  • Continue S&S reviews in site development

Peace Corps/Panama


Bus stop 2 medical

Bus Stop #2 -- Medical

  • Continue quality service

  • Hire Regional Medevac Assistant

  • Evaluate effectiveness of Regional Medevac Hub care and treatment

Peace Corps/Panama


Bus stop 3 administration

Bus Stop #3 -- Administration

  • Continue high quality service to PCVs

  • Review obligations weekly with AO

  • Finalize FY06 Operations Plan

  • Prioritize Post wish list

Peace Corps/Panama


Bus stop 4 p t

Bus Stop #4 – P & T

  • Get the right people on the bus -- interviews for Master Trainer & Program Assistant

  • Revise project plans as needed to reflect our high quality programs

  • Improve PCV job descriptions and HCA understanding and support of PCV role

  • Pair PCV co-trainers with HCA Tech Trainers

  • Pursue two-week indigenous language IST

  • Develop Annual Report for 2005

Peace Corps/Panama


Bus stop 5 volunteer support

Bus Stop #5 – Volunteer Support

  • Continue to train and support Regional Leaders

  • Coordinate around quarterly Regional Meetings

  • Increase Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC) involvement in AVC and Staff/PCV Recognition

  • Formalize Volunteer/Staff Recognition programs

  • Increase visits to PCV sites; manage so APCDs can be in the field

  • Nurture PC/Panama Friends evolution & support

Peace Corps/Panama


Road map to success short term

Road Map to Success: Short Term

  • Consolidate gains made over the past 2.5 years, especially P&T integration

  • Move to new office at the Ciudad del Saber – set new office inauguration date

  • Plan Regional Jornadas – around Quarterly Meetings

  • Plan CD Site Visits – focus on new PCVs

Peace Corps/Panama


Road map to success long term

Road Map to Success: Long Term

  • Raise the national profile of PC/Panama

  • Budget and plan for growth – possible projects include tourism, English, or HIV/AIDS

  • Pursue creative staff development opportunities

  • Identify more agency/NGO in-kind contributions

  • Increase role in HIV/AIDS prevention

Peace Corps/Panama


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