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CV - Maimunah Osman ( English )

Position : Training Consultant mai@menara.com.my

Maimunah is an active and experienced training consultant in the field of Thinking Skills, Creativity, Leadership, Organisational Management and Self Development. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Malaya and an honors degree in Geography from the same university. She has 21 years of managerial experience in the Malaysian Public Sector, where she commenced her service in University of Malaya. Subsequently, as a Diplomatic and Administrative Officer she served Prime Minister Department, Inland Revenue Board and lastly before she became an independent training consultant, she served the National Training Institute of Public Sector.

She served the National Training Institute of Public Sector for more than 7 years where she was involved in the area of training and development of human resources. In relation with this, Maimunah was one of rare trained and certified instructor of Dr. Edward de Bono's method in Malaysia from 1999 - 2007: Lateral Thinking, Six Thinking Hats, Direct Attention Thinking Tools, and Simplicity. These thinking tools among others are to help individuals to be focused in thinking-executing, be creative by challenging the dominant pattern of thinking, be productive in group thinking by paralleling their thinking, and how to simplify work processes in organisation.

She also is a trained and Qualified Buzan (Tony Buzan) Instructor where she trains individuals to be whole-brained, focused, creative in solving problems and making decisions by using Mind Map. Mind Map is an organisational thinking tool that helps individual or groups generate and organise thoughts visually.

Maimunah also is a Certified Instructor of Psychology Test Level I, II, Leadership and Team Building of MBTI (Myer's Briggs Type Indicator). MBTI through its assessment method is helping individuals to understand psychological preferences of him and others on how people perceive the world and make decisions.

Through times, she has observed and realised some of the deficiencies of approaches in training that relied solely on knowledge that is based on certain perspective only. At present, while facilitating her training, Maimunah is at all times keen, committed, feel indebted and trying wherever possible, in using integrated and systemic approach: associating management practices, thinking tools from various perspectives particularly to examine from Islamic worldview.

Throughout her 7 years experience as a training facilitator in public-private organisation and 6 years as an independent training consultant, Maimunah has facilitated training for thousands of participants from various backgrounds of public, private, international organisations. She has since 2005 facilitated training with an international training company based in middle east-gulf states. Her assignments are in thinking tools, creativity, creative problem solving and decision-making.

She has written 6 books in the Malaysia's national language, under the topics of Thinking, Creativity and Self Development.


Master of Public Administration (MPA) - University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration - National Training Institute (INTAN), Malaysia.
Bachelor of Arts (Geography) BA (Hon) - University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Certificate of Al Quran Study - University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Certificate of Usuluddin Study - University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Certificate of Syari'ah Study - University of Malaya, Malaysia.


1999 - 2007 Certified Instructor of Edward de Bono's method: Lateral Thinking, Six Thinking Hats, Direct Attention Thinking Tools, Simplicity.
2003 Certified Instructor of Psychology Test Level I, II, Leadership and Team Building of MBTI (Myer's Briggs Type Indicator).
2006 Qualified Buzan Instructor (Tony Buzan): Mind Map, and Think, Learn and Create.


Public Speaking (Pengucapan Awam Yang Berkesan) INTAN: 2000.
Interpersonal Communication (Komunikasi dan Perhubungan Interpersonal) INTAN: 2000.
Time Management (Perangkap Masa) INTAN: 2000.
Various Roles of Managers (Pengurus Dalam Pelbagai Peranan) INTAN: 2002.
Thinking Skills (Kemahiran Berfikir) INTAN: 2004.
Creative Thinking (Pemikiran Kreatif) INTAN: 2005.


1978 - 1982 Assistant Registrar, University of Malaya.
1983 - 1987 Assistant Director, Prime Minister Department.
1992 - 1996 Assistant Director, Inland Revenue Department.
1996 - 1998 Principal Assistant Director, Inland Revenue Board.
1998 - 2005 Principal Program Coordinator and Facilitator, National Training Institute of Public Sector (INTAN).

2005 onward Training Consultant.


Ministry of Human Resource
Ministry of Labour and Workforce (Various Departments)
Ministry of Health (Various Departments)
Ministry of Works (Various Departments)
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Education (Various Departments)
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
Ministry of Heritage
Prime Minister Department
Department of Landscape
Department of Fisheries
Department of Islamic Development
Road Transport Department
National Audit Department
Marine Department
Meteorological Department
Accountant General Department
National Archives Department
Syari'ah Judiciary Department
Malaysian Legal Aid Department
Housing Loan Division, Treasury Malaysia
National Institute of Nuclear Technology
National Library
National Accreditation Board
National Museum
Institute of Language and Literature
Federal Land Development Authority (Felda)
Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA)
Malaysia Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Inland Revenue Board
Anti-Drug Agency (Perak)
Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation
Judicial and Legal Training Institute
National Public Service Training Institute
Hajj Funds Board (Lembaga Tabung Haji)
Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MACRES)
Port Klang Authority
College of Prison Department
College of Arm Forces
College of Police Officers
University of Malaya (UM)
Schools and Teachers
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
University of Technology MARA (UiTM) (Various Branches)
Islamic International University (IIUM)
University of Tengku Abdul Rahman (UNITAR)
University of Malaysia Sarawak
Penang Development Corporation
Nursing College of Klang Hospital
Melaka General Hospital
National University of Malaysia Hospital
Pos Malaysia (Malaysian Postal Limited Company)
Agro Bank (Agriculture Bank)
Malayan Banking
PROJACS International (Training Company based in Middle East Countries)

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