University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
October 13, 2016
The team students went out for a pizza lunch to discuss the Fees Must Fall Movement. The discussion gave the students a chance to share their thoughts about the movement. They were challenged to think strategically when trying to bring about change. In preparation for the next session, the students were given a copy of Marcus Buckingham’s book, Now Discover Your Strengths. Each book contains an access code to an online strengths assessment. Strengths and adapting to corporate culture are the topics for the next session.
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Rumph and Associates started a mentorship program for students at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The objective of the program is to provide practical guidance to the students to help them adapt to university life and prepare for the work place. The mentorship needs are different depending on the year of study, so the mentees will be divided into two groups. The first group, was launched in April 2016 and consists of 3rd and 4th year students. The first and second year group will be launched during the first quarter of 2017. The vision of the mentorship program is to reach out to other universities in due course.
The first workshop included third and fourth year students and was facilitated by guest speaker Sivan Padayachy. Sivan is a former executive with over 20 years local and international experience in Human Resources. Currently, Sivan works as a professional coach. The workshop content included topics such as developing a personal brand, how social media is used by potential employers, practice interviews, and how to write resumes and cover letters. The students were tasked with using what they learned to perfect their resumes and cover letters and send them to Sivan for review and comment.
Group photo. Front Row, Left to Right -Sivan Padayachy (Guest Speaker), Sisipho Dinizulu, Zanele Tiba, Vutivi Mabunda.
Back Row - Gwen Maditse (Rumph and Associates - Johannesburg), Maphelo Dube, Anele Ndamane, Maganyele Khutjo, Mani Shaikjee (Rumph and Associates, Johannesburg).
Kenya FELTP renewed. A Rumph associate provides technical assistance and services support for field epidemiology scientific specific training to the CDC regional field office in Nairobi, Kenya. Pictures are from various training classes.
Rumph was engaged two years ago by the CDC to increase understanding and recognition of the CDC’s programs across local and international audiences. In addition, we were to help increase the CDC/PEPFAR brand visibility in Mozambique and their presence and effectiveness in public health education. Pictured are some of the communications events and content in Mozambique.
Fleet Management Services expanded
In October 2016, Rumph expanded the CDC’s shuttle service to include the following:
Haiti Senior Policy Advisor contract ended September 7, 2016. Pictured are past awards received by Zara. She did a great job while with us for the past two years and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.
PEPFAR Expenditure Analysis Year 5
Rumph continues to provide technical assistance to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Our services are provided in 40 countries in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean and consists of supporting PEPFAR Implementing Partners in provided expenditure data for the PEPFAR program to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.
We have kicked off Year 5
Emergency Management Services
A Rumph associate has been deployed for two weeks to Haiti for the Hurricane Matthew response.
Pictured is the main gate of the Instituto Nacional de Salud Colombia (National Public Health Institute) where all national activities for the Zika response are coordinated. A Rumph associate set up the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) there, including labs and Rapid Response Teams.
Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
Rumph and Associates, P.C. Ranks No. 808 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 492%
Alpharetta GA, August 29, 2016 – Inc. magazine ranked Rumph and Associates number 808 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. the list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
Tom Rumph, Rumph CEO, noted “We at Rumph are honored to be recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. We are committed to continuing and improving on our efforts that drove this growth. These efforts will drive even higher growth in our future! “
The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
Rumph and Associates, P.C. founded in 2007 is a government contractor headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. We employ 97 people operating in 49 countries. We produce efficient, effective and well-timed results by understanding our clients’ needs and supporting them in their efforts to obtain the most desired outcomes. We have strong company values that drive the way it is run. We have important and exacting values that dictate how we run the company and interact with our associates and clients. We believe our values are the reason behind our success and allows us to keep true to ourselves during times of growth and challenges.
Freda C. Manning-Rumph