María Eliana Latorre (right) whith Luis Pedro Mírón at the New Media Digital Resources Center

With the objective of analyzing Organizational development, the factors that influence it and its application; the characteristics and particularities of health personnel in organizations; to understand the human resources work as a key area for organizations; and to apply administrative methods and strategies, develop and maximize the human resources, the students from the Psychology department of the Francisco Marroquín University participated in the Seminary Organizational Development that María Eliana Latorre lectured, from March 22 to 24th of 2006, at the Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium, in this house of studies.

María Eliana Latorre has an M.A. in Organizational Development and Behavior, from the Diego Portales University; and a Degree in Business Administration, from the Catholic University in Chile.  She is also a graduate nurse from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile.

Currently, she teaches Health Businesses Quality Management, she is CEO of  the Pensionado San José Clinic, CEO of the Diagnostic Center Biolab, CEO at Prosalud Consulting and coordinator and professor of the Management and leadership in Health Services program.

The most important characteristic of the new economy is the change in the conception of organizations.  The impact that information technology development has had is significantly bigger than the impact that vapor had on the industrial era.

“Today it is a consensus that a product (or service), an idea or thought, to be communicated strategically needs to be planned, making a good diagnosis that allows product positioning in the market, making a follow up and monitoring the success of our planning and repositioning ourselves in a dynamic way.  It is worth mentioning that in our present competitive world, our organizations have to be managed in a more professional way.  The key is the proper management of persons, it is here where we develop our competitive advantages.  Then, the wealth of an organization is to be recognized in the human capital we poses”, indicated in the Seminar introduction.

During her stay at the UFM, professor Latorre visited the Academic Building and its Socratic Wing, the New Media Digital Resources Center, the Ludwig von Mises Library and the Popol Vuh Museum.

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