Custom Offerings

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Bespoke solutions for management trainees up to the C-Suite

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Designed to meet specific client objectives through classroom learning and/or experiential business projects

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Experiential projects carefully selected and framed by our team, working with external partners or co-designed with clients to focus on internal challenges and opportunities

CUSTOM LEADERSHIP
PROGRAMMES
OUTCOME-DRIVEN
FACILITATION

Custom Leadership Programmes

Custom Online Programmes offer clients preferential access to the full range of GIFT’s proprietary curriculum, leadership development tools and high-touch virtual facilitation.

Clients may specify course duration and structure, cohort size, key content areas and degree of engagement during and outside group webinar sessions.

Courses may include virtual project facilitation to produce strategic outcomes and test participants’ teamwork and collaboration skills.

To optimise your investment of time and resources in developing top leadership talent, get in touch to learn more about these options and request a proposal.

Custom Clients Include

 
Group 406

A leading converged technology solutions provider

Group 407

Government agencies and regulators in Asia and the Middle East

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Market leaders in the insurance sector

Self Asessment-01

SELF ASSESSMENTS

Online Discussion-01

ONLINE DISCUSSION BOARDS


Live Discussion-01

LIVE BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS

Personal Assignment-01

PERSONAL ASSIGNMENTS


Remote teamwork-01

REMOTE TEAMWORK

Reading-01

CURATED READINGS

 
Candidate Profile
  • Next Generation
  • High Potential Talents
  • Executive & Boards
Core Themes
  • Drawn from Leadership Reset & ignite Asean curriculum
  • Industry & region-specific content upon request
Course Structure
  • Flexible structure, 4-12 weeks
  • Weekly or bi-weekly webinars
 

An extraordinarily well-structured and facilitated programme – an eye-opener, offering a global view on the complex topic of sustainability and a deeper understanding of the demands of leadership.


CARINA CHOW,
JARDINE MATHESON

Our Custom Programme Client


Outcome-Driven Facilitation

Fatigue with consultants who overcharge and under-deliver. Lack of buy-in and support for outside solutions. The desire to engage key management and staff who are at the front line of execution. For these reasons and more, it pays to develop solutions from within, with expert facilitation.  

GIFT facilitators have decades of experience advising governments and global companies, designing and conducting tailored outcome-driven workshops, inclusive of all decision makers, not merely those sitting atop the hierarchy.

Our approach is laser focused on practical outcomes, free of jargon and unnecessary complexity. Honest, inclusive and unfettered by vested interests, facilitation cuts through the noise and goes straight to the core of the issues.

 

Bespoke Workshop

Within organisations, absence of clarity on corporate culture, shared goals and open communication can create a management team that lacks trust and is ineffective in achieving the organisation’s collective goals. These barriers to team cohesion often require external facilitation to ask the hard questions and stimulate honest discussion.

GIFT’s outcome driven facilitation methodology has helped organisations with:

  • Team integration
  • Consensus building
  • Building corporate culture
  • Operationalising new ideas

Track Record: GIFT facilitated a two-day workshop with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies to identify and resolve conflicts within the management team, come to a consensus on the mindset changes necessary to achieve the desired business outcomes and an action plan to support development of new behaviours.

The business environment is changing at a faster rate than ever before and organisations must continuously respond to remain competitive. Leaders must understand the impacts of the external environment on the business as well as critically examine current business models to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the organisation.

Corporate participants have been guided to:

  • Rethink current constraints
  • Interrogate existing products and services
  • Create new business ideas
  • Develop actionable plans

Track Record: Engagement for leading European chemical company to analyse challenges in key Asian market and outline new business opportunities to be shared with senior leadership.

In order for leadership teams to effectively drive the business, manage change and motivate its people, they must be aligned on the leadership traits they wish to embody as a team, be able to articulate them to the organisation and lead by example.

This requires gaining awareness of existing shortcomings as individuals and as a team and redefining leadership as they know it. GIFT has worked with clients to:

  • Map Leadership Gaps
  • Build Leadership Pillars
  • Customise Purposeful Leadership Goals
  • Instill High Performance Culture

Track Record: Workshop series for Central Bank of a Southeast Asian country to create leadership pillars and cascade them through the organisation with implementable action plans.

Sustainability can no longer be CSR, ESG or PR-led. Instead it must be understood and integrated into the core of the business model. The gap between awareness on climate and sustainability issues and global inaction is growing and companies can no longer remain reactive and assume that doing the minimum will be accepted.

GIFT’s expert facilitation has advised leadership to:

  • Understand what sustainability really means
  • Formulate clear positions on approach
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Build organisational competencies

Track Record: Customised workshop for a multinational food and drinks company to facilitate the leadership team to define the vision for sustainability and identify new business models to support the vision.

Framing The Challenge

 

Example Sector Challenges

Group 409

Agribusiness

Group 410

Fintech

Group 411

Life Sciences and Health

Group 412

Transport and Logistics

Group 413

Manufacturing

DAY 1: IDEA GENERATION
 
Brainstorming

In teams, participants brainstorm one “Traditional” business idea, one “Adjacent” and one “Radical” linked to the challenges

Pitching

These early stage ideas are pitched to the group for discussion and critique The cohort votes for the best idea from each team for further development


DAY 2: TANGIBLE OUTPUTS
 
Output Production

With guidance from facilitators, teams build out their ideas into robust business proposals and present them to the wider group

Going Forward

As part of next steps teams will also present a timeline with ownership of immediate actions Following the workshop taskforces may be given one month to conduct further due diligence in before submission of formal proposals to senior management for review and final approval


Business Proposal

Problem Statement

Competition Key

Support Business

Opportunity Size

Partners Policy

Model Next Steps

 

GIFT workshops are designed to engage participants prior to convening in person, facilitate the production of valuable, original outcomes and define and agree the next steps and commitments to action for the team to take forward.

SPEAK TO US

  • KARIM RUSHDY
    MANAGING DIRECTOR – ASEAN

    Karim joined GIFT in 2010 after participating in the Global Leaders Programme and has since designed and facilitated dozens of experiential programmes for high potential executives and government officials. In his current role Karim leads the ASEAN office and is responsible for GIFT’s regional activities and programmes across Southeast Asia. Prior to GIFT Karim spent a decade in Mainland China where he was a partner in a successful nationwide food and beverage business. Karim’s articles on insights gathered through GIFT programmes have appeared in a range of publications. He has an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and is a proficient Mandarin speaker.


  • ERIC STRYSON
    MANAGING DIRECTOR – GLOBAL SERVICES

    In addition to leading GIFT’s dynamic team and business, since 2008, Eric has facilitated more than 50 experiential leadership programmes in fifteen countries. He is well versed in introducing new ideas on governance, business and sustainability and coaching participants to think critically about their role as leaders. Before joining GIFT, Eric spent several years managing multi-stakeholder partnerships between global brands and civil society groups in the United States and China. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to leadership development and the changing role of business in society. Eric is an alumnus of Standford University and holds a Masters from Hong Kong University.


  • CHANDRAN NAIR
    FOUNDER & CEO

    For more than three decades, Chandran has advised governments and MNCs on strategic management, leadership issues and sustainability, and is often invited to facilitate for top corporate education providers including Duke CE, INSEAD and NUS. He was previously Chairman of ERM in Asia Pacific, helping establish it as the world’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Experts Forum, where his thought leadership is sought for its fresh insights and intellectual honesty. He is the author of the best-seller – Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, and The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society.