A GIFT Online Education Series
The Leadership Reset:
Shaping the Future We Want
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
THE SECOND SERIES BEGINNING 24 JUNE IS NOW OPEN FOR ENROLMENT
The inaugural Leadership Reset series was launched in May with 36 participants from 19 different countries and 11 industries and sectors, with a 50/50 gender balance.
Dates: 24th June - 26th August 2020
The world is truly in uncharted waters.
How should leaders make sense of and prepare for our unpredictable times? A reset is needed.
Our current shock is not merely about a virus. It is instead a demonstration of the vulnerability of a peaking population on a crowded planet, disciplined only by market forces, but wholly unprepared and ill-equipped.
For more than a decade GIFT has advocated for an overhaul in how to understand the 21st century and the nature of progress: from the impacts of the rise of Asia, the future of capitalism, climate change and the consequences of unchecked human interventions in natural systems in pursuit of growth.
Through a new online format, GIFT is facilitating an honest inquiry into our most salient questions to help leaders come to grips with our new realities.
Companies and governments are faced with key questions:
- What does the future hold, and how do we reset?
- How will we prepare our current and future leaders to understand the fundamentals?
- How do we make decisions amidst the crisis?
- What do our stakeholders expect of us?
- What adjustments do we make in the short and medium term?
Leaders must ask: What changes now? What does this mean for me, my team, and our core business models?
Beyond convention. Beyond a simple webinar. It is a pragmatic and practical approach to understanding the fundamental causes of ‘shocks’ and being prepared for the next one!
This is a Reset on Leadership.
Fully online to fuel your learning journey
GIFT’s newest offering, the Online Education Series, delivers essential, highly relevant, thought-provoking content to prepare leaders for today’s challenges.
Contemporary in structure and material, it leverages upon 15 years of experience developing our proprietary curriculum and methodology and facilitating field projects across Asia.
The Online Series is intended neither for passive consumption nor feel-good reinforcement, but to foster practical leadership insights and develop outcomes for personal development inspired by our ethos of confronting hard truths and embracing new realities.
CONFRONTING HARD TRUTHS, EMBRACING NEW REALITIES
ROOTED IN ASIA, CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL VIEW
INSPIRING BEHAVIOURS FOR PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT
3 Months, 10 ModulesWeekly modules will consist of original content, curated readings, critical thinking exercises, analysis of selected business models and core principles from field projects, book recommendations and introduction of GIFT’s proprietary Leadership Toolkit.
|week 1||Introduction, Reframing Purpose & Cultivating the Right Mindset|
|week 2||Anticipating the World in 2050: Beyond Economic Globalisation & Industrial Revolution X.0|
|week 3||Reshaping Capitalism: Why the 21st century will Surprise Us|
|week 4||The Role of Business in Society: From the ashes of “Business as usual”|
|week 5||Externalities: Pricing Consumption and our New Normal|
|week 6||The Role of the Sustainable State on a Crowded Planet|
|week 7||Frontline Insights: Sustainability-driven Business Model Case Studies: China, India, ASEAN|
|week 8||Civil Society: Embracing its Growing Role and Influence|
|week 9||The Role of Technology: Innovations Beyond Digital|
|week 10||Unleashing your Potential: Creating Value for Yourself, Your Organisation & Society at Large|
The Leadership Reset is an interactive online leadership development programme consisting of:
- 20 hours of online expert facilitation plus 40 hours of individual assignment and virtual teamwork with high potential leadership talents from diverse industries, spread over 10 weeks
- Original content developed over 15 years, designed to sharpen your global acumen, leadership skills, and strategic thinking
- Individual onboarding calls to align leadership goals
- Tailored preparatory reading and individual or group assignment each week
- Highly engaging sessions with live breakouts that are focused on building GIFT's learning pillars of Knowledge, Communication and Empathy for effective leadership
- Resource library to support your learning, including original business plans and project insights from 70+ GIFT flagship leadership programmes across 15 countries in Asia
- Access to GIFT's global alumni network of 1,500 top talents upon completion
- Takeaway GIFT toolkits to help you drive high-performing teams, lead outcome-driven meetings, and derive purpose from your professional and personal roles
- Practical recommendations and individual commitments to take benefits back to organisation
Designed for high-potential managers from leading global companies, government departments and prominent international civil society groups. Limited to 40 individuals on first-come, first-served basis.
Programme Schedule: 24 June - 26 August, 2020 (Live webinars every Wednesday at 4pm GMT+8)
Participant Fees: US$3,000 per person
Interested in creating a customised online learning experience for your company? Reach out to us at email@example.com and let us help you design the experience today!
Course materials drawn from:
Founder & CEO
Chandran is the CEO of GIFT and founded the company in 2004. A bio-chemical engineer by training, Chandran was formerly regional chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), establishing the company as Asia’s leading environmental consultancy.
For more than two decades he has strongly advocated a more sustainable approach to development in Asia, advising governments and multi-national corporations to instill these principles into their policies and key decision-making processes.
He is a regular speaker at World Economic Forum (WEF), APEC and OECD events and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability. He has also served as Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.
Chandran is also the author of Consumptionomics: Asia's Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet and The Sustainable Stateandhe writes frequently for publications including The Financial Times and The New York Times.
Eric is the Managing Director of GIFT. In addition to leading GIFT’s dynamic team and business, since 2008 Eric has facilitated more than 40 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 Stanford University and holds a Masters from Hong Kong University.
Managing Director- Global Services
Managing Director - ASEAN
Since joining GIFT in 2010 Karim has worked on leadership, strategy and business model generation with over 2,000 high potential managers, senior executives and civil servants from Fortune 500s, regional companies, governments and NGOs.
Karim is currently based in Kuala Lumpur where he leads GIFT’s dynamic ASEAN office and manages several of GIFT’s key client relationships including the Central Bank of Malaysia, Petronas, Maxis and DBS amongst others.
Karim has lived in Asia for almost 20 years and prior to joining GIFT spent a decade in mainland China where he was a partner in a successful food and beverage company which today employs 5,000 people across a dozen major cities. Karim's articles on insights gathered through GIFT programmes have appeared in a range of publications. He has an MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and speaks Mandarin Chinese.
The programme challenges you to leave your comfort zone and explore solutions in the unknown world on the outside. This requires large measures of mental agility, boldness and an inquisitive mind.
Head of Enterprise Software, NEC
The programme encourages you to push the boundaries of common assumptions and really challenge what is important in today’s world
Dr. Alexandra Seeber
Global Product Management, BASF
Genuine. Insightful. Fulfilling. Thought-provoking. The programme dared to challenge the norms and introduced us to novel ways of looking at the emerging global order.
Senior Director, Capital Markets Strategy, DBS
Allowed me not only to learn about myself in time of adversity but also apply and practice the cornerstones of leadership growth: continuous learning, taking action and reflection.
Senior Vice President, Product and Innovation, Mastercard China
GIFT is an independent pan-Asian think tank and executive education provider with offices in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. GIFT develops and promotes new business models and policy approaches related to some of the most salient contemporary issues, including the shift in influence from the West to Asia, shifting trends in capitalism and globalisation, and economic and sustainable development throughout Asia.