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.
Below are a few samples of the fresh, new ideas that will be shared and discussed during the ten-week programme:
“The Leadership Reset was relevant and thought provoking. The GIFT team makes efforts to maximize the benefit for everyone, even in the virtual environment. I found the materials and content very rich and very relevant to our work.”
- Shabana Khawar, Regional Head of Operations, International Finance Corporation (Pakistan)
"The Leadership Reset was truly a life-impacting course and came at the right time for me. My perspective has been enriched and the lenses through which I view my role as a business leader have been reset."
- Ruby Owundiwe, Head of Private Banking, Standard Bank (Nigeria)
"An extraordinarily well-structured and facilitated programme. It has been an eye-opener to learn the global overview on all areas related to the complex topic of sustainability, while at the same time gain a deeper understanding of what leadership needs to be."
- Carina Chow, Assistant Manager - Group Corporate Affairs, Jardine Matheson (Hong Kong)
Contemporary in structure and material, it leverages upon 15 years of experience developing our proprietary curriculum, 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
Weekly 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.
Introduction, Reframing Purpose & Cultivating the Right Mindset
Anticipating the World in 2050: Beyond Economic Globalisation & Industrial Revolution X.0
Reshaping Capitalism: Why the 21st Century will Surprise Us
The Role of Business in Society: From The Ashes of “Business As Usual”
Externalities: Pricing the Future We Need
What is the State: Governance in the Age of Trilemmas
Civil Society: Leveraging its Growing Role and Influence
Frontline Insights – New Models for Building “Safe and Secure” Societies
The Role of Technology: Solutions for a Constrained 21st Century
Unleashing your Potential: Creating Value for Yourself, Your Organisation & Society at Large
Outcome & Key Benefits
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 (estimated 2-4 hours of reading and assignments per week)
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 discussion questions 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
- Mid to Senior level executives
- Average years of experience: 15 to 20 years
- Limited to 40 individuals on first-come, first-served basis
20 January - 24 March, 2021
(Live webinars every Wednesday at 4PM GMT+8)
US$3,000 per person
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GIFT is an independent pan-Asian think tank and executive education provider with offices in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. 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.