Shaping The Future We Want

Shaping The Future We Want.

The world is in uncharted waters. Senior leaders must confront hard truths and prepare for the next ‘shock’.

Reset provides a roadmap to help come to grips with new realities and uncover answers to salient questions like: What does the future hold? How do we reset? and What do our stakeholders expect of us?

Watch a clip of a key concept from the Leadership Reset explaining "Insured Resilience"
Watch a clip of our Leadership Reset Faciltator, Chandran Nair, discussing the mindset shift needed for a post-Covid world

Learning Outcomes

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Learn more about the curriculum, course design and how our proprietary content can help you to :

  • Understand the origins of the crisis, why some societies were un-prepared, and how to prepare yourself for future ‘shocks’
  • Deepen your sense of personal and professional purpose to achieve your goals
  • Capture rapidly emerging opportunities for new business growth
  • Key Benefits

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    Articulating personal and professional purpose; finding alignment with organisational mission

    Group 560

    Cultivating strategic and contextual thinking to adapt to new realities

    Group 571

    Strengthening global acumen by challenging conventional wisdom on drivers of change

    Group 561

    New models for complex decision making in an unpredictable new world


    Group 558

    Office hours access to GIFT facilitators to discuss course content and current leadership challenges

    Group 565

    Takeaway GIFT toolkits to help drive high-performing teams, and unleash potential in oneself and others

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    Access to a curated resource library of business model innovations, stimulating books, articles, podcasts, and videos

    Group 564

    Build a global professional network across regions, industries, and sectors

    Learning Journey and Core Curriculum

    GIFT's proprietary curriculum, learning tools and high-touch facilitation keep participants engaged and excited from start to finish.

    Proprietary Content

    Slide PERSONAL ASPIRATION

    • Corporate mission

    • Team welfare

    • Mentoring next generation

    PROFESSIONAL OWNERSHIP

    • Standard of living

    • Individual ambition

    • Family wellbeing

    IMPACTING COMMUNITY

    • Serving wider community

    • Creating spaces for discussion

    • Organizing for local change

    LEADING CHANGE

    • Broader social reform

    • Global issues

    • Building a better society

    INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 4.0 OR INSURED RESILIENCE 1.0?
    Rather than relying on technology as a cure-all, ensure that civilisations have the resilience to sustain prosperity for all
    • Ensuring basic needs are met (food, healthcare, housing, etc).
    • Supporting local industries and consumption - self sufficiency as pillar of national economic policy.
    • A diversified economy to support employment and gainful work, social protections built in.
    • Reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
    • More effective global governance on managing global welfare.
    • Managing the commons - preservation of eco-systems services.
    • Shared leadership between major economic powers.
    An opportunity to build a better, more resilient global system
    MANAGING EXTERNALITIES IS KEY TO THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

    Out of the nine planetary boundaries, four already breached by human activity. The quality of human life in a crowded planet will be a function of managing externalities. Learn about the difficult choices ahead: nature of growth, trade-offs, complex questions.


    The 9 Planetary Boundaries

    To keep Earth hospitable, we need to live within 9 specific limits.

    1Climate change
    BOUNDARY

    Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide at no more than 350ppm

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    Carbon dioxide levels are at 400ppm and climbing

    2Lost biodiversity as species become extinct
    BOUNDARY

    Maintain 90% of biodiversity

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    Biodiversity has dropped to 84% in parts of the world such as Africa

    3The addition of phosphorus, nitrogen (and other elements) to the world's creeps and ecosystems
    BOUNDARY

    Worldwide use per year of about 11 teregrams(Tg) of phosphorus and 62 Tg of nitrogen

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    Up to about 22 Tg per year of phosphorus and 150 Tg of nitrogen

    4Deforestation and other land use changes
    BOUNDARY

    Maintain 75% of the planet's original forests

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    Down to 62%

    5Emission of aerosols (microscopic particles) into the atmosphere that affect climate and living organisms
    BOUNDARY

    Global boundary unknown, but regional effects (such as on the South Asian Monsoon) occur when Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) is more than 0.25

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    Up to 0.30 AOD over South Asian, but probably well inside (or below) the boundary over most of the globe

    6Stratospheric ozone depletion
    BOUNDARY

    Less than 5% below pre-industrial level of about 290 Dobson Units (DU)

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    Still safely inside the boundary except over the Antartica during spring, when levels drop to 200 DU

    7Ocean acidification
    BOUNDARY

    When the oceans become acidic enough that the minerals sea creatures need to make shells, such as aragonite, begin to dissolve

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    Sill within the boundary, which won't be crossed if we can stay within the climate boundary of 350ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere

    8 Freshwater use
    BOUNDARY

    Can use up to 4000km of freshwater a year

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

    We use around 2600km of freshwater per year

    9 Dumping of organic pollutants, radioactive materials, nanomaterials, micro-plastics, and other novel or man made substances into the world's environment
    BOUNDARY

    Unknown

    WHERE WE ARE TODAY

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    Understanding Externalities

     

    GIFT Facilitators

    Reset Alumni

    • Shabana Khawar,

      The Leadership Reset content was rich, thought provoking and relevant to our work. The GIFT team ensures maximum benefit for everyone, despite the virtual environment.

      Shabana Khawar,
      International Finance Corporation
    • Ruby Owundiwe,

      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,
      Standard Bank
    • Clarence Lin,

      The programme offers refreshing perspectives about shifts in influence from the west to Asia. Set in a diverse multi-cultural learning environment, I have benefited and been enriched with a deeper understanding of the dynamic relationships between business, society and the state.

      Clarence Lin,
      DBS Bank
    • Carina Chow,

      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,
      Group Corporate Affairs, Jardine Matheson
    SPEAK TO US

  • VINOBHA ANTHONY DOSS
    PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE-ASEAN

    Vinobha Anthony Doss is a Programme Associate at GIFT ASEAN. Prior to joining GIFT he was in the practice of civil litigation and dispute resolution. He has been involved in various public policy shaping cases lodged in the Malaysian courts. His creative approach coupled with the depth in legal knowledge has resulted in effective legal reasoning and client management. Vino graduated from the University of London and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2017. He speaks fluent English, Malay, basic Cantonese and basic French.


  • VIJI NAIR
    OPERATIONS MANAGER-ASEAN

    Viji is the Operations Manager at GIFT Asean.  She oversees the operational management of the KL office.

    Prior to joining GIFT, Viji worked in various organisations and has spent the last 15 years on NGO work mainly focusing on performance arts and cancer respectively.  Viji holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the Dublin Business School.  She speaks English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Malayalam.


  • BRENDA CHEAH
    PROGRAMME MANAGER-ASEAN

    Brenda oversees the programme design and implementation, as well as content development at GIFT. Prior to GIFT, Brenda was a Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Malaysia for almost 8 years, leading macroeconomic assessments and growth projections for monetary policy deliberation. Passionate about public policy, she also sought to diversify her research interests and expertise over the years – ranging from trade competitiveness and investment incentives to social protection. When COVID-19 hit, Brenda had a hand in crafting various stimulus measures to support the vulnerable groups in Malaysia.

    She holds a degree in BSc. in Economics with honours from the University of Warwick, UK. She has also attended various professional courses by the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of Korea at Washington D.C., Singapore and South Korea. She is fluent in Malay, speaks several Chinese dialects and knows basic Korean.


  • VENUS DULANI
    PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE

    Venus is Programme Associate at GIFT. Prior to joining GIFT, she worked at the United Nations, USL Technology and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has experience in climate change and sustainability planning, stakeholder engagement and community outreach. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies, with an additional concentration in Inequality Studies. She is fluent in English and Hindi, proficient in Spanish, and conversant in Cantonese.


  • KARIM RUSHDY
    FACILITATOR

    Karim joined GIFT in 2010 as Business Development Manager. Over the next decade he served as Head of Programmes in Hong Kong, and as Managing Director of GIFT ASEAN in Malaysia where he led the transformation of a small rep office into a fully-fledged regional business.

    During this period Karim designed and facilitated dozens of public and custom development programmes for thousands of professionals from Fortune 500s, regional MNCs, Government Agencies and NGOs. Karim’s articles on insights gathered through his work in the classroom and in the field have appeared in a range of publications.

    In 2021 Karim left his executive role at GIFT to pursue graduate studies in mindfulness – a practise he is deeply passionate about. He continues to contribute to programme design and facilitation, and is an advisor to GIFT’s new EdTech company GIFT.ed

    Karim has lived in Asia for over 20 years. Prior to GIFT, he was a partner in a successful Shanghai-based food and beverage company which today operates almost 50 restaurants across a dozen major Chinese cities. Karim has an MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China, and is pursuing a Masters in Teaching Mindfulness Based Courses at Bangor University in the UK.


  • 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.