Our Online Series

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 In the face of persistent remote work, virtual meetings and even ‘zoom fatigue’, GIFT’s Online Education Series engages participants with a high-touch delivery, hands-on facilitation, and a proprietary curriculum drawing upon 15 years of field-based action learning across Asia.

Our committed team of in-house facilitators, researchers and project managers create a rich and rewarding learning journey, cultivating the knowledge and skills to thrive in challenging times. Our core offerings include: The Leadership Reset, ignite ASEAN and custom programmes.


Unleash PotentiaL.
Redesign Society.

Ignite ASEAN convenes top young talents from business, government and NGOs across Southeast Asia for an experience that will change the way they think, act and lead. The programme provides a framework for unleashing potential through purpose, energy, and a growth mindset. It also cultivates the soft skills and behaviours to inspire new approaches to leading self, teamwork, and high-performance collaboration.

Ignite’s curriculum helps emerging leaders develop a broad worldview and connect-the-dots back to their organisation and role by promoting critical thinking about drivers of change.

Core Topics

FRONTLINE INSIGHTS

New models for building ‘safe and secure’ societies

ANTICIPATING THE WORLD IN 2050

Beyond Economic Globalisation & IR X.0 CORE TOPICS

THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY

From the ashes of ‘business as usual’

THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

Solutions for a constrained 21st century

 
Participant Cohort
  • Southeast Asian cohort
  • Emerging high-potential talents
  • 7-10 average years of experience
Curriculum
  • Regional awareness and acumen
  • Leadership soft skills development
Programme Schedule
  • 19 January - 26 February, 2021
  • Live webinars every Tuesday and Friday at 10AM (GMT+8)
 

Ignite Helped Broaden My World View and Enabled Me to See Things From Different Perspectives. The Social Collaboration Platform Also Played an Important Role in Helping Us to Bond as a Cohort.


LUCAS CHONG,
UOB

Shaping The Future
We Need.

Ignite ASEAN convenes top young talents from business, government and NGOs across Southeast Asia for an experience that will change the way they think, act and lead. The programme provides a framework for unleashing potential through purpose, energy, and a growth mindset. It also cultivates the soft skills and behaviours to inspire new approaches to leading self, teamwork, and high-performance collaboration.

Ignite’s curriculum helps emerging leaders develop a broad worldview and connect-the-dots back to their organisation and role by promoting critical thinking about drivers of change.

Course Highlights

 
MODULE ONE

Unleashing potential through purpose, personal energy and a growth mindset

MODULE TWO

Global and regional awareness for effective leadership in a changing world

MODULE THREE

Redesigning Society by creating value for oneself, the organisation and community

PERSPECTIVE

Guest speakers and expert panellists provide fresh perspectives on leadership in a post-covid ASEAN

 
Participant Cohort
  • Southeast Asian cohort
  • Emerging high-potential talents
  • 7-10 average years of experience
Curriculum
  • Regional awareness and acumen
  • Leadership soft skills development
Programme Schedule
  • 19 January - 26 February, 2021
  • Live webinars every Tuesday and Friday at 10AM (GMT+8)
 

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
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.