Outcome-Driven Facilitation

Cutting through the noise. Bespoke Workshops

 

The Need

Persistent and unaddressed strategic challenges cost a great deal in time and money. Due to misalignment of interests, biases, and communication at cross-purposes, internal attempts to facilitate solutions often heighten tensions, create delays and impede progress. At times vested interest may take a stake in perpetuating deadlock. Sometimes all that is needed is external expert mediation, a safe environment and a process of facilitation that is trusted, efficient, focused on outcomes and unflinchingly honest.

Why GIFT

Since 2004, we have helped thousands of global executives, government officials and nonprofit leaders find solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Decades of global business experience, independence and a deep appreciation of the client’s objectives allows for structured and effective discussions rooted in the realities and challenges of the external environment. Our approach is focused on simplicity, free of jargon and complex methodologies. Rooted in reality, it cuts through the superficial and goes straight to the core of the issues.

 
 

Our Methodology

To facilitate tangible outcomes we use a methodology that cuts through the noise, goes straight to the core and brings clarity to aid decision-making. Our facilitators work to ensure that session outcomes are clearly articulated and agreement is reached on concrete actions, resource requirements, ownership and implementation roadmaps. Because our clients face unique challenges, no two workshops we design are the same. We carefully customise our approach and content with in-house research and a vast cross-sector network based on the desired outcomes, cohort profile and duration of engagement.


 
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Cut Through The Noises

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Straight To The Core

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Bring Clarity to Aid Decision-Making


 

Bespoke Workshop

Our Clients

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.