Public Leadership Programmes

Transformative learning journeys create transformational leaders.

Our Online Series

Our high touch personalised approach to virtual learning keeps participants engaged from start to finish. In the face of persistent remote work and endless online meetings, GIFT’s hands-on facilitation, collaborative tools, and thought-provoking curriculum are a stimulating and refreshing break from the norm.

Our committed programmes team creates 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.

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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?

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Unleash Potential.
Redesign Society.

Ignite convenes top young talents from across Southeast Asia for an experience that will change the way they think, act and lead.

It offers a framework to unleash potential through the power of purpose, energy and a growth mindset. It also helps future leaders cultivate a broad worldview and ‘connect-the-dots’ back to their organisation and role.

Our Experiential Programmes

“Life-changing”, “transformative” and “utterly different”…

is how our alumni describe GIFT’s public programmes. Offered in experiential, virtual and blended formats, they are designed to cultivate the knowledge, skills and awareness required for purposeful leadership. Open to regional and global talents from business, government, and civil society, our eclectic cohorts and collaborative team projects create a rich learning and networking environment.

Our alumni represent over 80 nationalities and 200 organisations that cut across almost every sector and industry.

  • Quarterly intake
  • 2 weeks APAC
  • Global cohort
  • Public private and civil sectors
  • Dept. Heads, Directors, SVPs
  • Conducted in HK
  • Hong Kong cohort
  • Public, private and civil sectors
  • Typically 28 – 35 years old
  • Nur Azeela Rostam,

    The programme is nothing short of a life-changing experience. It changed my world perspective in just 2 weeks and the experiential learning is what sets this programme apart from others.

    Nur Azeela Rostam,
    Petronas
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  • 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.