The Global Leaders Programme (GLP) is an executive learning course that develops leadership and business skills through their application in an experiential context:
- Building a broad base of knowledge and understanding of the drivers of change in the world;
- Developing strategies for effective communication in multicultural environments;
- Cultivating a strong sense of empathy and relating that back to effective decision-making;
- Equipping leaders with new visions for success in a rapidly changing business environment.
GIFT’s inaugural Malaysia Young Leaders Programme (MYLP) builds on our experience conducting close to 50 executive education programmes across the region. The YLP provides a ground-breaking platform for young professionals from all sectors of society to engage in leadership development, cross-sectoral collaboration and constructive dialogue.
Malaysia is central to the economic integration process of the ASEAN region but to tap into the opportunities and overcome challenges, the country’s aspiring leaders must be equipped with the skills, knowledge and awareness required to navigate the region’s rapidly changing social, political and economic environment.
The MYLP invites participants to appreciate the importance of multicultural dynamics, to nurture a sense of purpose and empathy, and to contribute with fresh ideas towards building a socially harmonious nation through public engagement and consultation at a time when it is needed the most.
Participants will apply their leadership skills towards producing a report to launch a network of community based sports hubs across Malaysia. Participants will channel their skills and work collaboratively to develop ideas for how sports hubs can be practical and financially viable, whilst help to promote entrepreneurship, youth engagement and social cohesion. By constructively bringing together different members of the community, the MYLP seeks to create a more inclusive and healthy environment and introduces a new model for consultation and public engagement.
For more information on the Malaysia YLP, please contact Pial.
Building a Future: Housing Microfinance in India
India has experienced robust economic growth, rural communities –almost 68% of the population –continue to face key development challenges. One of these challenges is access to housing finance. With the rural housing shortage in India currently estimated at 40 million units and expected to increase by over 50% by 2022, housing finance is emerging as the next frontier for investors in the financial services spectrum.
In India, participants will work on a real-world business project in collaboration with India’s first housing microfinance institution, Swarna Pragati Housing Microfinance (SPHM), a for-profit organisationpioneering a unique approach to housing finance which overcomes obstacles to the flow of credit to the rural sector. Founded by Mr. Ramesh Kumar, former Chief General Manger of the State Bank of India, SPHM addresses the deeply entrenched socio-economic issues that remain largely unresolved and ignored in rural India.
Watch a video from the Wall Street Journal talking about SPHM's work to help build homes.
For more information on the India GLP, please contact Helena.