GIFT’s 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.


A PLATFORM FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & CROSS-SECTORAL COLLABORATION

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.

As Malaysia further develops along the progressive modern day, the need to cultivate
effective leaders who are able to overcome the 21st century challenges arise.

Participants will apply their leadership skills towards completing the task that was assigned at the beginning of the programme. Participants will also channel their skills and work collaboratively to develop ideas for how the objectives of the task will be practical and financially viable, whilst helping 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.


PROGRAM STRUCTURE & CONTENT

Participants on the YLP gain an awareness of the drivers of change shaping the business landscape; the growing influence of Asia; the shifting relationship between business and society; and new business models aligned with 21st century realities.

Outcome-driven and participant-led, the YLP leverages real-world field projects to heighten self-awareness and hone the practical skills required to manage diverse teams in unfamiliar situations for high-performance outcomes.

By challenging conventional wisdom and demonstrating the value of soft skills through real-world situations, the YLP introduces participants to new paths to success in a complex world.

MODULE ONE: CHALLENGING BUSINESS ORTHODOXY

Painting a picture of the world we live in. Fostering open debate and peer learning amongst a diverse cohort.

Module One invites participants to speak openly about how they understand Malaysia and its future, through candid discussion, debate and role play exercises.

Module One invites participants to think critically about Malaysia's place in South East Asia, ASEAN, and the wider world. How will Malaysia compete against other world cities and overcome internal challenges like rising inequality and population pressure?

MODULE TWO: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Where theory transitions into practice. Participant-led, output driven process. Boots on the ground. Intensive business modeling. Original business proposals.

In Module Two, rigorous field-based learning alongside intensive business planning sessions encourage participants to stretch themselves and truly “think outside the box.” Over one week, participants collaborate to produce a robust business plan based on their analysis of the field project, including a full set of recommendations in business strategy, sales and marketing, governance, finance and social impact.

Participants meet with government, community and business leaders to gain greater understanding of the social, political and economic landscape in-country. They learn the need to be flexible and pragmatic in their approach to problem-solving. 

Participants gain direct exposure to issues shaping the future and are encouraged to “connect the dots” from the global level to the local and practical levels. Field-work builds empathy and an appreciation of the impacts their decisions have on others.

The YLP culminates in a public forum, where participants present highlights of their analysis and business proposal to an audience of key project stakeholders often including business leaders, potential investors, community representatives and government officials.


GUEST SPEAKERS

DAVID ELDON
Former Chairman, HSBC Asia-Pacific; Non-Executive Chairman, HSBC, Middle East

MARK TUCKER
Group Chief Executive and President, AIA Group

ZOHER ABDOOLCARIM
Asia Editor, TIME International


PAST PARTICIPATING MALAYSIAN COMPANIES

Leading Malaysia organisations and companies that have benefited from GIFT's approach to leadership development


GIFT’s inaugural Malaysia Young Leaders Programme (YLP) builds on our experience conducting close to 50 executive education programmes across the region.

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 YLP seeks to create a more inclusive and healthy environment and introduces a new model for consultation and public engagement