EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING METHODOLOGY

Each programme is unique, relying on a methodology that is participant-led and an experiential field project which is output-driven. Whilst challenging individuals intellectually with cutting edge content, intensive real-world projects create a rich learning environment for focusing on the core learning pillars of knowledge, communication and empathy.

Facilitates the mindset shifts and behavioural change to thrive in today’s global business environment. Involves: discovery, debate, collaboration, insight and self-realisation.

During Module One, participants engage in candid discussion, debate and role play related to the role of global business and the changing realities in a range of economies. Core topics from GIFT and contributions from their peers provoke new thinking and ideas for action.

In Module Two, field-based learning alongside intensive business planning will stretch participants and give meaning to "thinking outside the box".

Meeting with project stakeholders - government officials, business leaders and community members - offer unique insights from a variety of different perspectives. Outcomes matter as participants present their recommendations to stakeholders at a public forum on the last day of the programme.


Core Topics

The core curriculum in Module One conveys a new narrative on economic development and the role of different sectors in society. Without providing answers in black or white, the course paints a vivid picture of the world we live in based on facts, figures and examples and asks hard questions about the nature of globalisation. It presents the need to reshape economic systems and for the roles of government, business, civil society and media in our societies to be more aligned with our new realities.


GIFT LEADERSHIP TOOLKIT

Participants will gain three proprietary GIFT Tools for

 

LEADING OUTCOME-DRIVEN MEETINGS

Straightforward and highly practical guidelines (PASSION) for facilitating effective and inclusive meetings which result in practical, actionable outcomes.

The PASSION tool is an easy-to-use scorecard for teams.

 

CREATING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS

The PRISM tool relies on five key ingredients for high-performing teams. It is based on observations from working closely with over 1,000 high-potential managers from across sectors and industries on 50 real-world business projects in 15 countries.

 

MANAGING STAKEHOLDERS WITH PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT

To lead is to have purpose. To engage internal and external stakeholders three pillars stand tall:
Knowledge
Communication
Empathy

The Purposeful Engagement (PE) Quotient is a highly personal assessment tool which provides a mental anchor for internalising the thoughts and habits of purposeful leadership.