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2018 HONG KONG YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME


PROGRAMME LOCATION

MODULE ONE
Hong Kong | 25 - 30 June 2018

MODULE TWO
Hong Kong | 15 - 20 July 2018

FEES
HK$ 80,000 per participant
Includes course materials, transport, hotels (Module Two) and most meals


MODULE ONE: CHALLENGING BUSINESS ORTHODOXY

Module One invites participants to speak openly about how they understand Hong Kong and its future, through candid discussion, debate and role play exercises. Participants from business, government and civil society are encouraged to think critically about Hong Kong's place in China, the Asia-Pacific, and the wider world. How will the city's changing relationship with China affect its position as a regional hub and global financial sector? How will Hong Kong compete against other world cities and overcome internal challenges like rising inequality and its housing crisis?


INTERIM PERIOD: TRANSITION INTO MODULE TWO

In between Module One and Module Two, participants will have the opportunity to carry out research and due diligence for the upcoming field project. Team Assignments facilitate the transition into Module Two, and are designed to further the group’s understanding of the issues surrounding the field project.  


MODULE TWO: FIELD PROJECT IN HONG KONG 

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Celebrating Hong Kong’s DNA

Hong Kong is at a moment of truth – a time when its leaders must decide how to move ahead.  Especially for young professionals, how we face this moment of truth will have consequences that will follow in the many years to come.

Every great city has its own ‘DNA’, the foundational elements that make that city thrive. New York, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo – all have traits and values that respectively set them apart from other cities. Hong Kong’s DNA is one that has been shaped by its unique history, strategic geographical location, and multiculturalism.

Hong Kong is one of the safest and most productive cities, reinforced by its strong institutions, protection for individuals’ rights, and a free-market economy. It has one of the best educational systems, enjoys freedoms of expression and religion, and attracts top talent from around the world. Hong Kong has ranked number one on the Index of Economic Freedom for 24 consecutive years, and is ranked sixth in global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum.

The Hong Kong Yearbook, an annual report published by the SAR government, offers relevant data and other information that influence Hong Kong society. However, the core elements that define the essence of Hong Kong’s strengths, ethos and culture – Hong Kong’s DNA – have never been articulated.

The DNA that makes this society great beckons to be mapped and celebrated, to enable the next generation to play a leading role in building a better future for Hong Kong.

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Project Partner

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Mr. Po Chung, SBS, OBE, JP & Chairman, HKI-SLAM

Mr. Po Chung is Co-founder of DHL International and the Chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management (HKI-SLAM). He founded DHL International Limited in 1972 and built the company into the most global of all global network service companies. As Hong Kong has transformed into the 21st Century Service Economy, being the Chairman of the HKI-SLAM, Mr. Chung has been dedicated to advocating a service leadership mindset by nurturing leaders and young generations to lead with Competence, Character and Care. Mr. Chung is the author of the Service Masters Editions:  The First Ten Yards, Service Reborn, 25 Principles of Service Leadership, The 12 Dimensions of a Service Leader and Pillars of a Service Hub.

Read our interview with Po Chung on the GIFT Blog


Supporting Organisations:

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