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2019 GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME - INDIA


MODULE ONE
Hong Kong | 18 - 22 Feb 2019

MODULE TWO
India | 23 Feb - 1 Mar 2019

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FEES
US$ 18,000 per participant
Includes course materials, flights (HK to/from India), hotels and most meals


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The forces of globalisation, technology and the rising economic influence of Asia are shaking traditional theories of economics and management to their core. Practical leadership skills based on in-country experience are a business prerequisite like never before. 

Internationally recognised for its intellectual rigour and experiential, output-driven methodology, GIFT’s Global Leaders Programme (GLP) takes executive learning beyond classrooms to the frontlines of global change.

GIFT's Value Proposition is focused on thought leadership that is rooted in Asia with an understanding of global viewpoints, in order to generate purposeful impact. 

The GLP gives future leaders unscripted insights into the most salient issues of our time amidst real-world business challenges in key growth markets. Rigorous, professionally-facilitated field projects promote truly global perspectives, personal development and soft skills for leading diverse teams, while introducing new pathways to success in the 21st century.


Your top talent will debate questions such as:

How do shifting expectations from society influence the development of new business models?

Which is a more effective approach to economic development: the free market or a strong state?

Can technology and big data be made socially useful?

Should business or government take the lead on sustainability?

Dibya Ojha, CFO NEC India
The GLP brought me ‘back to basics‘, challenged our traditional views and stretched us to expand our understanding of what leadership needs to be in the 21st century.
— Dibya Ojha, CFO NEC India
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The programmes are designed to help participants develop a better understanding of long-term sustainability… and learn how to adapt their business models to succeed in new markets.
— Financial Times

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

KEY LEARNING BENEFITS

  • Learn how to create a culture of high performance.

  • Embed thought leadership within the business. Learn to generate ideas that matter and turn them into action.

  • Strengthen business planning skills. Write with clarity and precision.

  • Run effective meetings & produce outcomes. Unproductive meetings cost +US$200bn annually.

  • Gain insights into performance of key talents. We provide constructive, actionable recommendations.

  • Understand global trends from an Asian perspective

  • Gain insights into future markets, business models, opportunities and threats

  • Develop leadership skills through real-world situations

  • Communicate effectively across cultures, industries and socio-economic backgrounds

  • Build lifelong networks with peer business leaders across industries and regions


MODULE ONE: Challenging Business Orthodoxy

Through discussions, debates and role plays, participants deepen their understanding of the role of global business across advanced and emerging economies.  Core topics facilitated by GIFT and interactive discussions with peers provoke new thinking and ideas for action, forming the building blocks for real-life project work.

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Core sessions include the following, amongst others:


MODULE TWO: Creating New Business Models

Rigorous field-based learning alongside business planning sessions encourage participants to stretch beyond their comfort zones and put lateral thinking skills to the test.  Site visits and meetings with government officials, community and business leaders provide an authentic view on the region’s social, political and economic landscape. 

The challenge of producing an original, robust business plan creates a powerful platform for leadership learning – mindsets, resilience and empathetic skills. Presenting their plan at a public forum offers an exercise in communication, agility and commitment.

Global Leaders Programme (GLP) Methodology

FIELD PROJECT IN INDIA

India is the second most populous country in the world. Agriculture is its biggest employer. Nearly 45% of the country’s 1.3 billion people are directly engaged in the farming sector. The agricultural sector however contributes to less than 17% of the country’s GDP, with a majority farmers living in extreme poverty.

Loan waivers, subsidy schemes, optimum pricing mechanisms and agriculture credit have been initiated by the government to improve farmers’ incomes. However, farmers continue to suffer from unfavourable market dynamics, earning less than a quarter of the final selling price with the middlemen taking a majority of profits.

There is a crucial need to improve pricing mechanisms to help farmers sell their produce with a good profit margin.

Our GLP partner, Mann Deshi Foundation has thus introduced the Farm to Market Initiative, which helps farmers gain direct access to markets.

Founded by renowned social-activist Chetna Gala Sinha, Mann Deshi Foundation aims to assist rural women to become entrepreneurs and contribute to their communities. Chetna Sinha has been a driving force behind India’s policy initiatives to support low-income communities, and in 2018 was the Co-Chair of the Word Economic Forum at Davos. 

Module Two, integrates business planning sessions and in-country site visits with the application of participants’ leadership skills to produce an original and practical plan for local partners. Join us and contribute to this pioneering new social business with Mann Deshi.

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FACILITATION & GUEST SPEAKERS 

Chandran Nair

Lead Facilitator, Chandran Nair, Founder & CEO GIFT

  • Former Asia Chairman Environmental Resource Management (ERM)

  • Member, Club of Rome

  • Member, WEF Global Agenda Council for Governance & Sustainability

  • Regular speaker at WEF, OECD, APEC, UN and global forums

Prominent guest speakers from business, government, media and civil society include:

David Eldon, Former Chairman, HSBC Asia Pacific
Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung
Mark Tucker, Group Chairman, HSBC
Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary, HKSAR Govt
Sanjeev Gandhi, Member of the Board, BASF SE
Graham Barkus, Former Head of Organisational Development, Cathay Pacific & Swire Properties

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We look forward to welcoming you to our unique and transformational leadership experience in India!


OPEN FORUM - INDIA - 1 MARCH 2019

We will holding an open public forum on 1 March 2019. Details to follow.