Asia Leadership Conference 2018: Personal Leadership

  • Asia Leadership Conference 2018: Personal Leadership: Tools and Strategies to Navigate Through Uncertain Times

  • November 3, 2018

  • Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Malaysia

  • Regular Rate: RM300 | Group (50 or more): RM 250

  • Youth between age 15 and 20 years old

  • +60-3-7491-8716/17 or +06-082-451-221

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Content Overview

First incepted in 2014, the Asia Leadership Conference (ALC) is an extraordinary opportunity to learn leadership, entrepreneurial, and 21st century core skills from scholars from Harvard, Stanford, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and other world-leading universities. The 18th ALC (Malaysia edition) takes place in Kuching in November 2018. This 1-day leadership program is designed to expose participants to varied leadership paradigms to better understand what real leadership looks like. Through a mixture of plenary sessions and interactive workshops, participants will have opportunities to learn effective communication skills to engage, motivate and mobilize peers towards common goals. Participants will also be exposed to innovative paradigms that can add value for personal development.

Daily Schedule

Who Should Attend

Youth between age 15 and 20 years old

Key Benefits

Through the program, you will:

• Embark on a learning journey that can help examine one’s values
• Learn how to play leadership roles in the communities
• Learn how to prepare the leadership challenges one will face in personal, professional and communal life
• Gain decision-making skills and strategic insight to drive short to long-term change and performance

Faculty Director

Samuel Kim

Samuel is the Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership. Passionate about nurturing and empowering talents in Asia, he has been actively engaging various stakeholders in developing and running over 42 programs annually in more than 27 countries in Asia to help emerging leaders explore opportunities to be socially responsible in facing the region’s complex challenges. Samuel oversees them, along with a team of 36 comprising Faculty and Teaching Fellows from leading universities, and administrators at the main office in Boston, U.S., and the Asian regional hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Manila, and Tokyo. He prides himself on accelerating efforts to reach out to all 48 countries in Eurasia by 2022.

Samuel’s areas of research and training, among others, include ‘Negotiation and Mediation,’ ‘Persuasion and Influence,’ and ‘Systems Thinking & Creative Confidence.’ To date, some 32,000 burgeoning and established leaders from the government, non-profits, and corporate world in Asia have benefited from these programs.

Prior to establishing the Center, Samuel worked for 14 years in varying sectors from strategy consulting and social entrepreneurship to international development, politics, and government. He served as a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Center at Harvard University and at the Kellogg School of Management in Northwestern University. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and completed his undergraduate studies in law and political science.

Teaching Faculty

Rajan Patel

Rajan Patel is an Entrepreneur, Maker, Innovator, and an Educator on each of these topics. He co-invented the Embrace Incubator, a product of empathy-driven design that has saved the lives of over 300,000 babies across the developing world and won numerous awards including The Economist Social Innovation Award, Top Innovation from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the McKinsey Social Innovation Award. Passionate about empowering other inventors and problem solvers of tomorrow, Rajan co-founded Dent Education, an organization that helps young people find their voice, realize their creative potential, and work together to solve society’s most persistent problems. He trained at the Stanford Design School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) and has organized and led over 20 programs of his own across six countries, while also coaching executives at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Rajan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA from Harvard University.

Umar Shavurov

Umar Shavurov holds a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and MA in International Relations and Conflict Resolution from the University of Salvador (Argentina). He also holds Diploma in International Relations from the Kyrgyz State University. He worked extensively over the last decade internationally on public sector reforms in Latin America, West Africa, and Central Asia. During 2017 fall term Umar taught an inaugural course on adaptive leadership at the American University in Central Asia.


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