Executive Leadership School: Harvard’s Way of Developing a Talent

  • Executive Leadership School: Harvard’s Way of Developing a Talent

  • July 12, 2018

  • Kuching, Malaysia

  • RM800 per participant/ RM700 for group of 3 or more

  • Working professionals, government officials, policymakers, and entrepreneurs, with minimum 3 years of working experience.

  • +603-7491-8716 / 17

Register Now!
Content Overview

Exercising “leadership” is not about being the one in charge or on the top of the hierarchy; rather it is about being the one, regardless of position, that recognizes and faces the most uncertain and critical challenges and mobilizes others to tackle them, with the intention of a brighter future and
better world.

This 5-day leadership program exposes you to varied leadership paradigms to better understand what real leadership looks like. Through a mixture of plenary sessions and interactive workshops, you will have opportunities to learn effective communication skills to engage, motivate and mobilize peers towards common goals. You will also be exposed to innovative paradigms that can add value for business growth to create sustainable development.
By the end of the program, you will acquire a holistic and well-rounded appreciation of the importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset, the keys to effective communications, and how to be a good team player.


Through the program, you will:

    • Embark on a learning journey that can help you examine your values
    • Learn how to play leadership roles in your communities
    • Learn how to prepare for the leadership challenges you will face in your personal, professional and communal life
    • Be exposed to different leadership paradigms to engage and motivate stakeholders
    • Gain decision-making skills and strategic insight to drive short to long-term change and performance
Teaching Faculty

Samuel Hungsoo Kim is the Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives. His work at CALI has helped it to reach over 16,000 individuals in 22 countries through 80 conferences and leadership programs. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is the editor of nine books and regularly writes opinion pieces and editorials. He has worked for and with over 30 renowned organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, Samsung, and Toyota.

Faustino John Lim is the Co-founder and Director of International Affairs of CALI. His team developed a Harvard University student project into a full fledged leadership training and research organization that has benefited over 18,000 individuals in 22 countries through over 80 conferences and leadership programs. He also pioneered the Center’s research and publication arm, advising the interviewing agenda of over 100 minister or director-level individuals from the public and private sector, which has resulted in five published books. He also established the Asia Leadership Institute, mentoring and coaching over 30 Teaching Fellows from Harvard and Stanford Universities. A former fellow of the Harvard University Asia Center, he has worked in diverse organizations including the Embassy of Canada in Korea, and the International Crisis Group.

Arienne Calingo is an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a degree in International Education Policy. A former lecturer of Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture at Holy Angel University in the Philippines, Arienne is also the founder of LEAD: Leaders in Education, Advocacy, and Diversity, collaborating with local citizens to create education programs impacting the lives of over 5000 street children and indigenous Aeta children in the Philippine province of Pampanga. As a social entrepreneur and education advocate, Arienne has given talks on cultural diplomacy, diversity and inclusion, and international higher education at such venues as Harvard University, Georgetown University, Office of the Higher Education Commission of Thailand, Fulbright Thailand, and the British Council. She is the first woman to serve as EducationUSA Ambassador for the U.S. Embassy in Manila, having completed her undergraduate degree
with honors from Georgetown University. Besides her extensive work in education, Arienne is a graphic designer, award-winning poet, inspirational speaker, ballerina, violinist, and self-taught pianist. She is left handed and, like most left-handed individuals, loves viewing the world through a creative lens.

Matthew Turner is a professional trainer and community organizer with over ten years of international experience in community building and education. As a local university faculty member under the auspices of the United States Peace Corps in the Ukraine, he chaired programs and meetings among 10 community groups to promote civil society, he led the leadership programming for secondary school students, and led USAID-funded health and wellness camps for over 200 middle school students. While in Kazakhstan also under the U.S. Peace Corps, he supported strategic planning efforts while directing camps for local youth. In the United States and Chinese Taiwan, he designed and directed various language programs for business professionals and students, as well as training programs for teachers.
While at Harvard University, he trained under Professor of Education Leadership Monica Higgins. Matthew holds an M.A. in International Education Policy from Harvard University.

Anushka Ghosh holds a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As the Program Manager at the Simple Education Foundation in India, she designed and implemented the training program for over 90,000 K-8 government school teachers in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. As a Consultant and Researcher, she has served for the United States Agency for International Development in South Africa to increase retention in secondary schools; created a curriculum on cognitive neuroscience for children affected by war; and created an interdisciplinary body across the Harvard community that ensures collaboration between all Harvard schools and centers on human rights. Anushka is originally from India.

Evan Foggo  is a trainer and international relations professional, specializing in the practice of negotiation. A Navy veteran and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he is a current graduate student at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Evan served as a Battalion S1 for the U.S. Navy, entrusted with the readiness and task completion of over 500 cadets in four different companies. During NATO combat operations in 2011, Evan was responsible for executing communication assignments in Libya for the Joint Force Command Headquarters in Naples, Italy. After his military career, Evan served as a Middle School Social Studies and History Teacher, in Norfolk, Academy, a rigorous independent chartered school in Norfolk, Virginia. He is an avid coach who has mentored over 100 athletes in football, wrestling, and golf.

Program Agenda

Succeeding at Failure: A Framework for Learning, Evan Foggo
We are often told that in order to reach a breakthrough, we must take risks and embrace failure. That is
easier said than done as in real life, it is extremely dicult to deal with the disappointment and aftermath
of failure. In this talk, Evan Foggo draws from personal experiences and research to share lessons in overcoming
discouragement, retaining focus on priorities, and a framework for learning to increase the return
on failure.

Empathy in a World of Apathy, Arienne Calingo
We are most connected when disconnected from social media. Although social media, indeed, has provided
several benefits, it has also negatively impacted the ability for humans to connect with one another on
a deeper, more personal level. In this talk, Arienne Calingo will speak about the fundamental practice necessary
for building authentic, healthy human connections: empathy. She explores why every individual should
actively cultivate empathy for others and how empathy can foster intimate friendships and lead us to find
deep meaning in our lives.

A New Paradigm for Personal Leadership, Samuel Kim
We are living in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, which poses challenges
for anyone in a position of leadership. In this talk, Samuel Kim introduces a framework for managing the
personal leadership challenge of continuously reinventing oneself to competently face new realities.

An Ethical Framework for Practical Realities
In a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world – the challenge in exercising leadership is making
decisions that add value for all stakeholders for the long-term. In this talk, Samuel Kim introduces an ethical
framework for managing the practical realities of systems change.

The Fundamental Leadership State, Matthew Turner
Leadership is not given through position but rather a practice of certain qualities. In this talk, Matthew Turner introduces the “Fundamental Leadership State,” a state of being when we are living according to our values and focused on the needs of the group, community, or organization above your own. He introduces methods of practicing this in our personal and professional life.

Leading with Design Thinking, Anushka Ghosh
This talk introduces the Design Thinking Process, an approach to problem-solving developed in Silicon Valley and Stanford University. Participants are shown cases and examples of the Design Thinking process, demonstrating its value in all aspects of life.

Leading with Negotiation, Evan Foggo
This seminar is an introduction to the 7 Principles Framework of Negotiation, as developed at the Harvard Project on Negotiation. Participants will take a deep dive to understand the practice of negotiation to develop solutions to common negotiation problems. Participants will practice one Harvard-inspired simulation.