Executive Leadership School: Leadership Foundations for a Rapidly-changing World
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 3-day leadership workshop 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 reflect on leadership mindsets and behaviors and how you might apply them to your personal and professional life; learn effective communication skills to engage, motivate and mobilize peers towards common goals; examine decision making and negotiation theory and practice these frameworks through simulations and case discussions. You will also be exposed to innovative paradigms that can add value to you as an individual and for business growth.
By the end of the program, you will acquire a holistic and well-rounded foundation for leadership and management mindsets and interpersonal skills to help you and yourself thrive in a constantly-changing world.
Participants will engage in plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and case discussions with Teaching Fellows from Harvard University and other world-leading institutions. It also serves as a forum of small group discussion by participants in discussing some of the challenges they are facing (or have faced).
Through the program, participants will:
• Embark on a learning journey that will help you examine your values for a purposeful and productive life
• Learn how to effectively exercise leadership in your team, organization, or community
• Be exposed to different leadership paradigms to engage and motivate stakeholders
• Learn how to prepare for the leadership moments you will face in your personal, professional and communal life through communication or other interventions
• Examine and apply behavioral insights to everyday life and business challenges
• Practice negotiation frameworks and practices through simulations and case discussions
• Gain decision-making skills and strategic insight to drive short to long-term change and performance
• Develop strategies for using one’s character to building value-add relationships within their organization
• Create a personalized leadership action plan to make them more effective and accountable at work
1. Samuel Kim, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPA
Samuel is the 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 Harvard and Stanford University, and administrators at the main office in Boston, U.S., and the Asian regional hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Manila, and Tokyo.. 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.
2. Craig Brimhall, Harvard School of Education, Ed.M.
Craig Brimhall is a business instructional designer, design thinking consultant, former semi-professional baseball player, and current doctoral student at the University of Utah where he is focusing on organizational transformation. His work and research interests focuses on “change,” specifically in helping individuals, organizations, and systems overcome the inertia of tradition, culture, habits, and structure to change. He previously served as an Instructional Consultant at Knōd, an instructional design firm focusing on developing 21st century learning experiences with educators, employers, and students; an Adjunct Professor at Dixie State University, where he designed and taught
courses for “at-risk” college freshmen that help the students create the lives they want; a Communication Specialist and Education Fellow at
openbox, a design and innovation consulting firm; as well as a Senior Research Assistant at the Harvard University Derek Bok Center for
Teaching and Learning. He completed his undergraduate degree at Utah Valley University, where he played Division 1 Baseball, and earned
his Master’s Degree on the Mind, Brain, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
3. Faustino John Lim, Harvard University Asia Center
Faustino John Lim is the Co-founder and Director of International Affairs of the Center for Asia Leadership. A former fellow of the Harvard
University Asia Center, he has worked in diverse organizations including the Embassy of Canada in Korea, the International Crisis Group, and in sectors such as English education and social entrepreneurship. At the Center for Asia Leadership, his team developed a Harvard student project into a full-fledged leadership training and research organization that has benefited over 16,000 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, resulting in five published books. He also established the Asia Leadership Institute, mentoring and coaching over 30 Teaching Fellows from Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, while developing a network of value-driven companies and NPOs, resulting in annual programs in six countries.
4. Codi Caton, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M
Codi began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ethiopia, where he taught English and coordinated with the local community to
implement various after-school education programs. During his time in Ethiopia, he also taught and collaborated with a group of diverse
representatives at the African Union to improve English and communication skills. Upon completing his Peace Corps service, Codi returned to his home of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where he taught Algebra, Geometry, and English and mentored under-served students as they applied for Universities. Codi is now pursuing his Ed.M. in International Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he focuses on humanitarian response and education in emergencies.