Creative Leadership: Leading Innovation by Design

  • Creative Leadership: Leading Innovation by Design

  • October 21 – 22, 2019

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • RM2,600 (Early / Group Rate of 3) | RM2,800 (Regular Rate)

  • Working Professionals in Business, Government, International Organizations, and Non-Profit Organizations who hold mid- to senior-level decision making roles.

  • +603-7967 1388 ext 1477 / 1432

Content Overview

Creative Leadership: Leading Innovation by Design introduces the Design Thinking approach to innovation, while using insights from the Disruptive Innovation framework to help participants develop an initial plan of how to lead an innovation in their team, division, or organization. To access the program of the workshop, you may click HERE.

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for Mid-level to Senior-level Personnel in business, government, or non-profit who:

  • Are responsible for tackling strategic challenges in their organization
  • Are seeking to plan and implement an innovation program in their team, division, or organization
  • Are responsible for research and development, product design and development, new business development, marketing, or brand management.
Key Benefits

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Gain a big-picture view of their organization through the lens of Disruptive Innovation
  • Obtain a Design Thinking toolkit to develop insights, rapidly test ideas through prototyping, and gain confidence to creatively solve problems
  • Develop an understanding of the innovation process and explore its application on product, service, space, interaction, and strategy design
  • Explore the framework of Adaptive Leadership to distinguish between adaptive and technical barriers for implementing change
  • Learn how to manage competing stakeholders and the losses associated with change
  • Examine the tools of Problem Driven Iterative Adaption (PDIA) to enlarge an Adaptive Space to support the process of innovation
  • Practice two Harvard Business School simulations or case studies on an innovation challenge
  • Develop strategies and the prototype of a project plan to implement an innovation initiative in their organization
Teaching Faculty

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 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. 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 emerging 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.

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.

Faustino John Lim

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.


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