Executive Leadership School 2019: Harvard-inspired Leadership Principles and Practices

  • Executive Leadership School: Harvard-inspired Leadership Principles and Practices

  • July 8 – 10, 2019

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Early Bird Rate: RM2,900 per participant (limited to 40 participants) | Regular Rate: RM3,200 per participant (limited to 40 participants) (*All fees are exclusive of 6% SST)

  • Junior-level working professionals, government officials, policymakers, and entrepreneurs, with less than 7-years of working experience.

  • +603-7491-8716 / 17

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 making progress in your organization and community.

This 3-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 organization and community
    • Learn how to prepare for the leadership challenges you will face in your personal, professional, and community 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
Daily Schedule

Teaching Faculty

Samuel Kim

Samuel Hungsoo Kim, a Korean national, is the Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI). He is passionate about nurturing and empowering talent in Asia and runs over 50 programs annually, in 32 Asian countries, to help the region’s emerging leaders explore ways of being socially responsible as they face today’s complex challenges. His research and training focus on building social capital and trustworthy institutions; the effective use of power, authority, and influence; and negotiations, mediation, and confidence-building. To date, some 36,000 burgeoning and established leaders from the governmental, political, non-profit, and corporate spheres in Asia have benefited from his programs. Prior to establishing CALI, Samuel worked in a wide range of sectors, from strategy consulting and social entrepreneurship to international development, politics, and government. He has worked for and with over 30 renowned organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, Samsung, and Toyota. He is a visiting faculty at the Ban Ki-moon Institute for Global Education, UN Academic Impact, and currently sits on the boards of three social-profit organizations. He also has served as a visiting fellow at the Asia Center at Harvard University and the Kellogg School of Management in Northwestern University. Samuel holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; a Master’s in International Cooperation from Seoul National University; and an LLB in Law, International Politics, and Economics from Handong University. He is the editor of ten books and regularly writes opinion pieces and editorials.

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 entrepreneruship. 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 fro mthe 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.

Haley Burns

Haley joins us from Cambridge, MA where she recently earned her M.Ed at Harvard University. Her interests are in multilingual education, humanitarian response, and improving global education quality. At Harvard, Haley took courses in management and leadership including Performance Leadership: Producing Results in Public and Private Sectors and Strategic Communications for Policy Change. Prior to graduate school, Haley worked in international education for six years. She has consulted on a variety of projects including school governance, international school accreditation, and implementing ed-tech platforms in low-income countries. Haley grew up in Colorado, USA, has an affinity for animals, and enjoys reading and cooking.

Codi Caton

Codi is an international educator with years of experience in the classroom and out. Notably, Codi worked as an English Language consultant at the African Union in Addis Ababa and recently earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University. At Harvard, Codi honed negotiation and communication skills, learning from Harvard Laws most respected negotiators. He also took courses in financial management, economics, and policy. Codi now hopes to coach leaders on how to build mutual gain at work and at home.

Karishma Mhapadi

Karishma Mhapadi holds a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She is interested in scaling disruptive educational reforms especially across developing contexts. She has a background in education policy, pedagogy, training and leadership. At Harvard, Karishma received extensive training in advanced statistics, microeconomics, education policy and program evaluation. She also had the opportunity to work with Prof. O’Doherty who is an expert in exercising leadership and conflict management. Karishma has taught middle schoolers for two years in a public school in India as a part of the Teach For India fellowship and has worked as an Education Specialist with affordable private schools in India. She has also spent time in Kashmir working on community engagement initiatives with the Directorate of Education and the state government. In her spare time, Karishma loves to run and cook.

Sarah K. Osborne

Sarah received her master’s degree from Harvard, where she focused her studies on dynamic management and improved evaluation of complex international development projects and programs. She is particularly interested in using data to continuously adapt and better manage complex programs. Prior to Harvard, Sarah worked for one of the largest international development contractors to manage the implementation of international development programs across sub-Saharan Africa funded by USAID, the World Bank, and UNICEFF. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Political Science with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has lived and worked in Thailand, India, Senegal, and Tanzania.

Stefano Zordan

Born and raised in the North of Italy, Stefano moved first to Ireland after graduating from high school and then to Harvard to study at the intersection of philosophy and political theory. At Harvard he encountered the framework of Adaptive Leadership and it clicked with him for its systemic approach to complexity. He then worked as a teaching assistant and I became a member of the Adaptive Leadership Network. The following year, upon moving back to Italy, he created his own Adaptive Leadership firm, which has been working with universities, companies and the public sector to spread a more systemic vision of leadership. He also edited the Italian version of the book “The Practice of Adaptive Leadership” (2018). He is an eager traveler, loves music and history.