Why this Master class?
A response like no other. The sudden onset of COVID-19 was a test of organisational preparedness, resilient leadership and crisis management on a global scale. Unfortunately, this might not be the only unprecedented test businesses can expect. With growing risks stemming from climate change to migration, the business community must continue to build its resilience and reserves, and be ready to respond to the dangers posed by more complex tests in the coming years. As we engage in a prolonged and uncertain recovery phase, what can businesses and other organisations learn from the current pandemic and how can they create opportunities to emerge stronger and better prepared for tomorrow?
European Chamber of Commerce Singapore in collaboration with NUS LKY School of Public Policy, we bring you a series of six masterclasses under a single programme. Providing the analysis and perspectives from practitioners and academics, companies and the wider community can gain insights on how to rise to the occasion, and partner with governments to play a critical role in jump-starting the economy while protecting community health. Senior executives will also be equipped with the leadership and transformational competencies necessary to strengthen their organisations and discern the longer term impact shaping today’s new reality.
As we chart a path toward a post-COVID-19 world, the Master class will focus on the 3 big ‘R’s:
- Responding with practical, short-term tactics: Global industry trends and opportunities, leadership in the age of disruption and uncertainty
- Reshaping business practices: Digitalisation and business transformation, innovation to support the sustainability agenda.
- Rebooting for sustainable growth: Globalisation in a post-pandemic world, scenario planning and foresight for organisations
Participants will receive a “Certificate of Participation” from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy upon completion of the class.
Day 1 – Monday 7 September
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Session 1: Building Resilient and Future-Ready Organisations
Learn to harness the concept of futures thinking as a strategic toolkit to help organisations understand the operating environment better, anticipate challenges before they unfold, and grasp onto opportunities as they arise.
- Cheryl Chung, Co-Director, Executive Education, LKYSPP
Session 2: Global Industry Trends and Opportunities
Gain insights into technological and industry trends that have emerged as a result of COVID-19, and how this has affected traditional business models.
Day 2 – Tuesday 8 September
Session 3: Leadership in the Age of Disruption and Uncertainty
Gain leadership competencies that can enable one to navigate through an increasingly challenging environment and steer their respective organisations to overcome times of crises.
Session 4: Digitalisation and Business Transformation
Explore strategies that companies can employ to transform and digitalise businesses as part of a national and global effort that has been accelerated by COVID-19.
Day 3 – Wednesday 9 September
Session 5: Rethinking the Sustainability Agenda
Examine the lessons the global pandemic has taught us, and how it should shape the way we think about and behave towards sustainability and development.
- Benjamin William Cashore, Li Ka Shing Professor in Public Management, LKYSPP
Session 6: Globalisation in a Post-Pandemic World and Master Class Conclusion
An illustrious panel of speakers will provide their thought leadership on the realities facing individuals, societies, businesses and governments in a new normal.
- Tikki Elka Pangestu, Visiting Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
- James Crabtree, Associate Professor in Practice, LKYSPP
- Ora-Orn Poocharoen, Adjunct Associate Professor, LKYSPP, and Director, School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University
- Ameet Nivsarkar, Country Manager at Tata Consultancy Services
- Federico Donato, President of EuroCham Singapore and Executive Director – Private Banking APAC at Credit Suisse
Note: Sessions and its themes may be subject to change based on availability of Faculty
About the RISE Programme
Singapore Business Federation (SBF) launched the RISE programme to help businesses tide over the challenges arising from COVID-19 and push on with transformation efforts in preparation for economic recovery.Under RISE, an SBF member with a paid-up capital not exceeding $5 million can apply for a one-time support of up to $500 to offset the cost of participation in capability upgrading and business growth activities. By partnering trade associations and chambers like EuroCham, SBF is able to offer a wider range of activities for SBF members to choose from. The RISE Programme will run from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2021, or until the fund is exhausted.
How the RISE Programme will work for you
Eligible SBF members may submit a one-time claim of up to $500 (excluding GST) for participation in this EuroCham Master Class.The SBF member can apply to SBF for RISE support after EuroCham has verified and endorsed information provided by the RISE applicant in SBF’s Declaration of Attendance Form following the Master Class.For SBF RISE Programme enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly note that there are limited seats available, registration is binding and payment is non-refundable. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.