PETALING JAYA: Critical thinking and leadership are among the most essential skills to drive the “change management” process in organisations today, according to the Center For Asia Leadership (CAL).
“Change management is undeniably a tricky business. It involves processes, culture, policies, technology, but most importantly, people, ” CAL vice-president, John Lim said.
More than ever, he said, organisations need to “manage the people dynamics around change management, while scaling a process for teams and organisations to learn and drive innovation.”
Lim pointed out that even the academe recognised the need for a new set of skills and competencies for future talent.
An article published by Monash University cited critical thinking and leadership as among top 10 future-ready skills students should be training for today.
Specifically, Lim said, both skills are essential to drive the change management process in organisations.
He pointed out that a 2017 white paper titled “Malaysia Ready for Industry 4.0” had also revealed that healthcare and manufacturing companies in the country identified change management as one of the top challenges that would impact their business the most.
CAL, together with Star Media Group, will be organising a training programme called the “Adaptive Leadership: Lead an Agile Workforce for the 21st Century” on March 10 and 11, at Menara Star here.
Former United Nations diplomat, CAL president and co-founder Samuel Kim, who holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard University, and Adaptive Leadership Network member Stefano Zordan, who holds a master’s in politics from the Harvard Kennedy School, will facilitate the programme.
The programme is based on an actual course taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, which had been voted by Harvard alumni as “the most impactful on their career.”
For more details, interested parties may visit: bit.ly/adaptlead or http://www.asialeadership.org/ for more workshops.
Early rate (until Feb 24) or group rate is RM2,688 per pax. Regular rate is RM2,888. The workshop is HRDF claimable.
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