Jointly organised by the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) and NTUC in collaboration with NUS SCALE, the Global Engineers Leadership Programme is designed for business and engineer-leaders to develop a deeper appreciation and awareness of future engineering trends in the global environment. By attending this programme, participants can expect to:
- Gain insights for better decision making in an unpredictable and volatile business environment
- Put knowledge into practice through a capstone project which will be presented on the final day of the programme
- Open windows of opportunities to connect with other business leaders globally
The 5-day residential programme will be delivered through a mix of seminars, workshops, case studies and learning journeys helmed by facilitators and speakers who are respected specialists in a wide range of subjects.
At the end of this course, participants should be able to
- Understand regional geo-political landscape and what it takes for businesses to go international
- Discover the impact of technology and the rise of the 4th industrial revolution
- Redefine the boundaries of our thinking by developing our cognitive agility and discovering the underlying forces that shape the world
- Immerse into the future of work and understand the future workforce
- Bring all themes together, how leaders orchestrate the diversity and steer their organisation into the future
Arrival and check in to NUS Kent Vale
- Welcome dinner hosted by IES
Understanding Our Region: Mega Trends, Opportunities and Obstacles
- The complexity of our geo-political landscape impacts trade and the way business operates. What are the trends that will enlighten us as we bring our business into the future and beyond our boundaries?
- Highlights of the day: An evening talk on “Belt and Road Initiative” delivered by Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Senior Advisor (University and Global Relations) and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, NUS
Demystifying Artificial Intelligence
- Is Artificial Intelligence a boon or bane to our businesses, workforce and leaders? How have others made sense of AI and harnessed it to improve operating efficiencies?
- Highlights of the day: Learning journeys to Innovation 4.0 labs at NUS and a panel on technology disruptors in the evening.
Are We Ready for the Future of Work?
- Digitization is changing business models, consumer expectations and the nature of jobs and ways or working. How can we embrace diversity and maximise the potential of our human capital?
- Highlights of the day: Workshop on designing HR practices for the workforce of the future through empathetic design and a networking session hosted by NTUC.
Developing Cognitive Agility with Ethics
- Decision-making is getting more complex for leaders. How can we be agile in decision-making, balancing the profit agenda with ethics?
- Highlights of the day: Visit and dinner at Pope Jai Thai, a social enterprise restaurant that provides employment and training for people from disadvantaged groups.
Leading Organisations with the Art of Science and Human Touch
- What is required to be a purposeful leader for the new-age workforce? How can leaders orchestrate the diverse workforce and communicate to them effectively?
- Highlights of the day: Capstone project presentation and closing dinner hosted by IES
Minimum Engineering degree
Business owners, C-suite, C-1 or C-2, who are likely to hold the job title of:
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Chief Operation Officer (COO)
- Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
- Vice President
- General Manager
- Managing Director
- Chief Engineer
Mr. Alex Capri (Senior Fellow, NUS Business School)
Alex Capri is a Senior Fellow and full-time lecturer in the Business School at the National University of Singapore. Alex also lectures in the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
From 2007-2012, Alex was the Partner and Regional Leader of KPMG’s International Trade & Customs Practice in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Alex has over 20 years of experience in global value chains, logistics and international trade – both as an academic and a professional consultant. He has advised clients on cross-border projects in more than 40 countries and he has worked in some of the most challenging regulatory environments in the world. He is known for his expertise in digital leadership and innovation regarding cross-order business networks and good governance.
He holds a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, in International Political Economy. He holds a B.Sc. in International Relations, from the University of Southern California.