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Mar 2018

Zheng He Art of Collaborative Leadership

Course Information

Start Date 15 Mar 2018, Thursday
End Date 16 Mar 2018, Friday
Time 09:00 am
Venue 100 Orchard Road, Hotel Concorde
Fee $988 Inclusive of 2 coffee breaks, light refreshments and buffet lunch
Contact 6720 3333
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We live in an interconnected world. In business, we see organizations relying ever more closely on partners to deliver key elements of their services to customers, while large portions of our national infrastructure are also being rebuilt through public-private partnerships. These issues place great reliance on leaders to work collaboratively and to share control effectively. This is not a skill-set that comes naturally to most people in senior roles, but collaborative leadership can be developed in any organizations -- and in any leader. This workshop will engage participants to a wide-range of perspectives on the global economy, and will draw and apply management insights from The Art of Collaborative Leadership, as executed by Chinese Admiral Zheng He. Collaborative Leadership is a new mantra of business survival in a VUCA global business landscape. Admiral Zheng He, had aptly demonstrated his collaborative leadership style in his seven naval voyages that dated earlier than the Columbus’ expedition to the West. He was in command of the largest and most powerful naval fleet and had leveraged the superpower backing by the mighty Ming imperial throne for a peaceful purpose. This collaborative leadership approach offers an alternative strategy to the antagonistic win-lose approach (to colonize or conquer) that advocated by Sun Zi, another legendary Chinese commander. Contrary to current management wisdom, Collaborative Leadership offers an alternative approach that is relevant for today’s complex and interconnected business landscape and will be the basis for building a network of partnerships and peaceful cooperation. This workshop will provide participants with an alternative insight of international collaboration and equip them with tools and an easy 4 Step Formula to develop collaborative leadership and groom a pipeline of collaborative leaders.

Key Takeaways
  1. The Art of Collaborative Leadership: Chronology of Zheng He & His 7 Expeditions
  2. The Science of Collaborative Leadership
  3. Taking Your Collaborative Pulse
  4. 6 Success Traits of Collaborative Leaders
  5. 4 Step Formula for Collaborative Leadership Development
  6. Scenario Planning for Navigating Collaborative Organizations with China Belt and Road Globalization Initiatives(BRI)
  7. Collaborative Code for Building Team Leadership
  8. Synergistic Leveraging for Collaborative Project Leadership
Key Benefits

Participants will gain the following benefits:

  • to develop and groom Collaborative Leaders with 4 Step Formula
  • to execute and manage international collaboration under the China Belt and Road Globalization Initiatives(BRI)
  • to develop important skills in policy and data analysis at various geographic scales and expose to a wide-range of perspectives on the global economy
  • to prepare for a professional career in this challenging and exciting world of international business and trade.
Who Should Attend?

This workshop is customized for senior executives from organizations with International Business. It enables participants to embark on careers with global responsibilities and leadership. It also provides opportunities to deepen essential skill-sets to navigate, lead and overcome the complexity of overseas markets.

The target group will be:

  • Executives with minimum 3 years of experience in a global role
  • Senior business development managers mandated with strategic responsibility for driving their businesses forward in Asia
  • Individuals committed to deepening skills in leadership and internationalization
Facilitated by Dr Patrick Chan

Dr Chan practices as a Finance Educator; Organizational Development Consultant and Coach; and Mediator. He also co-authored three bestselling books: “Leading and Managing Organizational Behavior”; “Beyond Blue Ocean Strategy” and  “Personal Financial Planning”.

Currently, he is an Adjunct Faculty with both the Singapore University of Social Science and the University of Buffalo. For ten years, he had held several leadership positions at Nanyang Polytechnic from the Head of Section (Risk and Insurance Management) to the Head (Financial Services Centre). He was a Visiting Faculty and taught in Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland in 1998. He also chairs the Aventis Center for Organizational Psychology for working adults in career transition. He serves as a Board member of Stalford Learning Centre, a full-fledged learning centre with 33 branches in Singapore. He had previously served on the boards of various professional bodies and non-profit organizations such as the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association, Risk and Insurance Management of Singapore (RIMAS) and Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled etc.

His over three decades of corporate experience spanned between an academic career and consultancies in Organizational Behavior & Finance at the local tertiary institutions and senior management positions in the financial services industry. His academic career involves the provision of academic expertise in the course development, management and teaching of management and finance related modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate in Singapore and United Kingdom. These include academic and personnel management; course and institutional promotion; corporate development; and institutional networking and partnerships. He has also developed and conducted various innovative executive education programs and e-Learning projects for tertiary institutions, professional bodies and corporate universities in Asia.

He had received the Lead Consultant Award for Special Projects from Certified Consultant Academy and member of the Judging Panel for Professional Enterprise Award 2007. MoneyMind, Channel News Asia, had interviewed him on his professional views and his latest research on the Financial Behaviours and Psychological Capital of individuals. His client portfolio includes Aon Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd; AIA Financial Health Academy; Asuransi Sinarmas, Jakarta; Ava Insurance Brokers; Chasen Logistics Services Limited; CPG Corporation; CPA Australia; Cisco System; Manulife; Ministry of Home Affairs; NTUC INCOME; Pilfzer Singapore; Pan Asia Ltd; Prudential Assurances; INSEAD; Ministry of Defence-Logistics Division; Institution of Engineers Academy; Keppel Land Ltd; General Insurance Association Singapore (GIAS); SIA; Singapore Armed Forces; Singapore National Employers Federation, Singapore Prisons Services; YMCA etc.