Harvard fellows to lead leadership seminar in Manila

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Three Harvard fellows are set to lead a three-day seminar that will tackle ways on how companies can keep up with calls for leadership upgrade.

The event, with the theme "Adaptive Leadership: Leading an Agile Workforce for the 21st Century," will be held from April 25 to 27 at Shangri-La at the Fort in Taguig City. It is organized by the Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI).

Harvard teaching fellows Jeffrey Lamb and Ami Valdemoro, together with CALI co-founder and president Samuel Kim, will lead the event's plenary sessions, interactive workshops and case studies that will tackle leadership interventions to help initiate and manage change among organizations.

The seminar is based on an actual course at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, which alumni had once voted as the "most impactful on their career."

The program will tackle the following:

● Trends in the 21st century and their implications on leadership and the domains of personal, professional, organizational and community life;

● How to use creativity, power, and authority to mobilize teams and help them develop independence;

● Gain a toolkit of skills to gain insights, solve problems, and instill a disciplined collaborative ecosystem that generates shared values, progress and goals;

● Engage and internalize a process that allows one to identify barriers to change and a method to overcome them; and

● Define and elaborate on an adaptive challenge you are facing and obtain valuable feedback that can help you develop an action plan to address it.

"To be an effective leader, one must adapt to fast-changing and uncertain environments, manage the dynamics around complex challenges, while scaling a process for teams and organizations to learn and innovate," CALI Director for International Affairs Faustino John Lim said.

The modern workplace is filled with new opportunities, threats and challenges "in which solutions and the right path forward are not self-evident," Lim added.

Leading-edge thought leadership from Harvard fellows

Kim has organized leadership programs in 27 countries to help emerging leaders face Asia's complex challenges. Prior to establishing CALI, he worked for 14 years in various sectors, including diplomacy, strategy consulting and politics. Kim holds a master's degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Meanwhile, Lamb is a public and private sector executive with more than 15 years of experience in international business development, and trade and investment promotion. Lamb is a World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) consultant and has played advisory roles to the national governments of the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Cambodia. He holds an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Ami Valdemoro is an entrepreneur and leadership coach. She is the founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Three Points Ventures, Inc., which helps organizations with their leadership development and impact strategies. Also a board member of social enterprises dedicated to empowering communities through community-built solar lighting technologies, Valdemoro graduated with honors from Georgetown University. She earned her master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Addressing Asia's needs

CALI aims to address business, policy and social challenges in Asia through research, training and publication initiatives.

Established in 2014, CALI connects the vast educational resources at Harvard University and other world leading institutions with individuals who are addressing leadership challenges in their organizations and communities.

To register, interested parties may visit bit.ly/change-leadership-manila2019