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 Strategic Leadership for GMS Cooperation Learning Program 

Date:2013-12-08~2013-12-13

Address:Shanghai, China

I.                      Program Description

The Strategic Leadership for GMS Cooperation is a six-day intensive program designed to respond to the learning needs of top level leaders in the GMS. The program aims to enhance senior executive management and leadership competencies through an in-depth examination and understanding of the nature, character, and complexity of regional cooperation, leadership requirements and need to create positive outcomes in the GMS. The program is designed to provide opportunities for understanding both the impact and complexities of integration within the GMS and their implications to the world economy and international relations particularly with other regional groupings.

The program will have a strong leadership component that emphasizes (i) envisioning regional interdependencies that enhance and promote national and regional competitiveness; (ii) aligning national interests with regional priorities; (iii) GMS positioning relative to other regional groupings; and (iv) cultivating regional champions who will have a transformative value for the GMS. A concrete by-product of the program will be the formation of a network of subregional leaders with a shared vision for the region.

II.                    Outcome and Outputs

 

The intended outcome of the learning program is enhanced policy, planning, decision making and leadership capacities in subregional development of the participating GMS senior officials.

 

The expected outputs of the learning program are that participants have:

?          enhanced understanding of issues and challenges related to regional cooperation in the GMS and in the context of global and regional development;

?          developed a  regional development framework and action plans, emphasizing the need to understand and appreciate the necessity for regional cooperation and integration for global competitiveness;

?          better understanding of regional cooperation and leadership perspectives, concepts, tools and models;

?          sharpened problem solving, analytical, strategic action and leadership skills in formulating and implementing regional cooperation policies, plans, programs and projects; and,

?          developed and deepen the network of GMS managers and leaders

 

III.                   Indicative Program Content

The Strategic Leadership for GMS Cooperation Program will include the following themes and topics:

?          Multilateralism, Regionalism and Subregionalism

?          Drivers of Regional Integration

?          Emerging Trends in Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific

?          Regional Public Goods

?          Development Opportunities and Challenges in the Greater Mekong Subregion

?          Scenario Planning

?          Leadership Theories, Paradigms and Models

?          Leadership Skills required in Regional Integration

?          Strategic Leadership

?          Cultivating GMS Leaders

?          Economic Development Experience of Shanghai (Special Topic)

IV.                  Learning Methodology and Activities

The program will be conducted using a combination of learning methods -- lectures, case studies, group discussions, problem solving exercises and field visits. Participants will be organized into learning groups to facilitate participatory learning and emphasize practitioner orientation and action learning.  

V.                   Program Faculty

 

The program will be taught by academics and development practitioners with extensive experience in regional integration and in leading institutions. They are drawn from a pool of educators and practitioners in public leadership, development management, training and consultancy, and governance in Asia as well as staff of the Asian Development Bank and the Asia Pacific Finance and Development Center.

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