2030 FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAM
In his Singapore Budget 2020 speech, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat said that the Singapore Government targets for at least 70 percent of students from the country’s Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to gain overseas exposure to the ASEAN region, China or India.
DPM Heng envisions a new initiative where our local students will be well-prepared to thrive in other countries and cultures, including in Asia, to be asia-ready and future-ready.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The 2030 Future Leaders Program is a career development program designed to help YOUths prepare for their career through future skills recommended by the World Economic Forum – global citizenship and innovation skills.
The program aims to enable YOUths to gain a holistic understanding of the political, socioeconomic and cultural context of the ASEAN region, China and India to take full advantage of economic opportunities in the future. YOUths can expect to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship within organizations and apply what has been learnt.
INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Anticipated to be one of the global problems by 2030 is rapid technological innovation. Therefore enabling the workforce to be as innovative and adaptive to technological changes will help our YOUths to stay relevant economically, which may be a potential solution to combat rapid technological innovation.
Also, according to a report from CNBC, a YPO Global Pulse Survey gathered from Global CXOs revealed that companies want innovative employees and according to the MITSloan Management Review, innovation teams will need to become more enterprising to succeed.
ASEAN+ KNOWLEDGE AND EXPOSURE
According to a PwC research, the global economic power is shifting and competition for jobs will become increasingly global. Also, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that by 2030, Asia is expected to contribute approximately 60% of global growth.
With the reasons stated above, understanding Southeast Asia, China and India will become crucial for our youths who will be competing in a job market that is transforming due to economic shifts and digital transformations occurring across markets displacing existing jobs and creating new ones.
This is a 2-week program (held online in the evening and some weekends) consisting of forums and workshops spearheaded by industry experts who will be contributing their valuable expertise and guidance across a range of topics with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in an ASEAN+ context.
The program will culminate in a live case challenge where YOUths will get to apply what they have learnt by collaborating with leading high-potential tech startups to develop and pitch an international expansion plan.
Why the 2030 Future Leaders Program?
Equip our YOUths with an Innovative and Entrepreneurial mindset and an ASEAN+ focus, so that our youths will be prepared for the opportunities and challenges presented by 2030’s Industrial 4.0 world. They will be Asia Ready, Future Ready.
YOUths from this experiential learning program will learn richly as they are exposed to the region’s technological and business landscape and will have an opportunity to put what they've learnt to practical use as they solve real-life problems presented by some of the region's fastest growing startups.
Nationally-recognized program by the National Youth Council and is supported by the Singapore Week for Innovation and Technology (SWITCH)
Mitigate the difficulties of cultural differences in business and social context
Display willingness to work with people from other cultures to work in countries with different background
Assess the effect of cultural differences upon organisational behaviour and strategic choices
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Learn to be Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial in the workspace
Produce a project management content in an international business environment with high standards and quality. Our trainers provide training for Fortune 500 companies and Government agencies.
Apply what has been learnt from Phase 1 to 3 (ASEAN Exposure, Innovation and Project Management):
Collaborate in teams (with mentorship from international mentors) to develop and pitch the business and expansion plan to startup founders.
Participants are from the following IHLs:
ASEAN Business Youth Association (ABYA)
ASEAN Human Development Organization (AHDO)
EXPERIENCED CORPORATE & ENTREPRENEUR
Ex-CMO of Southeast Asia Tech Unicorn, CARRO. Committee Member, Singapore Institute of Directors
Dr. Bryan Cheang
ACADEMIC POLITICAL ECONOMIST
Academic Political Economist, King’s College London. Director, Adam Smith Centre
Wilson Khoo, MSc
Associate Director (Co-Pace APAC) Global Automotive MNC
HEAD OF STRATEGY
Japanese Tech MNC
Award-winning Social Entrepreneur & Public Officer (Brunei)
Partner at Highsparks
Forbes 30 under 30 honoree
Workshop Speaker: Presentation Design
Dr. Timothy Hsi
Founding President, Career Development Association of Singapore. Lecturer, Australian College of Applied Psycholog
Daryl Goh, MFA
Award-winning Lecturer & Author,
“Design & Innovation for Everyone”
Puteri Sofia, LLM
CHIEF PROJECT OFFICER
Chief Project Officer, Centre for Innovation
MAJ Leon Yip
Innovation Development, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Founder at Work Inspires
3x TEDx Speaker
Workshop Speaker: Pitching & Storytelling
LEAD (GROWTH & INNOVATION)
Lead (Growth & Innovation) at King’s College Nepal
Former PwC consultant
Workshop Speaker: Market Strategy
CASE CHALLENGE STARTUPS
HEAD OF INCUBATION
Prestige 40 under 40
Asst. Prof Ivan Ling
CHAIRMAN (YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SECTION)
Institute of Engineering & Technology (Malaysia)
Lecturer, Technopreneur &
Founder, Sustainability NGO
Techstars Startup Weekend
Fmr Rocket Internet EIR
SNR INNOVATION PROFESSIONAL
Government-linked Co. (Malaysia)
Fmr Advisor to Draper Startuphouse (Indonesia)
CEO of Sustainability
SNR. MARKET MANAGER
Tech MNC (Indonesia)
HEAD OF INCUBATION
Lecturer & Head of Incubation for Government-linked Co. (Vietnam)