The SMP provides government and business leaders the unique opportunity to step back from their day-to-day responsibilities and embark on a journey of intellectual and personal renewal to improve their performance as leaders in their respective organisations.
By attending this programme, SMP participants can expect to:
- Gain broader perspectives and heightened awareness of the impact of external forces on their organisations
- Sharpen leadership abilities and improve self-awareness to lead and inspire better
- Acquire new management approaches and strategic frameworks to improve their organisations’ performance levels
- Apply what they have learned to a real-world case during a one-week field trip
- Establish a valuable network of global peers from diverse backgrounds who will help expand their horizons and opportunities.
Programme Focus & Curriculum
The SMP is based on the premise that the individual leader has the potential to exercise positive influence in guiding organisations. In addition to understanding one’s leadership style and approach, it is also important to accurately assess the context and environment in which a leader operates. This is why the programme remains focused on organisational dynamics and understanding the global forces affecting organisations and the world today.
With that focus in mind, the SMP is designed and structured with two integral components: (i) three weeks of classroom lectures and presentations in Singapore, and (ii) one week of overseas learning trip (country to be confirmed later).
- Singapore-Based Classroom Component
The Singapore-based classroom component will be anchored in LKY School. A series of morning and afternoon lectures and discussions, including lunch/evening talks, panel discussions and leadership development sessions, will be built into this component. It is structured to explore global challenges, pertinent topics and fundamental issues that affect decision making, strategic management and leadership. It leads participants through a journey of learning and reflection as leaders in the 21st century.
- Overseas Learning Component
The overseas component is an innovative and integral feature of the SMP. It will take place on the third week of SMP, and offers a unique learning opportunity. During the overseas segment, participants will apply their leadership skills and knowledge acquired from the classroom discussion to create a viable strategic plan that resolves implementation hurdles associated with a local programme. (See IMEX for further details)
Throughout the programme, social activities will be incorporated to build new relationships among participants and faculty. Such events may include the opening dinner, visits to theme parks, musical or other performance. For some activities, participants will also be able to bring along their family members.
*Details and programme schedule will be made available nearer to the course.
The Learning Approach
Practical Application is Key. Our faculty’s approach emphasizes interactive teaching methods, including simulations, case studies, debates, and panel discussions, in addition to the presentation of new analytical frameworks, with the aim of engaging participants as experienced practitioners. Together, the stellar cast of faculty brings with them a wealth of global experience and diverse perspectives.
- Networking & Interaction with Global Peers from diverse backgrounds is integral to the programme. The participants themselves contribute significantly to each other’s learning experience. With the diversity in their professional backgrounds, organisations and perspectives, they contribute to the richness of discussion both inside and outside the classroom.
- Exclusive Closed Door Dialogues with senior business and government leaders is another highlight of the programme. The invited high-level leaders and practitioners will share with participants their unique insights and experience in leadership, global issues and organisational challenges.
The SMP is designed for senior executives and professionals in the government, non-profit and private sectors. The ideal SMP candidate should be a senior functional head or director of an organisational unit with at least 8 years of significant managerial experience.
The programme will be conducted in English. Participants must be proficient in the language.