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Programme


8:00am – 8:45am

Registration & Reception

9:00a– 9:05am

Arrival of Guest of Honour  

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Co-ordinating Minister for Economic & Social Policies

9:05am – 9:10am

Opening Video 

9:10am – 9:20am

Welcome Address

Mr Martin Tan – Executive Director, Institute for Societal Leadership

9:20a– 9:35am

Opening Address

Prof Arnoud De Meyer – President, Singapore Management University

9:40a– 10:00am

Guest-of-Honour's Keynote address on Societal leadership

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Deputy Prime Minister & Co-ordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies

10:00a– 10:45am 

Launch of the Institute for Societal Leadership

INSTITUTE FOR SOCIETAL LEADERSHIP Exhibition
 

10:45am  – 11:30am 

Tea Break

11:30am – 1:00pm

Breakout Session 1 (2 concurrent sessions)

A. Rethinking the Business Model: Are we running ourselves to the ground with our current business/funding model?

The struggle to be financially sustainable is an issue many social impact organisations can identify with. As they strive towards creating impact for causes they believe in, the reality of operational feasibility takes its toll, as initial investments run dry and the bills continue to come. When do organisations know if they are going to be financially sustainable and what does financial sustainability look like? How do organisations ensure business viability while pursuing their mission to better the societies? Is our current funding models hindering or liberating the growth of social impact organisations?

Speakers:

Alfie Othman
Executive Director
raiSE

Veronica Colondam
Founder & CEO
YCAB Foundation
 

B. Talent Management: Are we attracting and retaining the right talent?

Attracting the right talent and retaining your best performers are critical to an organisation’s long-term success. According to a year-long study conducted by a team from McKinsey & Co  a study involving 77 companies and almost 6,000 managers and executives  the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent. But how should organisations go about recruiting and retaining key talents, especially in the social sector, where the hours are long and financial incentive isn’t one of the key levers available to leaders?

Speakers:

Jeff Cheong
President
Tribal Worldwide Asia

Dr Patrick Liew
Managing Partner
Global Enterprise Exchange

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Breakout Session 2 (2 concurrent sessions)

A. Self-care & Well-being: What is the real cost of societal leadership?

Societal leaders inevitably make trade-offs for the causes they believe in. The cost is significant, especially when it affects the leaders’ physical and mental health. What are some of the sacrifices leaders make and how do we recognise and prevent fatigue, if they are not immediately apparent? Are societal leaders heading for burnout without them knowing or having any ability to do something about it? How does it impact the sustainability of the organisation and will the ripple effect affect the others within the ecosystem?

Speakers:

Professor David Chan
Lee Kuan Yew Fellow and Professor of Psychology
Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute
Singapore Management University

Dr Goh Wei Leong
Chairman and Co-founder
HealthServe 

Kuik Shiao-Yin
Director
The Thought Collective
 

B. Succession Planning: Is there a right time to pass on the baton?

Leadership succession is vital to the continuity of the organisation and its success. As a generation of leaders holding key positions move on, how does that impact the organisational sustainability? Is there a difference between a founder and an executive when it comes to planning for succession? When should leaders start looking for their successor and what are the key traits to evaluate? Does grooming an internal or external candidate matter? 

Speakers:

Lynna Chandra
Founder
Rachel House

Ben Cheong
Founder
Magical Light Foundation

Ong Boon Hwee
CEO
Stewardship Asia Centre
 

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Closing Panel – The Road to Sustainability

Organisations would develop roadmaps in their early years to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. In the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world that we live in, it is necessary for organisations to constantly evaluate their journey and reroute where needed. Do organisations understand how organisational sustainability is being evaluated and what warning signs to look out for? How can the situation be turned around if an organisation or initiative is not sustainable? In fact, is being sustainable enough? What about expansion and growth? How do we ensure our aspirations and our commitment is in for the long haul?

Speakers:

Arnel Casanova
Advisor to Vice President of The Philippines

Koh Seng Choon
Founder 
Project Dignity

Anna Simpson
Curator, Futures Centre
Forum For The Future

 

 

8:30am – 9:00am

Light Breakfast 

9:00am – 9:15am

Briefing

9:15am – 10:15am

Collaboration Labs (4 concurrent sessions of 1 hour each)

a. Rethinking the Business Model

b. Talent Management

c. Self-care & Well-being

d. Succession Planning

The collaboration labs are designed to explore how attendees can achieve their aims for social impact, based on the breakout sessions of Day 1. Facilitated by Forum for the Future, each lab will gather 20-30 societal leaders for one hour to discuss the skills, tools and collaborations they will need to thrive in the long term. All attendees will be able to attend two lab sessions over the course of the morning.

10:15am – 10:30am

Tea Break

10:30am – 11:30am 

Collaboration Labs (4 concurrent sessions of 1 hour each)

a. Rethinking the Business Model

b. Talent Management

c. Self-care & Well-being

d. Succession Planning

The collaboration labs are designed to explore how attendees can achieve their aims for social impact, based on the breakout sessions of Day 1. Facilitated by Forum for the Future, each lab will gather 20-30 societal leaders for one hour to discuss the skills, tools and collaborations they will need to thrive in the long term. All attendees will be able to attend two lab sessions over the course of the morning.

11:30am – 1:00pm

Wrap-up & Closing Reception

 

Last updated on 28 Oct 2016 .