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Managing The Future: Leading Society

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MANAGING THE FUTURE : LEADING SOCIETY

Ideas about effective business leadership constantly evolve in response to political events, economic policies, changing business strategies, and cultural and societal norms. Nowadays, organisations are held to have a wider responsibility and more accountable to society in general.

As the notion of social responsibility takes a more significant role in today’s economy, corporate leaderships are becoming more strategic in aligning CSR initiatives to support the long-term economic interests of the business as well as the social objectives.

In this sense, nation building and business building may not necessarily be mutually exclusive as today’s corporate leaders are continually tasked to focus on the bearing of their businesses on the local economy and community, as well as society at large. For instance, in addressing shifting market demand for higher quality of life, greater inclusion in economic activities and bigger participation in democratic spaces, it is indispensable for corporate leadership to strategically rethink and redefine the value that embraces a much broader range and longer term shared value with stakeholders and the society at large.

In this light, the theme attempts to share aspiring thoughts, insights and strategic action of corporate leadership beyond business boundary towards betterment of the society at large and the nation.

The Conference

The Graduate School of Business (GSB) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM) is proud to present the conference Managing the Future - Leading Society.

Organised by the Academy of Leadership And Management (ALAM) of UKM-GSB, this Conference is a module under the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme. The learning outcomes of the LDP include, amongst others, development of competent and effective leaders by exploring key leadership and management theories in the context of practical skills required to succeed in today’s performance driven job market.

Managing The Future: Leading Society

The transformation of Malaysia into a developed and sustainable high-income nation by 2020 essentially shifts the major part of nation building to be under the responsibility of the private sector. In addressing current trends such as societal needs for higher quality of life, greater inclusion in economic activities and bigger participation in democratic spaces, for instance, it is crucial for corporate leaders to think and act not only beyond the business boundary embracing a broader shared value with external stakeholders but also of what lies ahead in the future.

Beyond 2020, it is imperative that leaders across both the public and private sectors to take into account the needs of the people by focusing on innovation and developing new skills to face a more competitive working environment. Effective business leadership needs to be responsive and constantly evolving to handle the changing landscape of politics, economics, cultural and societal norms, and management dynamism. Moreover, a corporation requires a supportive culture for organisational transformation involving insights of current competency gaps in critical areas and how they will be bridged in facing the more challenging future.

In this light, the primary objective of the Conference is to develop a cohesive management understanding of the future given the changing dynamics of a globalised society.

The Aims

• To provide economic and business insight into what lies ahead in the future in terms of risks and opportunities.
• To understand the challenges of a rapidly changing marketplace and prepare to sustain competitive advantage of one’s business.
•To recognise the roles of public-private sector partnerships in shaping the past, present and future.

Conference Details

Date

Saturday, 11th March, 2017

Venue

Main Lecture Hall
Graduate Center UKM
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Target Audience

Managers, Executives and Post Graduate Students

Conference Fee

RM500 per participants (Conference fee covers conference materials, refreshment and luncheon)

How to Register

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Registration shall be closed by 11th March, 2017.

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Safwan Asraff
03-8913457
gsb.marketing@ukm.edu.my

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Tentative Speakers

YAM Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Tunku Besar Seri Menanti of Negeri Sembilan, is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Teach For Malaysia. He, started his career as a management consultant in 1998 with McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, he advised governments and large corporations on issues ranging from longterm strategy to organisational and corporate governance. In 2004, he joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad and has since been actively involved in a number of significant transformation projects and strategic investments in Malaysia and abroad. Tunku Ali holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in History and Social & Polit ical Sciences, and recently completed the MC/MPA (Mid-career Master in Public Administration) at Harvard Kennedy School where he was a Mason Scholar.

Associate Professor Dr Zaher Zain, the current Dean of Graduate School Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, has nearly 30 years of experience as a practitioner and academic both in Malaysia and the United Kingdom. His previous work involved engagements with senior managers in vast numbers of local and international companies. His publications in international journals such as Journal of Strategic Information Systems, International Journal of Information Management, and International Journal of Project Management have been highly cited within the international academic community. He recently won both Gold Medal and Special Ram Rais Awards at the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition. His articles were awarded Best Paper Awards at the IAMOT Conference, Vienna, Austria and UKAIS Conference, Newcastle, UK.

Dato’ Amiruddin Abdul Satar was appointed as the President & Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad since 1 January 2013. A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), he is an alumnus of the Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom where the obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2010. In his 23 years with KPJ, he has been involved in various areas of hospital operations, finance and senior management functions such as strategic planning and investment decisions of KPJ. He also holds directorships in several KPJ hospitals as the Chairman. He contributes actively in the development of the Malaysian healthcare sector through his involvement with the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM), where he is currently its Vice President.

YBhg. Dato’ Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus obtained his Bachelor of Medical Science in 1989 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, followed by
his Master’s degree in Internal Medicine in 2000. He is now attached to KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital as a Consultant Physician. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia from 2006 to 2009. His involvement with MERCY Malaysia began in 2003, when he signed on as a volunteer. He was made a member of MERCY Malaysia’s Executive Council in the same year. He headed the Drug Rehabilitation and Assistance Programme in Malaysia from 2003 to 2006, before being elected as President in 2010 and was re-elected in 2011. He also became the first Asian to be elected as Chairperson of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA).