After nearly two years, navigating a global pandemic and becoming a mother for the first time, I graduated as part of the Executive Master in Change (EMC) Class of 2022 in Singapore. It was such an honour to be chosen to deliver a speech on behalf of the graduating class. There were many moments I was not too sure whether I would be able to reach that finish line of graduation, especially given the many challenges faced as a mum of a newborn.
I can say that the EMC programme has tremendously impacted my career so far.
The EMC has shown me not to live in a fantasy world of overoptimistic and wishful thinking. It is hard work to achieve meaningful changes.
Fundamentally, the EMC is about “self” as an instrument for “change”.
The EMC programme has helped me to gain the deeper experience of reflecting on myself by having the capacity to be both the participant and observer.
I am more conscious of my defenses and where they come from which is a tool that has enhanced my ability as a leader.
Knowledge is power and the EMC offers everyone the opportunity to look at a situation differently, evaluate it differently and ultimately choose to deal with it differently.
Only through interacting with many people, in different spheres and circumstances, will you have the right conditions for opportunity to be presented to you.
When senior talent development manager Shweta Kumar signed up for INSEAD’s Executive Master In Change (EMC), she gained a lot more than a business degree. Inspired by the programme, she embarked on a personal and intellectual journey of discovery that has transformed both her career and her life.
If you are curious to find out, whether you can go from “successful to significant” you are at the right place. Stay curious!