It has been five months into a unique GEMBA Journey in the period of a pandemic and every day has been thoroughly exciting and challenging. My motivations for embarking on this journey, as stated here, were clear. I have completed two modules so far and I can say without any equivocation that I couldn’t have made a better choice in my life.
I am now in the heart of the programme. It’s already been four months since I started the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) at INSEAD. Two modules have passed, we have already studied six different Core Courses and taken as many exams. Twenty years after I finished my studies, here I am again —a 45-year-old student! The first word that comes to mind when I think of these past few months and that perfectly sums up my impressions is “Diversity”.
The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Class of 2022 started their journey in 2020 on our three campuses in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Meet some participants from this extraordinary group of ambitious and inspiring professionals who have firmly set their sights on the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead! Asia Section Catherine Chan Malaysian Group Safety Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how necessary career agility is in today’s workplace. Many workers all over the world had to adapt to working from home, and with that shift, came changing relationships to their professional networks and industry goals. Other professionals needed to alter their companies’ focus, commitment, and client base, which in turn, altered their strategic plans.
What is possible when you start to reimagine yourself and unleash your human potential? At the recent Professional Women's Network (PWN) Global Summit I gave a presentation on the topic "Navigating Careers in Turbulent Times", and I'd like to share some of my thoughts on this blog as well.
For those who have already decided on what career path they are looking to transition to, INSEAD does offer many mechanisms to help.
The Leadership Development Programme has really helped us become better leaders.
Most importantly, the EMBA gave me the tools to redefine my career goals.
The professors pushed me to see my blind spots, to understand my implicit and unconscious biases, and to challenge my assumptions.
The main reason I chose INSEAD was the school’s ambition to make the world a better place.