Hong Kong’s biggest competitive advantage is our talented workforce
To help our community invest in that talent, AmCham is launching a comprehensive leadership development program for young professionals.
AmCham Future Leaders program
September 2019-June 2020, Hong Kong
The Future Leaders program will enable a select group of rising young executives to focus on developing the skills and professional connections they’ll need to achieve their full potential. Over 10 months, the course will provide exclusive access to the businesses and leaders that are driving Hong Kong’s economy.
- Develop and hone leadership skills
- See first-hand the sectors driving HK’s economy
- Receive insights from CXO-level leaders
- Learn from top US and Hong Kong professors
THE OUTCOME WILL BE
- Leaders engaged with Hong Kong’s community
- Business executives equipped for the future
- Professional networks expanded across sectors
- More entrepreneurial, creative mindsets
The program accepts up to 25 participants who are under the age of 35 at the time of applying and recognized as having high potential for an organizational leadership role.
AmCham will solicit and accept candidate nominations and direct applications for the selective class until June 30. An admissions committee will review all applications to ensure a well-rounded class and candidates will be notified of their decision by July 15.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE
- Considered high performers
- Ready to take on new challenges
- Eager to expand their professional network
- Inspired to learn from Hong Kong’s business, government, and nonprofit leaders
- Committed to attending all sessions
COST, BENEFITS & COMMITMENT
The fee of HK$8,000 includes all programs, study materials, and tickets to three AmCham events. Participants who complete the program – joining in at least 70 percent of sessions – will be awarded a one-year chamber membership. The group will meet once or twice a month. Sessions will generally be in the evenings, with a few half-day training sessions and industry visits. Companies that send candidates commit to ensuring they can participate fully.
Future Leaders starts September 2019 with a session welcoming participants to the program and AmCham. A team-building workshop will follow, focusing on communication skills and facilitating introductions. Over the next 10 months participants will have multiple opportunities for meaningful engagement with senior corporate, government and nonprofit executives – including a reception hosted by the US Consul General at his residence. They will gain lifelong skills through expert panel discussions, behind-the-scenes industry tours, leadership seminars with leading university professors, and more. In June, Future Leaders will make a presentation to AmCham’s Board of Governors about what they have learned. The program concludes with a graduation celebration attended by government officials, chamber leaders, corporate sponsors and program partners.