MBAs converge on Sydney for I-LEAD

131113 agsm sign 300x300Young aspiring executives from around the globe are about to embark on an intensive week-long leadership program at the Australian School of Business (ASB) at the University of New South Wales.

The program, known as I-LEAD, will host elite students and staff from the world’s leading business schools.  I-LEAD is a flagship graduate leadership development program and is a collaborative partnership led by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Australian School of Business at UNSW, and France’s INSEAD Business School.

Outstanding students and staff from thirteen leading business schools across six continents are participating in the inaugural program.

Twelve students from the Australian School of Business – including ten studying for an MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management –  will take part in the program.

The participants in the inaugural I-LEAD program will participate in workshops run by successful and prominent business executives and leaders.

The “multinational” teams, known as I-TEAMs, each comprising six Masters and MBA students drawn from the different schools, will challenge their leadership skills during practical workshops with key industry speakers.  These workshops are followed by a leadership residential camp at Broken Bay Island in the Hawkesbury River.

“The Australian School of Business continues to provide distinct leadership development and business engagement opportunities for graduate students.  Our vision for the I-LEAD Program is to be recognised globally as ‘a unique and leading international leadership development program’, the first of its kind offered by any business school in the world,” says I-LEAD program director Shahid Majeed.

“I-LEAD is an ambitious international program designed to facilitate a dynamic and contemporary international leadership development experience. The program enables graduate students to refine leadership skills and increases their exposure to international business leadership issues,” says Shahid.

The I-LEAD program will run from 6 to12 January 2014, at UNSW and at the residential camp on Broken Bay Island.

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