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Upcoming Programmes

Exchange Traded Funds 101

Compared to unit trusts, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are typically cheaper to transact and you will know the trading price throughout the day. In this half day workshop, learn why Julian Ng, The Morning Run presenter at BFM 89.9, favours ETFs. Learn how to get started and pick ETFs in US, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. 


An ETF is a stock traded on the market, and tracks an index, commodity, bonds or a basket of assets to give investors exposure to specific assets, industries or countries. It helps investors diversify their portfolio, and reduce the risks involved in owning a single stock. More sophisticated ETFs can be used to support trading strategies. For example, investors can use ETFs to buy or sell stock market volatility as part of their hedging strategy. 


This course is available at a one time special price of RM500 + GST.


LEARNING OUTCOMES


  • Types of ETFs
  • When to use ETFs
  • How to choose ETFs


INSTRUCTOR


Julian Ng is a presenter and producer at BFM 89.9 and hosts the station’s popular shows: The Breakfast Grille, Market Watch, and Ringgit & Sense. He has worked in the financial services industry primarily in equity sales and at various times as a portfolio manager for almost 20 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner and helps clients fulfil long-term financial objectives.


NOTE


Participants need to bring their laptops.


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BFM Young Graduates Programme

Transitioning from university to the workplace can be a daunting experience for fresh graduates. 


The challenges are often about adapting to office culture and managing generational differences. For employers, having a robust orientation programme will help young hires assimilate quickly. 


In its first year, this half day programme helps graduates and soon-to-be graduates find their fit, gain a headstart and learn how to support change efforts in any organisation. 


You will explore difficult work scenarios, and refer to the works of foremost Harvard professor on innovation, Clayton Christensen, and Professor Carol Dweck at Stanford University on growth mindset. 


A certificate of participation is awarded for completing the programme.


Programme goals


  • Help participants transition to a job environment with ease
  • Gain more awareness about the impact of behaviour on others
  • Equip participants with tools to innovate and think differently

Learning outcomes


  • How to manage generational differences
  • How to accelerate your career and earn early promotion
  • A framework to make career and life decisions

What you can expect


  • Presentations, frameworks and case scenario discussions
  • Reading materials
  • Reflection on action plan

Who is right


  • Fresh graduates
  • Graduating students


INSTRUCTOR


Noelle Lim is a Director of BFM-Edge Education. She was VP of corporate communications at DBS Bank Singapore, and prior to that, a presenter and first employee at BFM 89.9 where she was instrumental in establishing the station's straight-talking reputation. She was also a contributor to Forbes Asia and The Edge, and had worked with OSK Investment Bank, the Securities Commission, and Arthur Andersen & Co in various roles - strategy, corporate finance, and audit. She is a Fellow of the Eisenhower Fellowships US; Temasek Foundation's Asia Journalism Fellowship Singapore; and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). She graduated with a BSc Accounting (1:1) from the University of Hull under a full scholarship.


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Corporate Entrepreneurship in a VUCA World

In an increasingly uncertain business environment, companies need to be agile in managing change and risks. More than ever, they need corporate entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs - employees who are drivers of innovation and think and act fast like business owners. This is the holy grail of talent management.

However, what is the difference between an entrepreneur and intrapreneur? How can you develop the skills of becoming an intrapreneur? How do you survive bureaucracy and make your case for doing things differently in a highly structured and regulated environment? On the other hand, if you are a professional desiring stability, how do you embrace uncertainty and ambiguity when making business or career decisions? Or as a leader, how do you develop a culture and mindset of intrapreneurship? What are the obstacles to intrapreneurship?

Join us in a lively evening to get answers from Anwar Jumabhoy, co-author of Nine Entrepreneurisms as he shares insights from his research and interviews of over 100 innovative organisations in US, Australia, India, Singapore and Malaysia. 

SPEAKER 




Anwar Jumabhoy is co-author of 9 ENTREPRENEURisms: Management Practice for a VUCA World. Anwar speaks, coaches and writes on how large companies can adopt entrepreneurial management. Until 2015, he was Director of Operations at Tune Hotel Group. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Malaysia Venture Capital Management. Anwar’s articles have appeared in the Canadian Institute of Management, Malaysian Institute of Management, and The Edge Weekly.


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Talk: Adaptive Leadership & Immunity to Change

This complimentary talk introduces two of the most popular courses at Harvard University - Adaptive Leadership and Immunity to Change (Adult Development).


As leaders progress through their growth, they will face changing circumstances and environments that challenge their own and others' understanding of reality. Both the team and the leader can feel uncomfortable in these uncharted waters and resist needed change. Adaptive leadership helps leaders successfully overcome these discomforts, rise to the demands of leadership, uncover how they hold themselves and their teams back.


Combining with Immunity to Change, leaders explore theirs and their teams’ assumptions, feelings and personal beliefs about a particular change process and better understand how their teams may be sabotaging their own efforts, a natural defense against perceived threats. Such internal investigation provides leaders a framework to lead, coach and support their teams more effectively, and to overcome deep-seated, individual challenges.


This talk is complimentary. To register, email learn@bfmedge.com with your name, organisation name and mobile number.



SPEAKER


Nur Aziz is currently leading Ashoka Malaysia. She was a researcher at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an operations manager and community organiser at two Boston-based grassroot non-profits which she helped turnaround and scale. She also taught three graduate courses at Harvard on entrepreneurship, global education policy and adult human development as a teaching fellow. In her work at Harvard's Program on Equity, Quality and Leadership in Education, she helped coach over 120 UNICEF education chiefs and officers on adaptive leadership, change management and strategic implementation. Due to her accomplishments, she was awarded the prestigious Education Pioneers fellowship in 2014.


After 13 years in the US, she returned to Malaysia to become the CEO of a women's innovation platform under the Prime Minister’s office and helped launch the Malaysian Collective Impact Initiative (MCII). Nur is an advisory board member of MCII and Acton Academy of Malaysia. She graduated from Harvard with a Master’s in International Education Policy focused on leadership and entrepreneurship, and from Carnegie Mellon with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, civil engineering and psychology.


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Preview Talk: BFM General Management Programme & BFM Emerging Leaders Programme

Join us if you are looking for a programme to develop yourself or for your senior talent. This preview introduces two flagship programmes of BFM-Edge.


1) BFM General Management Programme - to prepare senior managers to head organisations and run businesses in new markets or to lead transformation efforts.


2) BFM Emerging Leaders Programme - to equip junior managers with skills to lead and coach teams and to champion agility and innovation. 


AGENDA


3:00pm - Registration


3:15pm - BFM General Management Programme, Noelle Lim, BFM-Edge


3:45pm - BFM Emerging Leaders Programme, Cheryl Wong, Innovative Formula on leadership module


4:30pm - Q&A


SPEAKERS


Noelle Lim is a Director of BFM-Edge Education. She was VP of corporate communications at DBS Bank Singapore, and prior to that, a presenter and first employee at BFM 89.9 where she was instrumental in establishing the station's straight-talking reputation. She was also a contributor to Forbes Asia and The Edge, and had worked with OSK Investment Bank, the Securities Commission, and Arthur Andersen & Co in various roles - strategy, corporate finance, and audit. She is a Fellow of the Eisenhower Fellowships US; Temasek Foundation's Asia Journalism Fellowship Singapore; and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). She graduated with a BSc Accounting (1:1) from the University of Hull under a full scholarship.


Cheryl Wong has over 20 years of corporate human resource experience, having worked at Accenture as a consultant and at the British American Tobacco Group. Leveraging her rich professional experience, she gives participants practical, commercial insights which help them deliver results. She holds an honours degree in economics from University of Malaya, and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University. She is also a Certified Coach/Mentor, BarOn EQi Assessor and Professional Trainer.


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Reading For Retention

Do you find yourself reading and re-reading text? Do you often have trouble recalling what you read? This Reading Strategies course, based on Harvard University’s popular Reading Course, will help participants read more intentionally, with greater speed, comprehension and retention of content. 


Apply for this course if:


  • You think you are a slow reader
  • You feel overwhelmed by the number and volume of things you have to read
  • You want to learn how to effectively skim texts
  • You want to read more efficiently and effectively


Suitable for students, researchers or any professionals who need to do extensive reading to keep abreast of news, reports and to build new expertise quickly. This course is run for two days over the course of a week to give you time in between to practise and receive feedback from the instructor.


LEARNING OUTCOMES


By the end of this course, participants will be able to apply a portfolio of strategies to read more effectively, and achieve more effective visual literacy.


This course is available at a special price of RM500 + GST.


INSTRUCTOR


Joanna Lim is the founder of Anyaman Preschool, a Reggio Emilia-inspired early childhood centre in Bukit Damansara. Previously, Lim taught at leading education institutions in Kuala Lumpur, including a private college and a center for children with learning difficulties. She was a founding leadership team member at Teach For Malaysia, a non-profit that aims to address national education inequity, and prior to that, a strategy consultant at an international professional services firm. She read economics at McGill University and holds a graduate degree in education from Harvard University, where she was a Maxis Scholar.


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What business schools don't teach about stock markets

Understand the game of investment in this one day intensive workshop by Malaysia’s most prolific financial commentator, Laurence Lau or known by his moniker, Salvador Dali


You will learn:


  • the real objectives of a stock market
  • the information you need to know before investing
  • how to identify red flags in companies
  • spot future black swans
  • understand what negative interest rates mean for stocks
  • the relevance of market research
  • the myths of fund management
  • the risks of investing in the markets and how to protect yourself


Lau will also reveal the truths about how a company really gets listed; the impact of corporate exercises such as bonus and rights issues on your investment, and reverse takeovers; and about investing in SPACS (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies). 


Here is an opportunity to ask him anything you want to know about investing in the stock market, at a one time special price of RM500 + GST.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  • The risks of investing in the market and how to protect yourself
  • How corporate exercises such as issuance of new shares affect your investment
  • Information that you need to know before investing in a stock


INSTRUCTOR

For the past six years, Laurence Lau has been an advisor to two listed companies on their corporate finance strategies. He has led teams of equity research analysts in Malaysia and was head of institutional sales for Asian equities in Hong Kong. He was also the first analyst commentator on BFM’s S&M Show for three years. His website MalaysiaFinance.blogspot is one of the pioneering financial sites in Malaysia.


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Fusionex: Fundamentals of Data Analytics

Are you considering a career in big data? Or want to understand the potential of big data for your organisation?

 

This one-day course equips you with tools to analyse and visualise data, and the knowledge to ask the right questions and create a data visual to glean insights. You will cover among other things: analytics lifecycle, create and interact with dashboard, and semantic model management.

 

Suitable for business leaders and working professionals who may or may not have a quantitative background, and are exploring big data careers, or need to work with big data specialists. Also for pre-university or university students who are interested in big data application.

 

Upon satisfactorily completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation from Fusionex and BFM-Edge Business School.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  • Gain deeper understanding on the application of big data
  • Learn the technical terms used by data specialists
  • Learn the basics of data analysis


ABOUT FUSIONEX


Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Fusionex is a multi-award winning international provider of software solutions, specialising in Analytics, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. With offices in Asia, Europe and the US and currently one of the largest ASEAN-grown ICT companies by market capitalisation, Fusionex has a track record in serving blue chip clients across the world.


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Speak Up!

Have you felt the jitters speaking in public or to adults? We will show you tricks and tools to improve your confidence in public speaking, how to craft and deliver a compelling message, and how to leverage your voice and body language. By two experienced coaches from LIFEschool, you will practise persuasive delivery techniques, study best practices, and learn to give feedback respectfully.


For high school to university students who are keen to improve their communication skills especially for internship, university and scholarship interviews. 


FACILITATORS


Abel Cheah co-founded LIFEschool in 2014, a social enterprise with the aim to provide life skills to students in order to prepare them for tertiary education and the working world. He is also the National Coordinator for Alpha Malaysia, a non-profit organisation. He was previously the Head of Regions with Teach for Malaysia, where he managed three regions that ran the Teach for Malaysia programme. Cheah graduated from Monash University with a double degree in economics and communications.


Jacintha Tagal is the Assistant College Director at St Paul’s Theological College Malaysia. Prior to joining SPTC, Tagal worked in various capacities within the field of education – first as a mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Kuala Lumpur as part of the pioneering cohort of Teach for Malaysia, and then with the Sunway Education Group where she was a teacher, project manager, and Strategic Development Manager. Tagal graduated from Harvard University with a BA in East Asian Studies.


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Be A Radio Star!

Want to know what it is like to be a radio or TV presenter? Keen to learn how to produce a show and tell good stories? Join our high school holiday programme, Be A Radio Star, where you will be guided by BFM 89.9's top presenters and producers. Shows that meet quality standards shall be broadcasted on BFM 89.9.


For high school and college students looking to improve their confidence and communication skills, or aspiring to become a journalist or TV / radio presenter. 


LEAD FACILITATOR


Umapagan Ampikaipakan (Uma) is a media moll. You can find him almost everywhere – from newsprint to the world wide web, from radio to television – where he contemplates everything from the idiosyncrasies of Malaysian politics to his unnatural obsession with the written word. Blessed with a critic’s pen and a reader’s enthusiasm, Uma is one of our foremost literary voices. 


He is co-host of BFM89.9′s drive time radio show, The Evening Edition. and host of BFM's long-running radio show, Bookmark, Malaysia’s pre-eminent broadcast on all things book related. (Being the only show of its kind on Malaysian airwaves helps with said pre-eminence.)


And when he’s not doing all of that, Uma also runs The Cooler Lumpur Festival, KL’s yearly gathering of literary minds and thought leaders and Asia’s first and only festival of ideas.


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A Primer on Talent Analytics for HR: Applications and Case Studies

An organisation’s performance has been proven to be highly dependent on its employees. To effectively deploy talent, human resource managers and other functional managers need to make decisions based on relevant and accurate data. Companies like Google have been mining data on employee surveys and observations to uncover the most important traits and norms that create good managers and high performing teams. 


In this two-day masterclass on talent analytics that includes hands-on exercises, learn how to use data to predict behaviour, performance and attrition, and to prioritise coaching areas. With this knowledge, managers can make better decisions on recruitment, retention and promotion, thereby improving employee morale, engagement and the return on investment of training programmes.


Upon completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation from BFM-Edge Business School.

FACILITATOR


Ng Jinsheng is a Director (Training and Consulting) at AnaVantage Management Consultancy based in Singapore, which provides data analytics training and consulting services to regional clients. Starting his career at IBM SPSS, Ng has trained hundreds of participants from the public service and private sector in statistical and data mining concepts, tools and applications in solving business problems. He later joined SAS Institute as an education specialist in training, and thereafter as a senior associate in professional consulting services. Throughout his career, he has also led consulting projects and worked with C-level executives in addressing pressing business issues, during which he received numerous positive testimonials.


Ng graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in statistics and applied probability, and also completed a Masters of Science in Knowledge Management from Nanyang Technological University as one of the top students in his cohort with a Dean’s List award in academic excellence. He is professionally recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). He is also an IBM Business Analytics Certified Specialist in IBM SPSS Modeler (Professional) and IBM SPSS Statistics, as well as SAS Certified Predictive Modeler using SAS Enterprise Miner, and SAS Certified Business Analyst using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling. 


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Fusionex: Applied Data Analytics

Interested in becoming a big data professional? Today, it is one of the hottest career specialisations in the world.

 

This two-day, hands-on workshop trains you to become a data analyst and in preparation to become a data engineer. You will cover among other areas, analytics lifecycle, dashboard, semantic model management, metadata management, consolidating and cleansing data from multiple sources. 


Suitable for working professionals who may or may not have a quantitative background and are considering a career in big data, or need to work extensively with big data.

 

If you have completed Fundamentals of Data Analytics within the last three months, you will only need to attend the second day of this workshop and pay half-rate. For exemption, please write to learn@bfmedge.com

 

Upon satisfactorily completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation from Fusionex and BFM-Edge Business School.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  • Learn the application of big data in business intelligence
  • Acquire a foundation in data analysis and data management 
  • Learn the technical terms used by specialists


ABOUT FUSIONEX

Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Fusionex is a multi-award winning international provider of software solutions, specialising in Analytics, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. With offices in Asia, Europe and the US and currently one of the largest ASEAN-grown ICT companies by market capitalisation, Fusionex has a track record in serving blue chip clients across the world.


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BFM General Management Programme

As the global economy experiences generational and technological shifts, it calls for leaders who can balance the old and new, who are forward-thinking and flexible, who can influence rather than command and control. Underpinning the ability to do so is the leader’s implicit worldview and his or her ability to think strategically and communicate effectively.


BFM’s General Management Programme (GMP) provides you with a comprehensive view about leading an organisation; and equips you with skills to ask the right questions and make decisions that are not just based on intuition; and provides you with global perspectives to become a more influential leader.


In this 13-day programme over four months, you will cover strategy, innovation, marketing, finance, leadership, and an interdisciplinary module, and you will engage with facilitators from multiple institutions and participate in closed-door sessions with government and business leaders. This programme in its fifth year is also unique because you will discuss cases of Malaysian companies as well as the most cutting-edge ones in the world.


Participants must have more than 10 years of work experience. Applicants may be interviewed prior to enrolment.


A certificate of participation is awarded for attending all modules.


Programme goals


  • Prepare leaders for the rigour of managing companies
  • Equip leaders with global perspectives and entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Help employers develop the next generation of top innovative leaders 

Learning outcomes 


  • Develop strategy and lead strategic change 
  • Sponsor innovation process internally
  • Learn the use of all levers of marketing
  • Learn how to use finance to create value
  • Learn how to lead change

What to expect


  • Presentations, Harvard case study style learning, and hands-on exercises
  • Frameworks to analyse problems and communicate recommendations
  • Closed-door sessions with business leaders and policymakers

Who is right 


  • Business owners
  • CEOs, deputy CEOs, general managers and assistant general managers
  • Heads of departments and senior managers


CURRICULUM


Strategy, 24 - 26 July 

The success of a leader will be determined by his ability to create sustainable competitive advantage. This module takes you through the process of strategy planning - competitive strategy and corporate strategy frameworks including platform strategy. Using cases, you will analyse management dilemmas and learn from best practice organisations. 

Cases: Google, Hartalega, SAP (digital alliance), Tesla 

Innovation, 21 August 

An organisation’s ability to thrive in disruption is linked to its ability to leverage opportunities. You will explore innovation methodologies and deep dive into human-centred design and the competencies to build a more agile culture. 

Marketing, 22 - 24 August 

You will explore key facets of marketing namely pricing, product development, channel management, digital, and branding to articulate value to your target market. You will also analyse strategies of unconventional companies and consider your organisation’s value proposition. 

Cases: NFL, Metabical, Sephora 

Finance, 11 - 13 September 

Good leaders must know their numbers. This module equips you with a foundation in financial management regardless if you have the experience and training. You should be able to identify potential problems; to recommend actions to create value; and to support strategy through financial management. 

Integration, 2 October 

In this interdisciplinary module, you will integrate what you have learned. Wearing the hat of a CEO, you will analyse and identify the future positioning of a company that operates in a highly competitive environment and has to manage multiple stakeholders. 

Case: Malaysia Airlines 

Leadership, 3 - 4 October 

You will learn about the job of a CEO, how unconventional leaders lead transformation and motivate teams, and on a personal level, examine your goals as you progress in your career. 

Cases: Sir Alex Ferguson, Morning Star (self- management), Starbucks, Zappos 

Entrepreneurial Leadership, 4 October 

The programme culminates in a wrap-up where you will reinforce what you have learned in each module, and get the inside perspective from the founder of BFM Media on building an entrepreneurial organisation. 

Known for its engaging interviews, BFM has featured local and international business and government leaders. Built on an egalitarian culture and a mission to “build first-world Malaysians”, BFM encourages its employees to have purpose and to experiment with new ideas. 

FACULTY


Dr Philipp Meyer-Doyle, Assistant Professor of Strategy, INSEAD 

Meyer-Doyle teaches MBA and executive education programmes. He has worked for UBS specialising in mergers and acquisitions, and for a private equity fund. He holds a PhD and Master of Science in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. 

Christoffer Erichsen, CEO, Human Inc 

Erichsen has over 20 years of experience in the fields of innovation, learning and change. He has led and delivered large change management and innovation projects in Europe and Southeast Asia. He advises the UN on innovation, works with business leaders, and mentors startups. He has also been involved with supporting urban innovation in the Middle East and is collaborating with The Danish Design Centre. 

Dr Yi Xiang, Associate Professor of Marketing, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) 

Yi teaches at CEIBS, the business school in China that has achieved top tier global rankings for its programmes. He has also lectured at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, INSEAD, and the University of Chicago. He graduated from Tsinghua University with a degree in materials science, and has Master and doctoral degrees in management from INSEAD. 

Wong Kah Teck, Managing Director, FMTCS 

Wong was a portfolio strategist at CIMB and AmInvestment Bank where he was responsible for spearheading investment advisory and product development strategies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA); and graduated summa cum laude with a dual degree in finance and economics from Wharton; and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. 

Tully Moss, Partner, John Clements 

Moss is trained at Harvard Business School to teach the case study method, and has led over a thousand students in executive education programmes in the region using Harvard materials. An MBA graduate from Wharton School, Moss is also a management consultant and coach with more than 30 years of helping companies and executives improve their performances. 

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY

“I found out about GMP through BFM 89.9 my favourite radio station. The programme has been tremendously useful and practical for my business. I learned to look at my business from different perspectives. Also, spreading the course over four months is a great idea as it allows participants to absorb and appreciate the theory and concepts taught. I would highly recommend anyone to attend the GMP.” Lionel Lim, Executive Director, Maltaco MS (GMP ’16) 

“The GMP helps me in my new role as general manager. The programme is concise, and gives me a good foundation for management. I would recommend this programme to anyone who is in a senior role.” Vincent Leong, General Manager, Ferco Seating (GMP ’16) 

“The GMP broadened my perspective about business. In particular, the modules on finance and marketing help me understand our customers' needs better, and to have better conversations with business owners.” Adrian Lee, Manager, SAP (GMP ’16) 

As CTO, I have to think more strategically and about the future. This programme has helped us understand, develop and use various strategies, and better equipped us to analyse financial information and communicate with stakeholders. Since my colleagues joined this programme, we think differently, communicate differently and have become better leaders to take the company forward in the next three to five years.” Feroz Ahmed Ahanger, Chief Technology Officer, Privasia (GMP ’16) 

“The content is useful, substantial and compact. It was just right to get general managers started and I can apply what I learned in my job at management level.” Eddie Quek, Head of Digital Services & Internet of Things, U Mobile (GMP ’16) 

“I was excited when I discovered BFM’s programme. I did my MBA a number of years ago but management concepts do evolve. A large percentage of content in the BFM programme is new and I found that interesting.” Raymond Lim, Managing Director, Airbus Customer Services (GMP ’15) 

“Being an avid listener of BFM, I got to know of the GMP. The classes were intense, the lecturers were very good and were very well prepared. I recommend it to anyone who has a busy schedule and would like to hone their skills. It especially benefitted me to take a broader look at the whole spectrum of business, especially when developing strategies, pulling in resources and defining myself as a leader, and how i can apply that to my company and grow our business.” Sean Soh, Commercial Director, Luen Heng F&B (GMP ’15) 

“I just look forward to coming for classes. The things taught are not what they teach in architecture which is my profession.” Andy Chong, General Manager, T.R. Hamzah & Yeang (GMP ’15) 

“The course has been tremendously rewarding in a sense that it has speakers and participants from various industries with a breadth of knowledge. One of my favourite guest speakers is Tan Sri AK Nathan from Eversendai. He has built up a very Malaysian company and has taken it abroad and is now one of the biggest in its industry.” Jason Lee, Manager, CMS Wires, Cahya Mata Sarawak (GMP ’15) 

“The GMP was extensive, subjects were tough, and the case studies were really good.” Fadli Hafetz, General Manager, Mamee Double Decker (GMP ’14) 

“Impressive and extremely experienced faculty with in-depth practitioners’ view. Great illustration of concepts and principles of the various modules. Excellent networking with the group. The programme has helped me grow. Overall, a really enriching experience.” Julianna Kamaruddin, General Manager, NGC Energy (GMP ’13) 

“The programme strengthened my knowledge that I can apply in my job.” Gladys Goh, General Manager, Nippon Paint (GMP ’13) 

“The case study discussions were detailed and they enhanced learning. The varied opinions of diverse participants enriched the exchange of ideas.” Hoe Cheah How, Chief Investment Officer, RHB Asset Management (GMP ’13) 



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Fusionex: Applied Data Engineering

Gain globally-portable skills in this five-day, practical course that prepares you to become a data engineer. 


A data engineer builds and maintains the software infrastructure that enables large data sets to be computed. Participants must have basic knowledge of Python, SQL, HTML and JavaScript, and are recommended to have attended Fusionex: Applied Data Analytics


During this hands-on workshop, you will cover among other topics: integration between RDBMS and Hadoop, data processing using Hive, interactive query using Impala, processing and querying data using Spark, job orchestration and workflow using Oozie, and develop data visualisation using D3.js.


Upon satisfactorily completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation from Fusionex and BFM-Edge Business School.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES


  • Perform advanced data analysis
  • Perform complex data management
  • Create visualisation on top of data

ABOUT FUSIONEX

Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Fusionex is a multi-award winning international provider of software solutions, specialising in Analytics, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. With offices in Asia, Europe and the US and currently one of the largest ASEAN-grown ICT companies by market capitalisation, Fusionex has a track record in serving blue chip clients across the world.


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Fusionex: Applied Data Science

Join this four-day, hands-on workshop to become a full-fledged data scientist. Data science has been ranked by Glassdoor as one of the top jobs in the US, and leading organisations are investing in data science. 


During this programme, you will apply advanced statistics and complex data modelling to identify patterns and make predictions on for example customer behaviour. Among other topics you will cover include machine learning, Spark and MLLib, predictive models and geo-clustering analysis.


Participants must have knowledge in at least Python/R and are recommended to have completed Fusionex Applied Data Engineering.

 

Upon satisfactorily completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation from Fusionex and BFM-Edge Business School.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  • Learn data science lifecycle and activities 
  • Develop predictive models and recommendation engines 
  • Learn natural language processing and sentiment analysis


ABOUT FUSIONEX


Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Fusionex is a multi-award winning international provider of software solutions, specialising in Analytics, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. With offices in Asia, Europe and the US and currently one of the largest ASEAN-grown ICT companies by market capitalisation, Fusionex has a track record in serving blue chip clients across the world.


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BFM Emerging Leaders Programme

In a world marked by uncertainty, change is inevitable and challenging to manage. Organisations need adaptable managers who can initiate and support transformation efforts.


BFM’s second flagship course, the Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) (formerly Gen Y Leadership Programme, GYP) is designed to equip new managers with the mindset and tools to enhance their self-awareness, build stronger teams, and increase their leadership effectiveness.


This five-day programme links strategy and innovation, followed by a deep dive into human-centred design methodology and leadership. You will get an opportunity to do an assessment to identify your strengths and blind spots as a manager and learn how to lead yourself and your team more effectively. 


Participants are typically new managers and may be interviewed prior to enrolment.


A certificate of participation is awarded for completing the programme. 


Programme Goals


  • Prepare new managers to lead teams
  • Develop a generation of visionary leaders
  • Equip managers to lead change and innovation

Learning Outcomes


  • Lead human-centred design process
  • Manage self and others
  • Coach team for high performance

What you can expect


  • Presentation, activities and project work
  • Talks by career and human resource experts
  • Reflection on professional goals

Who is right


  • Staff in their first managerial position
  • Staff transitioning to managerial positions
  • Staff in the strategy, product/service development or CEO's office


CURRICULUM


Innovation, 11 - 12 September


As industries are disrupted by digital players, it is critical that managers understand the language of innovation. You will learn about the connection between strategy and innovation, and through human-centred design methodology, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of your customers to pursue new areas of growth. 


Leadership, 13 - 15 September


This module aims to help you sharpen your skills as a confident leader by increasing your self-awareness as a manager and equipping you to lead others effectively. You will explore different leadership skills and values, how to use your time as a manager, and how to hold yourself and others accountable. You will also cover the foundation of coaching and managing conflict.


Entrepreneurial Leadership, 15 September 


You will get an inside perspective from the founder of BFM Media on building an entrepreneurial organisation. Built on an egalitarian culture and a mission to “build first-world Malaysians”, BFM encourages its employees of all ages to have purpose and to experiment with new ideas.

  

FACULTY




Christoffer Erichsen, CEO, Human Inc


Erichsen has over 20 years of experience in the fields of innovation, learning and change. He has led and delivered large change management and innovation projects in Europe and Southeast Asia. He advises the UN on innovation, works with business leaders, and mentors startups. He has also been involved in supporting urban innovation in the Middle East and is collaborating with The Danish Design Centre.


Cheryl Wong, Certified Professional Coach, Innovative Formula


Wong has over 20 years of corporate human resource experience, having worked at Accenture as a consultant and at the British American Tobacco Group. Leveraging her rich professional experience, she gives participants practical, commercial insights which help them deliver results. She holds an honours degree in economics from University of Malaya, and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University. She is also a Certified Coach/Mentor, BarOn EQi Assessor and Professional Trainer.


Kitty Foo, Certified Professional Coach, Innovative Formula


Foo has over 20 years of multinational corporate experience in the fields of management, marketing and training, and brings with her a passion to build the skills of the people she works with. She graduated with a Bachelor of Public Administration (first class honours) at Universiti Utara Malaysia, and is a gold medal recipient for the class of 1992. Foo is also an ACC Certified Coach/Mentor, BarOn EQi Assessor and Professional Trainer.

 

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY


“This programme is very relevant at this stage of my career. There were lots of interesting concepts, stories and topics covered - all very interesting.” Amruta Vivek Patkar, Manager, The Boston Consulting Group (GYP ’16)


“The programme was very relatable and relevant to me, and the faculty gave good examples in illustrating their points.” Cheah Lie Yee, Manager, GoGet (GYP ’16)


“I like the practical focus, examples, and engaging speakers with good experiences to share. The modules are well focused on new managers. I learned about coaching, leading self and flexible thinking strategy.” Dexter Foong, Manager, Rampai Niaga (GYP ’16)


“I like the networking, and getting to know the faculty and participants. It was a very positive environment on top of very good content.” Megat Armand Yazid Jeffrey Adzman, Manager, PLM Solutions (GYP ’16)


“The faculty was insightful, clear on delivery and supportive in guiding discussions.” Muhammad Ezanie Noorazman, Associate, Khazanah Nasional (GYP ’16)


“The leadership faculty constantly reinforce their material with quizzes and games. They were very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly, and provided a comfortable environment to talk about important and personal topics.” Johari Imran Lok, Director, Rasa Perpaduan (GYP ’16)


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UGL - Understanding Group & Leader (by Swedish Defence)

Designed by the Swedish National Defence College, Understanding Group & Leader (UGL) is the most highly regarded leadership training in Sweden and is widely used in the Swedish army and organisations such as IKEA and Volvo. The main areas of the course are group development and leadership, communication and effective feedback, conflict management and team building in connection to increased self-awareness, personality factors, drivers and group dynamics.


UGL is an intensive five-day residential course including evening activities that uses experience-based learning with group members working individually and in groups to solve different tasks. This is followed by reflection on personal insights and feedback between participants based on emotions and reactions occurring while working together. What was experienced as positive and negative and what could have been done differently. These insights are shared in reflection sessions after each group task and in a session called "the rearview mirror" every morning. After UGL training, participants say they experience greater effectiveness as group members and leaders, and that the learnings provide concrete tools that can be used in everyday business life.


Participants are typically between 25 to 45 years old, senior managers and above who are interested in honing their skills as a developmental leader.


NOTE


Each class is strictly limited to 12 participants.


Those who come from the same company should preferably not know or work with each other.


Every participant is expected to attend all sessions, both days and evenings - the group does not proceed until everyone is present.


The programme does not involve major physical activity but requires participants to be emotionally fit and are not undergoing personal and work crisis.


LEARNING OUTCOMES


  • Become more effective as a group member and a leader
  • Move from command and control style of leadership to developmental leadership
  • Understand how your leadership and communication styles affect others
  • Learn to become an adaptable leader and communicator
  • Understand yourself better as a leader
  • Build cohesive and high-performing teams


INSTRUCTOR


Jan Ingerlund is the CEO of Här & Nu Ledarskap (Here & Now), a Swedish leadership and group development training company he started in 1998. He has trained managers in many well-known organisations, both Swedish and international for more than 16 years, and organises and facilitates UGL training in Swedish and English. He also certifies new facilitators on behalf of the Swedish National Defense College who owns the rights of UGL.


FEES


Register your interest with Noelle Lim at learn@bfmedge.com


For participants who are interested in attending UGL training outside Malaysia, there are courses in English and Swedish in Stockholm (Nasby Castle). For more info, contact Noelle Lim, learn@bfmedge.com


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