Equipping new managers to build teams and lead innovation | 13 - 17 Aug


13 -17 Aug


5 days


9am - 5pm


Connexion, The Vertical, KL


Fees (excl. GST)


Early Bird before 30 May (excl. GST)


Closing Date

30 Jun


HRDF-approved. MOF-registered. In-house programme available.


Developing Future Leaders. To equip new and middle managers to lead innovation and high performing teams.


In a fast-paced and uncertain business environment, change is inevitable and also uncomfortable. Mature organisations often find it difficult to innovate especially if they are highly profitable or enjoy a monopolistic position. To stay relevant, organisations need agile managers who can look ahead, spot and leverage opportunities.

BFM-Edge Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) is designed to produce such entrepreneurial managers in the early part of their career. You will be equipped with the methodology and tools to innovate and achieve results through teams. In an assignment, you will apply design thinking, learn how to solve problems creatively and pitch your ideas. You will also be exposed to practices of companies like Google in building high performing teams.

Participants are new managers or from middle management.

A certificate of participation is awarded for completing the programme.


  • Prepare new and middle managers to lead teams
  • Equip managers to drive innovation
  • Develop the next generation of visionary leaders


  • Develop innovative businesses
  • Manage conflict through communication
  • Coach and manage underperformers


  • Presentation, activities and project work
  • Self-reflection
  • Talks by top business leaders and experts


  • Middle managers
  • New managers
  • Talent transitioning to management
  • Talent in strategy, innovation or CEO's office


  • STRATEGY & INNOVATION, 13 - 15 Aug

    As business landscape changes, it is critical for managers to understand the language of innovation to stay ahead of competition. We start off with connecting strategy and innovation, and applying the tools of design thinking used by companies such as GE, Apple, Nike and Alessi. Design thinking allows you to identify the “job-to-be-done” for customers, to co-create and boost customers’ touch-points and service journeys, and develop new competitive value. To apply what you have learned, you will ideate and prototype new products/services for a real business.

  • LEADERSHIP, 16 - 17 Aug

    Based on global best practices of Google, you will learn how to build high performing teams through understanding values, inculcating growth mindset, coaching and giving feedback, dealing with underperformers, and managing conflict, energy and time.

    The module ends with insights from the founder of BFM Media on building a startup to profitability in a highly competitive industry. Known for its engaging interviews, BFM 89.9 the business radio station has featured local and international leaders and practises an egalitarian culture with the purpose of “building first-world Malaysians”.

  • FIELD TRIP, 29 Oct (optional)

    Visit digital companies. Date may change to accommodate visits. Separate charges apply.


Strategy & Innovation

Christoffer Erichsen, Human Inc

Over 20 years of experience in championing change management and innovation projects in Europe and Southeast Asia. Mentors startups, advises the United Nations, works with Fortune 500 companies, supports urban innovation projects in the Middle East, and is collaborating with The Danish Design Centre on social innovation.


Zaid Mohamad

Delivers leadership training and corporate coaching for leaders, and was a senior leader at Procter & Gamble Asia for 14 years. Board of director of the National Population & Family Development Board. Conducts parenting strategies workshops, and regularly appears in the media. Holds a finance degree and graduated summa cum laude from Bridgeport University.