Malaysia Acumen Academy kickstarted 2023 with a few exciting Fellowship and Foundry programmes.
The Academy announced its latest cohort – a group of 11 dynamic individuals known for their contributions to their communities. The finalists, selected for their vision and authenticity, had the opportunity to attend the Selection Conference themed ‘Partnering with Humility and Audacity’ in November 2022, where they connected with one another and demonstrated their leadership potential.
The selected Fellows began their leadership transformation journey with a series of pre-work online and virtual group meetings. Through these discussions and reflections, they were able to build a strong foundation which prepared them for the Immersive in February.
During the five-day long Immersive event, the Fellows were challenged to reflect on their personal values and worldviews, introduced to adaptive leadership tools such as Generative Listening, Polarity Management, Getting on the Balcony and Thinking Politically, encouraged to share their life stories through their Life Maps and learned to implement leadership concept like Raising the Heat in their service to others.
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The Foundry Fellows were invited to attend a workshop on ‘Consciousness and Spirituality in Leadership’ facilitated by Acumen’s partner, Nguyen Phuong Lam. The workshop emphasised the importance of inner transformation for leaders to become more effective in leading with mindfulness, compassion and respect towards all beings and nature.
The Foundry Fellows also had the privilege of meeting Bavidra Mohan, the Director of Acumen Academy to discuss the importance of community in driving change and the need to challenge each other to grow as members of a community. It was an enlightening way for the Foundry Fellows to wrap up 2022.