The GIA Global Leadership Program which was held at Harvard Business School (HBS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts was attended by 42 industry leaders from 11 different countries, the GIA said in a release. They were all CEOs or senior executives representing all areas of the industry – from manufacturing to retail, who examined the theme “Unleashing the Power of People: Genuine Leadership.”
Under this annual programme offered by GIA, participants explore innovative solutions to industry challenges using the renowned HBS case study method. They were awarded a HBS certificate of program completion after finishing the course.
Stanley Zale, vice president of diamond and gemstone procurement at Stuller, Inc.described the programme as “a great opportunity to be part of such an experience at the Harvard Business School along with a powerful cross-section of industry leaders. It was engaging and thought-provoking and insightful”.
Developed by HBS and led by renowned Harvard faculty, the GIA Global Leadership Program focuses on new research and best practices, delivering practical value and actionable techniques. It draws on Harvard’s vast repository of business intelligence and involves participation in interactive lectures and small study groups, who examined how senior executives and developing professionals can cultivate traits found in the leaders they most admire.
“We are thrilled to offer a leadership immersion program with Harvard Business School,” said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO. “Since 2014, GIA’s Global Leadership Program has helped industry leaders develop their fundamental tools for global business – strategy, customer centricity and leadership.”
This year, for the first time ever, professors from the HBS will lead a track on business concepts and innovations using the HBS renowned case study method at GIA’s International Gemological Symposium – Oct. 7-9, 2018 in Carlsbad.
Pic caption: Participants of the 2018 GIA Global Leadership Program
News Source: gjepc.org