Today, on 28 September, a two-week long executive education programme titled ‘Change Management in a Globalised World’ was successfully concluded at LSE. It was attended by 31 top-level officials from across a number of central government agencies of Indonesia.
In his concluding remarks to the participants, Professor Craig Calhoun, LSE Director, emphasised that “this programme has as part of its mission to help each of you to be a change agent, to help each of you in specific different positions to change organisations you work in, to enable them to work more effectively. This is an extraordinarily important mission, and I am delighted that LSE is involved and working on this mission.”
The programme was delivered by a team of leading academics, experts and topical presenters, drawing on the expertise of LSE’s departments of International Relations, Economics, Government, and Management. Lecturing as part of the programme, Professor Christopher Pissarides, 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, said that “Indonesia has enormous potential, and with properly balanced policies it should be well positioned to continue its economic development and establish itself as an important player in the group of larger emerging economies”.
The programme’s format included interactive lectures, games and simulations, and group exercises, with time also allocated for group work. Participants’ feedback showed that “both private and group work sessions were very useful for making a plan for change and how to work together.” Another participant shared that “training at LSE was one of the important opportunities in life”.
Significantly, the programme will continue beyond its two weeks at LSE. “The participants are expected to become agents of change when they go back to their teams and departments, as part of individual assignments after the classroom study at LSE. And we are going to travel this journey together, offering our support along the way as part of our collaboration with Indonesia,” said Yury Bikbaev, Director at LSE Executive Education.