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We are excited to welcome approximately 130 scholars from the 2019 and 2020 cohorts at the virtual BXAI Summer Program 2021, which will be held from August 6 to 15.
For many of us, the past year has challenged us in numerous ways, one of which was to ask ourselves: how can I adapt and respond to changes swiftly (as if controlling a falling tetromino in a Tetris game!) while also keeping my “health bar” full?
To highlight the importance of these new priorities in a post-pandemic landscape, the virtual BXAI Summer Program 2021 will center on the theme of “Adaptation and Wellness”, with scholars exploring key post-COVID topics, taking part in soft skills workshops, and enjoying virtual cross-cultural experiences, all via a real-time, interactive online platform.  Scholars will also have opportunities to hear from alumni, exchange ideas with influential global leaders, and form friendships through networking and team building activities.  At the end of the program, scholars will share their learnings through group presentations, which will be followed by a virtual closing ceremony to celebrate the completion of the sixth BXAI Summer Program.

Group Tasks

 

 

Tasks: Create a group photo and a 1-min group video related to the SP21 theme “Adaptation and Wellness” and/or BXAI

 

1)  Group photo
  • Be creative – Are you tired of taking regular Zoom group screenshots?  Try making it fun and special!
  • Create it via Zoom or photo-editing software/App

 

2)  Group video
  • Create a group highlight video within 1 minute (e.g. Zoom recordings, behind-the-scenes, and time-lapse videos) that will be featured at the Closing Ceremony
  • Feature all group members
  • [Optional] Come up with a group name and slogan
Submit your photo/video here

Session Information

Coffee & Chat with BX Friends

 

“Coffee & Chat” sessions are informal, 45-minute online meetups with guest speakers, who will share their personal experiences, insights, and advice with scholars and alumni.  Summer Program participants are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to chat and connect with BX Friends in a more intimate setting, ask questions, and build community.
Spots are limited – please register as soon as possible!

August 7 – Coffee & Chat with Ms. Mary Anne Choo

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is experiencing a meteoric rise as today’s businesses focus more and more on sustainable practices, climate change, social issues, and other ethically aligned goals.  According to Ms. Mary Anne Choo, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, wellness also goes hand in hand with ESG, and many financial institutes have realized the importance of maintaining the mental health and well-being of employees.  Join us on August 7 at 12:15 p.m. HKT (1:15 p.m. JST) to hear from Mary Anne as she shares her observations on the evolution of ESG, as well as how the pandemic has prompted financial companies to become nimbler and more resilient.

Register here (Aug 7)

August 8 – Coffee & Chat with Ms. Jean Sung

As we look ahead towards a post-pandemic world, how should we learn from the past to build a sustainable future and cope with future challenges?  Join us on August 8 at 1 p.m. HKT (2 p.m. JST) and chat with Ms. Jean Sung, Head of The Philanthropy Centre at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and BXAI Board Governor and Executive Committee member, who will share her thoughts on how young leaders should view their own personal development and the importance of mobilizing our communities to ensure a more sustainable and resilient recovery.

Register here (Aug 8)

August 13 – Coffee & Chat with Mr. Yutaka Aso and Ms. Laura Cozijnsen

How much should our passion play into our career plans?  As fresh grads and students preparing to enter the workforce, how can we make the most of our work experiences and careers?  Join us on August 13 at 12:15 p.m. HKT (1:15 p.m. JST) and hear from two different perspectives: Mr. Yutaka Aso, Chairman of Aso Cement Co. Ltd. and BXAI Advisory Council member, and Ms. Laura Cozijnsen, founder of Lighthouse Consultant Ltd. and BXAI Communication & Development Committee member, will share about how they navigated their respective careers, their management philosophies, and important lessons they have learned from the pandemic.

Register here (Aug 13)

August 14 – Coffee & Chat with Mr. Max Ma

According to Mr. Max Ma, member of BXAI’s Board of Governors and Communication and Development Committee, one of the things he wished he was taught at the age of 18 was that there are three phases in life: learning, earning, and yearning.  Join us on August 14 at 12:15 p.m. HKT (1:15 p.m. JST) to hear his insights and learn more about what each stage entails, how to capitalize on our life experiences, and why a positive attitude can eventually lead to wisdom and fulfilment.

Register here (Aug 14)

Pre-SP Session: Virtual Team Building

 

Date: July 31, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (HKT GMT+8)/ 11:00 – 13:00 (JST/KST GMT+9)
Led by the PulseActiv team, this session will give you an opportunity to engage with one another before the Summer Program officially begins!

 

Notes for Participants:

 

Step 1: Install and Download

Install the latest version of Zoom App on your device at https://zoom.us/download
*You are encouraged to use laptops or desktops for the event.

 

Step 2: Set Up and Join the Session

To join the session, please click on the Zoom link via Lounjee.

 

Things to Prepare:
  • Pens/markers
  • A few pieces of A4 size paper
  • A 1/3 filled 500mL disposable plastic bottle
  • 5 cookies/chips/biscuits
  • 8 pens/pencils
  • 8 T-shirts
  • A small bowl of uncooked Rice
  • A pair of chopsticks
  • An empty plate/bowl

Self-awareness Workshop

Using the Enneagram framework, TomorrowToday consultants, Mr. Keith Coats and Ms. Tamryn Batcheller-Adams, will help you gain insight into your specific personality, communication patterns and potential leadership style.

The session will begin with a 45-minute group feedback session at the breakout rooms, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session at the main room.  Please attend one of the group feedback sessions according to your Enneagram personality type.

Art and Wellness Workshops

  Group Final Presentation

 

Topic:

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Idea presentation on solutions toward East Asian Issues

 

Date: August 15 (Sunday)
Time: 09:30 – 12:45 (HKT) / 10:30 – 13:45 (JST/KST)
Format: 10 Minutes Presentation + 5 minutes Q&A (Maximum 15 minutes)

 

 

All Groups must submit the followings:

 

  1. Presentation topic by 6 p.m. (HKT) / 7 p.m (JST/KST) on August 8 (Sunday) (*Submit by group facilitators)
  2. Presentation materials by 10 p.m. (HKT) / 11 p.m. (JST/KST) on August 14 (Saturday) (*Submission link is on Lounjee under ‘Final Presentation’.)

 

 

The winning team will be announced and awarded at the Closing Ceremony on August 15:

 

  1. Winning team award – selected by judging panel
  2. Audience award – voted by audience

 

Click on the links below to submit your questions to speakers and enroll as our Closing Ceremony performer!

   

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For any enquiries, please contact us at summerprogram@bxai.org.