CEO Knowledge Foundation & SolBridge International School of Business
The purpose of the CEO mentoring program is to give SolBridge students the exclusive opportunity of being mentored by top managers in a non-classroom setting. Seven retired CEOs who have had experience working in major Korean and Multinational corporations will act as the mentors for the students. In line with SolBridge’s mission to educate the next generation of Asian Thought Leaders, the program will foster knowledge sharing and development of critical thinking skills among students of SolBridge (both Korean and international).
The program aims to provide students with first-hand experience learning from experts who have had several years of experience working as business managers and executives in top global corporations within Asian. By discussing business-related topics, global issues and trends, students will gain a fresh insight into the responsibilities of being business leaders and managers thus enabling them to be better equipped to deal with real life business decisions in their future careers.
- Promote knowledge sharing and development of analytical and decisions making skills of students
- Provide students with the opportunity to acquire practical experience of working as a business managers in a global society
- Expose students to real-world business organizational contexts and decisions
- The program is expected to run for one year (two semesters). The program will be run in two phases – Phase 1 for the first semester, and Phase 2 for the second semester.
- Seven CEOs will participate in the program, acting as mentors for the students. A total of 40 students will be participating in the program:
- Five CEOs will be assigned to mentor seven international students each (depending on the number of CEOs), with all interactions occurring in English. Student details for each mentor will be made available before the start of the program.
- The remaining two CEOs will be assigned to mentor five-seven Korean students each with interactions occurring in Korean and/or English. Student details for each mentor will be made available before the start of the program.
- Each mentor is required to run 4 mentoring sessions per School semester with his/her group of mentees; this implies a total of 8 sessions for each mentor for the entire program. Mentors will need to submit a short summary of their plans for each phase during the early stages of the phase to the SolBridge Academic Office.
- The first and the last sessions will be hosted at SolBridge International School of Business in a ceremonial form. The remaining 8 sessions may be scheduled in other cities/locations in the form of factory visits, field trips, informal dinner discussions, etc. at the respective mentor’s discretion.
- Students will be required to compile a 1-page summary report on the outcome of each mentor session (lessons learned, issues discussed, questions raised, etc) to be submitted to SolBridge Academic Office at the end of each mentoring session. Students are required to submit the report any time before the next mentoring session.
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