Professor Paul Tesluk and Anil K. Gupta speak about the Job of the Chief Executive (JOCE) programme. Past participants also share their takeaways from JOCE.


As a CEO, you need to determine the course of your company for the next few years and beyond. But with a changing global economy, you are now faced with a whole new multitude of challenges of your organisation.

The Job of The Chief Executive (JOCE) programme is developed for leaders and senior executives like you who are in the top three tiers of your organisation and have over 10 years of management experience. Held annually in Singapore f or more than 30 years, JOCE is now into its 35th run and has been attended by more than 1,300 leaders and senior executives from 40 countries around the world. In Asia, it is known for the sharing of best practices and has helped chief executives and top management to recharge, retool and review their strategies in today’s highly competitive and globalised economy.

Held over five days of interactive and intensive sessions, The Job of The Chief Executive (JOCE) programme will equip you with new tools and insights to meet the strategic challenge of your organisation in Asia’s dynamic environment. You will examine actual business situations with real-world relevance and formulate solutions to solve them. It provides you an opportunity to challenge your paradigm of thinking, reaffirm your opinions and sharpen your decision-making communication skills.

You are also encouraged to attend with a specific challenge to work on during the programme, and become an active part of helping other participants to identify and analyse their business growth through discussion and feedback. The exchange between the diverse groups of top executives will greatly reinforce and strengthen the overall learning environment.

Course Preparation

In addition to programme readings, participants are encouraged to reflect on their goals and objectives that they hope to achieve from the programme. Each participant is also advised to bring a pressing issue/challenge that becomes the foundation for a personal case study.

In session

Throughout the five-day programme, the JOCE faculty purposefully weave the three key concepts of Strategy, Human Capital, Change and Innovation with the participants.

As a follow-up to the programme, there is a webinar session with participants across the globe to review their action plans established from the programme.

Key Benefits

  • Approach the unique responsibilities, challenges and multi-faceted role of top executives in a systematic way.
  • Align resources with strategy to create a more resilient and agile organisation.
  • Identify deficiencies in the formulation of their Organisations’ strategy and determine the right approach for execution.
  • Create a "Winning Proposition" that differentiates their organisations and to provide greater value to their customers.
  • Develop a strategic action plan that addresses the specific implementation challenges.

Who Should Attend

This programme is designed and developed for leaders and senior executives, who seek significant growth opportunities for their organisations.

Past participants have included vice presidents, chief executive officers, managing directors, heads of departments, general managers, entrepreneurs, and other senior executives

Date : July 26 - 31, 2015
Venue : SIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue
70% WDA funding available for SMEs*: The JOCE programme is developed in consultation with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). It is referenced to the Leadership & People Management Workforce Skills Qualifications framework (visit and benchmarked at the Transformational level.

Day One & Two: Developing a Competitive Strategy

Prof. Anil Gupta
Professor of Strategy and Globalisation
University of Maryland
Smith School of Business
These two sessions will provide participants with the latest cutting edge thinking on diagnosing and selecting a competitive strategy. The session combines an introduction to the best real world thinking on strategy, with applications based on a global perspective.

Topics would include:

  • Creating Competitive Advantage
  • Designing Growth Strategies
  • Designing Global Strategy

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the specific sources of their company’s competitive advantages and disadvantages
  • Identify the potential actions that could eliminate or reduce the intensity of the competitive disadvantages
  • Identify the logical growth options for their company to consider along both dimensions – new products/services as well as new customers
  • Assess the relative merits of the different growth options and choose the most promising/least risky options
  • Design an implementation plan for the selected growth strategy
  • Design a strategy for international/global expansion
  • Design a game plan to leverage international/global presence for competitive advantage.

These sessions will be based on the work of Professor Anil Gupta, the author of over 70 academic papers and four books (including The Quest for Global Dominance). He is also widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalisation, and emerging markets.

Day Three: Aligning Workforce Strategy with Competitive Strategy

Prof. Mark Huselid
Professor of Human Resource Management
Rugters University
School of Management and Labor Relations
This session is based on the work of Professors Brian Becker (UB), Mark Huselid (Rutgers) and Richard Beatty (Rutgers/Michigan) – The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact, Harvard Business School Press, 2009, and “A Players” or “A Positions”: The Strategic Logic of Workforce Management, Harvard Business Review, 2005. For the first time, senior managers can learn to approach workforce strategy that has a direct impact on the larger strategic success of their organisation.

Topics would include:

  • Building Business Strategy
  • Creating Strategic Capabilities
  • Reviewing Strategic Positions
  • Identifying Strategic Talent

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Improve those aspects of strategy execution that rely on talent
  • Follow strategic workforce issues as closely as they follow financial issues
  • Be able to target workforce investments where they create the highest strategic return, as well as reducing or eliminating those investments with little or no return
  • Understand how to make the strategic contribution of the workforce transparent and measurable.
  • Understand how to hold both line managers and HR managers accountable for strategic workforce success.

This session will be led by Professor Mark Huselid, one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic human resource management and one of the authors of The Differentiated Workforce, one of the most highly regarded books on strategic human resource management.

Day Four: Leadership

Prof. Paul Tesluk
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York School of Management
Organisational change and transformation is critical in order to successfully implement an effective competitive strategy. Senior executives, therefore, need to be effective leaders of organizational change. This session will provide participants with a framework for leading change and incorporate tools for assessing their organization’s readiness for change and tools and approaches for leading change.

Assessing Organisational Readiness for Change

  • Understanding of own leadership style & strengths
  • Adapting leadership styles
  • Analysing barriers to change

After completing this session, participants will:

  • Be able to assess the barriers to successful change and transformation in their organization and the strategies to overcome those obstacles
  • Understand the importance of creating an organizational culture that supports effective change and transformation and how to be an effective culture change agent
  • Better understand their own leadership style and how to most effectively lead change given their leadership strengths
  • Be able to assess their organization’s readiness for change and appropriately adjust their change strategy and leadership style

The instructor will be Dr. Paul Tesluk, Carmichael Chair in Organizational Behavior from the UB School of Management. Professor Tesluk’s research and teaching focuses on the area of leadership, innovation and organizational change and has taught the subject in multiple executive education and leadership development programs, both in the US and Asia.

Day Five: Driving Innovation and Change

Prof. Paul Tesluk
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York School of Management
Successful strategies are typically premised on innovation and change. Developing a strategic capability that encourages and supports innovation, and effectively manages change is one of the most important responsibilities of the senior leadership. This session will focus on what is required to develop this strategic capability and help participants diagnose challenges, and possible solutions, in their own companies.

Topics would include:

  • Role of the CEO and top management team
  • X-teams and organisational innovation
  • Organisation innovation and change in Asia
  • Promoting knowledge sharing and innovation
  • Managing and leading organisation change
  • Making innovation and organisational change sustainable

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the approaches and actions they can take as a CEO in order to promote innovation in their organisation
  • Understand the role of learning in producing innovation and how to cultivate a growth mindset in their organisation
  • Design and lead teams that can produce innovation
  • Initiate sustainable organisational change to further an innovation culture
  • Make innovation and adaptability to change sustainable and a source of competitive advantage

Professor Paul Tesluk, Donald S Carmichael Chair in Organisational Behaviour in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo, will lead this session. He has extensive experience with the application of these ideas in real companies, as well as sharing these insights in executive education programmes.

Programme - Fee

Fee : S$ 15,000.00
7% GST : S$ 1,050.00
Total : S$ 16,050.00

Early Bird Discount* : Enjoy 10% off the programme fee for registration and payment by 29 May 2015

Group Discount* : Enjoy 10% off the programme fee for group of 3 or more registering from the same company.

WDA Funding ** : 70% WDA funding is available for SMEs. The JOCE programme is developed in consultation with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). It is referenced to the Leadership & People Management Workforce Skills Qualifications framework (visit and benchmarked at the Transformational level. Limited seats available.

JOCE Alumni Referral Discount ** : 70% Enjoy 15% off the programme fee to participants referred by past JOCE participants.

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Programme leaders from top international business schools.

Professor Anil K. Gupta is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and globalisation.

Prof. Anil Gupta
Professor of Strategy and Globalisation
University of Maryland
Smith School of Business
The Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park, Professor Gupta is the author, co-author, or co-editor of over 70 papers and four books.

He also serves as a regular columnist on “Getting China and India Right” for BusinessWeek. His opinion pieces have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive Magazine, China Daily and other outlets. He has also been quoted by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, BBC, CNBC as well as other leading media in the US, China, India, and Europe.

Professor Gupta has also been ranked by Management International Review as one of the “Top 20 North American Superstars” for research in strategy and organisation. The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, Professor Gupta has been recognised by BusinessWeek as an Outstanding Faculty in its Guide to the Best B-Schools.

He serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the US, Europe, China, and India. He is also a consultant and adviser on strategy and globalisation with some of the largest corporations in the world including IBM, Marriott, First Data, Jacobs Engineering, ABB, McGraw-Hill, Indian Oil, Huawei Technologies, McCormick, Finnair and more.

Programme leaders from top international business schools.

Dr Mark Huselid is the Distinguished Professor Professor of Workforce Analytics and Director of the Center for Workforce Analytics in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, Huselid was Distinguished Professor of HR Strategy in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University.

Prof. Mark Huselid
Professor of Human Resource Management
Rugters University
School of Management and Labor Relations
Professor Huselid’s teaching and consulting activities focuses on the development of balanced measurement systems to reflect the contribution of the workforce, workforce management systems, and the HR management function to strategy execution and business success.

The Editor of the Human Resource Management Journal from 2000-2004, he is also a frequent speaker to professional audiences throughout the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In addition, he has consulted on the topics of HR measurement and strategy with dozens of companies around the world.

His first book The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy & Performance (with Brian Becker and Dave Ulrich) was published in 2001. His second book The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy (with Brian Becker and Dick Beatty) was published in 2005. Both books were translated into 10 languages and international bestsellers.

His latest book The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent Into Strategic Impact (with Brian Becker and Dick Beatty) was published in March 2009.

Programme leaders from top international business schools.

Professor Paul Tesluk is the Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo.

Prof. Paul Tesluk
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York School of Management
His work focuses on strategies to enhance team effectiveness and innovation, the assessment and development of management and leadership talent, and transitions of organisations to high-involvement workplace systems. He also received awards from the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology for his research on work team effectiveness and work experience and leadership development.

An elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology, the Society for Organisational Behaviour, and in-coming Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Division of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest professional academic organisation of organisational behaviour scholars, he also regularly teaches in corporate development programmes on topics involving virtual teams, leadership development, organisational change and innovation.

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'The opportunity to network with past participants of JOCE helped improve our working relationships with counterparts in China and South East Asia.'
Ian William Robb, (Singapore)
President, Morgan Advanced Materials (Asia), 2014
'I gained a wealth of knowledge when my course mates shared generously on how they tackle challenges in their industry.'
Mr Abdul Aziz Bin Yusof, (Singapore)
Director and Chief Operating Officer, Cleaning Express Pte Ltd, 2014
'I've never been to a course where the calibre of the presenter has been to the level of what I’ve seen in the last four days.'
John McLean, (Australia)
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, 2014
'It's a good opportunity for people who are actually stepping up into a leadership role and wanting to do a much bigger job and I think this [JOCE] is a good platform.'
Jena Tan, (Singapore)
Managing Director, Morgan Advanced Materials – Asia, 2014
'Very often, when we have an issue, we think in terms of what we, as a leading AV company would do. But now, we also ask how leaders of other industries would handle it.'’
Sherwin Siregar
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Sound & Vision Pte Ltd (Singapore)
‘It helps to open my mind in many areas that are fundamental to me as a person and my business BUT YET OFTEN FORGOTTEN/LOST in work.’
Balbir Singh
Vice President, Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd (Singapore)
‘It helps to challenge my pre-conceived ideas/or changes my on-going change management in my organisation. It gives me new perspective in areas that I need to modify or review to make it successful.’
Chang Wing Yong
Head, Sub Region 2, Roche Diagnostic (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
‘To take a week out from the normal and interact with peers from other countries and businesses allowed me to assess my own thoughts and build effective models and concepts into my thinking.‘
Tony Wojciechowski
CEO – Elect, National Pharmacies, (Australia)
‘Very good case studies for learning about strategy and especially leadership and managing changes in organisations.’
Thomas A. Pabst
Director, KSB Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
‘The need for constant assessment of how well we know our customers and how we are providing them with what they want. CE as the market sensor.‘
Yu Pang Fey
President & Chief Executive, Singapore Turf Club (Singapore)
‘I learnt a lot from the professors, including meeting and networking with other CEOs.’
Zeya Thura Mon
CEO, Gunkul Engineering Supply Co. Ltd (Myanmar)
‘The interactions and exchanges with other senior professionals have been particularly beneficial.’
Chua Lai Chwang
Head of Development, Barclays Technology Centre (Singapore)
‘In my day-to-day role as Managing Director, it’s so hard to step back and really look around. Taking time out to attend JOCE has really opened my eyes, challenged my thinking and renewed my vigour and enthusiasm for whatever lies ahead.‘
David Stewart
Managing Director, Goulburn-Murray Water (Australia)
‘Classes were stimulating and materials/case studies were relevant, “today” issues.‘
Ian Kok
Executive Director, Niro Ceramic Sales & Service (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
‘The greatest take-away from this programme is the understanding and knowledge to manage changes in our business environment.‘
Ricky Tan
Chairman, Kinderworld Education Group Pte Ltd (Singapore)


Over the past 34 years, JOCE has trained over 1,300 senior management personnel. The represent the advanced management level of a richly diverse mix of organisations, industries from over 40 countries across the world.

Some of our past participating companies include:

  • KSB Seil Co Ltd
  • Muscat Electricity Distribution Company
  • King Fahd International Airport Saudi Arabia
  • TEE Land Limited
  • Microsoft Operations Pte Ltd
  • Barclays Technology Centre
  • Pte Ltd
  • Loscam Ltd
  • KSB Aktiengesellschaft
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Goldilocks Bake Shop Inc.
  • Dou Yee International Pte Ltd
  • Deutsche Bank
  • PT Niro Ceramic Sales Indonesia
  • Wearnes Automotive Pte Ltd
  • Maekyung Media Group
  • Morgan Ceramics Asia Pte Ltd
  • Cargill Tropical Palm Holding Pte Ltd
  • Siltronic Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Marsh (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Niro Ceramic Sales & Services (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Wildlife Reserves Singapore
  • Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Pty Ltd
  • MCS Mutual Aid Association Ltd
  • AP Fund Management Pte Ltd
  • Beaulieu of Australia Pty Ltd
  • Atlas Sound & Vision Pte Ltd (Singapore)
  • WBL Corporation Limited
  • PT Holcim Indonesia Limited
  • Roche Diagnostics (Shanghai) Ltd
  • MINDEF, Singapore Armed Forces
  • RHT Law LLP
  • Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd
  • Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd
  • Nepa Projects & Investments Limited
  • SMRT Corporation Ltd
  • Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific
  • Guangzhou Pearl River Rubber Tyre Ltd
  • Singapore Sailing Federation
  • Meritus Hotels & Resorts
  • 99X Technology Ltd
  • Mecomb Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Trinity Television Pte Ltd
  • Agency for Integrated Care
  • Jason Electronics (Pte) Ltd
  • Catlin Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Singapore Turf Club
  • Natsteel Holdings Pte Ltd
  • Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
  • Marsh Insurance Brokers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Empire Publishing Sdn Bhd
  • All Eights (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is a leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore. It was founded in 1964 as a not-for-profit management institute, a spin-off from the Economic Development Board. SIM accomplishes its mission of education and lifelong learning through three distinct educational arms – SIM University, SIM Global Education and SIM Professional Development – each catering to a specific market segments of learners.

SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) has played a leading role in providing learning and development (L&D) solutions to professionals and corporations in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. Our L&D services help companies build on their human capabilities to face current and future business challenges. Our dedication to providing quality programmes and professional services has won recognition from HR practitioners who have voted SIM PD as the Preferred Management Training Provider and Preferred Sales Training Provider award categories from 2009 – 2012 in the HR Vendors of the Year awards organised by Human Resources magazine. In 2013, SIM PD remained as the preferred choice and was in the top three spots in the Preferred Management Training Provider and Preferred Sales Training Provider award categories.

Our comprehensive range of executive programmes in areas such as communication, customer relationship, leadership, personal effectiveness and strategy has provided the pathway for thousands of working professionals to hone their knowledge and skills in their respective fields.

About 11,300 professionals benefit annually from the vast selection of short executive training programmes offered by SIM PD. Its customised in-company training programmes help companies optimise effectiveness in various fields of management and human resource development.

About SIM

If you are seeking a holistic breakthrough based on authentic accounts and cumulative experiences of fellow CEOs across industries and geographical boundaries, then The Job of the Chief Executive (JOCE) programme is for you.

Now in its 35th run, the prestigious JOCE programme will meet the myriad of challenges confronting today’s CEOs with both a current, real-world approach and the cumulative wisdom gleaned from serving over 1,300 JOCE alumni over the years. Experience “iron sharpening iron” with fellow CEOs, critique the programme leaders’ postulations and thereby re-crystallise your insights on the multi-faceted role of a CEO.

Welcome to the transformation experience of JOCE 2015 and I look forward to seeing you on July 26, 2015.

Ronald Tan
Executive Director
Singapore Institute of Management



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Prof. Anil Gupta
Professor of Strategy and Globalisation
University of Maryland
Smith School of Business
Prof. Mark Huselid
Professor of Human Resource Management
Rugters University
School of Management and Labor Relations
Prof. Paul Tesluk
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York School of Management
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