Building our next generation of global leaders
Our changing world and the leaders we need
We are living at a time of exponential change. Technology is advancing at an ever-increasing rate, transforming the nature of work and employment. This is disrupting our traditional businesses and political structures whilst reshaping our global societies and systems. Coupled with rising global competitiveness, students are now entering the working world facing increasingly complex challenges, in entirely new contexts, with a much wider set of expectations.
However, existing institutions are not necessarily preparing young minds for the rapidly changing world and its challenges. To successfully lead in their future roles, students will need to be digitally savvy as well as socially conscious, and possess the right skills to adapt, respond and collaborate in a global, fast-paced environment.
We believe that learning must be integrative, experiential and cross-cultural and that it depends on digital knowledge and application, and connection to purpose. Our aim is to provide students with a unique, global experience that develops their digital and entrepreneurial capability, elevates their employability, and builds their capacity, as future leaders, to drive real impact in their careers.
At diiVe, we are building the next generation of global leaders.
Driving societal impact and serving global communities has always been a passion of mine. After completing my degree at Brown University, I worked for several years in the non-profit space with organizations committed to driving positive change.
Transitioning into leadership development and consulting, I worked with leaders across sectors struggling to adapt to a rapidly evolving, digital future, that requires a new set of knowledge, skills and ways of working. To solve the global, complex challenges of today’s world, leaders need to work in adaptive teams, collectively innovate, connect deeply to others, and leverage their digital knowledge in novel ways. If we were preparing our current organizational leaders for this future, who was preparing our students?
By founding diiVe, we offer students an alternative learning environment, that develops their capability to build their wider impact and lead in a more interconnected, complex, digital world.
Elspeth Boynton, Executive Director and Co-founder of diiVe
What is a global leader?
Global leaders are those who are able to embrace complexity. They are socially conscious, purpose-led and maintain a curiosity about the world and the lessons every region brings. Global leaders are able to make an impact locally, but with global understanding. They are authentic and humble in their actions and are deeply connected to their purpose. They are able to leverage digital technology and platforms to drive global consciousness, realize growth and promote connectedness.
Defining your future… discovering your purpose
Harvard Business Review has identified purpose-driven leadership as an essential attribute in navigating the complex and uncertain world we live in today as well as critical to exceptional performance and a pathway to greater well-being.
At diiVe, we believe that defining purpose can no longer be separate from building your career. Without a deep connection and sense of personal purpose, you cannot effectively make your next career move, communicate your vision or drive successful impact in your future business, organization or cause. Not only are we an organization that teaches purpose-based leadership; we embody it. By doing this, we hope to inspire our students with a sense of direction to use their digital capability, leadership skills and social consciousness to drive impact.
Ann Lamont, one of the Co-founder of diiVe, leads our purpose coaching sessions for our students. She has over 20+ years experience supporting executives from large global organizations to leaders from government in defining their personal purpose as well as driving purpose alignment across entire organizations.
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