CLIMB-ing Greater Heights of Learning in China
CapitaLand Institute of Management and Business opens in Shanghai to offer more opportunities for learning and development
Issue: Oct 2012
Mr Jason Leow, CEO of CapitaLand China Holdings; Mr Liew Mun Leong, President and CEO of CapitaLand Group and Mr Tan Seng Chai, Deputy CCO, CapitaLand Group at the launch of first CapitaLand Institute of Management and Business (CLIMB) to be established outside of Singapore
CapitaLand recently launched the China branch of its corporate learning and development institute in Shanghai. This is the first CapitaLand Institute of Management and Business (CLIMB) to be established outside of Singapore since CLIMB was initiated in 2006. With CLIMB China, more than 6,000 CapitaLand staff based in the country will have easy access to customised programmes designed to help them improve themselves and their work performance. They can participate in courses by the organisation’s senior management as well as external lecturers in China’s major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. This commitment to develop its talents by providing as many and varied training opportunities as possible and to equip them with the core values of the company is all part of CapitaLand’s credo ‘Building People’.
The opening ceremony of CLIMB China was held at Tongji University, Shanghai with Mr Liew Mun Leong, President and CEO of CapitaLand Group and Chairman, CapitaLand China Executive Committee officiating. Also gracing the event were Mr Tan Seng Chai, Deputy Chief Corporate Officer, CapitaLand Group; Mr Jason Leow, Country Head of CapitaLand China and CEO of CapitaLand China Holdings; Mr Chin Phei Chen, Chief Corporate Officer of CapitaLand China Holdings; and representatives from the university.
Mr Chin Phei Chen, CCO of CapitaLand China Holdings; Mr Chong Kee Hiong, CEO of The Ascott Limited; Mr Jason Leow, CEO of CapitaLand China Holdings; Mr Liew Mun Leong, President and CEO of CapitaLand Group; Professor Jin Fu An, Party Secretary, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University; Mr Tan Seng Chai, Deputy CCO of CapitaLand Group; Mr James Miao, Deputy Executive Director, EDP, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University and Mr Chan Boon Seng, Deputy CEO, Chief Development Officer, Regional General Manager (East China) CapitaLand China Holdings at the official launch of CLIMB China in September
"As an employer which values human capital, encouraging and motivating more than 12,000 staff to grow at professional and personal levels is part of our corporate culture and key to our success. It is important that we continue to build people to build for people. The expansion of CLIMB to China, one of the Group’s core markets, will also augment our rigorous process in leadership localisation," said Mr Liew.
"With a rapidly growing workforce from diverse cultural backgrounds, it is imperative that CapitaLand aligns its core values and corporate principles across various business units and geographies. The establishment of CLIMB China marks the strengthening of our integrated human capital strategy beyond CapitaLand’s Singapore headquarters," added Mr Tan.
Confluence of Training Resources
Mr Liew Mun Leong, President and CEO of CapitaLand Group giving the keynote address
CLIMB China will serve as a confluence of training resources, offering international and localised programmes to reinforce learning and development efforts across CapitaLand’s strategic business units in China. Apart from flagship courses relating to core values, and the CapitaDNA such as CapitaLand Immersion Programme, Fundamentals of Real Estate, Strengthening Core Values and Personal Effectiveness; other programmes about functions, management and leadership are also available.
Mr Chin Phei Chen and Professor Shi Qian, Assistant Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Mr Liew Mun Leong, Mr Jason Leow and Professor Chen Shou Ming, Vice Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University witnessing
Partnering with Reputable Institutions
Marking another milestone at the inauguration of CLIMB China was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CLIMB China and Tongji University’s School of Economics and Management, the first collaboration of its kinds between CLIMB China and an educational institution. The partnership will allow CapitaLand staff to benefit from comprehensive real estate courses offered by the university. With a history that dates back to over 100 years, Tongji is one of the leading universities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China.
Beginning with Shanghai, CLIMB China hopes to eventually offer relevant real estate courses developed by Tongji University to other major cities, to develop relevant courses to benefit its staff in China and allow them to climb greater heights of learning