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Dao Xiang is a Venture that expands, enriches and energises
relations between London and Shanghai. It brings together leaders
from both cities to learn and work together in a fresh and
exciting way, and as a result develop innovative approaches to new
- and old - problems.
30 leaders (15 from London and 15 from Shanghai) will gather for
four days to address a set challenge. The Venture is aimed
at people in the mid to senior stages of their career with a
significant track record of leadership and success in their fields
and professions. They will explore the context of the
challenge in greater detail before working up ideas (whether big or
small) to feed back to the Advisory Group.
"Dao Xiang is a great project. Bringing together the
brightest and best young leaders from Shanghai and London is a
fantastic way to learn from each other and strengthen the
developing bonds between our two great cities.I know previous
Common Purpose projects have delivered some creative, innovative
solutions to different problems and I can't wait to see the ideas
that are produced this time."
BORIS JOHNSON, MAYOR OF LONDON
"Helping emerging leaders to lead
internationally and build relationships across cultural boundaries
has never been more important. The Dao Xiang Venture will connect
future leaders from two of the most exciting cities in the world
and create new opportunities for collaboration between London and
Shanghai, growing and strengthening the bond between these two
JUDE KELLY, DAO XIANG ADVISORY GROUP
On each Venture, the participants are immersed in a challenge
and work together to come up with ideas and recommendations
relevant to the challenge.
The Challenge is set by the Dao Xiang Advisory Group
and is always:
Each year another challenge will be selected for that year's
participants to investigate.
The next challenge for 2014 is yet to be set.
2012: With rapidly rising urbanisation (more than 50% of
people now live in cities, expected to rise to 70% by 2050), we
need to find new ways of making cities sustainable and resilient.
What practical mechanisms for collaboration could be established
that would allow ground breaking action on the social challenges
facing London and Shanghai?
Applications are not currently open. For more information,
Applications are invited from exceptional leaders in the mid
stages of their careers who are keen to develop as they move
towards more senior roles within their organisations or
Applicants need to demonstrate:
All applications are reviewed by the Dao Xiang Advisory Group
after which some applicants may be invited to interview.
Course fees are as follows:
Cost includes food, accommodation and materials during
the Venture. Flights are NOT included.
Applicants who cannot pay the full fee should not be
deterred from applying.
There are a few part-scholarship places available for applicants
who can demonstrate a clear need for financial assistance and who
are unable to meet the full fee.
Requests for scholarships can be made via the application form
but if you would like to discuss this further then please contact
the Dao Xiang
A strategy consultant from an international professional
services firm, a programme lead in the health service, a desk
editor in the national media, a programme manager in the public
sector, a freelance producer and artist, an asset manager in the
petroleum industry, a programme officer for a world leading
economic development organisation, and a senior sales consultant
for a large engineering company.
Adirupa SenguptaChief Executive, Common Purpose Asia-Pacific
David O'ConnorCourse Director
Tom Brind Senior Course Director
Emma TidmarshPA to CEO, Common Purpose UK
Dao Xiang's Advisory Group includes senior leaders with
expertise in the public, government, private, cultural and
not-for-profit sectors in London and Shanghai.
The responsibility of the Advisory Group is to set the
challenge, and select the participant group.
Jude Kelly OBEArtistic Director, South Bank Centre
Shirlene GoldsbroughVP, Supply Strategy, GlaxoSmithKline
Ernest IpPwC Senior Practitioner, China and Hong Kong
Boris JohnsonMayor of London
Margaret Ma-ConnollyManaging Director, UBM China
Ian ShortChief Executive, Institute of Sustainability
Jon WilliamsWorld News Editor, BBC
PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory
services to enhance value for their clients. More than 163,000
people in 151 countries in firms across the PwC network share their
thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives
and practical advice. See www.pwc.com for more information.
UBM is a leading global media business which provides events;
data, marketing and information products; print products; and
targeting, distribution and monitoring services to specialist
business communities. UBM employs more than 5,800 staff in more
than 30 countries worldwide.
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An educational programme to develop a community outreach model
to connect rehabilitation, care, and health components
Incorporating a community internship placement as part of
compulsory healthcare/social training programmes in medicine,
physio, social work, and nursing. The placements would involve
visiting patients in their homes to conduct basic health
assessments, care plans and rehab programmes for those with chronic
but manageable conditions.
An app based integrated healthcare solution for commuting in a
This app will provide a route map which is interesting and
relatively traffic free to get from B to A.
Empowering people to take responsibility for their communities,
engineering a spirit and system where individual health and social
needs are met primarily by those within that community. The scheme
is co-ordinated by a pioneer making use of a tool-kit incl:
The central product is the healthwatch brand around which the
building blocks of care and assistance are built, allowing for
tailoring for local areas.
Happy health share is a p2p people's marketplace that connects
the elderly and youth, traditional and the future. It will connect
those that have learning and sharing potential in their
It will be both online and offline platform based. It will
attempt to empower both the elderly and young to take charge of
their own health and wellbeing.
Benefits of this scheme would include:
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