What might I do through the Venture?
Meet, interview and debate with a range of leaders, all
operating in very different contexts, to find out how they lead and
what can be learnt from them. Develop your leadership skills and
explore the context of the challenge and country relations in
Read a blog from a recent Dishaa Venture
participant on her experience in India.
What are the outcomes for participants?
Ventures help participants to:
- Grow as leaders by exposing them to people who
- Broaden and deepen their knowledge by showing
them how another country and culture works
- Develop their cross cultural awareness by
throwing them into a difficult task, with a very diverse group,
- Build new networks by giving them access to
participants and contributors they might otherwise never meet
- Stretch their analytical and creative skills
by exposing them to a new approach to innovation
- Develop their influencing skills by putting
them in front of senior decision makers to present their
When and how much?
The next Dao Xiang Venture will take palce from the 1-4July 2013
in Shanghai. Applications are now being accepted.
Course fees are as follows:
- £4,000 plus VAT for UK participants
- 30,000RMB for China participants
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,
kindly provided to us by GlaxoSmithKline, who can demonstrate a
clear need for financial assistance and who are unable to meet the
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 team in confidence.
How do I apply for the Venture?
Complete an application form
Applications are invited from exceptional leaders in the mid
stages of their careers. You will be a skilled practitioner in your
field, and keen to develop as you move towards even more senior
roles within your organisations or sectors.
The course will be administered and delivered in English so
participants need to be able to converse comfortably in this
Applicants will need to demonstrate:
- A growing record of leadership achievement and experience
- Ability to work with a multidisciplinary group to solve complex
- Commitment to engage with wider society/public life
- Interest in the London and Shanghai dimension of the
All applications will be sent to the Dao Xiang Advisory Group,
who will review the forms.
Applications are now being welcomed for the next Dao
Xiang Venture, which will take place in Shanghai in
About the participants
Applications are invited from exceptional leaders in the
mid-stage of their careers. Participants will be high
achievers and skilled practitioners in their chosen fields. They
will be established in their posts and capable of rapid career
progression to even more senior roles.
Previous Venture participants have included 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 local government, 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
Read testimonials from participants on Dishaa, the UK-India