Datuk Dr Paul Chan, Vice-Chancellor and President of HELP University in a ‘Class with The President” kept the HELP Foundation students and their parents on their toes discussing global and leadership issues arising in a constantly changing environment.
The session, held at ELM Business School, HELP University, proved to be a hit and many of the students commented that Dr Chan inspired them to achieve greater heights, with many of his anecdotal quotes from his childhood experiences, growing up in a poor neighbourhood.
Dr Chan also emphasized how we live in a VUCA world, intriguing many of the students with the acronym, which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Therefore, Dr Chan advised, that to succeed in today’s world, students have to be well-read and well-travelled, to be able to understand and face challenges. Dr Chan highlighted one such important event, the influence of the COLD WAR and how the break-up of the Soviet Union impacted the world.
Dr Chan also illustrated the importance of right actions to earn a livelihood as opposed to selling drugs, indulging in gambling or human trafficking. Also, students should reflect on their actions and be mindful of their consequences. Many of us do not understand the impact such actions can have on our lives in the long term.