Monday, December 30, 2013

Testimonial by Prof Dr Lee Karling

Testimonial and Reflections as Faculty 
with EDS Business School 

 By: Professor Dr. Lee Kar Ling

Professor Dr Lee Karling is one of the EDS Senior Faculty, and also a World Class Talent and Human Resource trainer.

Greetings to all as we look forward to another exciting year in 2014! With the New Year in the fore, I would like to take stock of the achievements, awards, and exciting developments with EDS Business School for 2013.

Personally, as Senior Faculty member of EDS, I have learnt much from both the Postgraduate candidates that I facilitate as well as via sharing from other Faculty members. EDS is truly different in the sense that its syllabus is very practical and hands-on and it is able to bring to the workshops a sense of ‘Reality’ which many other postgraduate programs are unable to do. Such practical information and consolidation or integration with the theoretical concepts have provided the postgraduate candidates with the required skills and competencies to design and execute changes within their organizations upon returning home from the ‘learning’ sessions with EDS Faculty.

Professor Dr Lee Karling at Mindoro State University in Capalan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, facilitated the EDS CEO Competency Course during September 2013.

The sessions are also very lively and interesting as two-way communication is often forged between the Faculty and postgraduates of EDS. This not only stimulates the minds to indulge in critical thinking, but also helps both the postgraduate candidates and the Faculty to delve deeper into a particular concept or theory in order to ‘operationalize’ it more effectively at the workplace.

Professor Dr Lee Karling conducted the MBA and PhD classes at King Park Avenue Hotel in Bangkok on October 2012.

The interactions from such exercise are truly an experience that must be ‘felt’ personally and no vicarious learning could ever replace the interactions provided in EDS’ workshops or learning sessions.

Professor Dr Lee Karling conducted the Cinese MBA class at the EDS Executive Learning Centre located at the IOI Boulevard in Kuala Lumpur.

Another unique value proposition of EDS' programs and workshop is that they are conducted in various languages such as English, Mandarin, and even Vietnamese! This is truly a unique feature as the Bi-lingual sessions provides an opportunity for native speakers of specific languages (Eg: Vietnamese) to be exposed and tuned to the use of English, yet, having a Bi-lingual facilitator to execute the translation.

Professor Dr Lee Karling conducted the PhD in Management classes with Vietnamese tutorial support at King Park Avenue Hotel in Bangkok on October 2012.

This adds value to the learning as the participants not only learns about the practical skills, competencies, and theoretical knowledge provided, but at the same time, is able to commence their absorption of another language which will provide them with an additional comparative advantage upon graduation.

Professor Dr Lee Karling at Puerto Princesa City, the main campus of Palawan State University, Philippines to facilitate the EDS CEO Competency Course on September 2013.

Besides the Bi-lingual nature of some of the workshops, another unique feature of the program is that the workshops or sessions are conducted in various locations such as Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and China with more countries to come.

Professor Dr Karling successfully delivered the International Residential Advanced Management Program in Chengdu, China, during 25 to 31 August 2011.

With the opportunity to travel and explore different countries and locations, postgraduate and entrepreneurial candidates of EDS will have the opportunity to observe and review the business practices of these countries, and to learn to appreciate the business cultures inherent in these countries. Such an experience is not easy to come by, and thus far, only one other postgraduate provider for FULL Time candidates is able to do that, but, on a less organized, less systematic, and less frequent manner as compared to EDS.

Professor Dr Karling with our students from Vietnam and at Chengdu, China during our International Residential MBA and PhD program at King Park Avenue Hotel in Bangkok on October 2012.

EDS on the other hand, caters to working professionals with busy schedules to come together and network in all the above countries. It is an amazing achievement for EDS to be able to bring together working professionals of diverse cultural backgrounds to come together for experience sharing. The cultural experiences obtained are highly valued by the participants of EDS programs and workshop and brings to them a priceless experience that no amount of textbooks can provide!

Prof Dr Karling facilitated the PhD in Educational Management Program at the EDS Executive Learning Centre in Kuala Lumpur on October 2013.

This achievement is very true too as the postgraduate who had undergone EDS’s programs and workshops have all advanced in their careers either via internal promotions or external job opportunities. This is due to the value obtained from the EDS workshops that allowed the working professionals to apply what they have learnt when they return from EDS’s workshops or sessions. This type of opportunity is often not as effectively provided by other postgraduate programs due to the intense focus of other programs on theories without execution or application.

Prof Dr Karling with Prof Dr Ben Lee, Founder and President of EDS Business School at the EDS 2013 Convocation on 17 November 2013 at Gurney Resort Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. 

EDS is also an exciting organization to be associated with! The Founder and President/CEO, Professor Dr. Ben Lee is a visionary with strong business acumen and a commitment to education excellence. Various recognitions and accolades given to EDS via awards received is testimony to the commitment of Prof. Dr. Ben Lee to education excellence in all spheres. Backed up by an efficient and highly committed team, EDS is poised to scale new heights in 2014 and beyond!

I am pleased to be associated with the EDS team as I have grown too from the learning experiences obtained via the Bi-lingual sessions, and the exciting travels with EDS. It has truly expanded my horizons and inspired me to pursue excellence in every spheres of my life.

KUDOS to EDS for 2013 achievements and we look forward to more exciting events and accolades with EDS in 2014!

Professor Dr. LEE Kar Ling(PhD, HRM) 
EDS Senior Facilitator / Faculty Visiting Professor:
- Ifugao State University, Philippines
- Laguna State Polytechnic University, Philippines
- Akamai University, USA
- Euro College, Kumanovo, Macedonia
Skype: karling668

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