After a year-long absence, I returned to address the Fellows of NetKAL VIII. This time the program took place in New York at the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.This year’s class truly represents all sectors: financial services, media, government, medicine, philanthropy, and technology. I used a simulation from one of my favorite sites, Games for Change, and it was a big hit. The simulation challenged them to demonstrate strategic foresight in the context of the Middle East.
The conversation that ensued was fascinating. We discussed race in the context of the broader cultural narratives that often separate Koreans from Korean-Americans. We explored historical tensions between the Korean-American and the African-American communities. And, we talked candidly about how they could create change from within; from within their organizations and from within their community.
It was a terrific dialogue and I’m looking forward to returning next year.