Access capability. Develop talent
Take your organisation to the next level
Our hosts are commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations from diverse sectors. They are usually award-winning, high growth organisations with an international presence.
Reviewing and repositioning for growth is challenging in a rapidly changing and increasingly digitalised global economy. Hosting a global professional immersion program gives your organisation growth insights. It is an employee attraction and retention asset in a competitive market for talent.
Your immersion team, guided by our experienced gurus, will bring objective insights and fresh ideas to help your organisation adapt and flourish.
Your immersion team can be your people, or external learners (eg. international students/graduates, supply chain partners) or a hybrid of both, depending on your needs.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can implement an immersion program that best suits your growth needs.
Global immersions with a difference
Our gurus coach the team of learners in accelerating their professional, technical and personal skills, ensuring a valuable contribution to your organisation.
There is minimal impact on your resources as we guide the interface between the team and your organisation for a professional engagement. No physical working space is needed – our learners collaborate online from all over the world.
- Access project capability to examine opportunities or challenges
- Gain entrepreneurial insights on possible growth strategies
- Set the level of your participation in the project
- Develop your future workforce and leaders
- Recruit top calibre learners
It was a pleasure to work with Guru Advantage and the international team of learners and it was a positive professional development experience for my staff who joined the international team. I’d like to have done the GPI when I was a student!
The GPI raised new ideas and directions, some of which we can immediately implement and also independently confirmed the directions we were considering which is useful.
The team conducted research, data analysis and CEO interviews with organizations in Thailand and Australia, and delivered impressive presentations with findings and recommendations that we can use in future strategies.
Managing Director, Heritage Estates Company Limited
Director, The Erawan Group Public Company Limited
It was interesting working online with the international team of learners because they had different perspectives and backgrounds. We asked them to give us as many ideas as possible as we wanted fresh thinking. Even if it wasn’t feasible to implement now, these ideas could be useful in future.
I was pleased when the team delivered a diverse range of ideas and recommendations in their final report, from international marketing ideas from other countries to industry specific (in this case agritech and agriculture) initiatives to engage Australian companies with the Thai farming community.
Vice-President Joint Venture Project & International Trade, Mitr Phol Sugar Corp Ltd
“Guru Advantage global professional immersions can help companies find new talent with online international teams to work on projects through the realm of virtual digitalisation.”
Chair, Export Council of Australia
Managing Director, Excon International Pty Ltd
Guru Advantage supported … our Young Entrepreneurs Global Case Competition where entrepreneurs from around the world work toward solving some of the biggest challenges … and the UNSW ASEAN Conference, which invited Heads of State and Ministers to discuss complex challenges in the ASEAN, US and China relationship.
Guru Advantage has been very steadfast in supporting us, sharing their insights but also their networks. And this is very important. As youth, we should look forward but also learn from the experiences of others – like Guru Advantage and their great network of mentors and advisors.
It’s great to see people in leadership work collaboratively with students. Guru Advantage has been doing this for many years and hopefully for many more to come.
Dr Anthony P. Sunjaya
Scientia PhD Fellow
Co-Founder BantingMed Pty Ltd, President Postgraduate Council, 2021 President UNSW ASEAN Society
I worked with Guru Advantage to launch a worldwide business case competition, which attracted students from over 12 different countries. It is rare to meet people who are so genuinely interested… in uplifting individuals both personally and professionally.
Those who undertake the Guru Advantage programs will get a greater understanding of their interests, goals and talents.
Their passion to support the next generation of youth leaders is infectious, and with their guidance, no setback felt too difficult to overcome.
The networks are also truly invaluable. In a world more interconnected than ever, building global connections and growing in cultural competency is no longer simply a nice to have, it is a necessity.
So no matter where you are in your personal and career journey, ask yourselves, how do I next want to impact the world.
Transfer Pricing Consultant, EY
“A recent study found that 90% of employers want recruits with work experience. Competition for professional work experience is intense. Guru Advantage’s global professional immersions prepare graduates for career success in this challenging new world of work.”
Professor Alan Kerzner
Director, Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy and Assistant Professor of Strategy; taught at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, New York University (USA) and University of Queensland (Australia)
“Working from ‘anywhere’ is the new normal. Guru Advantage programs replicate this workplace experience giving job seekers, entrepreneurs and companies the edge in getting jobs and business anywhere.”
Professor Dr Sufian Jusoh
Director and Professor of International Trade and Investment, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, National University of Malaysia (ASEAN); External Fellow, World Trade Institute, University of Bern (Switzerland)
In 2022, I ran a Masterclass on using No-Code tools to democratise digital solutions. This Masterclass was a partnership with Guru Advantage and other associations, including the United Nations Global Pulse Lab in Jakarta.
The Masterclass so successful because the Guru Advantage team was open to feedback … and because of their incredible networks. We had around 11 or 13 countries in attendance which for me, was the first time I had such an international audience.
I’m really excited by the Guru Advantage team’s ability to help youth like me and I’m really excited to see how they are able to empower the next generation.
Bachelor of Computer Science
2022 UQ Student Entrepreneur of the Year; Liveris Academy Scholar
Workforce and talent development
Organisations need to develop an agile and renewable workforce for success and growth.
Our global professional immersions provide a practical experience in getting teams working effectively across disciplines, cultures and borders in the digital world.
This builds adaptive leadership experience and is a highly positive employee value proposition that improves the attraction and retention of employees at all levels.
Organisations sponsor strategic projects important to their growth. Sponsorship recognises the value of the immersions and helps minimise the cost to learners in delivering the program.
High flexibility, broad application
We work with you to customise the global professional immersion program to meet your organisational needs.
Our program is highly flexible around:
- immersion timeline
- project focus
- Masterclass modules
- team composition
- delivery method
Our program can be applied broadly at different levels of experience for different purposes – from developing business capability with professional staff to onboarding graduates.