Today's business world can be viewed through the lens of team-based professional sports: much like a professional athlete, a company's leadership, key talents, and employees should maintain high performance and achieve rapid growth to succeed. These 'corporate athletes' tend to demonstrate strong management capabilities, are highly effective learners, and are resilient in the face of challenges. To gain insights about how to become a Corporate Athlete and how to build corporate athlete spirit into your team and company culture, AmCham Shanghai's Sports & Entertainment Committee presents Becoming a Corporate Athlete, a presentation taking place on Tuesday, November 28 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Room.

The presentation will highlight the differences between professional employees and professional athletes and reveal what we can learn from the performance management and professional development of professional athletes. Our distinguished speakers will share their knowledge in their respective fields by blending experience in learning and development, performance improvement, and sports science and management.

Presentation topics

· Why companies need to develop their employees to be Corporate Athletes

· Becoming a Corporate Athlete to sustain long term high performance

· What separates Corporate Athlete from others: the Corporate Athlete development paradigm

· From a cognitive science point of view: what we are missing in people development

· Making athletic spirit the core of your company culture


3:00 PM – Event registration

3:10 PM – Introduction

3:15 PM – Presentation

4:50 PM – Q&A

5:00 PM – Event ends


  • Shawn Liu (Founder of Genunity Consulting)

    Shawn Liu

    Founder of Genunity Consulting

    Shawn is the founder of Genunity Consulting, a leading leadership education institute based in Shanghai. He has held several regional and global leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies. Shawn is an adjunct lecturer and professor at several leading business schools. He is also a passionate advocate for social innovation and an active explorer of the natural world. Genunity Consulting, the company Shawn has founded, is a leading institute focused on leadership development with a broad network of cross-disciplinary experts and close collaboration with business schools and research institutes. Genunity Consulting believes that the only way to sustainably improve business or transform organizations is to focus on leaders’ performance and development first. Genunity Consulting aspires to be the number one leadership education company in China and among the top globally.

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  • Zarko Krkeljas (Athletic Director of Duke Kunshan University)

    Zarko Krkeljas

    Athletic Director of Duke Kunshan University

    Zarko is the Athletic Director and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Duke Kunshan University. Over the last 20 years, Zarko held variety of positions in the USA, South Korea, and South Africa, building sport performance programs, and bridging gaps between sport industry and education. Leveraging his global experience Zarko is currently overseeing the development of Athletics Program at Duke Kunshan University including building of sport facilities and ensuring programs’ strategic alignment with US and China departments of education. As such, Duke Kunshan Athletics aims to become a platform for integrating educational programs and opportunities with various sectors of sports, fitness, and wellness industry in China and abroad.

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Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 200
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Jean-Yves Lavoie

Contact Organizer

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