The Origin of this Program
From 1997 through 1999, I attended the owner/president management program (OPM) of the Harvard Business School (HBS). It is similar to Harvard’s advanced management program (AMP), but it is divided into three weeks a year over three years. The result is the ability to get to know each other quite well and reinforce these friendships and relationships. Many of my classmates were business leaders from outside the United States, and they have had a significant and positive impact on me personally and professionally.
Over the last 23 years, this group of individuals has chosen to get together somewhere in the world hosted by one or more former classmates. Recent reunions include locations like Switzerland, the UAE (Abu Dhabi in Dubai), Oman, and India (Mumbai in Hyderabad). These reunions have facilitated lifelong professional learning. Our 2020 reunion was to have taken place in Riga, Latvia, and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine has negatively impacted that decision.
These business school reunions are the inspiration for our future trips.
Travel risks and mitigations
Executive travel requires careful planning and know-how. The complexities of managing a travel program continue to increase each year. Focused Cloud is committed to simplifying it for you. Our goal is to enable you to relax and focus on enjoying the experience without the hassle and worry of managing all the details.
The most important trend will be the continuing mutations of COVID-19, which will require constant vigilance.