1st period: from July to October 2023
- Preparation of the case study by compiling data from your water and/or sanitation company
- Attendance as scheduled at preliminary webconferences with MS OpT trainees
2nd period: November 6 to 17, 2023 in ESSEC Asia-Pacific in Singapore
Leading in a global multi-cultural environment – Professor Aarti .Ramaswami – 2 days
- Identify and learn how the workplace is influenced by cultural backgrounds
- Identify culture influences perceptions, norms, values, attitudes and behaviors of individuals and organizations at large.
- Through frameworks and insights, participants will explore and understand their own intercultural competencies as well.
Business models Innovation in a networked world – Jan Ondrus – 2 days
- Challenge the efficacy of the traditional, linear value chain and introduce the idea of business ecosystem orchestration and platform strategy.
- Learn how to create powerful platforms and nurture an inclusive ecosystem to discover new ways of interacting with the market while creating value for all stakeholders.
Innovation strategy – Xavier Pavie – 2 days
- Innovation can take many forms in the organization: management, strategic, technological, product or service, among others.
- Optimizing the flow of competencies, engaging employees in an ‘innovative culture’, and streamlining the innovation capabilities and processes within the organization and its
ecosystem are central to retaining the competitive agility and position of the company on the marketplace.
Lee Kuan Yew Schhol of Public Policy – 4 days
- Integrated water resource management in Singapore
- Visit to Marina Barrage – Public Utilities Board (PUB)
- Designing effective partnership + PPP in Singapore
- Visit to NeWater Vistor Centre
- Organisational culture
- Communicating water
- Embedding water policy
3rd period: November 20 to December 1st, 2023 – in Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority in Cambodia
The K-OPT case study lasts 10 days and aims to analyze the past and recent situation of 5 thematics (institutional, technical, financial, commercial and human resource) of PPWSA (Phnom Penh), as well as to define a strategic action plan of the structure, to consolidate the performance of the company in the medium term (10 years). The participants play the role of the CEO of the company in question, who must make a set of decisions, analyze the situation and formulate action plans relating to the water sector.
Primary pedagogical objectives:
a-To understand the experience of a water and sanitation service by discovering the
sociotechnical, socio-political, and financial trajectory (dynamics of stakeholders, technical
choices, constraints, change of tariff…)
1. Identify key points (human and non-human) for water management and sanitation
during 2000-2010 and 2010-2020
2. Design a complete diagnosis of the water and sanitation service
3. Identify the key measures and internal and external changes that have been taken
over this period.
b-Contrast the current situation with the past situation on the different themes.
1. Apprehend the dynamics of society’s retrospective in its environment, its past
evolution, its strengths, and weaknesses in relation to the main stakeholders.
2. Determine the common and opposing points of the two situations.
3. Identify the methods and the decisions made to understand the current situation of
c-Project several scenarios for 2030 in order to anticipate and apprehend uncertainties to
achieve and improve the results of the service
1. Identify key questions for the future
2. Define the target situation by 2030
3. Propose strategic directions and actions based on the company’s skills based on the
scenario’s evolution in its environment.
Secondary pedagogical objectives:
▪ Reinforce knowledge of the issues of a water management service.
▪ Mastering the management tools learned in previous courses
▪ Develop decision-making skills;
▪ Mobilizing skills of OpT training program.
The K-OPT case study is conducted on 3 temporal focal lengths:
1. Past 2000-2010;
2. Recent past 2010-2020;
3. Future 2020-2030;
Each focal length is treated according to three levels:
1. Within the company;
2. Outside (a stakeholder who has an influence in the company in the field of water and
3. Various hazards (environment: COVID, innovation, economics, politics…).
Each level is interpreted with the 5 dimensions/axis mentioned above, which allows the construction
of working groups accordingly:
2. Institutional – Governance – Legal
4. Human Resource
Aarti RAMASWAMI – Executive Vice President & Dean of Pre-experience programs – ESSEC Asia-Pacific
Jan ONDRUS – Associate professor – ESSEC Asia-Pacific
Xavier PAVIE – Professor – ESSEC Paris
Tristan Laurent MOREL – SETEC Organisation
Antoine WALTER – +GF+
Mr LONG Naro – DG of Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority