The SAP Masters alumni community: An ongoing transformational journey
14th February 2023 | Brian Kadien
You’ve achieved you Masters, but what next? Can the alumni group help to continue the transformation journey?
By November 2019, our SAP Masters cohort was really hitting our stride. Collectively we (and I especially) were seeing success with our papers, we were learning new skills and many of us were seeing growth within our teams as our leadership practices improved. Then, with the New Year approaching, it seemed very natural for me to speculate about how the future would look from that point forward. It was at this time that I first asked the question: “What happens after we graduate with our Masters degree?”
Beyond the curiosity of the rather simple question (which I’ll hereafter refer to in a shortened form of “what’s next?”) I found it captivating that no one had a clear answer. Some colleagues spoke about graduation as an endpoint, claiming that transformation of our leadership practice had been achieved with the completion of the curriculum. If that were in fact possible, I then wondered if the progress should be considered permanent, or if the passage of time would inevitably wear down the hard-earned skills.