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27 Mar Surviving the Hard Times

Career Excellence Series

WHEN
17th & 18th April 2017, 1:00pm – 9:30pm
WHERE
Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 #01-01 Singapore 408601

In times of crisis, your focus needs to switch instantly to survival mode. Your action plan has to give priority to the most immediate, urgent needs.

Have you taken the right steps to re-order your priorities?

Know where to scout for the best-fit jobs
Find out where the trending jobs are during hard times from Rupert Gan, Champion of Employability, Chief Strategic Officer of AGB Education Centre and Tan Feng, MD of BNP Paribas Investment Asia Pacific.

Know how to get tools for survival
Get your immediate concerns addressed by expert panelists who understand the workings of the job market and government grants. Be inspired by a fellow survivor’s personal story of how he beat unemployment during hard times.

Know what to keep and what to ditch
Discover with our career coaches what skill sets increases your job opportunities and what mindset you need to change. Understand your relevance to the current job market.

Ready to learn the hard truths and ride the hard times?

Attend the inauguration of Career Excellence series at LLI, “Surviving the Hard Times”, to learn tips and strategies that work especially well during times of economic crisis from industry experts. Don’t miss out on the talks, dialogues, career coaching below, and join our growing career excellence community!

Day 1 – 17th April

My Story: How I Survived Being In and Out of Jobs
Speaker: Victor Chan, Rising Star turned Survivor

Time: 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 2

Synopsis

Victor Chan, once a promising star in the finance industry, was struck by multiple career crashes due to unforeseen circumstances and economic volatility. In this talk, he will be sharing how he stayed resilient throughout his journey despite having to adapt to the drastic changes in his lifestyle.

Cross-border Opportunities Greater China
Speaker: Tan Feng, MD, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Head of Greater China

Time: 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 2

Synopsis

Tan Feng, a financial expert and key figure in the banking and investment scene in both Greater China and Singapore, imparts how he turned his past crises into opportunities. He also shares about China’s economic situation and cross-border opportunities it offers.

Mental & Emotional Resilience During Unemployment
Speaker: Perry Lee, Counsellor, Lecturer & Trainer for Psychology

Time: 5:00pm — 6:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 2

Synopsis

Perry Lee informs how unemployment can affect our psychological well-being, and how we can re-haul our mental and emotional gears to optimum levels in seeking new opportunities.

Evening Dialogue: Challenges Faced by PMETs Today
Panellists: Rupert Gan, David Tan, Adrian Ang, Naidu Gautama

Time: 7:00pm — 9:30pm
Venue: Theatre Lounge, Level 3

Synopsis

In this dialogue, we will be talking about what the main challenges faced by PMETs in Singapore today with regards to their career are, and how they can overcome these challenges.

Career Coaching

Time: 1:00pm — 7:30pm
Venue: Event Hall 1 — 2

Day 2 – 18th April

Tackling the VUCA Future with ACUV Mindset
Speaker: Anderson Tan, President of SAPTCO Singapore

Time: 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 2

Synopsis
The current buzzword when talking about the future is VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. Anderson, an Employability Entrepreneur and Solutionist, will share with us the ACUV mindset and how it can be used to tackle the VUCA future.

Turning Strengths into Opportunities
Speaker: Viya Chen, International Veteran Coach & Author

Time: 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 2

Synopsis
A key figure in the coaching scene in Asia with a passion for empowering people to achieve their career and life goals, Viya will be imparting a technique on how to transform our personal strengths into opportunities in just 8 Simple Steps.

Where are the Jobs?
Speaker: Rupert Gan, Champion of Employability, Chief Strategic Officer, AGB Education Centre

Time: 5:00pm — 6:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 2

Synopsis

While it is no secret that gaining employment is becoming more challenging, interestingly, organizations are shouting that they are in need of hiring new talents. Why is there such a discrepancy? Where are the jobs? In this talk, Employability Champion and Master Trainer, Rupert Gan, will share his insights on this subject matter that will be of interest to many.

Evening Dialogue: Employees of the Future
Panellists: Tan Feng, Adrian Ang, Steven Seek, Anderson Tan

Time: 7:00pm — 9:30pm
Venue: Theatre Lounge, Level 3

Synopsis

In this dialogue, we will discuss the type of employees/talents that will be sought after by future-forward organizations, the differing qualities that sets them apart from employees of the past, and, as an employee, how to transform from Past to Future.

Career Coaching

Time: 1:00pm — 7:30pm
Venue: Event Hall 1 — 2



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