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Awesome Lifelong Learners

It’s a wrap! Thank you Lifelong Learning Institute for the opportunity to partner you for this year’s #lifelonglearningfestival2017. Thank you Learn SG for supporting our Growth Series of 8 different sessions for personal development and professional growth.

As a consultant and learning facilitator, it gives me awesome joy when others embrace learning. There’s lots of other things one could be doing after a working day. Yet the participants made time to learn and some of them have been consistently attending all the sessions in the series.

Facilitating 8 evening sessions within 4 weeks was at times a stretch for us because some workdays started at 5am. Yet when evening time arrives, the #smiles and #enthusiasm of the participants energises us!

Participants also took the time to write us emails to share their thoughts on the sessions. These made our day as their sharing helps us to continuously value create in what we do. Here are some insights received:

  • On behalf of my friends whom I asked to join me in these workshops, I would like to thank you & your team of various speakers/facilitators/co-ordinators/cameraman, for all your efforts in making the workshops possible.  You and your team have truly been amazing! I must say that throughout my career with various MNCs, I have been sent to various corporate trainings both abroad and here locally, and none, I must say, can surpass the way your workshop is conducted.  There was never a moment I felt bored in class!  You truly have outshined all other Speakers/Facilitators that I know!
  • Appreciate all you efforts in making these events a successful and fulfilling ones. Your events are the most beneficial and wow to me..short but useful. Thank you very much.
  • You leave a very good impression on us with your welcoming big smiles at the entrance and throughout the classes. It’s not easy especially after a long day work. So thank you for this.  =) I have been very blessed by the teaching & sharing of Bernadette’s knowledge,
    Hopefully we will have opportunity to meet again or work together in future soon. She remind me of “Oprah” somehow.

Thank you to our 5 co-faciliators who are experts in their respective fields Phoon Kok Hwa, Michelle Ow, Terence Chiew, Lyn Wong and Yeo Xi-Wei, #awesometeam who supported tirelessly the administrative & logistical requirements Yvonne Chua, Jasmine Chang and and TS.

And of course, thank you to the 8 groups of #awesomelearners who participated actively and shared joyfully with each other. Collective #wisdom, #synergy and #lifelonglearning rocks! Much love!


Lifelong Learning Festival 2017

Growth Series

For this year’s Lifelong Learning Festival, we have curated a series of 90 minutes bite-sized sessions on a wide range of topics for personal development, professional growth and value creation.

Value Creation for Success

As market conditions and business environments change, value creation is critical for business and professional success in an increasingly VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world. Join us for an interactive and engaging session which explores strategies to further enhance personal performance and contribute to the team success.

  • What’s the mindsets needed to be future ready?
  • What are the 5 qualities needed to become a Most Valuable Professional in an organisation?

Monday 6 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Event Hall 2-2, Lifelong Learning Institute
To register: http://bit.ly/valuecreationforsuccesstalk


Connect with Your Clients More Effectively

The ability to connect with customers and provide a positive customer experience is essential for greater customer satisfaction and enhanced repeated business. Join us for an interactive session which provides tips for communicating more effectively with your clients.

  • The #1 quality to have to connect with your clients
  • Communicate according to your clients’ preferences

Thursday 9 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Training Room 1-1, Lifelong Learning Institute
To register: http://bit.ly/connectwithyourclients


Manage Your Triggers, Accelerate Your Success

Certain situations can provoke even the most rational among us into reacting and behaving differently. The ability to understand and master triggers will accelerate success and further enhance relationships. Join us for an engaging session which provide understanding on what are triggers and practical tips to mastering them.

  • Identifying Your Triggers
  • Designing a Plan for Positive Change that last

Tuesday 21 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Training Room 1-1, Lifelong Learning Institute
To register: http://bit.ly/manageyourtriggers


Gamification: Mastering the Rules of Engagement with Employees and Clients

Games have been played since the beginning of time. We all love playing games, but we only think of it in the evenings, and on the weekends. What if incorporating games could forever change the way you interact with your colleagues, your bosses and your clients?

Explore how you can harness game mechanics, principles and designs to effectively engage your employees or customers, and break new barriers in designing unique experiences with us!

  • Understand the principles of gamification, and how it affects engagement strategies
  • Use game design techniques as a tool to tackle interactive challenges and problems

Thursday 23 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Event Hall 2-2, Lifelong Learning Insititute
To register: http://bit.ly/gamificationmasteringtherulesofengagement


Building Future Ready Teams with Action Learning

The world is now standing on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. Indeed, across industries, there is clear evidence that the technologies that underpin this Revolution are having a major impact on businesses. To sustain growth amidst the challenges and disruptions in the future economy, a key imperative for organisations to be future-ready is to equip teams with a higher level of adaptability, productivity, nimbleness and performance.

The time is now for organisations to quickly to adapt their leadership development approach to build future-ready teams to “Future Proof” themselves. Join us in this talk as our speakers facilitate a discussion on leadership challenges in the VUCA world and how organisations can thrive in the VUCA world through Action Learning.

  • Leadership challenges in the VUCA world
  • Harnessing the power of action learning to develop teams
  • Get to experience a hands-on action learning session

Friday 24 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Event Hall 2-2, Lifelong Learning Institute
To register: http://bit.ly/buildingfuturereadyteams


Growth Mindset for Success

As babies, we do not stop learning to crawl, to stand and to walk because we decide it is too hard and not worth the effort. We fall, we get up and barge forward. So what changes this can-do attitude for some of us as we grow up? Why do some people thrive in the face of challenging circumstances while others buckle at the first failure? In this session, we gain a perspective on what world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck has discovered in her decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference and creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

  • Understanding the Growth Mindset
  • Applications of the Growth Mindset for Success

Tuesday 28 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Event Hall 2-2, Lifelong Learning Institute
To register: http://bit.ly/growthmindsetforsuccess


Journey Within to
Your Future Self

One aspect of journeying within, is being able to identify what is truly important – what is it that is most valued? What characteristic/quality is most important to you, that will be your North Star, to guide you into a purposeful future? During the session, we will support you in this exploration and identification. As you leave the session, you will be more focused and gain clarity on how to move yourself, and your team, forward into the future.

  • Understanding the Values that Drive You
  • Four Questions to Ask Yourself for Clarity on Decisions

Wednesday 29 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Event Hall 2-1, Lifelong Learning Institute
To register: http://bit.ly/journeywithintoyourfutureself


Facilitating Effective Meetings that Work

Meetings are necessary for group work to provide an avenue to share information, reach decisions & get jobs done. However, when meetings drag longer than necessary, with people talking over each other, tensions rising, no decisions being made or all decisions being made by one person who dominates the whole meeting, they become unproductive. Unproductive meetings lead to frustration and inefficiency.

Interested to learn how to make meetings more productive & inclusive? Join us for this interactive session where you can pick up some useful techniques to:

  • Make meetings work more effectively
  • Involve everyone in the meeting to generate ideas & reach agreements acceptable to everyone

Thursday 30 November 2017
7pm to 8.30pm, Event Hall 2-2, Lifelong Learning Institute
To register: http://bit.ly/facilitatingeffectivemeetings




Supported by LearnSG Seedfund:

Upcoming Talks at the Lifelong Learning Festival


As believers and promoters of #lifelonglearning and #personaldevelopment, we are so excited to be part of the upcoming Lifelong Learning Festival!

The Lifelong Learning Festival on the weekend of 12/13 November is a celebration of lifelong learning through a series of exciting learning activities including free talks and workshops on personal enrichment, health & wellness and work skills.

Dream Catalyst will be offering the following talks over the 2 days: 
 What’s Your X-Factor?
 Walking on Sunshine
 The Movie of Your Life
 The Greek Physician Hippocrates and the Art of Understanding Others