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Transferable Skills Series

Seminars for the month of: Feb 2020, March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, June 2020, July 2020, August 2020



Feb 2020

Career Preparation

  • ​​​Embarking Start-Up Journey: Learn about Patent Applications by Paul McLelland (IP Academy)

​   Date: 19 Feb 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.


About the speaker:


Paul specialises in intellectual property law and commercial dispute resolution. 

Before joining IP Academy, Paul was sole corporate counsel for a well-known Singaporean brand, where he was responsible for a broad range of commercial matters, including worldwide trademark registrations and oppositions, management of external counsel, contract review, and training.

He has experience working in private practice for both Singapore and Scottish law firms. His practice focused on intellectual property and commercial arbitration. 

He also taught commercial law, intellectual property and real estate law at a Scottish university.

 Paul was admitted to the roll of solicitors in Scotland in 2010.


March 2020


Communication

  • ​​​Presentation Skills by Dr Andrew Goh​​

​   Date: 6 March 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.


About the speaker:


Dr Andrew Goh makes Presentations as a platform speaker to small groups and big conferences. He is known for his insightful yet light-hearted approach. He has written various books including “Management by Humour” which he taught as an Elective subject at NTU. Among other voluntary responsibilities, he has served on the Singapore Advisory Council of World Vision International and the Board of Halogen Young Leaders Foundation.

 

April 2020


Competencies

  • ​​​Principles of Business Networking and Professional Etiquette by Marion Nicole Teo​

​   Date: 15 Apr 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.

 

About the speaker:

 

Marion Nicole Teo is a well-known Image Consultant, EQ Facilitator and Life Coach. She is the Director at EQ Asia and has worked with staff from diverse industries and job roles over the last 30 years.



Competencies

  • ​​​EQ for Success by Marion Nicole Teo​

​   Date: 6 May 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.

 

About the speaker:

 

Marion Nicole Teo is a well-known Image Consultant, EQ Facilitator and Life Coach. She is the Director at EQ Asia and has worked with staff from diverse industries and job roles over the last 30 years.



May 2020


Career Preparation

  • ​​​Self-Leadership by Dr Andrew Goh​​

​   Date: 13 May 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.


About the speaker:


Dr Andrew Goh makes Presentations as a platform speaker to small groups and big conferences. He is known for his insightful yet light-hearted approach. He has written various books including “Management by Humour” which he taught as an Elective subject at NTU. Among other voluntary responsibilities, he has served on the Singapore Advisory Council of World Vision International and the Board of Halogen Young Leaders Foundation.


Wellness

  • ​​​Building Emotional Strength During Unprecedented Times by Ms Samantha Ng

​   Date: 20 May 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.


About the speaker:


Samantha is a Counselling Psychologist who is registered with the Singapore Psychological Society. She is an alumni of NTU with a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology).

Samantha started as a psychologist at the National University Hospital (Singapore) as part of a multi-disciplinary community mental health team, where she conducted mental health assessments for children and teenagers, and carried out interventions for mood, anxiety, behavioural or social difficulties. Prior to joining Psych Connect, she worked in a multi-disciplinary private practice. After moving to the private sector, she further developed her skills in educational assessments. She has worked with clients of a wide range of nationalities and needs, and has journeyed with them to put in place appropriate interventions and school support.


Career Preparation

  • ​Entrepreneurship as a Life Long Skill by Dr David Toh

​   Date: 27 May 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.

  

​​About the speaker:


Dr David Toh is Director and Chief Technology Officer at NTUitive, responsible for commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property. Prior to joining NTU in 2013, David worked for 20 years in finance, where he was a top-rated Asia Pacific technology sector analyst with a number of investment banks. In that capacity, David also advised public and private technology companies on corporate strategy and fund raising. After leaving investment banking, David worked as a fund manager at DBS Asset Management before setting up his own Asia Pacific focused equity fund. Prior to the finance industry, David worked as a process engineer in a semiconductor fab. 


David is also currently an independent director of SGX-listed iFast Corp and advises a number of startups in an informal capacity. He also sits on the Singapore Stock Exchange Listings Advisory Committee providing opinions on technology companies seeking IPOs. David graduated with a B.Sc. Materials Science & Engineering and a B.A. in Government and Asian Studies from Cornell University in 1991.​



June 2020


Communication

  • Effective Persuasion (Part 1) by Fred Then​​

​   Date: 3 June 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.


About the seminar:

This seminar aims to provide an understanding of how students can use psychological techniques in a structured format to be more persuasive. Uncover the power of emotions and how to channel it to get your desired outcome. Students will learn how to use the Effective Persuasion Method in presentations as well as during one-to-one conversations. The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section. 


About the speaker:


Fred Then is an entrepreneur (7 start-ups in 7 years!), entrepreneurship educator, business coach, neuromarketeer, author and designer. He has over 20 years of start-up experience with both local and overseas organisations. In Singapore, Fred has lectured and coached 2,000 individuals and start-up teams. His intense coaching has helped entrepreneurs reduce their business failures by 90%.​


Communication

  • Effective Persuasion (Part 2) by Fred Then​​

​   Date: 10 June 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.​


About the seminar:​

This seminar aims to provide an understanding of how students can “sell without selling”. Students will be introduced to the six Principles of Influence and learn how to use these insights to create compelling marketing offers or create effective campaigns. The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.  The session will conclude with sample presentations where the coach will demonstrate the use of the Effective Persuasion Method to create a solution.​


About the speaker:

Fred Then is an entrepreneur (7 start-ups in 7 years!), entrepreneurship educator, business coach, neuromarketeer, author and designer. He has over 20 years of start-up experience with both local and overseas organisations. In Singapore, Fred has lectured and coached 2,000 individuals and start-up teams. His intense coaching has helped entrepreneurs reduce their business failures by 90%.​​​


Wellness

  • ​​​Productivity During Challenging Times by Ms Samantha Ng

​   Date: 17 June 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.​


About the seminar:


This seminar aims to provide an understanding of factors contributing to productivity and the paradox of productivity during challenging times. Topics covered include an understanding of common mental health challenges, how to recognize them as well as identifying challenges faced by Graduate students. Students will learn appropriate coping and problem-solving strategies both for self and to support others.  The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.


About the speaker:


Samantha is a Counselling Psychologist who is registered with the Singapore Psychological Society. She is an alumni of NTU with a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology).

Samantha started as a psychologist at the National University Hospital (Singapore) as part of a multi-disciplinary community mental health team, where she conducted mental health assessments for children and teenagers, and carried out interventions for mood, anxiety, behavioural or social difficulties. Prior to joining Psych Connect, she worked in a multi-disciplinary private practice. After moving to the private sector, she further developed her skills in educational assessments. She has worked with clients of a wide range of nationalities and needs, and has journeyed with them to put in place appropriate interventions and school support.


Competencies

  • Resilience for Mental and Emotional Agility by Dr. Granville Ed DSouza​​​​​​​

​   Date: 24 June 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00nn

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed​.

 


About the seminar:

The doctoral degree represents a massive milestone in the academic journey and achievement of any student. However, it also comes with its unique challenges, as they deal with various obstacles that they might never have had to encounter before. The right attitude and the need to practice delayed gratification, optimism and resilience are key skills that help PhD students put such challenges behind them and keep climbing. The student will not only need support from others but also learn to access these resources from themselves.

About the speaker:

Granville is the Group CEO of EQ Asia Pte Ltd and Peak Performers, a consulting and training practice specialising in organisational behaviour and performance. The group designs and facilitates corporate and adult workshops that focus on enhancing performance at all levels, dealing with change, forging powerful partnerships in organisations and building individual resilience and team resilience. In addition, he does developmental coaching that deals with deeper emotional issues caused from past programming. These include trauma, loss of motivation, anger and mild depression, phobias and acute fear. His initiatives are frequently used to boost performance of staff at all levels and for teams to approach obstacles objectively with a view to enhancing performance.​



July 2020


Competencies

  • Understanding How Values Motivate and Drive You by Marion Nicole Teo

​   Date: 8 July 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm

   Venue: Livestream

   Registration has closed.


About the seminar:

Who you are, what you hold dear, what upsets you, and what underlies your decisions, are all connected to your personal Values. Your values reflect what is important to you. They are a shorthand way of describing you motivations. Together with your beliefs, they are the factors that drive your decision-making. About the speaker: Marion Nicole Teo is a well-known Image Consultant, EQ Facilitator and Life Coach. She is the Director at EQ Asia and has worked with staff from diverse industries and job roles over the last 30 years.



​​​​Communication

  • Negotiation and Conflict Management by Aloysius Goh

​   Date: 15 July 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm

   Venue: Livestream

   Register here​. (Please register before 14 July)


About the seminar:


Interaction that matters involves people. Anything that involves people will involve difference. When people differ, how they negotiate determines what they achieve. Consciously or unconsciously, everyone is already a negotiator. It is therefore crucial to learn how best to navigate negotiations strategically and effectively. This session will introduce attendees to the Harvard-based negotiation methodology and demonstrate how active listening skills and techniques can be used to de-escalate tensions, in order to achieve sustainable and value-creating solutions through interest-based problem-solving. About the speaker: Mr Aloysius Goh is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sage. Certified as an international mediator since 2007, Aloysius has mediated more than 300 cases around the world with dispute values ranging from a few hundred dollars to more than USD1bn. Fluent in English and Chinese, he subscribes to a directive approach to mediation to help clients find meaningful and sustainable solutions to their conflicts.



Wellbeing

  • Stress Management by Pamela (University Wellbeing Centre)

​   Date: 22 July 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm

   Venue: Livestream

   Register here​. (Please register before 21 July)


About the seminar:


College can be an exciting time, but also a stressful one. This seminar aims to help you understand and recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, and learn ways such as the four A’s: avoid, alter, accept or adapt, to manage stress and enhance your wellbeing. There is also an interactive segment to create an action plan for study and play to help reduce and manage stress and achieve more with limited time. About the speaker:

Piramala D/O Maratheyah, Pamela Pamela is a counsellor from the University Wellbeing Centre in NTU. She obtained her Masters of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology and is a certified practitioner of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She has counselling experiences in the social service sector prior to joining NTU. 



August 2020


​​​​​​​Wellbeing

  • Mindfulness by Benedict Tan (University Wellbeing Centre)

​   Date: 26 August 2020, Wednesday

   Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm

   Venue: Livestream

   Register here​. (Please register before 25 August)


About the seminar:


This seminar aims to provide an introduction to mindfulness and its practice to better manage stress and anxiety amidst the hectic, uncertain times we live in. Topics covered include an introduction to mindfulness, common mindfulness techniques, recognising stressors faced by graduate students and the positive impact mindfulness has on stress reduction. There is also an interactive segment where students will get an opportunity to practice common mindfulness techniques and get answers for their queries in the Q&A section. About the speaker: Tan Peck Hian, Benedict Benedict is a counsellor from the University Wellbeing Centre in NTU. He obtained his B.A. in Psychology from the National University of Singapore and M.A. in Counselling from Monash University. He has counselling experiences in both the ministry and social services sectors prior to joining NTU.


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