CPD Programmes

Connecting the Dots in Learning & Facilitation using Mind-Mapping

Full Fee: S$845.30 w/GST (before subsidies)

Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$84.53 | Others: S$845.30 w/GST

AEN Member

Singaporean/PR: S$253.59 | Others: S$845.30 w/GST

Non-AEN Member

Betty Kan-Sekine (Ms)


9:00am - 5:00pm


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.




Please bring your own facilitation/training content, some coloured markers & blank papers in order to readily apply the mind-mapping techniques and tools during this session.


What is this programme about?


Trainers and facilitators in the ever-evolving landscape of adult education constantly seek new and better ways to enable learners to engage with interconnected ideas and knowledge. Doing this requires a tool that organises and streamlines the connections between different ideas, providing clarity and making topics more accessible.

Mind-mapping is a transformative thinking technique which hones the human mind to think more effectively and clearly. By mapping out the connections between different topics, it is possible to achieve a greater understanding of material, which in turn leads to a more effective learning experience. Invented by Tony Buzan and based on research into the way the brain works, learns, and thinks, mind-mapping is a technique that will benefit both online and offline training design and delivery. By representing knowledge in this visible way, it is possible to streamline information, presenting all important topics on a single page, and seeing at a glance how different ideas relate to one another.

In this interactive, multi-sensory one-day workshop, you will explore the basic principles underpinning the mind-mapping technique through a series of mini-lectures, hands-on exercises, video clips, group discussions, presentations, and feedback sessions. You will experience the technique and tools first-hand by applying them in a guided manner to your own training content, using both traditional and digital tools. In this way, you will gain a deeper understanding of this approach to the organisation of knowledge and ideas, and in the process will acquire the skills to communicate effectively with your audience, harnessing the untapped potential of the human brain.


What does it cover?


  • Have a greater understanding of how the brain works, learns, thinks, and remembers by synergising left and right brain skills
  • Be able to identify applications for the Mind Map technique in client meetings, training and lesson planning, note taking, and goal setting
  • Be able to generate five times more ideas in a creative, spontaneous, and effortless manner 
  • Be able to employ basic mind mapping techniques to aid in presentations, lesson planning, summarising, organising information, learning, and generating and developing ideas
  • Be able to use mind mapping to organise their thoughts to improve clarity and concentration
  • Understand and be able to use iMindMap software to generate Mind Maps using technology
  • Be able to use mind mapping to gain confidence and motivation as a creative facilitator and learner


Who is it suitable for?


  • Education and training institutions looking to elevate the learning experience of their learners and improve the delivery of their programmes;
  • Professionals in the fields of Adult Education and Learning Management


Fees & funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Others

Total programme fee




The fee is inclusive of prevailing GST and subject to changes. 

AEN member rates are only applicable for Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents. Foreigners will not be entitled for AEN members rates regardless if he/she is an AEN member. To register for AEN membership, please click here.


Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment  has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.  

Additional funding available, if applicable

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes’ fees for self-sponsored registrations only.

Please note the submission period for your SFC claim via MySkillsFuture needs to be within 60 days before the course start date (date inclusive). If your course start date is more than 60 days from the date of SFC application, the SSG-SFC portal would reject your application. In this case, you would need to pay the full course fees at the end of your course application.


Request for rescheduling must be submitted to IAL 2 weeks before the commencement of programme. Reschedule requests that come mid-way through training has to be supported by valid reasons; substantiated by references as evidence; such as a doctor’s note; or a hospitalization chit. 

Please submit your request to reschedule your course at MyIAL. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$53.50 (with GST) applies for the request and the next available slot will be offered.


Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$53.50 (inclusive of GST) is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.

Corporate run

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.


About the speaker

Betty Kan-Sekine (Ms)

Facilitatiion: Certified MindMap Instructor: Wisdom Learning

Betty Kan is a ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor and an iMindMap Advanced Instructor facilitating Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping® technique. She is also a Certified Instructor of Dr Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® Method and Lateral Thinking™ Application. Betty is a Certified Professional Trainer (IPMA, UK), a Certified MetaPlan Moderator (MetaPlan, Germany), a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NFNLP, USA) and an Associate Lecturer with SIM Global Education.

Betty was appointed as Director of Client Services at a renowned litigation law firm in San Francisco, USA where she worked for over a decade managing the Asian market due to her unique trilingual capability. Her passionate customer-centric attitude led to the award of a prestigious Bronze Medal award for outstanding achievement in Service Excellence by the World Journal in the USA. She has appeared on radio talk shows on AM1450 in San Francisco and FM938 Live! in Singapore, and has had articles published in Singapore’s The Straits Times and India’s Hindustan Times.

Betty’s training sessions have included participants from Apple South Asia Pte Ltd, Astellas Pharma Singapore, MSD Korea Ltd, Bank of Singapore, Here Solutions APAC, Wharf T & T (Hong Kong), Drydocks World Southeast Asia (Government of Dubai), National University of Singapore, INSEAD SG Business School (Executive Coaching), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, National Heritage Board, Housing and Development Board, Wildlife Reserve Singapore, Singapore Police Force, Singapore Prison Service, Changi Airport Group, Jurong Town Corporation, Singapore Tourism Board, Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Reed Exhibitions, United Overseas Bank, OCBC Bank, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd, and KPMG LLP, among many others.

Betty enjoys a diverse cultural background, having lived in the USA and Japan for 17 years. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Her outstanding professionalism and rich working experiences have helped her develop valuable life skills in Business Communication, Leadership & Management, Innovation & Creativity, Client Services, and Personal Effectiveness. She believes in the power of maximising one’s potential by improving and changing oneself from the inside out. Her passion is in helping individuals be the best they can be.