CPD Programmes

Putting the ‘I’ in Leadership: The Art of Leading from Within!

Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$42.80 w/GST

AEN Member

Singaporean/PR: S$128.40 | Others: S$428.00 w/GST

Non-AEN Member

Fred Tan (Mr)


7 hours


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.




Participants are required to bring along a smartphone, tablet or laptop to access online content.


What is this programme about?


Leadership is a vital skill for both educators and anyone who conducts training in organisations. Leadership is multi-faceted, with numerous aspects. Each individual has a unique idea of what makes a good leader and how this can be achieved. Whatever it means to each person, it is important to develop leadership from within, based on the qualities and characteristics of each individual.


Learn how to develop your own leadership skills in an authentic and personal way, by building on your own existing traits, skills, and beliefs. Developing skills such as self-awareness, self-management, and goal setting are within your reach, with techniques and perspectives such as adopting a Winner’s Mindset, and identifying your own values, life purpose, and vision. By learning and applying core concepts like Ikigai, Emotional Intelligence, Growth Mindset, GRIT, Discipline, Crisis Leadership, and Goal-setting, you will be equipped to take ownership and transform yourself into an effective Adult Educator or Training Organisation Leader.  


This one day masterclass introduces, and equips you with, the skills to develop a style of leadership that is entirely your own, through a series of hands-on activities, small and large group discussions, and reflections. You will be guided by a facilitator who will share his own personal experiences and proven strategies, developed in both military and business contexts. By the end of this session, you will walk away with your own customised, tangible tools, such as the Values Matrix, Ikigai Chart, and Individual Action Plan (IAP), which you will develop based on the theories and techniques covered in the workshop. These can then be used to enhance your success in the training profession, and also in your own personal life.


What does it cover?


By the end of the seminar, learners will be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of their DNA in terms of Values, Life Purpose, and Personal Vision
  • Understand and appreciate leadership considerations when leading in a crisis
  • Understand and be able to adopt a Winner’s Mindset in order to achieve a breakthrough
  • Apply tips and techniques to improve Self-Awareness and Self-Management
  • Apply the concepts of GRIT & Resilience and Growth Mindset
  • Able to apply time management and productivity techniques
  • Able to set SMART short-, medium-, and long-term goals by making use of the Individual Action Plan


Who is it suitable for?


This programme is for professionals in:

  • Adult Education: comprises job functions in the activities of learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business performance.
  • Learning Management: comprises job functions in the management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes and driving business development.


Fees & funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member (Singaporean/PR) Non-AEN Member (Foreigners)

Total programme fee




To register for AEN membership, please click here.

The 90% course fee discount for CPD programmes is only applicable to an AEN Member who is either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. Foreigners will not be entitled to this discount even if they are AEN members.

Programme fee covers training and assessment. The fee is inclusive of prevailing GST and subject to changes.

Additional funding assistance, 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.


About the speaker


Fred Tan (Mr)

Managing Director & Co-Founder | Genium & Co Pte Ltd

Fred Tan (Mr) is an award-winning Leadership Expert. He has more than 25 years of proven leadership experience where he has led military personnel up to Brigade level, comprising 3,500 personnel and $250 million worth of equipment.


Having a deep passion in wanting to develop his staff to their fullest potential, Fred took on the Human Resources function in the military and acquired the skills, knowledge and experience in recruitment, learning & development, performance management, employee engagement and succession planning. He then took these experiences to the field with operational stints in East Timor, Banda Aceh and United Nations Headquarters in New York.


Fred’s unique experience is both hands-on and academic having acquired qualifications from Ivy-league institutions in America. This provided him the strong under-pinning knowledge to his leadership experiences and positioned him to assume the role of Head of the Singapore military’s Centre for Leadership Development. In this position, he was able to conceptualise and implement a top-of-class leadership development system for over 15,000 military leaders annually, winning the “Best in Leadership Development” from HRM Asia in 2016.


In 2018, Fred decided to take his skills, knowledge and experience to the marketplace to benefit more men and women. First things first, Fred believes that leadership begins with personal mastery and he has launched a signature programme to help aspiring leaders acquire that – Putting the “I” in Leadership.


A West Point graduate, Fred holds a MSc in HR Development & Management from NYU and a Master in Human Capital Leadership from SMU. He received his training in Leadership Development and Crisis Leadership at Harvard University. Fred’s other qualifications include:

  • Specialist Adult Educator (Curriculum Development)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
  • Certified Transformative Coach (Coach Masters Academy)
  • Certified Administrator of CCL’s Benchmark 360 assessments
  • Level 7 Advanced Diploma Qualifications (CIPD)
  • Certified Outward Mindset and Leadership Facilitator (Arbinger Institute)
  • Foundational Facilitation Workshop (Facilitators Network Singapore)
  • Certified TetraMap Facilitator (TetraMap International)
  • Design Thinking Fundamentals by Design Thinkers Academy
  • Associate Member, Practising Management Consultant (PMC)
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Institute of Directors