CPD Programmes

In Conversation with AEs: Should I Become a Freelance AE?

Complimentary

AE Career Advisory

Speaker

2 hours

Duration

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.

 

What is this programme about?

 

“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.” Robert Pirsig

The idea of becoming a freelance Adult Educator (AE) can be exciting, rewarding yet daunting. It may be a potential career option for exploration to develop a business, fulfil personal aspiration and/or meet work-life arrangements. The motivation varies from individuals.

As potential freelance AEs plan and find a footing in this field, being aware of the nature of work, realities of being a freelance AE and its challenges are important. In this 2-hour session, the facilitators will relate their personal journey, share information on the current Training and Adult Education landscape, and facilitate a discussion to explore the readiness of individuals in becoming a freelance AE.

“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.” Robert Pirsig

The idea of becoming a freelance Adult Educator (AE) can be exciting, rewarding yet daunting. It may be a potential career option for exploration to develop a business, fulfil personal aspiration and/or meet work-life arrangements. The motivation varies from individuals.

As potential freelance AEs plan and find a footing in this field, being aware of the nature of work, realities of being a freelance AE and its challenges are important. In this 2-hour session, the facilitators will relate their personal journey, share information on the current Training and Adult Education landscape, and facilitate a discussion to explore the readiness of individuals in becoming a freelance AE.

 

What does it cover?

 

This session aims to:

  • Offer perspectives to individuals who aspire to become freelance Adult Educator; and
  • Provide a platform to share information pertaining to Adult Educator landscape.

 

Who is it suitable for?

 

This session is meant for individuals who are considering becoming a freelance Adult Educator.

 

About the speaker(s)

Clare Poon (Ms)

Adult Educator | Institute for Adult Learning

Ms Clare Poon is a freelance Adult Educator with the Institute for Adult Learning.  In her fifteen years of experience in the retail, healthcare and training industry, her work involves frontline retailing; deliver customer service programme locally and overseas; design and develop curriculum; conduct stand-up training; audit training programme; provide consultancy; facilitate workplace learning project; and provide career development guidance.  Clare enjoys meeting people and creating meaningful opportunities to enable learning.  Progressing from projects that revolve around the Workforce Skills Qualification, her recent focus is skewed toward workplace learning and career development facilitation.  Clare holds a degree in Master in Training and Development (MTD) from the Griffith University.  Professionally, she holds a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) and Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF) from the Institute of Adult Learning; and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Singapore Institute of Management.

Cynthia Lau (Ms)

Adult Educator | Institute for Adult Learning

Ms Cynthia Lau is best known for her ability to design and deliver results focused yet engaging and practical learning experiences. Besides facilitating learning and organisational change, Cynthia is a prolific learning designer, involved a broad spectrum of work. In terms of workplace learning, Cynthia is involved in the design, development and implementation of IAL’s certification programme for workplace learning facilitators.

Cynthia’s unique combination of expertise in innovation, capacity development and learning design has also served her well as an international trainer/facilitator. Other than training for participants from the ASEAN region, Australia, Africa, India and the Dutch Caribbean, she has worked as a consultant for public service reform training programmes for emerging economies like Cambodia, Laos, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Cynthia holds a Masters in Education (Training & Development) from the University of Sheffield. Her professional certifications include Certified Professional Facilitator (International Association for Facilitators), Edward De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People among many others. She also possesses a Certificate IV in Training and Development (Australia), Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE).

Patrina Loo (Ms)

Adult Educator

Ms Patrina Loo is an accomplished freelance Adult Educator (AE) in learning facilitation, coaching and consultation. Having worked with a diverse profile of learners both locally and overseas, she has designed and facilitated training in Service Excellence, Service Quality and Team Building. She engages with clients from a broad spectrum of industries to address training needs, design and contextualises programs to build capacities and sustain team performance. Known for her vibrant style of engaging learners, she is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences. Patrina's involvement with Institute of Adult Learning's (IAL) spans from initiatives in sectoral research and interventions in Learning and Performance Transformation (LPT), to enhance Continuous Education and Training (CET) effectiveness for the security and retail sector, to career development facilitation in support of Developing Freelance Adult Educators.

Patrina holds a Master in Training and Development (MTD) from Griffith's University, a Diploma in Adult and Continuous Education (DACE) and Advance Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF) from IAL and Advance Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Kang Yam Lee (Mr)

Chief Learning Curator | The Flame Centre Pte Ltd

Kang Yam specialises in curriculum and instructional design, competency development and career coaching. Life in the training and development field brought him to many companies and countries in the Asia Pacific. KY has conducted workshops for companies such as First Data Corporation (China, Singapore and South Korea), Schneider Electric (China), Rio Tinto (Australia), Sabre Technology (India) and Swiss Re (Australia, China and Singapore). Kang Yam holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategy) from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University and a 2nd Upper Honours in Economics, Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. He also has an Advanced Designing Learning Certificate by Association of Training and Development (ASTD) and is qualified to administer/interpret DISC Profiles. Kang Yam speaks English and conversational Mandarin.