What is the Adult Education (AE) Mentorship Plus initiative?

Launched in January 2017, as an IAL initiative to help Training & Adult Education (TAE) practitioners (who have completed ACTA/ACLP) gain authentic practice experience through working on TAE assignments/projects under the guidance of established TAE professionals as their Mentors. The AE Mentorship programme has been a popular pathway for TAE practitioners to accumulate valuable practice experience much needed for professional growth to elevate career prospects. To date, 99% of those who have undergone the AE Mentorship programme have positive reviews on the learning acquired through the mentorship experience. Beyond this, some outstanding ones have even managed to secure longer term business collaboration arrangements with the AE Mentors.

As an ongoing commitment from IAL towards enhancing the quality of a Mentee’s learning under the mentorship experience, the AE Mentorship has been upgraded to the AE Mentorship Plus. Besides a more structured and focused learning experience, Mentees can also look forward to mentorship options leading to attainment of skills credentials, as well as financial aid which helps defray costs of learning under the mentorship.

Participating Criteria for Mentee:

  • Must be Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • Completed ACTA/ACLP
  • Has a valid AEN membership
  • Can be an existing Adult Education Professional (AEP - up to the Associate Adult Educator (AAE) level only)

How to Engage AE Mentors

  1. Assess fit of AE mentor’s core business areas with own developmental plans
  2. Email AE mentor to request for mentorship opportunity with CV

Mentorship opportunities are not guaranteed. They are subject to the availability of suitable assignments that AE mentors have to offer at that point in time. For further queries, please contact IAL at 6579 0300 or drop an email to aen@ial.edu.sg.

Who are the AE Mentors?

Alvin Oh Swee Beng (Dr)

Dr Alvin Oh is a veteran practitioner in Learning & Development, Organizational Development and Talent Management, having spent nearly 40 years in industry and academia. He helmed senior corporate leadership positions and professorship roles in education, training and human resources.

He is currently an Academic Fellow of ICMCI and certified PMC, ICF credentialized Coach and Coach Educator, Founder of “MindPowered Coaching”, Author of “SuccessQuotient@Work” book and Neuro Psychology in Management Consulting journals.


Dr Oh holds a Ph.D. in Education, M.Sc. in Training, B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics and PGrad Dip in Law. He has recently been awarded the Honorary fellowship of AIPA and Doctor of Leadership and Management (honoris causa).


Domain Expertise

Human Resource, Training and Adult Education

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Anderson Tan (Mr)

Anderson is a Practising Management Consultant (PMC), Specialist Adult Educator (SAE), and the Director of Biipmi Pte Ltd. Having managed several WDA-Approved Training Organisations, Anderson has proficient knowledge in adult learning frameworks and is effective in analysing, developing, and implementing Human Resource Development, learning and employability solutions for individuals and organisations.


Anderson is also knowledgeable about mobile learning. He has developed innovative IT systems to enhance personal branding, learning, and training management.


Domain Expertise

Human Resources Development (Strategic) | Training Management and Business Process Management

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Fook Thim Liu (Mr)

Fook Thim is the CEO of Professional Supremacy Corporation Pte Ltd, and an award-winning speaker, author, trainer and strategy consultant with more than 30 years of experience working with MNCs and SMEs.


Fook Thim specialises in the domains of business management, global marketing management, supply chain management, sales management, strategic thinking and public speaking. His speaking engagements, workshops and consultancy have brought him beyond Singapore to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South East Asia, and America.


Domain Expertise

Leadership & Management | Learning & Development | Strategic Planning & Implementation | Business Development

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Kris Loy (Ms)

Kris has more than 16 years of experience working in the field of human resource development on the organisational, industry, and national levels. In the last 12 years, she has been working closely with the retail industry in Singapore to support its people development needs by offering education and training programmes to enhance their professional capabilities.


Kris has been appointed as a SkillsFuture Mentor and Business Advisor to SMEs by SPRING Singapore, and is a certified Workplace Learning Specialist with IAL.


Domain Expertise

Business Strategy & Consultancy | Organisational Capabilities Development | Human Resource Management & Development | Curriculum Design & Development | Training Management | Workplace Learning & Performance | Skills Facilitation and Coaching

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Michael Choy (Dr)

As part of his work in the MOE, Singapore, and subsequently, through his own consultancy company, he trained more than 7,000 teachers in Singapore, ASEAN and China over 10 years. As the CEO of Tech Tree, Michael continues to helm his team to develop innovative e-learning programmes for training organisations and enterprises within the local and regional CET sectors.


Besides e-design work, Michael has spoken at more than 50 conferences across Asia, including Asian Development Bank forum in Manila, Adult Learning Symposium in Singapore and Learning Style Conference in Bali among others. Finally, Michael contributes to the education scene as a volunteer at a local primary school advisory committee and is in the process of working with UNESCO and government bodies to provide free chatbots for learning to children in developing countries.


Domain Expertise

e-Learning Design | Curriculum Design & Development | Educational Business Development & Strategy | Global Trends in Education | Educational Research

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Parveen Kaur Sandhu (Dr)

Parveen is a people developer, engineering authentic learning to optimise learning effectiveness through the use of learning technology, workplace processes, mentoring/coaching and bite-sized just-in-time learning.

Parveen was also part of the InnovPlus Flame award prototyping grant winning team in November 2017, and is currently leading the development and deployment of chatbots to facilitate blended learning.

Parveen holds a Doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics with a research focus on shaping effective learning cultures. 


Domain Expertise

Facilitation | Executive Coaching | Blended learning | Skills coaching | Workplace Learning | Mindful Leadership

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Steven Koh (Mr)

Steven Koh is an experienced workplace learning specialist, curriculum designer, trainer and business consultant with 25 years of industrial and management experience.

Steven has helped many organisations to develop workplace learning systems to support their organizational growth. He has also been actively designing and delivering training programmes to equip senior management, managers and executives with excellent attitudes, skills and knowledge to excel in the highly competitive global economy. Steven also mentors CEOs, directors and senior managers in organisational management and development.


Domain Expertise

Workplace learning solutioning, curriculum design, development & delivery, Community building & leadership

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Eunice Lim (Ms)

Eunice Lim provides business consultancy services, customised training and workplace solutions and courseware development to organisations across several sectors. As a SkillsFuture Mentor and a Certified Workplace Learning Specialist, she has partnered several organisations across various industries to innovate and improve their learning and development capabilities to rise above their business challenges. 


Domain Expertise

Training Management, Business consultancy, Workplace Learning, Courseware Development, Facilitation, Elearning Design and Implementation

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