Thriving in VUCA: Mastering Agility for Today's Dynamic World

Lecturer iconSerene Sim (Ms)
Course Duration: 14 hours
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Course Dates

For groups of at least 15 people, customised run dates are available, contact us via the form below for more details. 

13 Aug 2024 - 14 Aug 2024
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This session will be conducted face-to-face at IAL. More details will be sent to the confirmed registrants.

What Is The Session About?

In today's dynamic business environment, adaptability is not just an advantage; it's a necessity. This Learning Agility Programme for professionals offers a transformative journey, equipping individuals with the agility needed to not just survive, but thrive amidst constant change. As the professional landscape undergoes rapid transformation, staying ahead requires more than just traditional skills—it demands learning agility.

The course is focused on equipping individuals with the skills needed to excel in an environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA).

Participants will embark on a transformative journey, combining experiential learning with practical application, engaging them physically, emotionally, and cognitively through interactive activities, debriefing sessions, and structured content delivery, emerging equipped with practical skills and a growth mindset for success.

They will effectively apply their learning through experiential learning activities, peer collaboration, and personalized action plans, fostering a comprehensive approach where they reflect on insights gained and share real-world challenges for feedback and practical solutions.

Participants will cultivate learning agility holistically, embracing discomfort, developing cognitive flexibility and critical thinking, nurturing qualities like curiosity and resilience, while continuously investing in learning and unlearning, and mastering self-management skills for success in their roles.

What Does The Session Cover?

At the end of the course, you should be able to:
Apply the five dimensions of learning agility to your career and life.
Apply knowledge of generational learning styles differences to identify suitable learning strategies.
Adapt learning approaches to meet the changing demands of your current job, to be future-ready in navigating change in your work life.
And to nurture:
Innovative Problem-Solving: Learn to approach complex problems with creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.
Diversity and Inclusion: Develop empathy and understanding towards individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, enhancing collaboration and team effectiveness.
Adaptability and Resilience: Embrace uncertainty and change, cultivating a readiness to tackle the unknown and pivot when necessary.
Continuous Improvement: constantly seeking new opportunities for personal and professional development.
Self-awareness and Impact: Gain insight into your own skills and behaviors, impact on the organisation and others.

Who Is It Suitable For?

Professionals seeking to thrive in today's dynamic professional landscape prioritise cultivating learning agility essential traits, and a quick-thinking mindset. By doing so, they position themselves as indispensable assets in any workplace, empowering themselves to navigate rapid shifts in technology, markets, and organisational dynamics effectively.

Course Funding and Policies


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 imust 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$54.00 w/GST ($50) 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$54.00 w/GST ($50) 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

Serene Sim (Ms)

Serene Sim (Ms)

Curriculum Development Specialist, Product Development | Institute for Adult Learning

Serene Sim is an accomplished Curriculum Developer, Training Facilitator, Consultant and Coach, with 30 years of experience in learning analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation. Her mission - is to serve the nation by equipping individuals with generic skills competencies - common transferable skills that enable individuals to stay relevant - be employable and employed, facilitating their career mobility. Her goal - is to help organisations build a skilled and resilient workforce by advising organisations in ways to meet current and future needs of the workplace through organisation learning solutions. Her talent - a strong grounding in Learning Needs Analysis; Development of Curriculum & Instruction, and Training-The-Trainers. Her knowledge - includes Adult Learning Psychology; Instructional Design (ID) process; Technology-Enhanced learning, Project Management and Organisational Development.


She is conversant with tools used for Training needs analysis (TNA), Competencies analysis, developing competency-based training, assessment & training roadmap, Training evaluation& assessment, and Quality assurance for managing learning.

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