Transferable Skills Series

16 Feb 22

Title: Preparing for an Academic Career – By Dr Elaine Walsh

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TSS - 12 Jan

Title: IP and Research – By Mr Ng Chong Yuan

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GC TSS Preparing for a Non-Academic Career (24 Nov 2021)

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Preparing for an Academic Career by Dr Elaine Walsh

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Register before: 27 Oct 2021

About the seminar:

This session will offer insights to PhD researchers who are considering an Academic Career. Topics include a discussion of the different types of academic careers available, a look at recent hiring trends as well as advise on how to do well in the recruitment process.

 

About the speaker:

With a background as a Chartered Engineer in aerospace engineering, Elaine is a freelance soft skills development consultant and an expert in doctoral education and career management. For more than ten years, Elaine led the team responsible for postgraduate professional development at Imperial College London, supporting more than 6000 graduate students in realising both academic and career goals. During this time, the innovation and impact of her team’s work were recognised by two national awards and resulted in numerous invitations to partner with internationally leading universities including NTU, HKU, MIT, and Tsinghua University. Elaine continues to research on doctoral education issues including the evaluation of skills development courses, the wellbeing of researchers and the role of creativity in scientific research.

23 Feb 22

Title: Effective Cross-Cultural Collaboration And Communications – By Mr Andrew Goh

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TSS - 19 Jan

Title: Presentation and Interview Skills – By Mr Andrew Goh

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Presenting Your Research Outcome (1 Dec 2021)

Title: Presenting Your Research Outcomes by Dr Elaine Walsh

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GC TSS Effective Persuasion (3 Nov 2021)

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Negotiation and Conflict Management by Dr Andrew Goh

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Register before: 5 Oct 2021

About the seminar:

Managing conflict is an important skill one should have before entering the workforce. Mastering this skill is useful to help develop competency in interpersonal and communication skills. By establishing this skill, one creates a framework for dealing with future conflicts that may arise. Participants will also learn to ask the right questions to ensure effective negotiation outcomes. Topics that will be covered includes Understanding Conflict, the Conflict Grid, Styles of Resolution, Methods of “Carefronting” solution and more.

 

About the speaker:

Dr Andrew Goh makes presentations as a platform speaker to small groups and big conferences. He is known for his insightful yet light-hearted approach. He has written various books including “Management by Humour” which he taught as an Elective subject at NTU. Among other voluntary responsibilities, he has served on the Singapore Advisory Council of World Vision International and the Board of Halogen Young Leaders Foundation.

9 Feb 22

Title: Developing Leadership Skills  – By Dr Elaine Walsh

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Critical Thinking for Researchers (15 Dec 2021)

Title: Critical Thinking for Researchers by Dr Elaine Walsh

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GC TSS Time Management Skills for Researchers (17 Nov 2021)

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EQ for Success by Marion Nicole Teo

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Register before: 20 Oct 2021

About the seminar:

Participants will discover how to develop their Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to increase their interpersonal effectiveness in their personal lives and at work. Emotional intelligence provides the powerful insights and tools essential for transforming people. Participants will understand what EQ is and how their thoughts and feelings affect their decisions and behaviours. Learn techniques to manage emotions and think resourcefully. EQ will allow participants to bounce back from difficult experiences and significant stressors which they encounter over a day, helps move them into solution mode and confidently deal with the challenges that they face. Participants will be shown how to practice small daily steps that will build new patterns in their life and help them break away from destructive patterns.

 

About the speaker:

Marion Nicole Teo is a well-known Image Consultant, EQ Facilitator and Executive Coach. She is the Director at EQ World and has worked with staff from diverse industries and job roles over the last 30 years. 

She has coached executives and leaders to put their best foot forward, to lead by example by practicing EQ and make better decisions on a day-to-day basis. Through her training and coaching, Marion aims to create more self-awareness in her participants, develop their resilience and confidence, and give them a decisive edge in their personal development to achieve personal success and happiness.

Marion holds an Honours degree in Biochemistry from the National University of Singapore. She was Miss Singapore Universe in 1987 and represented the nation in the Miss Universe pageant where she did Singapore proud as one of the semi-finalists. She has authored a self-help book entitled “Happy Once Again: Beauty from Inside Out” where she shares her own struggles as a single mother, her bout with depression, and how she overcame them. She has been featured in various newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows and has been a keynote speaker at different events. Marion is also an active Rotarian where she spends her free time helping the less fortunate locally as well as overseas. 

Principles of Business Networking and Professional Etiquette by Ms Marion Nicole Teo

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Register before: 21 Sep 2021

 

About the Seminar:

This workshop will teach students how to make a positive first impression when meeting people during networking events. Students will learn how to build rapport, to start and carry on interesting conversations, to listen with more effectively and to observe body language and facial expressions. Students will learn how to boost their confidence to achieve personal effectiveness and to put themselves out there to develop and nurture better connections.

 

About the Speaker:

Marion Nicole Teo is a well-known Image Consultant, EQ Facilitator and Executive Coach. She is the Director at EQ World and has worked with staff from diverse industries and job roles over the last 30 years. 

She has coached executives and leaders to put their best foot forward, to lead by example by practicing EQ and make better decisions on a day-to-day basis. Through her training and coaching, Marion aims to create more self-awareness in her participants, develop their resilience and confidence, and give them a decisive edge in their personal development to achieve personal success and happiness. 

TSS - 26 Jan

Title: Mind Full or Mindful? A Talk on Mindfulness by Caitlyn Lee (University Counselling Centre) 

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Power of Positivity (8 Dec 2021)

Title: Power of Positivity by Dr John Shepherd Lim

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GC TSS Stress Management (10 Nov 2021)

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Overcoming Anxiety by Dr John Shepherd Lim (Singapore Counselling Centre)

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Register before: 12 Oct 2021

About the seminar: 

Anxiety is one of the two major mental health disorders affecting the Singapore population. While high stress levels are common, much can be done to prevent the onset of chronic and high levels of anxiety which often result in burnout and low levels of productivity in the long run. As such, this course aims to increase awareness of how chronic anxiety can affect our wellbeing and productivity levels, as well as equip students with practical strategies which they can implement to prevent the onset of anxiety disorders or manage their symptoms should they already be struggling with anxiety.

 

About the speaker:

Dr John Shepherd Lim, Chief Wellbeing Officer of Singapore Counselling Centre

John is an experienced professional with more than two decades of experience in conducting counselling sessions for individuals and couples. He has helped many clients through issues such as depression, stress, suicidal thoughts, anger management, and many more.

Mindfulness by Ms Dana Lim (University Counselling Centre)

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Register before: 14 Sep 2021

About the Seminar:

This seminar aims to introduce mindfulness and its practice to better manage stress and anxiety amidst the hectic, uncertain times we live in. Topics covered include an introduction to mindfulness, common mindfulness techniques, recognising stressors faced by graduate students and the positive impact mindfulness has on stress reduction. There is also an interactive segment where students will get an opportunity to practice common mindfulness techniques and get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.

 

About the Speaker:

Ms Dana Lim, Senior Counsellor, NTU University Counselling Centre

The University Counselling Centre (UCC), known as the University Wellbeing Centre prior to 1 April 2021, provides professional counselling and related psychological wellbeing services to our students and staff. ​​​​​​UCC supports and empowers students and employees to take positive action by developing their potentials and life skills.​

Entrepreneurship as a Life Long Skill by Mr David Toh (Interim CEO, NTUitive)

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Register before: 28 Sep 2021

About the Seminar:

This session will offer insights to PhD researchers who are considering Entrepreneurship. Topics include the ingredients needed to build a startup, challenges in innovation as well as life skills in the age of disruptive innovation. The seminar will end with a Q&A section for students to raise their queries.

 

About the Speaker:

David Toh is Interim Chief Executive Officer at NTUitive, responsible for commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property. Prior to joining NTU in 2013, David worked for 20 years in finance, where he was a top-rated Asia Pacific technology sector analyst with a number of investment banks. In that capacity, David also advised public and private technology companies on corporate strategy and fund raising. After leaving investment banking, David worked as a fund manager at DBS Asset Management before setting up his own Asia Pacific focused equity fund. Prior to the finance industry, David worked as a process engineer in a semiconductor fab.