Transferable Skills Series

Self-Leadership by Dr Andrew Goh

01 Sep 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

Register your interest here before 31 Aug 2021

About the Seminar:

This seminar will empower and equip participants with the basic life skills of first-step leadership that is leading self and others. Topics covered includes values driven commitment, how focusing on the future set leaders apart, leading by example as well as challenges being the crucible of success. The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.

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.

Embarking Startup Journey – Learn about Patent Applications by Mr Ng Chong Yuan

04 Aug 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Alumni, Current Students

Register here before: 3 Aug 2021

About the Seminar:
This seminar will introduce students to intellectual property, patents as well as their legal requirements. Topics covered include commercial considerations and the patent application process. The seminar will end with a Q&A section for students to raise their queries.

About the Speaker:
Mr Ng Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house work experience in technology businesses spanning over a decade. Currently, as a full-time faculty member of IP Academy, he is teaching and speaking on practice and management courses covering intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets. Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology and Commercial Laws.

Social Entrepreneurship by Mrs Monica de-Silva Lim

28 Jul 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Alumni, Current Students

Register here before: 27 July 2021

About the Seminar:
In a world where capitalism is largely the economic system of choice, the social mission is often overlooked in the pursuit of commercial success. Yet, there is a growing minority of social entrepreneurs who are focused on solving some of the world’s biggest problems. This session will introduce attendees to the difference between enterprises and social enterprises, how to achieve social impact alongside sustainable financial return through frontier edge innovations, and an honest examination of what it takes to venture for good.

About the Speaker:
Mrs Monica de-Silva Lim started her career in banking and HR but discovered a passion for working with children and parents when she crossed over to education in 1998. She began in a social enterprise, moving on to a government-linked joint venture and then to one of the largest multinational education organisations in the world. She now runs Rosebrook Developmental Centre, a fully inclusive community with a cutting-edge, frontier, fully integrated programme called Heartworks in Motion©.

From PostGrad to Innovator by Dr Eddy Lee

09 Jun 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

Register your interest here before 7 June 2021

 

About the seminar: 

Our speaker will share his journey from a postgrad to becoming an innovator. This session will cover issues of how to evaluate start-up ideas, introduce the various start-up models as well as detail a data-driven approach to managing the product market fit. The seminar will end with a Q&A section for students to raise their queries.

About the speaker: 

Dr Eddy Lee is currently the Managing Partner of Coffee Ventures – has invested in over 50 startups predominantly in the US, Singapore and Indonesia. Interest areas include Fintech, Healthcare, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Marketplace technologies. has invested in over 50 startups predominantly in the US, Singapore and Indonesia. Interest areas include Fintech, Healthcare, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Marketplace technologies.  

Eddy relocated from Silicon Valley and co-founded Coffee Ventures to tackle unmet needs in emerging markets. The early-stage fund focuses on people development, product-market iteration, and go-to-market strategy.

At Stanford University, he mentored at the StartX incubator and was formerly a consulting professor. He has also devised a medical imaging technology for visualizing stem cell migration and therapy. 

In his early career, Eddy was also a designer for semiconductor chips at Marvell, a NASDAQ-listed Southeast Asia success story which he hopes his portfolio startups could one day emulate. 

 

Self – Leadership by Dr Andrew Goh

05 May 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

Register your interest here before 3 May 2021.

About the seminar:

This seminar will empower and equip participants with the basic life skills of first-step leadership that is leading self and others. Topics covered includes values driven commitment, how focusing on the future sets leaders apart, leading by example as well as challenges being the crucible of success. The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.

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.

Preparing for a Non-Academic Career

07 Apr 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

Register your interest here before 6 April 2021

About the seminar:  

This interactive webinar will provide guidance on how to maximize the value to non-academic employers of the key skills and attributes developed through postgraduate study. It is designed specifically for PhD researchers and will equip participants to bridge the ‘communication gap’ which may exist between the academic and non-academic world.As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be better equipped to ‘translate’ the value of their research skills and experience into success in non-academic career recruitment. 

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.

Entrepreneurship as a Lifelong Skill

10 Mar 2021 at 10.30 AM - 22 Mar 2021 at 12.00 PM Current Students

Venue: Livestream 

Register your interest herebefore 9 Mar 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 lifeskills 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 Director and Chief Technology 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.  

David is also currently an independent director of SGX-listed iFast Corp and advises a number of startups in an informal capacity. He also sits on the Singapore Stock Exchange Listings Advisory Committee providing opinions on technology companies seeking IPOs. David graduated with a B.Sc. Materials Science & Engineering and a B.A. in Government and Asian Studies from Cornell University in 1991.

​Preparing for an Academic Career

03 Feb 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

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


 

Embarking Startup Journey: Learn About Patent Applications

06 Jan 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Career Preparation

    Venue: Livestream 

    Register your interest here before 5 Jan 2021.

     

    About the seminar: 


    This seminar will introduce students to intellectual property, patents as well as their legal requirements. Topics covered includes commercial considerations and the patent application processThe seminar will end with a Q&A section for students to raise their queries. 

    About the Speaker 

     
    Mr Ng Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house work experience in technology businesses spanning over about a decade. Currently, as a faculty member of IP Academy, he is teaching and speaking on practice and management courses covering intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets. 

    Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology and Commercial Laws. 

    Cross Cultural Communication by Ms Marion Nicole Teo

    08 Sep 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Register your interest here before 7 Sep 2021

    About the Seminar:
    Cross-cultural communication is about recognizing the differences and similarities among people from different cultural backgrounds in order to engage each other more effectively. Being able to develop good communication skills is key to creating a successful work environment that brings out the best in everyone. Participants will discover how culture influences our beliefs, values and attitudes. They will also learn how hierarchy and collectiveness plays a role in their communication and behaviours as well as master the 9 ways to avoid misunderstandings.

    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. 

    Effective Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Communications by Dr Andrew Goh

    18 Aug 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Register your interest here before 17 Aug 2021

    About the Seminar:
    In today’s rapidly changing world, it is critical to gain an understanding of how cultural elements influence communication between individuals and groups in an organization. Developing strong cross-cultural communication skills is the first step in creating a successful professional environment that brings out the best in the diversity of team members. 

    Students will be acquainted with what is Culture, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, and Cultural Perspectives as well as acquire practical aspects of Intercultural Communications. Students will also learn how to resolve / anticipate cross-cultural misunderstandings by fostering effective cross-cultural collaborations.

    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.

    Presentation & Interview Skills by Dr Andrew Goh

    21 Jul 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Alumni, Current Students

    Register before: 20 July 2021

    About the Seminar:
    Participants will learn how to prepare themselves for a presentation and adapt them for the different types of audiences. From presenting their research outcome at a conference or to the general public at a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) symposium, a good presentation will help make a lasting impact. In addition, they will also develop Interview Skills by learning how to interpret the questions asked, preparing their answers by highlighting significant experiences and their academic achievements as well as taking the opportunity to ask relevant questions to their future employers. 

    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.

    Conflict Management by Dr Andrew Goh

    16 Jun 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

    Register your interest here before 14 June 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.

    Art of Public Speaking (Online) by Dr Granville D’Souza

    12 May 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

    Register your interest here before 10 May 2021.

    About the seminar:

    This seminar will empower participants to multiply their communication skills dramatically while teaching creatively. Communication is key and a fundamental ability. The need to articulate and share ideas across groups of people or to a crowd has become more important with the rapid change of communication channels. At the end of this seminar, participants will understand the critical aspects of presenting or training online. They will be able to develop strategies, prepare for a presentation with the fundamentals in place and ensure a smooth delivery to small groups or large groups for any occasions.

    About the speaker:

    Dr Granville is the Group CEO of EQ Asia Pte Ltd and Peak Performers, a consulting and training practice specialising in organisational behaviour and performance. The group designs and facilitates corporate and adult workshops that focus on enhancing performance at all levels, dealing with change, forging powerful partnerships in organisations and building individual resilience and team resilience. In addition, he does developmental coaching that deals with deeper emotional issues caused from past programming. These include trauma, loss of motivation, anger and mild depression, phobias and acute fear. His initiatives are frequently used to boost performance of staff at all levels and for teams to approach obstacles objectively with a view to enhancing performance.


    Effective Persuasion by Mr Fred Then (Optional: Live Coaching session)

    21 Apr 2021 12.00 PM - 12.45 PM Current Students

    Venue: Livestream
    Register your interest here before 20 April 2021

    About the session:  

    Neuroscience research has shown that mere facts do not convince people. So, what does and how can you write a proposal that gets people to be on your side? Join Mr Fred Then for a live coaching session that will provide demonstrations of solutions with the use of the Effective Persuasion (EP) method.

    The coaching session is open to all students (including those who did not attend the Effective Persuasion seminar held on 14th April 2021) who are interested to know more about the use of the Effective Persuasion (EP) method. Students may send in *sample situations (e.g. research pitch, proposals) and Mr Fred Then will provide coaching with the intent to deepen the participants’ learning.

    Do note that this coaching session will not be counted for the attendance requirements.

    *Please do send in your sample situations to gc-events@ntu.edu.sg

    About the speaker: 

    Fred Then is an entrepreneur (7 start-ups in 7 years!), entrepreneurship educator, business coach, neuromarketeer, author and designer. He has over 20 years of start-up experience with both local and overseas organizations. In Singapore, Fred has lectured and coached 2,000 individuals and start-up teams. His intense coaching has helped entrepreneurs reduce their business failures by 90%.

    Effective Persuasion by Mr Fred Then

    14 Apr 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students


    Venue: Livestream 

    Register your interest here before 13 April 2021



    About the seminar: 
     

    This seminar aims to provide an understanding of how students can use psychological techniques in a structured format to be more persuasive. Uncover the power of emotions and how to channel it to get your desired outcome. Students will learn how to use the Effective Persuasion Method in presentations as well as during one-to-one conversations.

    Mr Then will also provide an understanding of how students can “sell without selling”. Students will be introduced to the six Principles of Influence and learn how to use these insights to create compelling marketing offers or create effective campaigns.

    The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section. 

    About the speaker: 

    Fred Then is an entrepreneur (7 start-ups in 7 years!), entrepreneurship educator, business coach, neuromarketeer, author and designer. He has over 20 years of start-up experience with both local and overseas organizations. In Singapore, Fred has lectured and coached 2,000 individuals and start-up teams. His intense coaching has helped entrepreneurs reduce their business failures by 90%.

    Negotiation and Conflict Management

    17 Mar 2021 at 10.30 AM - 22 Mar 2021 at 12.00 PM Current Students

    Venue: Livestream 

    Register your interest here before 16 Mar 2021

    About the seminar:

    Interaction that matters involves people. Anything that involves people will involve difference. When people differ, how they negotiate determines what they achieve. Consciously or unconsciously, everyone is already a negotiator. It is therefore crucial to learn how best to navigate negotiations strategically and effectively.

    This session will introduce attendees to the Harvard-based negotiation methodology and demonstrate how active listening skills and techniques can be used to de-escalate tensions, in order to achieve sustainable and value-creating solutions through interest-based problem-solving

    About the Speaker:

    Mr Aloysius Goh is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sage. Certified as an international mediator since 2007, Aloysius has mediated more than 300 cases around the world with dispute values ranging from a few hundred dollars to more than USD1bn. Fluent in English and Chinese, he subscribes to a directive approach to mediation to help clients find meaningful and sustainable solutions to their conflicts.

    Presenting Your Research Outcomes

    10 Feb 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    About the seminar:

    This highly interactive webinar will feature questions and answers throughout. It will offer clear insight and sound advice to those PhD researchers who are wishing to develop engaging and impactful communication with audiences outside of their own narrow field. It will include advice on conference talks and 3-minute thesis competition. 

    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.

     

    Art of Public Speaking

    13 Jan 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Communications

    Venue: Livestream 

    Register your interest here before 12 Jan 2021.

     

    About the seminar: 

    Participants will be able to develop strategies, prepare for a presentation with the fundamentals in place and ensure a smooth delivery to anyone for all occasions. Communication is key and a fundamental ability. The need to articulate and share ideas across groups of people or to a crowd is increasingly becoming more important as channels of communication are rapidly changing. ​ 

     ​About the Speaker:

     
    Dr Granville is the Group CEO of EQ Asia Pte Ltd and Peak Performers, a consulting and training practice specialising in organisational behaviour and performance. The group designs and facilitates corporate and adult workshops that focus on enhancing performance at all levels, dealing with change, forging powerful partnerships in organisations and building individual resilience and team resilience. In addition, he does developmental coaching that deals with deeper emotional issues caused from past programming. These include trauma, loss of motivation, anger and mild depression, phobias and acute fear. His initiatives are frequently used to boost performance of staff at all levels and for teams to approach obstacles objectively with a view to enhancing performance.​


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

    Date: 22 Sep 2021

    Time: 10.30am to 12pm

    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. 

    Register before: 21 Sep 2021

    Registration Link:  https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/pls/webexe88/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA21081314424749

     

    Growth Mindset by Dr Granville Ed DSouz

    25 Aug 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Register your interest here before 24 Aug 2021

    About the Seminar:
    Growth mindset is defined as a belief that the most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Recent neuroscientific discoveries have shown us that we can increase our neural growth by the actions we take, such as using good strategies, asking questions, practicing, and following good nutrition and sleep habits.

    During the webinar, students will learn how to change the way they see challenges, what to do when faced with challenges as well as how to adopt best practices and a positive attitude when receiving feedback and criticism.

    About the Speaker:
    Granville is the Group CEO of EQ Asia Pte Ltd and Peak Performers, a consulting and training practice specialising in organisational behaviour and performance. The group designs and facilitates corporate and adult workshops that focus on enhancing performance at all levels, dealing with change, forging powerful partnerships in organisations and building individual resilience and team resilience. In addition, he does developmental coaching that deals with deeper emotional issues caused from past programming. 

    Understanding how Values Motivate and Drive You by Marion Nicole Teo

    30 Jun 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

    Register your interest here before 28 June 2021.

    About the seminar:

    Values are often referred to as someone's personal guiding principles or life goals. Participants will discover how their values affect their decision-making in their personal lives and at work. . Understanding one's values will allow participants to put the important things first and prioritise tasks. This helps to achieve better time management, which leads to faster and more effective progress. Participants will also learn Barrett's Seven Levels of Consciousness Model and relate it to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

    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.

    EQ for Success by Marion Nicole Teo

    02 Jun 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

    Register your interest here before 31 May 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.

    Resilience for Mental and Emotional Agility by Dr Granville Ed D’Souza

    28 Apr 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Venue: Livestream
    Register your interest here before 27 April 2021



    About the seminar:

    The doctoral degree represents a massive milestone in the academic journey and achievement of any student. However, it also comes with its unique challenges, as they deal with various obstacles that they might never have had to encounter before. The right attitude and the need to practice delayed gratification, optimism and resilience are key skills that help PhD students put such challenges behind them and keep climbing. The student will not only need support from others but also learn to access these resources from themselves.

     

    About the speaker:

    Dr Granville is the Group CEO of EQ Asia Pte Ltd and Peak Performers, a consulting and training practice specialising in organisational behaviour and performance. The group designs and facilitates corporate and adult workshops that focus on enhancing performance at all levels, dealing with change, forging powerful partnerships in organisations and building individual resilience and team resilience. In addition, he does developmental coaching that deals with deeper emotional issues caused from past programming. These include trauma, loss of motivation, anger and mild depression, phobias and acute fear. His initiatives are frequently used to boost performance of staff at all levels and for teams to approach obstacles objectively with a view to enhancing performance.

    Critical Thinking for Researchers

    31 Mar 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    About the seminar:

    This highly interactive webinar will equip participants to be both more conscious about and improve the quality of their thinking. After attending, participants will be better able to incorporate critical thinking into their work. Barriers to critical thinking will be highlighted and discussed to further improve the effectiveness of researchers.

    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.

    Register your interest here before 29 March 2021

    Time Management for Researchers

    24 Feb 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    About the seminar:

    This session will offer clear insight and sound advice to PhD researchers who are wishing to improve their time management skills. Topics include how to decide on priorities, developing effective planning approaches, managing expectations as well as establishing positive habits.The seminar will end with a Q&A section for students to raise their queries.

    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.


    Principles of Business Networking and Professional Etiquette

    27 Jan 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Competencies

    Venue: Livestream 

    Register your interest here​ before 26 Jan 2021.​

     

    About the speaker:

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

     

    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.

    Mindfulness by Ms Dana Lim (University Counselling Centre)

    Date: 15 Sep 2021

    Time: 10.30am to 12pm

    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.​

    Register before: 14 Sep 2021

    Registration Link: https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/pls/webexe88/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA21081314335285

     

    Self-Care to Prevent Burnout by Dr John Shepherd Lim

    11 Aug 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Register your interest here before 10 Aug 2021

    About the Seminar:
    This seminar will provide an understanding of burnout – its prevalence, risk factors and identifying symptoms. Students will learn how to practice self-care in their daily lives, recognise negative thought patterns and how to reframe them. The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.

    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.

    Strategies to Manage Negative Emotions by John Shepherd Lim

    23 Jun 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

    Register your interest here before 21 June 2021.

    About the seminar: 

    This seminar will provide an understanding of depression – its prevalence, risk factors and identifying symptoms. Students will learn how some of the challenges faced by post-graduate students can impact their mental health, learn how to support someone with negative emotions and some of the treatments available to deal with them. The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.

    About the speaker:

    Dr John Shepherd Lim (Chief Wellbeing Officer of Singapore Counselling Centre) 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.

    Stress Management by Mr Suriya Sanjeevan (University Wellbeing Centre)

    19 May 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Livestream Alumni, Current Students

    Register your interest here before 17 May 2021

     

    About the seminar:

    During the hectic period of exams and midterms, feeling overwhelmed is common. This is especially the case when you are battling yourself to push away stress and keep calm. This seminar aims to help you understand and recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and learn ways to manage and cope with stressors during your academic journey. There will also be an interactive segment for students to experience techniques on “breathing exercises.

    About the speaker:

    Suriya Sanjeevan is a counsellor from the University Wellbeing Centre in NTU. He obtained his Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology. He has 37 years of counselling experiences in the social service sector prior to joining NTU.

     

    Overcoming Anxiety by Mr Michael Thong

    21 Apr 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Venue: Livestream
    Register your interest here before 20 April 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 

    Mr Michael Thong is Clinical Psychologist who specializes in counselling, psychotherapy, and psychological testing. He has been practicing since 2014, and is experienced in stress management, anger management, depression, anxiety management, obsessive compulsive concerns, family and relationships, mood concerns, work related concerns, career counselling and intelligence testing.

    Mindfulness by University Wellbeing Centre

    24 Mar 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Venue: Livestream 

    Register your interest here before 23 Mar 2021

    About the seminar:
    This seminar aims to provide an introduction to 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:
    Sivagnanam Periasamy is the lead counsellor from the University Wellbeing Centre at NTU. He graduated with a master’s in counselling and clinical Psychology from Monash University and James Cook University respectively.

    Prior to joining NTU, Siva was working in Australia in a community setting and in Singapore he has worked in various setting as a lecturer, a psychologist, a behaviour modification trainer in a community setting and headed a community clinic for mental health. His research interests are on mental health trend analyst, anxiety and counselling modalities and their implementation eclectically in a counselling session

    Productivity During Challenging Times

    17 Feb 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    About the seminar:

    This seminar aims to provide an understanding of factors contributing to productivity and the paradox of productivity during challenging times. Topics covered include an understanding of common mental health challenges, how to recognize them as well as identifying challenges faced by Graduate students. Students will learn appropriate coping and problem-solving strategies both for self and to support others.  The interactive session allows students to practice what they have learned as well as get answers for their queries in the Q&A section.

     

    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.

     

     

    Building Emotional Strength During Unprecedented Times

    20 Jan 2021 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM Current Students

    Wellbeing

    Venue: Livestream 

    Register your interest here before 19 Jan 2021.

     

    About the seminar: 

    This seminar aims to increase awareness of the impact that unprecedented change brings on individuals’ emotional health, and equip students with strategies for personal change and emotional management, so that they would be ready to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and future uncertainties positively.

    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.