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Webinar: Professional Development — Navigating the future of work

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Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Time: 4:00 PM Singapore/Manila Time
3:00 PM Bangkok/Jakarta Time
3:00 AM US Eastern Time


“It’s not just my job — it’s my life.” 

According to a recent survey conducted by Gallup, everyone in the world wants a good job. It’s especially true for millennials, who will make up the workforce’s largest proportion by 2025. 

Employees are asking, “Does this organization value my strengths and my contributions? Do I get the chance to do what I do best every day? What’s my career future?” 

For these employees, a job is no longer just a job — it’s their life as well.

A lifelong career in a single organization for long-term stability is no longer their main goal but rather a desire for personal growth and development within their career paths and aspirations. As the working environment becomes increasingly dynamic in an interconnected world, individuals are open to broader career path options. Values and ambitions for job enrichment and job satisfaction in supportive workplace culture are becoming the key considerations for their career development rather than climbing the corporate ladder.

To boost talent efficacy, employers must ensure motivation and career satisfaction while meeting organizational goals. Research findings suggest employers who provide growth opportunities and encourage continuous skills and professional development would ensure higher job satisfaction and commitment to the workplace

As such, how can employees’ career growth be supported? Would regular check-ins on development plans ensure the personal development of employees and their careers? How can career roadmaps be incorporated as part of an organization’s talent management strategy?

Join us as industry experts on Career Development bring you through the future of your career ladder, where we will address the questions. The webinar will cover: 

  • What are the career interventions and the initiatives that employers can take on?
  • Why is it crucial for there to be career development? 
  • How can individuals move up their career ladder, especially in this changing landscape of work?

While you’re here, do take our career development survey. Stay tuned for the results!

*This webinar does not issue any e-certification after the event.


Lanny Wijaya Professional Development Learntech asia

Lanny Wijaya
Talent & Learning Specialist, LinkedIn (Indonesia Market)

Lanny is working in the LinkedIn Talent & Learning Solutions team, which allows organizations to plan, build and develop their workforce using data-driven insight.

Lanny has been working for 13 years in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), focusing on talent management and recruiting for its best talent. Her passion is to make a value-added impact on the business through my skills and expertise. And to build a better Indonesia.

Also, she enjoys networking, meeting new people, and understand the different cultures around the world.

Larry Medina ESSEC learntech asia

Larry Medina
Head of Career Services, Alumni & Corporate Relations, ESSEC Business School

Larry has over 30 years of work experience in the USA, Europe, and Asia in engineering, finance, and career services.  He has lived and worked in Singapore since 2001 and is a Singapore Citizen since 2007.  

His industry experience includes Oil & Gas, Semiconductors, Software, Media, and Education. After 24 years in the industry, Larry transitioned into career services joining Singapore Management University, INSEAD, and now, ESSEC Asia Pacific.

As Head of Career Services at ESSEC, he is responsible for managing the career curriculum, including workshops and guest speakers, student 1-to-1 coaching, and employer engagement across all degree programs.  He also engages with companies across all industries to understand the skill sets and profiles that they require. 

Jean Wong NUS learntech asia

Jean Wong
Career Consultant, National University of Singapore – Institute of Systems Science

Jean Wong is currently a Career Consultant with the National University of Singapore – Institute of Systems Science. 

She engages with the post-graduate students and mid-career professionals in career coaching and talent advisory in her job.  Previously she worked with Workforce Singapore (under the Ministry of Manpower) for around two years.  During this period, she has personally coached hundreds of mid-career professionals in their career transition and employment.

Jean’s professional background is in Human Resources. Before Career Coaching, she led the HR function for the Asia Pacific region with global MNCs for more than 15 years.   She also took on the Talent Acquisition Lead function for the APAC region during this period. Due to her strong passion for Talent Advisory and Career Coaching, she left the corporate HR profession and moved into Career Counselling five years ago.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Bachelor’s Degree in Business (NUS), Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling, and Advanced Certificate in Adult Training & Assessment.

Ginny Cheng Zillow Professional Development Webinar Learntech asia

Ginny Cheng
Director/Head of TechBizRev Recruiting, Zillow Group

With 15+ years of experience designing and executing global recruiting programs while building high-performance teams, Ginny is currently part of Zillow’s Recruiting Leadership team where she oversees the company’s Technical, Business, and Revenue team hiring. 

Prior to her current role, she was with Facebook, Microsoft, and EMI Music – Digital.  She’s had the opportunity to live and work in Asia and Europe where she expanded her skills to include Product Marketing,  Recruitment Marketing, Diversity Recruiting, and Events Management.

Ginny is also a Career Coach with Career Contessa — a resource designed to support womxn’s career paths — where she personally supported hundreds of people’s career journey so far.  She is a thought leader that speaks on webinars, panels, keynotes, and podcasts on topics including career happiness, leadership principles, personal branding, and how to creating psychological safety at work. 

Ginny is an avid traveler and is hoping she will get to travel soon to her 49th country with her family and Cosmo, the shelter dog they adopted during the pandemic in 2020. 

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