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Webinar: Workplace Learning – Professional Development & Career Agility

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Date: Thursday, 18 Febuary 2020
Time: 11:00 AM Singapore/Manila Time
10:00 AM Bangkok/Jakarta Time
11:00 PM US Eastern Time


With today’s digital transformation, the labor market is undergoing fundamental changes. As technology makes some existing jobs redundant, new roles are emerging

Because of possible skills mismatches and a lack of relevant skill sets, companies experience recruitment challenges and talent shortages. For a company to stay competitive globally, developing new job roles and fostering a learning culture becomes more important. 

Workplace learning is a growing practice that helps employees in acquiring knowledge or skills. It is not all about formal training programs but can be implemented and integrated with daily duties. However, some companies view workplace learning as a costly disruption to workplace productivity. What they fail to realize is that investing in learning can pay dividends in the long run.

The 70-20-10 Learning and Development Model, by Michael M. Lombardo and Robert W. Eichinger, demonstrates that job-related experiences contribute 70% of one’s knowledge and skills, 20% from peers and mentors, and 10% from formal educational events. This shows that by interconnecting learning with working, skills can be improved continuously and applied at the workplace. 

While companies are encouraged to adopt new ways of working for employees’ recent skills acquisition and expansion, workplace learning also addresses talent retention. According to LinkedIn Learning’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report, 94% of employees say they would stay at a company longer if it invested in their learning and development. 

Saying that, how should an organization implement workplace learning? What can organizations and talent developers do to minimize the skill gaps in their organization? How can we increase learning engagement to foster a culture of learning within an organization?

If you are looking for solutions to improve your employees’ skill gap and improve the structure of workplace learning to hopefully inculcate champions of learning in each individual in your organization, then this webinar will be perfect for you. Join our industry experts and as they share their valuable insights on the importance of workplace learning.

Key takeaways:

  • Gain new perspective and understand the importance of workplace learning
  • Learn how to minimize skill gaps and retain talents in your organization
  • Create a culture of learning in your work environment within your organization

Have a question for our speakers? Drop them here and they will address it during the webinar session!


Dr. Helen Bound
Head of Centre for Work and Learning, Research and Innovation Division, IAL Singapore

Dr. Helen Bound is Deputy Director of the Research Division at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences. She has been with IAL for the past 11 years.

Prior to coming to Singapore to work with IAL, Helen coordinated the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education at the University of Tasmania. She has taught in secondary schools and TAFE Colleges, worked in the trade union movement as a National Industry Training Officer, Women’s Training Officer and Workplace Change Officer. In between she ran her own business for a short period of time in training and development.

Helen’s research interests include learning in different contexts and for different purposes; pedagogical processes, identity, and development, learning of different workforce segments (e.g. non-permanent workers), and sustainable change within organisations and sectors. She is on a number of editorial boards (e.g. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Futuristic Implementation of Research in Education); co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Workplace Learning (Vol. 29, Issue 7/8, 2017) and was invited recently to co-edit a special issue of Hungarian Educational Research Journal. 

She is frequently requested to speak as a keynote or invited speaker, nationally and internationally. Currently, she is working on her third book as leading editor for Flipping the lens from teaching to learning: Pedagogies for future-oriented learners.

Dr. Phua Chee Teck
Director, National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE)

Dr Phua is the Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE), lead by Nanyang Polytechnic. NACE plays a major role in helping local companies in their journey to implement workplace learning (WpL) to retain and build competencies.

NACE has supported companies from various sectors such as Design, Engineering, Service, Retail, Logistics and Hospitality in implementing WpL. NACE has developed the National Workplace Learning Framework adapted from Germany, endorsed by SkillsFuture Singapore for companies in Singapore. The components of the framework are Strategy, Leadership, Planning, Training Needs Analysis, Environment and Implementation and Processes. Through the guidelines in the framework, companies can adopt and develop a sustainable workplace learning system to help them and their employees achieve competency growth to meet business needs.

Dr. John Fong
Chief Learning Officer, Kydon Group

Dr. John Fong is the Chief Learning Officer of Kydon Group. His experience is diverse, having lived and worked in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the USA, where he specialized in a variety of fields including Business Development, Hospitality & Tourism, International Relations and Education.

He is most passionate about Education having been the CEO of a number of higher education institutions, a Professor at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, a published author, an academic reviewer for journals and textbooks and a sought-after speaker internationally. His academic credentials include a PhD from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland. 

In 2018, Dr. Fong was acknowledged by URS International and AsiaOne Magazine as one of Asia’s best CEOs. He was also recognized by EduTECH Asia with a Leadership award in 2019.

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