Webinar #1

Helping Employees Emerge in the New Reality of Work

The COVID-19 situation has caused a negative impact on many businesses and individuals globally. While many were not fully prepared for the scale of the impact, most have adapted to the new reality.  The past few months have challenged the status quo, brought about changes, and generated opportunities for lessons to be learnt. Moving forward, what can business leaders and organisations do to help their employees emerge in the new reality of work?

  • What’s the new reality of work?
  • What kind of knowledge, skills and mindsets are needed for employees to succeed in this new reality of work?
  • How do we help employees emerge and succeed in the new reality of work?

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3 Tips to Help Employees Emerge Stronger in the New Reality of Work

The following is a recording of the panel discussion on this topic, held on 11 August 2020 as part of the 4-part webinar series on The New Reality of Work.

Webinar #2

Getting Teams and Organisations to Thrive in the New Reality of Work

Webinar #3

Getting Remote Work Done Well

Webinar #4

Transforming Learning for the New Reality of Work – Sharing of Experience by L&D Practitioners

Annie Koh
Annie Koh
Vice President, Business Development
V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship
Professor of Finance (Practice)
Academic Director, Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute
Singapore Management University

Professor Annie Koh is a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator, and commentator. Professor Koh is Vice President for Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Finance (practice) at the Singapore Management University (SMU).  She is also the Academic Director of two university-level institutes – the Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute. She has previously held the positions of Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and Dean, Office of Executive and Professional Education, at SMU.

Professor Koh is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on New Education and Work Agenda. In addition, she chairs the finance and investment committee of GovTech board and the Asian Bond Fund 2 supervisory committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She is currently also a board member of PBA Group, AMTD International Inc., Keppel Prime US REIT and Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Pte Ltd and serves on the HR Transformation Advisory Panel and chairs the TAFEP Awards. In 2019, Professor Koh was appointed as a member of Customs Advisory Council and advises a number of startup firms. Previous boards served on includes Singapore’s CPF, HMI and K1 Ventures.

Professor Koh received a Ph.D. degree in International Finance with Fulbright scholarship from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988.

Her research interests are in Family Office and Family Business, Investor Behaviour, Alternative Investments and Enterprise Risk Management. She co-authored Financial Management: Theory and Practice, An Asia Edition (2014), and Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004), and author of a number of Asian family business cases and survey reports.

She was awarded the bronze and silver Singapore Public Administration medal in 2010 and 2016, respectively, and the Adult Education Prism Award in 2017 for her contributions to the education and public sectors.

Low Peck Kem
Singapore Human Resources Institute SHRI
Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development)
Singapore Public Service Division
Prime Minister’s Office

As the Chief HR Officer and Advisor (Workforce Development) for the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore, Peck Kem is responsible for professionalising HR in the public sector of 16 Ministries and more than 60 Statutory Boards.

She is also the elected President of the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI).

Prior to her current appointment at the PSD, she was the Senior Director for HR & OD for a not for profit organization, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) based in Geneva, where she was responsible for HR, OD, Legal, Internal Audit and Corporate Administration for the 15 global offices.

Peck Kem has the unique combination of experience from a quality engineer to manufacturing manager to VP Human resources in the private sector (Tandon, Western Digital, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies & Avago Technologies), a Divisional Director of National HR Division in the Singapore Ministry of Manpower in the public sector, a Senior Director ODHR in GAIN, a not for profit organization based in Geneva to now a CHRO for the Singapore Public Service Division. This combination has widened her perspective in private, public and NGO sectors, and viewing the leadership from an Asian and European perspective.

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Tracy Lee
Director, Human Resource Division
SkillsFuture Singapore Agency
(IHRP - Senior Professional)

Tracy joined the Human Resource Division of the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) in October 2016 when the organisation was established. Prior to SSG, Tracy was with the Workforce Development Agency and SPRING Singapore and her work experiences were predominantly in HR-related fields, ranging from competency framework development, training quality assurance, workforce planning and industry skills transformation and promotion of enterprise human capital initiatives. Coupled with her experiences as a people manager, this paved the way for her to lead the HR division in SSG. In her current role, she oversees the full range of HR functions and culture building.

Tracy has keen interests in people development and cultivating a great workplace culture at SSG. She seeks to play a key role in making SSG an organisation well-known for its progressive HR practices and skills development efforts of its employees.

Tracy has a Bachelor degree in business with a major in HR and a Master degree in business from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has completed the Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (Career Facilitation Programme) and attained professional certification as a senior HR professional with the Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP).

Victor Mills
Victor Mills
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce

Victor Mills has lived and worked in Singapore for 35 years. He is a Singapore citizen and Chief Executive, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) which he has led for 6 years. SICC is Singapore’s longest-serving, independent, private-sector business association and has been helping businesses and Singapore since 1837. 

Prior to joining the Chamber, Mr Mills had a 30-year career in financial services in Asia-Pacific serving customers in a variety of senior regional business roles. He was a commercial banker for 10 years and an institutional banker for 20 years. In the latter role, he was responsible for customer relationships in Southeast Asia, South Asia and South and East Africa.  

Mr Mills is a member of the Board of Trustees of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, a director of ESSEC and a member of the Advisory Board of SMU Academy. 

Terence Quek
CEO & Master Trainer
Emergenetics Asia Pacific

Completing 13 years of service with the Singapore Navy, Terence co-founded strategic communications consultancy Caelan & Sage, leading it to a merger to form Emergenetics Caelan & Sage. He heads up the Asia Pacific Headquarter for Emergenetics International, a global people and organization development company that leverages the science of Emergenetics to realise individual and team potential and drive results.

Apart from being one of few Master Trainers for Emergenetics globally, Terence is recognised by the Association for Talent Development as an ATD Master Performance Consultant and ATD Expert Coach. He holds a Master of Science in Communication Management from Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) from the University of Sheffield, UK.

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