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Issue 264, 1 Oct 2019
Dear Members and Friends

Your Chamber believes in leaders who continually develop themselves and their teams. Below is an article from your fellow member Linkage Asia which makes for interesting reading.

By the way, our next Leadership Series event will take place on 14 November when Mr. Ho Kwon Ping will be our guest speaker.

Why traditional leadership development programmes are no longer relevant for senior leaders

Senior leaders today have a tough job to do, more so compared to any other time in the history of corporations. We expect our leaders to have the ability to navigate multiple complexities of business and relationships in an adaptive, flexible, speedy and resilient way. Current leadership development programmes have not changed much in the last 30 years and are no longer adequate nor relevant for senior leaders today.

There has been and continues to be a large gap between classroom learning and leadership realities. The way leaders are taught to process problems is still linear rather than adaptive. Training often takes place in a sterile classroom setting without the typical chaos, uncertainty, conflict and complexities we find in the real world.

How can we bridge this gap? What we find most effective in accelerating leadership capabilities is a hybrid approach to learning and development when designing and facilitating leadership programs for senior leaders today. This hybrid approach is based on Harvard Kennedy School’s Ronald Heifetz’s Case-in-Point (CIP) methodology combined with Point-of-View (POV) contributions from participants. To learn more, click https://www.linkageprograms.com/why-traditional-leadership-developm

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive



The Certification Services Department will be closed on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 2019 for a staff retreat.

Please take note of these dates and advise all your relevant colleagues to minimise any inconvenience to you and them.


Follow-up Dialogue with the Ministry of Manpower,
11 October 2019

As a follow up to the Dialogue with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in March 2019, this dialogue with Ms. Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower, will focus more on MOM’s various manpower development schemes that benefit senior workers.
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Innovative Approach to Drive Pro-Enterprise Regulations,
14 October 2019

With the aim of creating a more pro-enterprise environment to facilitate the growth of competitive businesses, Mr Eugene Toh, Director of Pro-Enterprise Division of Ministry of Trade and Industry will be giving a talk about the Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP)’s work in advocating for businesses within the government.
Read more

Certificate of Origin Seminar, 15 October 2019 *this event is fully subscribed!
Learn about the Singapore Certificates of Origin (CO) system and how to apply for CO efficiently with SICC to save time and money.
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Celebrating Teamwork: Integrating Talent, 23 October 2019
What are the challenges in building optimal multi-cultural teams? What are some of the best practices? What’s important for every company to think about beyond its own commercial success? Join us and a diverse group of business leaders to talk about this topic and help us realize TACIP.
Read more

Distinguished Speaker Series: Mr Ravi Menon,
31 October 2019

Our Distinguished Speaker Mr. Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore will share his perspectives on the macroeconomic landscape and the impact on Singapore’s business environment.
Read more

ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods,
7 November 2019

Understand how the ATA Carnet works, and how your business can benefit from using it. This half-day seminar will equip participants with all they need to know to apply for and use the ATA Carnet.
Read more

Leadership Series: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 14 November 2019
Drawing insights from his book “Asking Why”, Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Founder & Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings will talk about the essential attributes of leadership.
Read more

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Interest Group Meetings

11 Oct 2019,
Collaborative Innovation Interest Group Meeting

16 Oct 2019,
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21 Oct 2019,
Legal Services Interest
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