Agile Learning in the Future of Work
In the future of work, we know we need to upskill and contribute in ways that robots or logarithms cannot. However, despite the rhetoric on the vital importance of upskilling to stay relevant, the motivation to learn, the capacity to be curious, and the skill in learning remain woeful. Learning is not attending training. Learning is also not consuming content on the phone. Learning is not sustained by monetary incentives.
Learning takes effort. Learning requires time. Learning calls for strategy. Learning is also life, we grow new capabilities, expand our sense of identity and allow our full potential to unfold. Lifelong learning can only be sustained by the clarity in one’s career direction, drive to succeed despite challenges, and the intrinsic motivation to learn. In this process, following our curiosity is like a breath of fresh air. Our metacognitive ability also guides us in scaffolding a string of activities to learn fast and effectively. So that learning is successful, insightful, and joyful.
In this keynote, you will learn to:
Go beyond growth mindset to identify the various dimensions of a learning mindset
Architect your learning process and be more effective as a learner
Learn the best practices of adult lifelong learners who thrived in their careers
Sustain your own learning efforts so you gain mastery in your intended skill
Leverage your learning capacity to be your best self
In this inspiring keynote, participants will learn to:
Wendy's work is about learning and bringing forth ideas to help us act with wisdom for the greater good. Being a Chinese with a Western education, Wendy draws from both wells to find insight and inspiration for us to be better human beings and leaders to create institutions that work for all.
The author of Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West, Wendy is also a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association as the international measure of professional platform competence. She connects with her audience through her authentic, heartful and thought-provoking disposition. Her work has won the Spark and HRO Today Thought Leadership Awards. Wendy co-founded Flame Centre in 2004, a talent development practice based in Asia.
Flame Centre partners with Dr. Beverly Kaye in career development and talent engagement solutions and Peter Block's Flawless Consulting workshops in the Asia Pacific region. Wendy has worked with numerous multinational corporations and government agencies in her career. She speaks both English and Mandarin. Wendy holds a Master's of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University and graduated with honors from the National University of Singapore in Psychology.
Thank you for your keynote on “Being Whole”. It reminds us to find our bearing again when we are so caught up with the corporate work and pressure. It also reminds us to be 'human' with a heart, with love and compassion, and importantly, to love ourselves. Thank you for helping us enrich our staff positively and hence creating a positive and engaged workforce.
Your talk was very inspiring and thoughtful. I love your personal stories which give hope, strength, and inspiration. It will be a great learning for many of my high achievers to make them stop and think at times, find a better “balance of the forces” and with that, be even more efficient, and whole.
Wendy’s subject was particularly pertinent, useful, and of good value to employees and employers alike in today’s rapidly changing environment. She laid out the current employment landscape in a way that we could all see and recognize. She then broke down the various psychological barriers that we all face in our learning and showed how these obstacles could be tackled. During her presentation, I think that a number of us heard Wendy’s comments and thought, “Yes, that is me.” Presenting in a lively, interactive, and friendly style, I thoroughly enjoyed and got great value from her session. Take her on and you will too.
A refreshing reminder to organisations, leaders, and individuals on what it takes to thrive in a fast-changing and increasingly inter-connected world – not to focus on parts but the wholeness from interconnected relationships
Anyone who cares about being a better person and leader will benefit from her wisdom and insight.
Effectively bridges the gap between eastern and western cultures and mentality. To be a global leader, you must understand and deploy the best ideas every culture has to offer. This is an indispensable guide to modern thinking.