What is the Adult Education (AE) Mentorship Plus initiative?

Launched in January 2017, as an IAL initiative to help Training & Adult Education (TAE) practitioners (who have completed ACTA/ACLP) gain authentic practice experience through working on TAE assignments/projects under the guidance of established TAE professionals as their Mentors. The AE Mentorship programme has been a popular pathway for TAE practitioners to accumulate valuable practice experience much needed for professional growth to elevate career prospects. To date, 99% of those who have undergone the AE Mentorship programme have positive reviews on the learning acquired through the mentorship experience. Beyond this, some outstanding ones have even managed to secure longer term business collaboration arrangements with the AE Mentors.

As an ongoing commitment from IAL towards enhancing the quality of a Mentee’s learning under the mentorship experience, the AE Mentorship has been upgraded to the AE Mentorship Plus. Besides a more structured and focused learning experience, Mentees can also look forward to mentorship options leading to attainment of skills credentials, as well as financial aid which helps defray costs of learning under the mentorship.

Participating Criteria for Mentee:

  • Must be Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • Completed ACTA/ACLP
  • Has a valid AEN membership
  • Can be an existing Adult Education Professional (AEP - up to the Associate Adult Educator (AAE) level only)

How to Engage AE Mentors

  1. Assess fit of AE mentor’s core business areas with own developmental plans
  2. Email AE mentor to request for mentorship opportunity with CV

Mentorship opportunities are not guaranteed. They are subject to the availability of suitable assignments that AE mentors have to offer at that point in time. For further queries, please contact IAL at 6579 0300 or drop an email to aen@ial.edu.sg.

Who are the AE Mentors?

Anderson Tan (Mr)

Anderson is a Practising Management Consultant (PMC), Specialist Adult Educator (SAE), and the Director of Biipmi Pte Ltd. Having managed several WDA-Approved Training Organisations, Anderson has proficient knowledge in adult learning frameworks and is effective in analysing, developing, and implementing Human Resource Development, learning and employability solutions for individuals and organisations.


Anderson is also knowledgeable about mobile learning. He has developed innovative IT systems to enhance personal branding, learning, and training management.


Domain Expertise

Human Resources Development (Strategic) | Training Management and Business Process Management

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Fook Thim Liu (Mr)

Fook Thim is the CEO of Professional Supremacy Corporation Pte Ltd, and an award-winning speaker, author, trainer and strategy consultant with more than 30 years of experience working with MNCs and SMEs.


Fook Thim specialises in the domains of business management, global marketing management, supply chain management, sales management, strategic thinking and public speaking. His speaking engagements, workshops and consultancy have brought him beyond Singapore to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South East Asia, and America.


Domain Expertise

Leadership & Management | Learning & Development | Strategic Planning & Implementation | Business Development

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Kris Loy (Ms)

Kris has more than 16 years of experience working in the field of human resource development on the organisational, industry, and national levels. In the last 12 years, she has been working closely with the retail industry in Singapore to support its people development needs by offering education and training programmes to enhance their professional capabilities.


Kris has been appointed as a SkillsFuture Mentor and Business Advisor to SMEs by SPRING Singapore, and is a certified Workplace Learning Specialist with IAL.


Domain Expertise

Business Strategy & Consultancy | Organisational Capabilities Development | Human Resource Management & Development | Curriculum Design & Development | Training Management | Workplace Learning & Performance | Skills Facilitation and Coaching

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Leonard Ling (Mr)

Leonard has over 18 years of experience in People Strategy and Organisation Development in both consulting and corporate environments. His key consulting experiences include job redesign, performance management, strategy development, and more.


Prior to establishing Solutionsatwork Pte Ltd, Leonard spent several years as the Global Head of HR for a UK-based company where he managed the Human Resource Management and Development functions for employees in 11 cities globally. He currently advises various agencies on age-friendly work practices and productivity enhancement initiatives.


Domain Expertise

Human Resources Development | Job & Process Redesign | Curriculum Design | Blended Learning Approaches for Adult Learners

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Michael Choy (Dr)

As part of his work in the MOE, Singapore, and subsequently, through his own consultancy company, he trained more than 7,000 teachers in Singapore, ASEAN and China over 10 years. As the CEO of Tech Tree, Michael continues to helm his team to develop innovative e-learning programmes for training organisations and enterprises within the local and regional CET sectors.


Besides e-design work, Michael has spoken at more than 50 conferences across Asia, including Asian Development Bank forum in Manila, Adult Learning Symposium in Singapore and Learning Style Conference in Bali among others. Finally, Michael contributes to the education scene as a volunteer at a local primary school advisory committee and is in the process of working with UNESCO and government bodies to provide free chatbots for learning to children in developing countries.


Domain Expertise

e-Learning Design | Curriculum Design & Development | Educational Business Development & Strategy | Global Trends in Education | Educational Research

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Parveen Kaur Sandhu (Dr)

Parveen is a people developer, engineering authentic learning to optimise learning effectiveness through the use of learning technology, workplace processes, mentoring/coaching and bite-sized just-in-time learning.

Parveen was also part of the InnovPlus Flame award prototyping grant winning team in November 2017, and is currently leading the development and deployment of chatbots to facilitate blended learning.

Parveen holds a Doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics with a research focus on shaping effective learning cultures. 


Domain Expertise

Facilitation | Executive Coaching | Blended learning | Skills coaching | Workplace Learning | Mindful Leadership

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Rex Yeap (Dr)

Rex is currently a Partner of Invention Capital LLP directing efforts towards the creation and commercialisation of novel inventions, and the investment and incubation of early-stage companies.


Rex has more than 25 years of experience across the Infocommunications Technology value chain that spans industry, government, and academia. Over the years, he has been involved in numerous patent mapping, analysis, and strategy-related ventures. He has also invented and used a variety of EduTech tools for the design, development and facilitation of various Professional and Continuing Education courses.


Domain Expertise

Courseware Design and Development | Technology-enabled learning | Cyber Security | Forensics | Intellectual Property | Angel Investing | PDPA

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Siew Why Leong (Mr)

Siew Why is an accredited Business Consultant (TUV-SUD), a SkillsFuture Mentor, and an Adult Educator Specialist & Mentor with the IAL, where he offers services to SMEs and corporations.


Siew Why uses Action Learning strategies to review and re-structure businesses, start-ups, workplace issues, and staff career development. He aims to drive companies and individuals to becoming more effective and adaptable to change.


Domain Expertise

Action Learning | Business Strategy Innovation | Workplace Learning | Business Start-ups

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Thomas Yeo (Mr)

Thomas is currently the Principal Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Human Resource Development Consultant at CET Global Pte Ltd. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Continuing Education and Training sector where he specialises in education and training business consultancy, productivity improvements for SMEs, and more.


Thomas consults with the ASEAN governments about the TVET system development and the ASEAN Qualifications Referencing Framework. He also speaks at World Bank and United Nations organised-conferences and workshops on TVET.


Domain Expertise

Human Resource Development & Workforce Capability Development | Competency-based Training & Assessment

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William Thien (Mr)

William is a certified Practicing Management Consultant, Certified Productivity Consultant and Specialist Adult Educator who has previously worked in the shipbuilding, engineering and the hotel industries. His consulting services include the areas of strategic planning, talent and career management, performance management, and more.


William is a key author of the book, “The Hands On Guide-HR Manager, Singapore” by CCH Asia Pte Ltd. He has also co-authored the Singapore chapters of “Employment Law Asia”.


Domain Expertise

Enterprise Human Capability Development | Workplace Learning | Strategic Performance Management

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Steven Koh (Mr)

Steven Koh is an experienced workplace learning specialist, curriculum designer, trainer and business consultant with 25 years of industrial and management experience.

Steven has helped many organisations to develop workplace learning systems to support their organizational growth. He has also been actively designing and delivering training programmes to equip senior management, managers and executives with excellent attitudes, skills and knowledge to excel in the highly competitive global economy. Steven also mentors CEOs, directors and senior managers in organisational management and development.


Domain Expertise

Workplace learning solutioning, curriculum design, development & delivery, Community building & leadership

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Eunice Lim (Ms)

Eunice Lim provides business consultancy services, customised training and workplace solutions and courseware development to organisations across several sectors. As a SkillsFuture Mentor and a Certified Workplace Learning Specialist, she has partnered several organisations across various industries to innovate and improve their learning and development capabilities to rise above their business challenges. 


Domain Expertise

Training Management, Business consultancy, Workplace Learning, Courseware Development, Facilitation, Elearning Design and Implementation

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Lynda Wee (Dr)

Dr Lynda Wee is a Growth Specialist who strongly believes that scalable and sustainable success is designed and delivered by people. Hence, every employee matters.

She is also a Senior Practising Management Consultant, Certified Workplace Learning Specialist, Certified D.I.S.C. Specialist, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom and an Adjunct Associate Professor at NTU.


She was bestowed The Innovator Award (2000), The Enterprise Challenge Shield (2003) and the TEC Champion Award (2003) from the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office for her innovation in piloting Problem-Based Learning in Tertiary Education. She clinched 3 InnovPLUS Flame Awards to design and prototype learntech innovations. Her Adult Learning projects included serving as CapitaLand Ltd’s Senior Vice President in Learning and Development and the Founding Principal of CapitaLand Institute of Management and Business.


Domain Expertise

Curriculum Development, Facilitation, Assessment, Workplace Learning, Digital Learning, Problem-Based Learning and Design Thinking.

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