E.L.S.A: Engaging Learning, Successful Ageing - Geragogy Innerworks
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When dealing with multi-generational workforce comprising of matured staff, or simply older adults (i.e., those aged 50 and above as defined by MOH-C3A), it is important to know what they value, and how best to engage and communicate with them. To encourage and facilitate a positive learning environment for older adults, this course takes reference from the geragogy principles adopted by the Ministry of Health, and will help you empathise with them, understand what they value, and how they learn.
If you are overseeing a multi-generational team, part of an organisation (such as in the cleaning services, security, healthcare, F&B, etc.) supporting employment of senior workers, an adult educator/instructor involved in facilitating learning for older adults, or, you are simply looking to learn more before joining the eldercare sector, this course would be for you!
This course is delivered in a classroom based setting. Participants are required to bring your own laptop for this session.
What Is The Session About?
It was reported in July 2022 that three in four senior workers have no intention of stopping work before they turn 65. The top reasons for wanting to remain employed are to stay active, have a sense of purpose, maintain social connections and save up for old age.
Research has shown that learning in older adults is associated with positive psychosocial outcomes for individuals and communities. With an increasing proportion of older adults hopping on the lifelong learning bandwagon, both organisations and their workforce must consider the learning needs and challenges unique to senior learners to better support them in their learning journey.
The question is, how can educators, and supervisors alike, better equip themselves to facilitate and enhance the learning of senior learners and colleagues at the workplace?
What Does The Session Cover?
In this course, you will review literature (research findings) on lifelong learning in older adults, examine motivation of senior learners to learn and learn how to catalyse self-directed learning in them, as well as identify the unique learning styles and preferences of this generation of learners to help you develop appropriate training strategies.
This course prioritises mindset/attitude shifts before knowledge & skills acquisition, emphasising on self-assessment and self-awareness. The strategy used is Learn-Apply-Learn-Apply: getting participants to establish their own learner profile in their course planning and to adopt a human-centric design approach in adapting one’s training styles.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
What Are the Topics Covered?
Who Is It Suitable For?
- Organisations supporting employment of seniors (e.g., F&B, cleaning services, security services, healthcare);
- Supervisors and managers overseeing multi-generational teams;
- Adult Educators/Instructors facilitating learning for older adults;
- Individuals who are keen to understand how to better communicate and engage with seniors
Course Funding and Policies
Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.
Additional Funding Available, If Applicable
Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes' fees for self-sponsored registrations only.
Please note the submission period for your SFC claim via MySkillsFuture needs to be within 60 days before the course start date (date inclusive). If your course start date is more than 60 days from the date of SFC application, the SSG-SFC portal would reject your application. In this case, you would need to pay the full course fees at the end of your course application.
Request for rescheduling imust be submitted to IAL 2 weeks before the commencement of programme. Reschedule requests that come mid-way through training has to be supported by valid reasons; substantiated by references as evidence; such as a doctor's note; or a hospitalization chit.
Please submit your request to reschedule your course at here. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50) applies for the request and the next available slot will be offered
Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50) is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.
For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.
About The Speaker
Serene Sim (Ms)
Serene Sim is an accomplished Curriculum Developer, Training Facilitator, Consultant and Coach, with 30 years of experience in learning analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation. Her mission - is to serve the nation by equipping individuals with generic skills competencies - common transferable skills that enable individuals to stay relevant - be employable and employed, facilitating their career mobility. Her goal - is to help organisations build a skilled and resilient workforce by advising organisations in ways to meet current and future needs of the workplace through organisation learning solutions. Her talent - a strong grounding in Learning Needs Analysis; Development of Curriculum & Instruction, and Training-The-Trainers. Her knowledge - includes Adult Learning Psychology; Instructional Design (ID) process; Technology-Enhanced learning, Project Management and Organisational Development.
She is conversant with tools used for Training needs analysis (TNA), Competencies analysis, developing competency-based training, assessment & training roadmap, Training evaluation& assessment, and Quality assurance for managing learning.
Clare Poon (Ms)
Ms Clare Poon is a freelance Adult Educator with the Institute for Adult Learning. In her fifteen years of experience in the retail, healthcare and training industry, her work involves frontline retailing; deliver customer service programme locally and overseas; design and develop curriculum; conduct stand-up training; audit training programme; provide consultancy; facilitate workplace learning project; and provide career development guidance. Clare enjoys meeting people and creating meaningful opportunities to enable learning.
Progressing from projects that revolve around the Workforce Skills Qualification, her recent focus is skewed toward workplace learning and career development facilitation. Clare holds a degree in Master in Training and Development (MTD) from the Griffith University.
Professionally, she holds a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) and Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF) from the Institute of Adult Learning; and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Singapore Institute of Management.
James Tan (Mr)
Louise Phua (Ms)
Louise Phua has about 20 years' experience in corporate and consulting organisations. With extensive experience in multi-national human resources service providers, she is deeply familiar with talent acquisition and talent management in Asia. Louise is a Talent Coach, Facilitator, Trainer and Learning Designer.
Well-versed in talent management in Asia Pacific. she helps international companies to find and grow their talent and organisations. Her early career was in marketing and the media and in recent years, she has stints as a Learning Designer.She adopts a holistic and integrated approach to adult learning based on the Three Dimensions of Learning (Illeris, 2008). She has been involved in curriculum and instructional design for learning projects targeted at young adults, mid-career professionals and elderly learners. Her recent clients include Airbus, Nanyang Technological University, Sephora, Singapore Tourism Board, Temasek Polytechnic and counting.