11-12 December 2017

SMU Administration Building

Schedule



Day 1

Mon, 11 Dec


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration

Level 5 Foyer

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Doors Open

Mochtar Riady Auditorium

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

Welcome

Mochtar Riady Auditorium

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote Address 1

Mochtar Riady Auditorium
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Harnessing the Dynamic Between Trust Building and Declaration
By Mr Tong Yee, Founder and Director, The Thought Collective

Tong Yee will be sharing his personal journey in becoming a leader in the global social enterprise and innovation sector. Through deeply personal stories, he would like to reveal insights into the inner workings of personal leadership development and the emotional struggles that any one leader would need to go through as they scale in influence and experience. He would like to unpack his own moments of self-doubt, insecurity and uncertainty; times when the complexity and scale of what he had hoped to achieve was overwhelming. And yet, there is a way out.

Given the complexity of the modern world, Tong Yee believes that both trust building and the use of declaration are both essential skills that will be necessary for leaders to be effective going forward. The dynamic between the two skill sets is fascinating, empowering and too often overlooked. Yet, both have timeless relevance in an age where uncertainty and ambiguity are the new norms, a time where all leaders simply may not be sure that where they are going with their teams is the right direction.


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion 1

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Life Goals, Decisions and The Road Not Taken

The theme of this year’s conference, “Crossroads”, suggests points in our lives when decisions and choices are made, often setting ourselves down one path. How do we choose? As leaders, are there some key considerations before we decide on which path to take? Should the clarity of purpose or goals be a necessary precondition before one embarks on a course of action?

Join our panellists as they share their personal journeys, their achievements, their challenges. Listen to them as they talk about how they arrived at some of the key decisions in their lives, and the motivations that have kept them going. Be inspired by their stories down roads not (usually) taken.

Moderator:
Dr Bervyn Lee, Associate Dean of Students, SMU

Panellists:
COL Gaurav Keerthi, Founder of dialectic.sg and confirm.sg
Ms Tan Kheng Hua, Actor and Producer
Mr Tong Yee, Founder and Director, The Thought Collective



12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Lunch break

Levels 4 & 5 Foyer

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Concurrent Workshops Session 1

TBC
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  1. Values Identikit & Team Vision Casting
    by Ms Ruo-Mei Chua (For SMU students only)
  2. Heart Choices: Challenges at Dakota and Cassia Crescent
    by Ms Delphia Lim, Mr Lim Jingzhou, Ms Sarah Ong and Ms Woo Wan Fong
  3. The Leadership Challenge
    by Ms Wee E-Chiing
  4. Overcoming Crossroads with Heart
    By Mr Wesley Lim
  5. Emotional Intelligence – A journey within
    by Mr Wong Yew Tong
  6. Leadership against the tide: Lessons from an unorthodox social activist
    by COL Gaurav Keerthi
  7. The Power of Facilitation – Navigating Crossroads
    by International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Singapore


2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Break

Levels 5 Foyer

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Concurrent Workshops Session 2

TBC
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  1. Heart Choices: Challenges at Dakota and Cassia Crescent
    by Ms Delphia Lim, Mr Lim Jingzhou, Ms Sarah Ong and Ms Woo Wan Fong
  2. Leading Purposefully: Establishing a Leadership Routine
    By Mr Mark Ting
  3. Overcoming Crossroads with Heart
    By Mr Wesley Lim
  4. Emotional Intelligence – A journey within
    by Mr Wong Yew Tong
  5. The Power of Facilitation – Navigating Crossroads
    by International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Singapore
  6. Personal Leadership in a Digital Age
    by Ms Tiziana Tan


4:00 PM

Refreshments & End of Day 1

Levels 5 Foyer

Day 2

Tue, 12 Dec


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration

Level 5 Foyer

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Doors Open

Mochtar Riady Auditorium

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

Welcome

Mochtar Riady Auditorium

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote Address 2

Mochtar Riady Auditorium
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You Will Be Disappointed
By Mr Stefen Chow, Photographer/Artist

Stefen will talk about his failures, set-backs and disappointment all these years. It’s sad.


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion 2

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Making Decisions in a VUCA Environment

At each of life’s Crossroads, making critical decisions that have great impact on ourselves and others always requires clear decision making paradigms. Let us hear from our panellists and learn from their powerful stories, how they overcame uncertainty and ambiguity and made critical crossroad decisions in their own ways.

Moderator:
Mr Kenneth Tan, Director, Office of Student Life, SMU

Panellists:
Mr Mark Ting, Board Member, CEO Global
Ms Sarah Pang, Pro Tennis Player
Mr Stefen Chow, Photographer / Artist



12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Lunch break

Levels 4 & 5 Foyer

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Concurrent Workshops Session 3

TBC
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  1. Heart Choices: Challenges at Dakota and Cassia Crescent
    by Mr Cai Yinzhou, Mr Lim Jingzhou and Ms Sarah Ong
  2. Leading Purposefully: Establishing a Leadership Routine
    By Mr Mark Ting
  3. The Power of Facilitation – Navigating Crossroads
    by International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Singapore
  4. The Leadership Challenge
    by Ms Wee E-Chiing
  5. Emotional Intelligence – A journey within
    by Mr Wong Yew Tong
  6. Personal Leadership in a Digital Age
    by Ms Tiziana Tan
  7. Be a Leader Every Day
    by Ms Manorama Singh


2:20 PM – 3:15 PM

Closing Plenary Speech

Mochtar Riady Auditorium
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Beyond Crossroads
By Dr Bervyn Lee, SMU Associate Dean of Students

This year’s leadership symposium has focused on the theme of Crossroads – a metaphor that reflects the intersection between possibilities and challenges, decision-making, choices, and turning points. These are relevant and pertinent points in one’s life or leadership journey, not to be taken lightly especially at critical junctions where decisions may have consequences or outcomes that might affect others. But while we might expect that life will have many “crossroads”, how do we approach these intersections? Can we shape the journey better, or choose which roads and crossroads we want?  As the concluding session of the Leadership Symposium, the presentation takes a deeper dive into the metaphor of Crossroads and proposes an approach beyond its implied meaning.



3:15 PM

Refreshments & End of Symposium

Levels 5 Foyer


3:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Briefing by SMUSA and Office of Legal and General Affairs (for incoming SMU clubs’ EXCO only)

Levels 5 Foyer