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In Conversation with AEs: Should I Become a Freelance AE?

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iN.LAB, Lifelong Learning Institute

11 Eunos Road 8

#05-03 / 06-03

Singapore 408601

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“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.” Robert Pirsig

The idea of becoming a freelance Adult Educator (AE) can be exciting, rewarding yet daunting. It may be a potential career option for exploration to develop a business, fulfil personal aspiration and/or meet work-life arrangements. The motivation varies from individuals.

As potential freelance AEs plan and find a footing in this field, being aware of the nature of work, realities of being a freelance AE and its challenges are important. In this 2-hour session, the facilitators will relate their personal journey, share information on the current Training and Adult Education landscape, and facilitate a discussion to explore the readiness of individuals in becoming a freelance AE.


Learning Outcome

This session aims to:

  • Offer perspectives to individuals who aspire to become freelance Adult Educator; and
  • Provide a platform to share information pertaining to Adult Educator landscape.


Who Should Attend

This session is meant for individuals who are considering becoming a freelance Adult Educator.


About the Speakers

Kang Yam specialises in curriculum and instructional design, competency development and career coaching. Life in the training and development field brought him to many companies and countries in the Asia Pacific. KY has conducted workshops for companies such as First Data Corporation (China, Singapore and South Korea), Schneider Electric (China), Rio Tinto (Australia), Sabre Technology (India) and Swiss Re (Australia, China and Singapore). Kang Yam holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategy) from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University and a 2nd Upper Honours in Economics, Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. He also has an Advanced Designing Learning Certificate by Association of Training and Development (ASTD) and is qualified to administer/interpret DISC Profiles. Kang Yam speaks English and conversational Mandarin.


Cynthia Lau is best known for her ability to design and deliver results focused yet engaging and practical learning experiences. Besides facilitating learning and organisational change, Cynthia is a prolific learning designer, involved a broad spectrum of work. In terms of workplace learning, Cynthia is involved in the design, development and implementation of IAL’s certification programme for workplace learning facilitators.

Cynthia’s unique combination of expertise in innovation, capacity development and learning design has also served her well as an international trainer/facilitator. Other than training for participants from the ASEAN region, Australia, Africa, India and the Dutch Caribbean, she has worked as a consultant for public service reform training programmes for emerging economies like Cambodia, Laos, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Cynthia holds a Masters in Education (Training & Development) from the University of Sheffield. Her professional certifications include Certified Professional Facilitator (International Association for Facilitators), Edward De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People among many others. She also possesses a Certificate IV in Training and Development (Australia), Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE).

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iN.LAB, Lifelong Learning Institute

11 Eunos Road 8

#05-03 / 06-03

Singapore 408601

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