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

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#06-03 iN.LAB Experiment Room,

Lifelong Learning Institute

11 Eunos Road 8

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


Mr Wong Kai Hong (KH) is a Specialist Adult Educator and a Certified Workplace Learning Specialist of IAL. As the CEO of TR21 Group (training and consulting firm) and a Principal Consultant of the Singapore Productivity Association, KH had been involved in productivity improvement as early as the late 80’s. In the last decade, he has helped many firms improve productivity. A graduate of the Master for Training and Development from Griffith University, KH has learnt widely from world-renowned Prof Stephen Billett about workplace learning. He has been using workplace learning, in addition to conventional productivity techniques, to help improve productivity of firms.


Ms Patrina Loo is an accomplished freelance Adult Educator (AE) in learning facilitation, coaching and consultation. Having worked with a diverse profile of learners both locally and overseas, she has designed and facilitated training in Service Excellence, Service Quality and Team Building. She engages with clients from a broad spectrum of industries to address training needs, design and contextualises programs to build capacities and sustain team performance. Known for her vibrant style of engaging learners, she is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences. Patrina's involvement with Institute of Adult Learning's (IAL) spans from initiatives in sectoral research and interventions in Learning and Performance Transformation (LPT), to enhance Continuous Education and Training (CET) effectiveness for the security and retail sector, to career development facilitation in support of Developing Freelance Adult Educators.

Patrina holds a Master in Training and Development (MTD) from Griffith's University, a Diploma in Adult and Continuous Education (DACE) and Advance Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF) from IAL and Advance Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

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#06-03 iN.LAB Experiment Room,

Lifelong Learning Institute

11 Eunos Road 8

Singapore 408601

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