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Growthbeans Coaching Series

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WHY COACHING

Regardless of our age, roles and responsibilities, one of the key elements for our growth, well-being and personal success is to have an objective sounding board to help us gain more awareness and clarity of our lives and current situation. This is different from seeking advice from a friend or a mentor because the key to unlock our potential lies within us and not purely based on external advice. The Growthbeans coaching series is created to enable you to increase your personal awareness to gain clarity and overcome challenges faced in life. We make coaching accessible to you. Join us to experience coaching.

Experience coaching at the next YCS-Growthbeans Youth Circle! With the support of Growthbeans Coaches, learn about the key element of coaching, support others in achieving their goals and work towards your own personal goal! Come prepared with something you want to work on.

Participants coming for the session will be paired with a coach for individualised coaching, based on first-come first serve basis.

Date
23/07/2019 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
19/07/2019
Location
The Red Box
Type
Dialogue
Point-of-Contact
Ong Shu Min
Contact Email
Ong_Shu_Min@NYC.gov.sg
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Hidden People, Hidden Spaces

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Step into the spaces of hidden communities and broaden your narratives on the disability sector. Why is it so hard to achieve inclusion even when we keep talking about it? What are the questions we do not ask and the insights we do have? How do we rally together to build inclusive communities as a tangible reality instead of a far-fetched dream?

Come join us on this experiential learning journey to Thye Hua Kwan (THK) Home for The Disabled @ Eunos to build a more grounded and holistic understanding of the ecosystem around disability.

*Kindly note that transportation to THK will be provided

 

Event Details:

1:00pm – Arrival & Registration at The Red Box

1.15pm – Introduction to Youth Corps Singapore / Icebreakers

1.30pm Transport to THK

2.00pm – Arrival at THK and Signing In

2.15am Sharing by THK

2.35am Tour of THK

3.00pm Activity with clients of THK

4.00pm – Debrief

5.00pm – Feedback & Photo-taking

5.30pm – End of Session

 

About the Speaker:

Debra is the co-founder of Society Staples, a social enterprise that creates a more inclusive future for Persons with Disabilities through awareness and advocacy initiatives, community events as well as training and consultancy projects.

Growing up in Singapore, she was keenly aware of the differences in opportunities she had compared to her two brothers with Autism. Her experiences have shaped her to become a strong advocate for Persons with Disabilities and is at the forefront of advancing social inclusion.

Her work has gained recognition on both local and regional fronts. Society Staples clinched the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Start-up of the Year in 2015, the most prestigious award to recognise outstanding social enterprises that have created great social impact in Singapore. She also received the ASEAN-China Young Startup Entrepreneur’s award.

Debra is one of the youngest nominees on the 2018 Generation T-lister, a fellow of the Philip Yeo Innovation Fellows Programme, and also the youngest Singapore representative for the 2018 Young Societal Leaders Programme. She has a degree in Psychology and Sociology from Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Date
03/08/2019 (Single-Day)
Duration
1.00pm - 5.00pm
Apply By
29/07/2019
Location
Thye Hua Kwan Home for The Disabled @ Eunos (to depart from The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S238165)
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Pooja Nair
Contact Email
pooja_nair@nyc.gov.sg
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Leaders Circle - Sharing on Leadership in Community Service and Social Movement

Description

<The session is exclusive for invited members and leaders, therefore your participation in the session is subjected to approval. Priority will be given to volunteers who have been actively serving with YCS and will continue to serve in the immediate future>

 

At this Leaders Circle, let’s explore the idea of leadership with your fellow youth volunteers and also a Member of Youth Corps Singapore Advisory Committee, Von Leong.

Successful social movements, community developments and their leaders do not emerge overnight. Hear from Von Leong, as she shares leadership stories in Singapore non-profit sector and its social impact. The sharing will include debunking the myths of the single accidental leader movement, the founder syndrome, the difference between top down and bottom up leadership styles and the time tested qualities of being a strategic social leader.

We also hope to use this opportunity to hear more from you on your leadership journey and how YCS can better support you in your journey.

 

More about Von Leong:

Von is an active volunteer, currently serving as a Member of Youth Corps Singapore Advisory Committee and sits on the board of the Love without Boundaries Foundation. Von has an extensive leadership background in public and private sectors; including Chief of Health Marketplace, Director for Sector Manpower and Branding at Singapore Ministry of Health and National Council of Social Service. Prior to public service, Von was a Regional Vice President and Director for Kelly Services and Aon, two of the largest global workforce and professional services providers. Her last consulting stint was with IBM, leading their biggest AI DX project in Hong Kong.  A Singaporean who has lived and worked in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Melbourne; Von is an active member of the Women’s Forum for Economy & Society and Oxford Business Alumni Network.

 

Leaders Circle:

Leaders Circle is a platform for leaders to connect and learn from one another.

Date
07/08/2019 (Single-Day)
Duration
7pm - 10pm
Apply By
05/08/2019
Location
The Red Box
Type
Social Event
Point-of-Contact
Lyana Yusof
Contact Email
Yuslyana_YUSOF@nyc.gov.sg
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Welcome Tea (November 2019)

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Calling all new Youth Corps Members!

Come learn more about what Youth Corps Singapore is about, what Youth Corps is doing in the community, and also find out more about the social service sector. Look forward to a night of activities and meet new like-minded friends! Mingle with other members, aspirants and leaders over dinner as you find out more about the upcoming volunteering opportunities available at Youth Corps Singapore. 

Date
01/11/2019 (Single-Day)
Duration
6.45pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
25/10/2019
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road
Type
Welcome Tea
Point-of-Contact
Rachel Kwan
Contact Email
rachel_kwan@nyc.gov.sg