Future Ready Now

DPM Tharman recently said that the maxim “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” cannot apply to Singapore’s education system. Jack Sim and Liu Yan know that. They are the visionary co-founders of the School of Gumption (don’t you think that’s a great name?).

Join me and your fellow members for a lunch-time workshop on 14 November when Jack and Yan will talk about their philosophy of education.

You will hear their stories and perspectives on the future of jobs and how life-long learning powered by the values of the 6Cs – courage, compassion, calmness, curiosity, commitment and collaboration – along with emotional, creative and social intelligence can help individuals, teams and organisations thrive in the future workplace.

Date  :  Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Time  :  12.00pm - 12.20pm
     Arrival of Participants & Light Lunch
     12.20pm - 2.00pm
Venue  :  SICC Members' Room
     6 Raffles Quay #10-01
     Singapore 048580
     *Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place
Registration Fee  :  $18 (Members)
     $30 (Non Members)
Registration Closes  :
 Friday, 10 November 2017

To register, please email your full name, designation, company and contact details to events@sicc.com.sg. An invoice will then be sent to you by email for settlement. Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment and no refunds will be allowed.

For enquiries, please contact Wen Qing at 6500 0966 or email wenqing@sicc.com.sg.


  Jack Sim is the founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore, the World Toilet Organization and Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) Hub. Formerly from the construction industry, he decided to devote the rest of his life to social work after attaining financial independence at the age of 40.

In 2001, for "creating good will and bringing the subject into the open" and "mobilizing national support in providing on-the-ground expertise" he received the Schwab Foundation award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2007, Jack was elected a Fellow of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, and also became one of the key members to convene the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance which is composed of key players in the sanitation space.

Jack was named one of the Heroes of the Environment for 2008 by Time magazine.
    Liu Yan is the co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of School of Gumption. She is an award-winning social entrepreneur who has been advocating the new way of working and learning since 2004.

She established China’s first coworking center Xindanwei listed by Fastcompany as “The World’s Top 10 most innovative company in China”. She is part of the founding team of Xinchejian, the pioneer of Asia’s maker movement. 
Liu Yan is also the co-founder and chief curator of China Australian Millennium Project (C.A.M.P), a unique 100-day incubator program designed to train, mentor and empower emerging young Australian and Chinese leaders and entrepreneurs.


Together with an ecosystem of purpose driven partners, School of Gumption provides transformative programmes that unleash emotional, creative and social intelligence in individuals, teams and organisations. We firmly believe that these intelligence are the driving engines for lifelong learning of the complex skills and attributes required in the future workplace.

School of Gumption’s core values and also definition of gumption are: courage, compassion, calm, curiosity, commitment and collaboration. These 6Cs do not only define our identity, but also stay at the heart of our curriculum that connects to participants at the thinking, doing and feeling levels.

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