Progressive HR Practices Early Adopter Programme

This is an initiative for the ECCE operators by Workforce Singapore (WSG), managed by the Association of Early Childhood & Training Services (ASSETS). The Progressive Human Resources Practices Early Adopter Programme aims to improve the retention of EC professionals and attract more talent into the sector. This programme is also supported by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd (EON)

EON is an approved service provider for this programme.

EON has developed the curriculum material and delivered the training introducing the Skills Framework for the Early Childhood Care and Education sector in collaboration with the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

Other similar projects by EON include:

  • Aerospace
  • Built Environment
  • Certified Workplace Learning Specialist (CWLS)
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Energy and Chemicals
  • Food Services
  • Hotel and Accommodation
  • Human Resource
  • Logistics
  • Precision Engineering
  • Sea Transport
  • TAE
  • Tourism


Trainers and Advisors

Consultant / Trainer
MA (Lifelong Learning), Dip. (System Analysis), BSc (Mgt), Dip. (Marketing), DACE, ACTA, ACCDF.

Kris is currently certified as a Professional Singapore Certified Management Consultant by TUV SUD PSB, appointed as a SkillsFuture Mentor to SMEs by SPRING Singapore, certified as a Workplace Learning Specialist and Specialist Adult Educator (AEP) by Institute for Adult Learning (IAL). She is also an adjunct Adult Educator with IAL focusing on training workplace trainers for organisations.

In the last 3 years, she has been working with organisations on business advisory, human resource management and development. Some recent projects were related to organisation learning, workplace coaching, business process management, human resources, learning and development systems, customer service and selling, managerial and leadership skills and image presentation skills. Prior to that, she has worked closely with the retail industry in Singapore to support the people development needs by offering education and training programmes that help enhance their professional capabilities for 12 years. In her first 4 years of work, she was with the Workforce Division, SPRING Singapore to support the development of national workforce programmes.

Her strengths include project management, being analytical, client relationship management, people management, active listening and effective coaching. Being meticulous, conscientious and resourceful, Kris is versatile, self-motivated and has a positive attitude. She always seeks to find solutions to situations and makes things possible. She strongly believes in developing and nurturing people to unleash their potential for performance at work and life.

Consultant / Trainer

Margaret has over 15 years of experience in the field of human resource and talent development. She is currently SPRING’s SkillsFuture SME Mentor and has headed HR Learning functions of established government-linked-companies. Her corporate experiences include strengthening talent pipelines, enhancing performance management strategies, developing learning and competency frameworks, designing training and development interventions and steering organisational development initiatives. She trains and consults in 3 main areas: Personal Leadership, Team Leadership and Organisational Development.

Often regarded by others as a source of positive energy, Margaret’s personable character has gained the trust and respect of the people she worked with, across age groups and position levels.  Margaret also brings these qualities into the training sessions she designs and facilitates. Her belief in developing competencies first through mindset and followed by skills-set, allows her to connect with learners and encourage adoption of more productive behaviours.

Margaret is an avid learner herself and holds a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development (MAHRD) from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Business and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). She is certified to conduct DiSC Behavioural Profile and Hermann Brain Dominance (HBDI) Instrument. Margaret is currently pursuing accreditation as a The Goulding Process SleepTalk Process Consultant and a Certificate in Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching.

Consultant / Trainer
M.A. (Lifelong Learning), B.BA, ACTA, CWLS (Certified Workplace Learning Specialist)

Joan has accumulated significant talent and leadership development experience through her senior HR leadership roles in various organisations.

She has successfully developed strategies, programs and frameworks to drive talent development and succession planning – building different levels of leadership pipeline, from assessing the potential and readiness of the High-Potentials, to identifying the skills and knowledge; strengths and gaps for development. She has also collaborated with global and regional partners to launch learning programs through regional learning community and market learning champions.

As a change agent responsible in engaging the employees and fostering the environment needed for the business’ strategic direction, Joan has directed organisational development and changes within South East Asia and Asia Pacific regions.

Joan is also an experience corporate trainer and has passion in delivery and engagement of learners. As an ICF credentialed Associate Certified Coach, she also coaches leaders using the transformative coaching model to make good leaders great.

Consultant / Trainer

Mr Victor Kow has more than 38 years of experience in senior management functions, human resource management, training & development, management & leadership development, employee relations information technology management and management consultancy in both the public and private sectors in the Asia Pacific region. He has conducted numerous management training courses and carried various management consultancy work in the Asia-Pacific region in both English and Chinese.

Some of his recent clients include trainees from Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Defence, Changi General Hospital, National Healthcare Group, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, National University of Singapore, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore Turf Club, Civil Service College and Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Leadership.

Victor is currently designing and conducting training workshops in major areas of management & leadership, human resource management, problem solving and decision making skills and personality profiling and advice. He is also lecturing on subjects in Human Capital Management, Strategic HR Information Management and Strategic Training Needs Identification and Organisational Behaviours.

Consultant / Trainer
B.Sc, M.Ed, ACTA

Ms Susan Lim has 20 years of teaching and training experience in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar, and aspires to make a difference in the lives of both the youths and adults. She believes in living above the line to create personal power and is future-oriented. She inspires connections between personal and professional goals, and committed to empower people to exceed their personal best.

Susan’s academic credential includes a Master of Education from the University of Melbourne, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore. She is also a DISC Certified Human Behaviour Consultant in Human Behaviour Science, an ACTA Certified Trainer and Assessor, and Workplace Big Five Profile Certified Consultant.

Principal Consultant / Master Trainer
MAIDT, BSc(Hons), GDPM, PMC (Bilingual in English and Chinese Language)
Certified Productivity Consultant (CPC), SPC, JPC Specialist Adult Educator (SAE), IAL

Mr William Thien is a consultant and trainer with EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd (EON), as well as a certified Practicing Management Consultant (PMC, Bilingual in English and Chinese), Certified Productivity Consultant (CPC) and a Certified Workplace Learning Specialist (CWLS). He is an Associate Consultant with the Singapore Productivity Centre (SPC), and a member of the Singapore Productivity Association (SPA). For his related work experience and contribution in the field of human capability development, William was recognised as a Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) by the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) in 2016 under the AE Professionalisation Scheme.  He is also a certified Workplace Learning Specialist (CWLS) with IAL.

William has worked in the shipbuilding, engineering and construction as well as the hotel industries. During his work, he carried a wide variety of portfolios, including recruitment & selection, compensation & benefits, performance management, employee industrial relations and training & development. 

He is also the key contributor for ‘The Hands On Guide – Human Resource Manager, Singapore’, ‘HR Letters, Forms and Policies, Singapore’ and co-author of the Singapore chapter of ‘Employment Law Asia’ published by CCH Asia Pte Ltd. He has also been an editorial advisor of the publication People Strategies.

BSc (Hons), GDip (Training & Development), PME, SAE, DACE, ACTA

Jonathan is a certified practising management consultant with EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd, who specialises in the workforce skills development, implementation of corporate learning and development initiatives, as well as the design and development of course curriculum.

Jonathan has close to 15 years of management, learning & development and consulting experience, having worked in the governmental and non-profit sectors, as well as the continuous education and training industry. In terms of human capability development, he was responsible for working with the governmental and industrial stakeholders from the social service sector, to determine the occupational competencies for key social service professionals, as well as the course curriculum content associated with the competencies at the sectoral level. He also worked with subject matter experts from premium institutions, for example Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, to ensure that quality courseware were developed for the industry. In his last employment with the Social Service Institute, he established a competency framework as well as a training roadmap for key positions in the institute. He has also provided a series of board governance consultancy services for the board of directors and management committees of the non-profit organisations in Singapore.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry from the National University of Singapore. Professionally, he holds a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) awarded by the Institute of Adult Learning (IAL), a Graduate Diploma in Training and Development, as well as a Basic Certificate in Human Resource Management with the Singapore Human Resource Institute. He is also a Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) (Curriculum Development) recognised by Institute for Adult Learning (IAL).

Consultant / Trainer
Master of Arts in Lifelong Learning, Bbus, ACTA, DACE

Linda is an HR Educator with over 17 years of HR experience spanning diverse industries such as FMCG, Oil & Gas, Banking, Real Estate and Luxury Beauty with a primary focus on learning and development.

Through her corporate experience, Linda has managed regional, local training programs, corporate talent pool, performance management and employee engagement among other initiatives. Her accomplishments include the successful implementation of regional e-learning platform, regional leadership courses, mystery shopping and onboarding programs.

Linda is currently an adjunct facilitator at Institute of Adult Learning where she conducts ACTA (Advanced Cert in Training and Assessment) and SDAF (Specialist Diploma in Advanced Facilitation) modules. She is also facilitating the workshop on Skills Framework for ECCE – Enhancing Professional Development and Human Resource Practices.

Consultant / Trainer
MA Lifelong Learning (IoE, UCL), M.Sc.(Hons)(NUID), B.Bus (Marketing), SDFMA, ACTA, DACE & LPC

Roger is a highly experienced independent consultant, bilingual adult educator, lecturer cum curriculum designer.  He has provided consultancy and advisory services, conducted training needs analysis to diagnose competency gaps, and delivered HR projects to numerous SMEs and MNCs, particularly from the manufacturing industry under the Enterprise Training Support (ETS) Scheme.

He played a key role in transforming organisational performance of these ETS participating companies by developing and improving their human resources practices (HR, people development, training, planning, skills development) progressively. Regular reviews are carried out to enhance the training plan and OJT blueprints for organisational employees to ensure effective learning outcomes

Roger is a Specialist Adult Educator. Besides developing and facilitating the P-Max for SMEs and PMET programmes, he has taught and managed a mixture of academic degrees, professional and diploma programmes and a suite of WSQ courses since 2005.

Consultant / Trainer

Jean has more than 30 years of working experience in key roles in international companies such as Procter and Gamble, American Express, Diethelm Singapore & Sime Darby covering a cross section of businesses from FMCG to Financial Services to Furniture to Building Materials.

Inspired and motivated by the phrase learnt from her alma mater, the National University of Singapore ‘Knowledge gives freedom to all’, Jean has been on a lifelong quest of acquiring new knowledge and skills.

To Jean, Leadership and People Development are key building blocks that will determine the success of the company. It builds the foundations of start-ups, fortify the organisation in the development phase, drive turnarounds and accelerate growth. Her leadership training is thus aimed at enabling progress and sustainability of any organisation.

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