A new chapter!

Come Monday, I will be moving on to a full time teaching position at Republic Polytechnic Centre for Educational Development. What are some of the lessons learnt (I hope!) of the almost 10 years I spent away from a full time teaching position in an educational institution when I started OURF consultancy with a fellow…

What has team work gotta do with success?

I recently read the article, a reprint by Readers Digest on Tenzing Norgay. He was born the humble son of a Nepalese yak herder and became famous after he was one of the first two people in history to reach summit of Mount Everest on 29th May 1953. Many people asked him “Who actually reached the…

A brush with chinese ink@Kampung Temasek

It was the first time I combined chinese ink with a debriefing session using the “Knowing Me Knowing You” booklet and also Yong Tau Foo team scorecard. After a 2D1N stay at the rustic and scenic Kampung Temasek at Ulu Tiriam, JB where we did various activities like square foot gardening, outdoor cooking, building a…

Team building for Ai Tong Choir@HK

A session was held for the 37 students who were on a choir tour in Hong Kong from 6-10 Nov. They were on a school choir tour together with 4 of their teachers and 1 choir director. The itinerary included choir exchanges with renown choir like Hong Kong children’s choir as well as performing at…

Team Building with Animation

A session was conducted for about 20 teachers at Victoria Sec to see how team building skills (as in Yong Tau Foo team@) can be applied in working together for an animation project – “To create a bookworm” by Animagine, a local animation company which also did the highly successful NE Mation series for schools….

Yong Tau Foo Team© Preview Launch of new series

It was an interesting group of people who turned up for the preview at SingCapital on 29th Jul (Friday). The youngest in group was Jeremy who is 8 years old. It was the first time I conducted a workshop for mixed group of participants. The ten people at the preview ranges from a Vietnamese scholar…

“Knowing Me, Knowing You”, workbook launch@Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves

The launch of  “Knowing Me, Knowing you”, a workbook for travelling together by OURF at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves at Westmall, Bukit Batok was a cosy affair.  Though there were a number of people who were unable to make it due to last minute work committments, the small party that turned up enjoyed themselves…

YTF Teambuilding for Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Biopolis

A two-day YTF team building session with Constructive Imagination course was conducted for 23 staff from SCRI. The team comprised of both local and foreign talents working in SCRI. It was a fun-filled session with lotsa of meaningful discussions by the various members on what it means to work in a team, barriers to team…