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Creating Purpose and Pathways

A SkillsFuture LDI Event
About the Event

First, there was languishing. Then, there was “The Great Resignation.”

The signs are clear. For many, Covid-19 has forced us to stop, reflect and re-think the meaning of life and confront our own priorities on many levels. Trending articles reflect a common theme–it’s a great time to re-evaluate our Purpose (or Meaning) and this will help us emerge stronger and better.

We are joined by our keynote speaker, Professor Winnie Jiang of INSEAD over a morning Zoom session. She will guide us in exploring our personal definitions of what meaningful work is and learn ways to help ourselves and others create a strong purpose in your workplace. Thereafter, spend your afternoon with an in-person session at the INSEAD Asia Campus. You may choose to attend one of three tracks as elaborated below.

Please note that this event is by-invitation-only and in-person sessions are restricted to fully vaccinated participants.

Registration Deadline: 12pm, Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Event Agenda

Date: 29 October 2021

Morning Session: 10am – 12pm (virtual)

Making Work Meaningful by Professor Winnie Jiang, INSEAD

People are increasingly seeking not only money and power, but also a sense of meaning in their work and life. In this session, we will explore our personal definitions of what meaningful work is and learn ways to help ourselves and others create a stronger purpose in their workplace.

Afternoon Session: Varying time (in-person)

These sessions will take place in-person at the INSEAD Asia Campus. Seats are limited for each track.

Track 1 (1.30 – 3.30pm)

Track 2 (2.00 – 4.00pm)

Track 3 (2.30 – 4.30pm)

Discovering Purpose with Your Team by Prof Winnie Jiang

Balancing Human Capital and Hybrid Work with Microsoft

Charting Your Career Pathway with SkillsFuture Singapore

Effective leadership demands leaders to align staff around the purpose of the organisation.  This is particularly important in times of crisis. 

In this session, we will explore methods leaders can reflect on, find and enact purpose for their team members.


Digital exhaustion is real and flexible work option is NOT the salve.

In this session, Microsoft Singapore will share findings from their Work Trends Index 2021 and what this means for employers and people managers. 2 business leaders will share from their own experiences on hybrid work - before we collectively co-create ways to combat “The Great Resignation.”

HCLI and SkillsFuture Singapore have jointly curated a workshop on career mapping and skills upgrading. Participants will explore career pathways and chart a learning journey to achieve your career goal. 

Join this session if you want to find out about sectoral insights including job roles in growth sectors and the relevant skills required. You will identify your skill level and gaps for career growth or transferability for a career switch.


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About SkillsFuture LDI

The SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) seeks to support aspiring Singaporeans in acquiring critical leadership competencies and experiences through company in-house programmes or sectoral corporate leadership programmes.



Keynote Speaker
Winnie Jiang

Winnie Jiang is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. Her research focuses on the dynamics of meaning-making at work, work as a calling, career mobility and transitions, and personal and professional development.

Winnie studies how the meaning of work relates to individuals’ objective and subjective career experience, organizational effectiveness, and changes. She seeks to answer questions such as how do individuals find, pursue, and sustain meaning in their work in complex and rapidly changing environments; how does individuals’ quest for meaning in work influence the organizations and institutions to which they belong; and how could organizations cultivate meaningful work experiences and career growth for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and society.

Relatedly, Winnie is interested in human resource management, examining factors that help unleash employees’ fullest potential and actualize their purpose at work. Her research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science.

Prior to joining INSEAD, Winnie completed her PhD in Management at Yale University.

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