AIP 2018

ASEAN IMMERSION PROGRAMME (AIP) 2018

Evolving the HCS Internationalisation Initiative

The inaugural ASEAN Immersion Programme (AIP): Growing Retail and Food Business in ASEAN was launched by Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary (MOE & MTI) on 30 March 2017. The first learning journeys to Cambodia and Indonesia (17 Apr 2017 to 4 Aug 2017) were a huge success with close to 60 Singaporean participants. 

 

BACKGROUND

In November 2013, Minister Heng Swee Keat (then Minister for Education), launched the HCS GIP and appointed a taskforce headed by MOS (then MTI) Teo Ser Luck, comprising industry leader. The objective was to enable companies to upgrade their manpower, business and organisational capabilities in preparation for internationalisation.

The GIP was specially designed to enable businesses, in particular SMEs to attain the necessary skills, mindset and knowledge in order for them to be competitive internationally. Unlike existing immersion programmes, the GIP will focus its efforts to facilitate the overseas expansion of businesses and train a pool of Singaporean executives and managers who are able to lead such efforts.

HCS GIP leverages on “HCS Inside” – combining the 9 years of lifelong training and consulting work within the local context, especially Singapore SMEs.

Since 2013, HCS has organised GIP learning journeys to Taiwan, Shenzhen – Washington D.C. (under the HCS – Georgetown University Advanced Professional Qualification track) and Chongqing.

The GIP has evolved to the ASEAN Immersion Programme (AIP) in support of the recommendations of the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) to deepen and diversify Singapore’s international connections, develop skills for market expansion and acquire knowledge of overseas market, especially in the ASEAN market.

 

AIP 2018

Growing Retail and Food Business in ASEAN: Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia 

Following the success of AIP 2017: Cambodia and Indonesia, HCS is offering an executive programme that equips Singapore-based companies with a practical understanding of how to operate and do business in Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. The programme aims to showcase latest business environment trends, explore investment policies and internationalisation opportunities, and build networks with potential business intermediaries and partners. 

Programme structure: 4 x 3 Community of Practice (CoP) workshops + 4 learning journey destinations

Full Programme fees w/o GST:

Date Learning Journey Fee Govt Funding*
May 2018 Myanmar $4,070    up to $2,800
July 2018 Vietnam $4,115  up to $2,800
September 2018  Thailand $4,380  up to $3,200
December 2018  Indonesia $3,070  up to $2,600

*Singaporeans may be eligible for Government funding(s), subject to Terms and Conditions.

CoP Workshop Topics and Tentative Schedule

S/N

Date (2018)

Topics

1

May

Develop Change Management Strategies for Business Expansion Plans (I)

2

May

Build Capabilities for Global-ready Workforce (I)

3

May

Manage International Compensation and Benefits (I)

 

20 – 23 May

Learning Journey (Myanmar)

4

Jun

Develop Change Management Strategies for Business Expansion Plans (II)

5

Jun

Build Capabilities for Global-Ready Workforce (II)

6

Jun

Manage International Compensation and Benefits (II)

S/N

Date (2018)

Topics

1

Jul

Establish Human Resource Framework for SMEs to Support Overseas Expansion (I)

2

Jul

Coach and Mentor High-Potential Staff for International Assignment (I)

3

Jul

Develop Wage Model and Structure Aligned to International Benchmark (I)

 

22 – 25 Jul

Learning Journey (Vietnam)

4

Aug

Establish Human Resource Framework for SMEs to Support Overseas Expansion (II)

5

Aug

Coach and Mentor High-Potential Staff for International Assignment (II)

6

Aug

Develop Wage Model and Structure Aligned to International Benchmark (II)

S/N

Date (2018)

Topics

1

Sep

Managing Overseas Projects (I)

2

Sep

Support Change Management Processes for Business Expansion  (I)

3

Sep

Prepare Global-Ready People Managers (I)

 

23 – 26 Sep

Learning Journey (Thailand)

4

Oct

Managing Overseas Projects (II)

5

Oct

Support Change Management Processes for Business Expansion (II)

6

Oct

Prepare Global-Ready People Managers (II)

S/N

Date

Topics

1

Dec 2018

Engage and Grow Talents for Business Expansion (I)

2

Dec 2018

Make Smart Business Decision (I)

3

Dec 2018

Build Capabilities for Global-ready Workforce (I)

 

Dec 2018

Learning Journey (Indonesia)

4

Jan 2019

Engage and Grow Talents for Business Expansion (II)

5

Jan 2019

Make Smart Business Decision (II)

6

Jan 2019

Build Capabilities for Global-ready Workforce (II)

*Full programme fees includes CoP Workshop Fees and estimated Learning Journey-associated Fees such as airfares and accommodation. Fees do not include incidentals and personal expenses. Fees are subject to change.

SkillsFuture Study Award for International Business

http://www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards/international-business

Subject to approval

PROGRAMME BROCHURE

 

 

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