NUS SCALE, IES and NTUC host dialogue session with Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat as part of the Global Engineers Leadership Programme 2022
18 November 2022 – Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, attended a closed-door dialogue with participants of the Global Engineers Leadership Programme 2022 on 16 November at NUS. The closed-door dialogue is part of the Global Engineers Leadership Programme 2022 (GELP 2022), held from 14 to 18 November, co-organised by the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), in collaboration with the National University of Singapore.
19 programme participants from companies such as Capitaland, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, JTC Corporation, Pratt and Whitney, SIA Engineering and ST Engineering participated in the closed-door dialogue, also attended by IES council members and NUS faculty.
Participants actively engaged DPM Heng in the closed-door dialogue on topics such as labour force and productivity growth, disruptions to the engineering sector and sustainability innovation and trade-offs.
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat in a dialogue with participants from the Global Engineers Leadership Programme 2022, moderated by Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair, College of Design and Engineering.
The GELP is the apex of the three leadership programmes by IES and NTUC – the other two being the Advanced Engineers Leadership Programme for mid-career engineers; and the Young Engineers Leadership Programme for engineers who are in the first few years of their career.
The five-day GELP 2022 brings together NUS faculty from the College of Design and Engineering and Business School, as well as distinguished panellists and keynote speakers to address issues on the current geo-political landscape and what it takes for businesses to navigate through crises and uncertainty; innovations and disruptions to the engineering sector; creative problem solving and change management.
It is envisaged that programme participants will leave the programme with insights and tools to help them make better decisions and lead their teams in an unpredictable and volatile global business environment.
Participants of the Global Engineers Leadership Programme 2022 in a group photo with Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and representatives from IES, NTUC and NUS.