‘Leading Self for a 100-year life’ covers global trends in longevity, primary determinants of health, managing oneself for a 100-year life, and planning for financial well-being. It also provides a toolkit that helps in understanding the linkages between primary determinants of health, our habits and lifestyle choices and the implications of these for our personal health and wellness, career choices as well as business/start-up ideas.
This course aims to:
- Understand the unprecedented demographic shifts and societal changes and technological advances in the area of human longevity.
- Understand the changing population demographics in Singapore, and the key determinants of healthy longevity
- Learn how to make more informed life course decisions to shape your health and wellness, financial well-being, career choices and start-up/business ideas.
- Apply the systems mapping tool to map out the longevity landscape in Singapore and identify gaps/action plan (team project)
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Learn how to connect the dots by factoring in the evolving trends in jobs, work, & remote work; what motivates & drains you; & what is needed for your own personal effectiveness
With this understanding, build your personalized Alt-Lyf/Odyssey Plans for the future to explore various possible versions of your lives & see which ones you want to prototype/live into
Use this knowledge to influence your career choices/start-up business ideas
Create a Collaborative Networking Community to test out the plans & for future collaborations
The 100-Year Life: Learn about the unprecedented demographic shifts and societal trends globally in area of human longevity and productive longevity. Understand why the population is aging from a biological/biomedical perspective and its impact in the coming decades.
Learn about changing population demographics in Singapore and its implications on working-life continuum and the Singapore Health District Model.
Explore about the linkages between primary determinants of health and our habits/lifestyle choices, business of longevity and how these can impact our career choices, personal health, and business opportunities.
Learn about financial well-being and its linkages to health
Leading self: Learn how to make more informed life course decisions to shape your health and wellness. Learn life skills such as resilience and failure immunity.
Use map-the-systems approach to map out the longevity landscape in Singapore (this forms part of the project/assignment).
Understand the importance of Business of Longevity and Digital Health
Minimally a Diploma
Participants will be required to log into LumiNUS to assess the course material. Participants attending the course on-campus will be required to bring a Laptop. Participants attending the course online will be required to use Zoom.
Who Should Attend
All managerial, supervisory, non-supervisory positions and specifically, for those at major work-life transition points.
- Entering work life (about to graduate or graduated in last 1-3 years)
- Work life to retirement (already retired or likely to retire in 3-5 years)
- Mid-career employees/PMETs looking to stay relevant
- Part of retrenchment schemes and looking for alternate careers
Mode of Training
On-campus or Online (Live)
Abhi Patwardhan is the founder and CEO of Alt-Lyf, a social enterprise in Singapore that enables individuals of all ages to prototype their alternate lives using workshops, online training, coaching and Alt-Lyf Labs. He is a certified "Designing Your Life" coach, a program offered by Stanford Life Design Labs.
Prior to that, Abhi’s corporate career included over two decades in the technology sector and consumer goods companies in senior leadership roles across Asia-Pacific. This included roles in Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Heinz, Schlumberger, and Marico Industries. He also founded a 3D printing services company and an app for dog owners in Singapore.
In 2016, Abhi moved to Silicon Valley for two years at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) Fellows program. He was inspired by the three pillars of the DCI program - Purpose, Community and Lifelong learning - to set up Alt-Lyf after returning to Singapore in 2019.
He serves as a Trustee on the Board of Waterways Watch Society, an NGO in Singapore, and as a Board Advisor to Shikshanjali, an EduTech non-profit in India.
His interests include sailing, travel, overland trips, golf, writing and everything dog. He also mentors start-ups in building their business models and Go-to-Market plans.
He is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from IIM, Bangalore. Abhi has made Singapore his home and has been living here with his family since 1998.
Choy Siew Kai
Choy Siew Kai has over 30 years of experience in investment management. He retired from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC Private Limited, as Managing Director after 20 years of service. At GIC, he was also a member of the Corporate Management Committee and Group Risk Committee. He held key leadership positions in Equities, Risk & Performance Management, enterprise Data & Analytics, Governance and GIC Innovation Labs.
In 2019, Siew Kai moved to Silicon Valley for a year at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) Fellows program.
He is a board director of a large cap (>US$10bn) US public listed company and an independent investor and/or advisor to listed and private companies across Banking, Fintech, Regtech and DeepTech located in Singapore, United States, United Kingdom and Europe. He has a deep interest on the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (especially cyber-physical/bio/social systems) on industries, business models and jobs.
He has a long-time commitment to serving in church and community organisations at the national and local levels and is on the Board of management of St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital and the Management Committee of St. Andrew’s Nursing Home.
Siew Kai holds a BSc in Computer Science and Management Science (joint honours) and has attended The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program for Senior Executives.