Thomas is an experienced workforce development specialist with more than 18 years of experience in human capital development and continuing education and training (CET) sector. He started his own specialist consulting firm with like-minded partners in June 2014, and currently serves as the Principal TVET and HRD Consultant at CET Global Pte Ltd that provides enabling solutions in areas of competency-based human resources development and productivity improvements, developing and establishing HRM and HRD systems.
Thomas was the Project Director for various enterprise HRD projects as a Registered Management Consultant and Productivity Consultant. He helped enterprises improve their business processes, plan for organisation development and value creation through customer-centric focus. He adopts the “Design Thinking” methodology in analysing, developing and implementing HRM and HRD systems and process. With the introduction of Skills Frameworks in Singapore, he helped a number of companies adopt Skills Frameworks in their HRM system and practices, such as developing talent and people capability through a systematic approach of skills identification, talent development, learning and development, and performance management.
As an Adult Educator, Thomas enjoys sharing of knowledge and skills learners, peers and industry practitioners. He is currently an Associate Faculty Lecturer with the Singapore University of Social Sciences and Singapore Human Resources Institute Academy teaching HRD topics at the postgraduate level, and an Associate Adult Educator with the Institute for Adult Learning training industry practitioners to be curriculum developers and facilitators via the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education. He is an Adult Educator Mentor with the Institute for Adult Learning, where he coaches and mentors aspiring new adult educators to reach their full potential. Thomas also conducts corporate and public workshops on A.I. and Data Science in Human Capital Development, Leadership, People Development, Critical Thinking, Productivity and Value Creation, and speaks at conferences worldwide.
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