Let's take it Outdoors!

Sept 7 - 8, 2021 : OLAE Conference 2021

Resilience is knowing that YOU are the ONLY one that has the POWER and the RESPONSIBILITY to pick yourself up - Marry Holloway

 

The Outdoor Education and Adventure Education industry has been through waves of setbacks for the past five years. Covid-19 is yet another challenge that questioned our sustainability as an industry.

 

I continue to be amazed at the resilience demonstrated by our practitioner and organisational members. During this period, some transitioned to take on transportation/delivery jobs; others utilised their years of operational know-how and experience to contribute to areas of need such as the dormitory operations for our migrant worker friends. Some even managed to pivot digitally and transformed their programs into virtual experiential learning.

 

"We did it before, and we will do it again."- The Road Ahead, Linying and Evan Low, NDP Song 2021

 

This year’s conference will be taking on a blended approach as we work with our panel of speakers and experts in multiple venues to ensure that everyone gets an optimised experience and take away something meaningful. I would like to extend special thanks to our conference committee for tirelessly putting together the conference.
 

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain. This really epitomises our continuous pursuit of our passion; it is really about being able to work and grow with people in the outdoors. There is no need to wait anymore.

 

"Let's Take It Outdoors!"

Lye Yen Kai

President

OLAE

 
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David Chua

CEO, National Youth Council

Lye Yen Kai

Managing Director

Pivotal Learning

Sherman Fu

Team Manager

Outward Bound Singapore

Tan Ai Chin

Republic Polytechnic

Jeremy Tang

Training & Development Head

TrexX Private Limited

Oli Sampson

Head of Outdoor Education Dover

UWCSEA

Delane Lim

Co-Founder

FutuReady Asia Singapore

Edzra Iskandar

HOD PE & CCA,

Bedok South Secondary School

Prof Colin Beard

National Teaching Fellow
Sheffield Business School

Chew Hiap Iuh

Lecturer

Republic Polytechnic

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Allan Lee

Senior Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic
Head of Standards & Accreditation, OLAE

Timothy Ng

Head (Youth Development Programmes)

Outward Bound Singapore

Melvin Lam

Team Manager

Outward Bound Singapore

Berwin Tan

Facilitator - Manager (COO of Outdoor Adventures)

CAMP CHALLENGE

Samantha Lim

Trainer, Psychology of Education Specialist

Pivotal Youth Pte Ltd

Jeffrey Chua

Managing Director

Exponent Challenge Technology Asia Pte Ltd

Dr. Jim Cain

Author & Founder

Teamwork & Teamplay

Mohd Anuar

Program Director

School Of Outdoor Learning

Lois Ser

Lecturer

Republic Polytechnic

Alex Ang

Subject Head (Student Leadership & Outdoor Education)

Northbrooks Secondary School

Grace Koh

Senior Manager (Research and Pedagogy)

Outward Bound Singapore

Laurence Goh

Laurence Goh Eng Yau & Co

Mike Lim

Director

Innotrek Pte Ltd

Chris Newman

Head of Outdoor Education

UWCSEA

Grace Lim

Educator

CreativeKids Pte. Ltd.

Abdul Halim

Greendale Secondary School

Michael Lim

Director

School Of Outdoor Learning Pte Ltd

Lionel Dorai

Chief Executive

FutuReady Asia Singapore

 
 

Virtual (Zoom)

08:45 AM

Pre Event Registration 

09:00 AM

Conference Open Ceremony

Opening Address by President of OLAE


Address by Guest of Honour -                              Ms Yeo Wan Ling,

                                  Director, NTUC U SME and U Women and Family

09:45 AM

Keynote Speech 1

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David Chua

CEO, National Youth Council

10:15 AM

Keynote Speech 2

To be confirmed, National Parks

To be confirmed

Virtual (Zoom)

Concurrent Session 1.1 

11:15 AM

Understanding ACCT Standards

Lye Yen Kai

Lye Yen Kai

Managing Director, Pivotal Learning

Virtual (Zoom)

Concurrent Session 1.3 

11:15 AM

Promoting inclusivity in Outdoor Adventure Education

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Sherman Fu & Melvin Lam

Team, Manager

Outward Bound Singapore

Virtual (Zoom)

Concurrent Session 1.5

11:15 AM

Duty of Care

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Lawrence Goh

Lawrence Goh Eng Yau & Co

Virtual (Zoom)

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Timothy Ng & Grace Koh

Head (Youth Development Programmes); Senior Manager (Research and Pedagogy), Outward Bound Singapore

Virtual (Zoom)

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Allan Lee

Senior Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

Virtual (Zoom)

Concurrent Session 1.6

11:15 AM

Facilitator Certification

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Tan Ai Chin

Republic Polytechnic

Focus Adventure Sentosa

Concurrent Session 2.1 

02:00 PM

Change Management

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Berwin Tan

Facilitator - Manager (COO of Outdoor Adventures), CAMP CHALLENGE

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

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Lionel Dorai & Delane Lim

Chief Executive; Co-Founder

FutuReady Asia Singapore

Virtual (Zoom)

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Chris Newman & Oli Sampson

Head of Outdoor Education; 

Head of Outdoor Education Dover

UWCSEA

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

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Mike Lim

Director, Innotrek Pte Ltd

Virtual (Zoom)

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Samantha Lim

Trainer, Psychology of Education Specialist, Pivotal youth Pte Ltd

T-Hall

Concurrent Session 2.6

02:00PM

Rescue Techniques: Then and Now

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Jeffrey Chua

Managing Director, Exponent Challenge Technology Asia Pte Ltd

 

Focus Adventure Sentosa

08:45 AM Onsite Registration

Concurrent Session 3.1 

09:00 AM

 

Integrating Environmental Interpretation into Marine Based Adventure Programmes (An Introduction)

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Grace Lim

Educator, CreativeKids Pte. Ltd.

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

08:45 AM Onsite Registration

Concurrent Session 3.3

09:00 AM

Through an Explorer's Lens - Starting point to the outdoors

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Jeremy Tang

Training & Development Head,

TrexX Private Limited

Virtual (Zoom)

08:45 AM Online Registration

Concurrent Session 3.5

09:00 AM

Tour de Punggol - Using VR in Expedition Planning    ​

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Abdul Halim

Greendale Secondary School

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

Concurrent Session 3.2 

09:00 AM

 

Panic during Pandemic? How to OE in these challenging times

Alex Ang

Alex Ang

SH (Student Leadership & Outdoor Education), Northbrooks Secondary School

Virtual Zoom

Concurrent Session 3.4

09:00 AM

Teamwork & Teamplay

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Dr. Jim Cain

Author & Founder, 

Teamwork & Teamplay

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

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Edzra Iskandar

HOD PE & CCA, Bedok South Secondary School

Focus Adventure Sentosa

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Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

Lois Ser & Chew Hiap Iuh

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

Concurrent Session 4.3

02:00 PM

Sea Safety & Rescue (Knowing makes a difference)

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Director, School Of Outdoor Learning Pte Ltd

Michael Lim

Virtual (Zoom)

Concurrent Session 4.5

02:00 PM

Duty of Care

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Lawrence Goh Eng Yau & Co

Lawrence Goh

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

Concurrent Session 4.2 

02:00 PM

 

First 2 Aid: Better the Chance of Survival rate

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Program Director, School Of Outdoor Learning

Mohamad Anuar

Virtual (Zoom)

Concurrent Session 4.4

02:00 PM

Enhancing The Outdoor Experience: Refreshing our thoughts about technology

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National Teaching Fellow

Sheffield Business School

Prof Colin Beard

Girls Brigade Boys Brigade Campsite

Concurrent Session 4.6

02:00 PM

SDE Facilitation Make Easy​

Lye Yen Kai

Managing Director, Pivotal Learning

Lye Yen Kai