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Creativity and Innovation


Accredited Global Instructor for Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping® Technique: Dr. Henry Toi

henry-toi-profileDr. Henry Toi is the Buzan Master Trainer for Asia. He graduated with Honours in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore and obtained a Master of Education from the RMIT University in Melbourne. He was awarded a Doctor of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business in Project Management and Mind Mapping. During his corporate career, he had served the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Shell Petroleum, Standard Chartered Bank and OCBC Asset Management, all in the area of finance and policy management.

As the Managing Director of Buzan Centre Asia Limited, he manages the licensing and training of more than 150 instructors across 11 countries in Asia. He is also a board member of the United Nations Association of Singapore in charge of the education subcommittee. Henry has conducted courses in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok. He is also a regular speaker at conferences, the latest few being the 13th International Conference on Thinking in Sweden and the 20th American Creativity Conference in Singapore.


“We are a complicated business so Mind Maps help – I could not manage the complexity of my work without Mind Maps. I have often used Mind Maps to deal with the complexities of how we should move forward. Frankly, they are invaluable.” – Alan Matcham, Director of Oracle

“Tony Buzan… unlocks the power of our brains and shows mankind how to tap and use his creative genius with ease and effectiveness. For more than three decades Tony Buzan has been tireless in his quest to bring this powerful tool to the world. By the latest estimates, about 200 million around the world are now using Mind Mapping, so it is just a matter of time before Mind Mapping becomes a universally used technique.” – His Excellency Dr Abdul Hussein Ali Mirza, Minister, Bahrain

“The use of Mind Mapping is an integral part of my quality improvement project here at Boeing. This has provided savings of over $10M this year for my organisation (10 times our goal)!” – Dr Mike Stanley, Boeing Corporation


Boost Your Productivity with Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping® Brain Tool

Be Transformed and Be Equipped with the Knowledge, Brain Skills and Techniques

Developed by Tony Buzan, the Inventor of The Mind Map® Research has shown that the human brain has a much larger ability and potential than we think. Yet the one potent resource which each of us readily possess is by no means fully tapped or developed. This workshop is specially designed to equip participants with the knowledge, brain skills and techniques developed by Tony Buzan, in order for them to apply, excel and advance in their organizational goals to innovate for higher productivity success.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover How Your Brain Works
  • Learn how to activate your inert brain skills to achieve infinite possibilities
  • Understand how you can adopt whole brain thinking using the original Buzan Mind Mapping® techniques
  • Apply highly successful and proven Buzan Brain Smart techniques for more effective meeting and creative problem solving
  • Improve Memory using Mind Maps for better Information Recall and decision making


Successful Entrepreneur and Founder of Business Value Oriented Technology Company: Lim Liat

lim-liat-profileLim Liat founded a BvOtech (Business value Oriented technology) to help people and businesses to be more successful through synergizing the wisdom of East and West. The key areas include unified corporate performance management framework, innovation and business model design, creative & visual thinking systems (BVITS), learning and innovative organization, leadership skills and the future of management with Sinology – Chinese classical wisdom such as I-Ching, the philosophies of the Dao School (Lao Zi), Ru School (Confucius), Mo School, Fa School and Sun Zi’s Art of War and more.

Lim consults for start-ups, SMEs, MNCs and GLCs. He has taught for and sat on the advisory boards of Institutes of Higher Learning and investment committees. He has more than 30 years of technology and management experience. A pioneer of Singapore Computer Systems in 1980, Liat contributed to the its listing on the Singapore Exchange, reaching a revenue of about $500 million operating in over 9 countries. He left as Deputy CEO in 2003 to start BvOtech.


“It is pretty rare to find the courses that he teaches offered elsewhere with other trainers in Singapore or even in the world. The key to maximum engagement in the class is the way you teach – being a subject expert and being open to other people’s opinions – Lim Liat is definitely both. All levels of working professionals in any industry will benefit from his courses.” – Caroline Tracy Lee, Manager for Strategic Planning and Policy, AIA

“I am not a Chinese and was thinking that I may have trouble understanding Lim Liat’s courses because his professional background and interest are towards Chinese management philosophies but this is not true. He is effectively bilingual with experience in many industries. Most courses out there are pretty general and do not apply to your work or life so you walk away retaining no new information in the long term but not courses by Lim Liat.” – Muhammad Khairul, Staff Officer for Singapore Customs


Creative Thinking and Inventive Problem-Solving Strategies

Craft Innovative Solutions to Complex Challenges to Enhance Personal and Organizational Creativity

The strategies for success in the 21st century for any company can be summarized in one word – innovation. It is about how to differentiate oneself from the intense competition with the added pressure of time. We are told to think out of the box. But how can we think out of the box that we don’t see? Our blind spot is exactly what it means – we cannot see it.

5 Key Takeaways

  • Unleash the power of your creativity and enhance your problem solving capability
  • Understanding the difference between Creativity and Innovation;
  • Application of Art of War and 36 Stratagems in innovation and idea generators
  • Gain the know how to use BVITS systematic innovative idea generator as and when you need creative ideas;
  • Use of mind-mapping software for creative thinking individually and for group collaboration.


Learning and Development Management Consultant: Caroline Dawson

caroline-dawson-profileCaroline Josephine Dawson is the Director of CD Training Works, a consultancy firm that offers training and consultancy solutions to organisations and senior executives. Caroline’s professional experience as a Corporate consultant has required her to market the value of her programs and persuade clients to value and understand the urgency of good communication skills in the workforce. She has also conceptualised, produced and delivered courses such as written and oral presentation skills, communication relationship management, business communication, customer service, team-building and administered psychometric profiles, among others. Her experience in working with public and private sector training has become one of her training strengths. Participants of her training courses attest to her motivational, instructional and highly experiential training methodology.

Caroline is also Advisor to the SMGM Foundation and Member of the Business and Professional Women’s Association (S) 3rd Chapter and Society of Singapore Writers.


“I have been to a lot of management courses and this is, by far, the most effective. During the course of the day, I’ve applied Caroline’s concepts and teachings to my current projects — projects that will be much better handled because of today’s workshop.”
– Lydia Chiam, Assistant Manager for Office Administration, Public Service Division

“I love the combination of different training methodologies that Caroline uses. She is credible because she knows what works and what doesn’t, and has many good ideas for problems we all face at work. Caroline is not only at an excellent motivator – she is at the top of her game in recognizing how to get the most out of time and to think logically.”
– Pooja Sindha, Senior Policy Manager, National University of Singapore


Time Management for High Performance at Work

“Until We Can Manage Time, We Can Manage Nothing Else.” – Founder of Modern Management, Peter F. Drucker

Getting the most out of a 24-hour day is a constant challenge in our busy world. Too much to do and not enough time to do it is a common problem many face in their everyday lives. This naturally leads to stress but many of us are unaware of the danger signs and symptoms in ourselves, and the ways to prevent stress taking over our condition. Although no one can give us more hours in the day, this course can share how to decide what to do and when to do it.

5 Key Takeaways

  • Master the Art of Stress-Free Time Management;
  • Understand and demonstrate the use of to-do lists and the ABC prioritization techniques;
  • Develop an action plan for better use of time; Comprehend the sources and effects of stress and spot signs of stress;
  • Make assessment of his / her own stress level;
  • Apply effective life skills techniques to prevent or cope with stress.


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