October Visits from Senior Colleagues, Dr Phil Gavin & Dil Sidhu – A Vibrant Month of Senior Alumni & Corporate Partners Engagement, 3 Successful Seminars by Dil Sidhu

In early October, we were pleased to welcome Dr Phil Gavin, Associate Director – MBA Consultancy Projects, who met with our corporate partners and senior alumni in the region. Dr Gavin (second from the left) is seen here (from left to right) with UOM alumnus, Mueen Uddeen, CEO of Arcpoint Associates Advisory and previously a Managing Director at JPMorgan; Lim Bee Ing, MBS Singapore Centre Director; and Tang Hian Seng, UOM Alumni Association Singapore President. 

The week of 10 October saw a series of insightful seminars by Dil Sidhu, Chief External Officer & Managing Director of Executive Education. On the evening of 11 October, a seminar on ‘The TIDES (Technology Institutions Demographics Environment Societal values) of Disruptive Change’ saw close to 30 alumni and students hearing how the ‘TIDES of change’ can be utilized, as a tool for organizations to move forward confidently. The session saw excellent feedback from attendees, who commended the applicability of the material presented.

On the following morning of 12 October, a networking breakfast seminar was held for close to 60 mid to senior level professionals, mainly from the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. The ‘Science of Influence and Persuasion for Healthcare Leaders – Utilising Hard Science for Soft Skills’ seminar was organized in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). SIM is the administrator of University of Manchester’s Bachelor of Science in Management programme in Singapore. Participants enjoyed a morning of thought-provoking material presented by Dil, as well as a dynamic networking session over breakfast. 

After the successful breakfast seminar, we were pleased to host an alumni committee networking luncheon, attended by Tang Hian Seng, UOM Alumni Association Singapore President and Dil Sidhu, Chief External Officer & Managing Director of Executive Education (seated, from left to right); and (standing, from left to right) UOM alumni committee member, Alex Chan; Lim Bee Ing, MBS Singapore Centre Director; and Dr Justin Cheng, Chairman of Manchester Business School Alumni Association (China) Limited.

The afternoon of 12 October saw Dil’s seminar on ‘The TIDES (Technology Institutions Demographics Environment Societal values) of Disruptive Change’ presented to members of IAL (Institute of Adult Learning), a government body focusing on raising the skills and capabilities of working professionals in Singapore. The ‘TIDES of change’ was met with engagement and enthusiasm from the participants, who could relate closely to the practicality of the material presented. 

The October visits from senior colleagues, Dr Phil Gavin, Associate Director – MBA Consultancy Projects and Dil Sidhu, Chief External Officer & Managing Director of Executive Education; saw strong engagement from distinguished alumni around the region, who readily shared their insights and advice.