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Newcastle Australia IHE sponsored Breakfast Talk

Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education sponsored an exclusive breakfast talk at the world-famous Raffles Hotel on 18 May 2022 through Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC).

Prof. Kristen Pammer, Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia, presented her keynote and defined the difference between clinical psychology and workplace psychology. The latter aims to improve the understanding of people in businesses to help them achieve personal and commercial success. Psychology in the workplace helps create and sustain a positive workplace culture, reducing staff turnover and increasing employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and business success. The importance of transferable core life skills – the ability to communicate effectively, work together in teams, and lead with empathy and respect, for example, is underscored by data. 57% of business leaders in the US report they are employing more people with core life skills than technical skills. 

Following her presentation, Mr David Chung, Singapore Country Director, Potential Project, joined Kristen in a panel conversation with the audience moderated by Mr Victor Mills, SICC Chief Executive. The conversation ranged across numerous important topics such as leadership, work-life integration, what to do about toxic managers and authenticity at work. A key takeaway is: An organization that focuses on the interests of its people achieves higher productivity.

On the same day, Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education officially launched its first postgraduate program, the Master of Business Psychology. Up to 50% bursary grant will be given to the first ten students.