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Singapore Youth Conference April 2018 - Connecting to Self, Meaning and Others Workshop

Wisdom 2.0 February 2018 - Brave New Education- Transforming How Young People Learn" - Main Stage speaker

Creative Mornings January 2018 - "On Anxiety" - Guest speaker

The Future of Skills Panel Debate in honour of the Danish Prime Minister's visit to Singapore - November 2017 - Panel Speaker

MSC Connexions Forum 2017 - October 2017 Singapore Maritime Foundation's MSC Connexions Forum panel speaker
Roche Womens Leadership Summit 2017 -  October 2017 Keynote / Workshop on Personal Transformation

 AStar One-North Festival August 2017 -  "Future-ready Skills for a Career in Today's Dynamic World"  Talk

UOB Career Day 2017 - Panel Discussion with HCLI and Google

StanChart China August 2017 -  "Future-ready Skills" Workshop

FreePoint Offsite August 2017

LearningScapes Asia Conference Marina Bay Sands July 2017 - "Global Citizenship" Presentation

NUS Future-ready Educators Summer School July 2017 - Conceptualised and led this inaugural 3-day immersive training programme bringing together 90 educators from around the world

Biopharma Manufacturers Advisory Council June 2017 - Leadership training pilot programme for the Biopharma sector

EducationInvestor Global Hotspots in Education Conference May 2017 - Keynote address "Future-ready - Rethinking Education in a World of Disruption"

NUS Alumni Leaders Forum April 2017 - Keynote talk "Future-ready Skills - Giving students Roots & WIngs"

International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) Global Conference April 2017 - Presentation of Paper on "Future-ready Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution"

Channel NewsAsia Money Mind Interview - March 2017

NUS Future-ready Index and Future-ready Report media launch Feb 2017

3rd Annual Women in Leadership Summit Singapore January 2017 - Talk - Future-ready Women Leadership

Young Presidents Organisation Workshop Jan 2017 - "The VUCA Vaccine"

Energy Markets Authority Singapore 2016

Vodafone Regional International Womens Day Forum March 2016


In 2016, Crystal pioneered "Roots & Wings", hailed as a groundbreaking future-ready skills programme by industry and holistic education thought leaders globally. NUS is the first university in the world to offer 7,000 freshmen every year, a VUCA-world preparation course based on mindfulness and social emotional intelligence as an essential part of the educational journey.

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 Berita Harian Jan 2018 -  Career opportunities must coincide with the willingness to cultivate a global mind

"Director of the Centre for Future-ready Graduates at National University of Singapore (NUS), Ms Crystal Lim, noted that new opportunities in the maritime industry lies in innovation and digitalisation, commercial maritime services such as insurance, international finance, arbitration, trading and supply chain management as well as overseas consultancy businesses, such as port management in the Middle East and China.

She mentioned, “To be future-ready, students need to be adaptable, have cultural and social emotional intelligence, be tech-savvy and demonstrate resilience. They also need to have a mindset of growth, which means constantly looking for opportunities to learn and develop, and step out of their comfort zone.”

Ms Lim added, “They also have to develop resilience by building a growth mindset, which is essentially a state of mind where you believe that if you put in effort, you can grow your talent.”


Crystal Lim-Lange

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In 2011, Crystal founded Legacy Retreat, an innovator in the field of holistic education, coaching and personal development for high net worth individuals globally

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