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Leadership development has been highlighted consistently at multiple platforms by President or Chairpersons and Heads of Secretariat of Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) as a key area that TACs would like to invest in to ensure that they can develop and retain secretariat leaders to lead TACs of the future.

Led by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and supported by Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG), the TAC Fellowship Programme (TFP) for leadership development aims to uplift the competencies and capabilities of TAC leaders and build up a pipeline of next-generation leaders to helm secretariats of TACs in Singapore.

Event Detail


ModuleTitle Overview of Module
Roundtable on Megatrends, Opportunities & Threats and Future Roles of TACs
  • Overview of TLDP, learning objectives and learning outcomes.
  • Megatrends affecting economies and businesses.
  • Current and emerging opportunities and challenges.
  • Current and future roles of TACs.
  • Reflection on own organisations’ challenges.
  • Cross sharing of experience and ideas across TACs.
  • Formation of Capstone group projects and introduction of mentors.

Design Thinking Training
  • Learn Design Thinking framework, methodology and tools.
  • Understand how to identify and derive problem statements.


Leadership and Strategies
  • Self-assessment on leadership traits.
  • Effective leaders and employees & members engagement.
  • Creating business environment for growth and transformation.
  • Conceptualising new strategies and growth ideas.

Member, Board & Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder approach to understanding members’ needs.
  • Roles of governing Board, Executive Director and Secretariat.
  • Essence of corporate planning: Board meetings, governance and disclosure.

Marketing & Public


  • Overview of a successful marketing and branding campaign.
  • Engagement strategies for attracting, recruiting, and retaining members.
  • Use of media channels including social media for information dissemination and members’ engagement.
  • Marketing decision-making skills.

Human Capital
  • Reorientating manpower as human capital asset.
  • Improving internal branding for talent attraction.
  • Recruiting and retaining manpower through internal branding.
  • HR planning, career planning and performance management.
  • Succession planning.

Business Model & Value Creation
  • Understanding accounting and finance concepts.
  • Interpreting financial performance and detecting problems.
  • Communicating with financial & other stakeholders.
  • Creating economic value through the financial lens.


Capstone Workshop and Presentation

Why Should Attend

The TFP is targeted at the Executive Director and Director levels as well as promising secretariat staff who demonstrate the ability to move up to these levels. Eligible TACs can identify and nominate suitable secretariat leaders to join the TFP.

The nominated candidates will be evaluated by a TFP Evaluation Panel comprising five TAC veterans and leaders from key TACs. Members of the TFP Evaluation Panel are shown in Table 1. All approved nominees will be known as TAC Fellows.

S$8,800.00 (Non-Member)
S$8,800.00 (Non-Member)