SSIA launched the 5th Run of SSIA Singapore Semiconductor Leadership Accelerator (SSLA) Programme, in partnership with the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) on 27 July 2020.

Four years ago, our government and industry leaders from the semiconductor and electronics sector came together and decided to accelerate the development of a pool of leaders who would bring the semiconductor industry forward into the future. With that in mind, they launched the SSLA programme which is partially funded by the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore. SSIA so far successfully implemented 5 runs for over 100 local leaders.

SSLA is a custom programme designed to inspire industry leaders to continue creating revolutionary possibilities. The programme brings multiple voices from business, consulting, academia and provides a platform for an exchange of insights and points of view for leaders to think beyond the obvious and immediate. It is also an opportunity for leaders like you to interact, debate and dialogue with thought leaders and industry champions, and to build strong networks with colleagues from diverse companies.

The 5th run starting from July was the final run of the SSLA programme. Due to COVID-19, the programme was redesigned to deliver in a blended learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom and virtual learning activities. New elements and relevant topics such as the macro environmental trends, leadership agility, topics on Industrial 4.0, have been added to the final run. On 4 Aug 2020, Mr. Soh Lip Leong, General Manager at ams Sensors Singapore was invited to share his insights, stewardship and experience with the new cohort of SSLA participants.

It is one of SSIA’s mission to drive the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) focusing on driving productivity, helping companies innovate their products and services, and most importantly, developing the talent pool of the industry. SSIA will launch other leadership programmes and campaigns in 2021 to accomplish these goals. More details will be available at SSIA website soon.

Relevant topics to the current business landscape have been added to the SSLA 5th Run

Testimonials from participants of the SSLA 5th Run

Human management is one of the skill-set which is hard to learn and needs to be highly adaptable and flexible when dealing with people of different characteristic. The session shared by Tan Hwee Hoon dives into the various approaches which I find it enriching and broaden my scope of human interaction and management.

Lee Wee Loon, Section Head (Mechanical Design), CEI

Many good insights regarding people management. As technical / sales / operations, we might not have this sort of management exposure in our daily course of work.

Eric Cheng, Sales Manager, Swagelok Singapore

Very insightful and lively engaging sessions.

Sorin Badiu, Senior Engineering Manager, Silicon Laboratories

Help consolidate the challenge of multigenerational workforce. Give us handles on interacting with our workforce. (Trust / motivation/ performance & reward)

Timothy Chan, Director, Account Sales, Silicon Product Group, Applied Materials