Saturday, 22 August 2015

6th Happiness DNA Public Workshop

The 6th Happiness DNA public workshop was held on 20 & 21 August 2015. The workshop was facilitated by Chief Happiness Coach, Mr Johnson Ong Chee Bin of Living Better with collaboration with ASK Training Pte Ltd.

The 2-day workshop is based on the principles of positive psychology, and physical, mental and emotional therapies and techniques. It is taught in a unique change methodology where participants first determine the level of their happiness in the eight dimensions of the happiness DNA. How to nurture and sustain the eight dimensions of the happiness DNA is then introduced. The workshop concluded with an action plan to address the gaps in the happiness DNA.

Walking Meditation

Group Activity


Below are what some participants said about the workshop.

"The course is very useful. It helps to identify the key areas of happiness."

"The course is very interesting. It could relate to our own life experience."

"We learnt about ourselves and ways to increase our happiness."

"Interesting and engaging. Never a dull moment."

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

47th AUN-QA Assessment at Centro Escolar University (Manila Campus)

The 47th AUN-QA Assessment for programme level at Centro Escolar University was held from 11 - 13 August 2015 in Manila, Philippines. Three study programmes, namely; biology, pharmacy, and hotel and restaurant management were assessed. The assessment of the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management programme was led by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin (AUN-QA Expert, Singapore) with Dr. Kunyada Anuwong from Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand.

Welcoming AUN-QA Assessors

Exchange of Tokens

Welcome Dinner

Mock Hotel

Laboratory

Student Interview



Saturday, 8 August 2015

ASEAN-QA TrainIQA Workshop II - Tools and Procedures in QA

The ASEAN-QA Phase 2 is a follow-up to the ASEAN-QA Phase 1 project. The project partners are DAAD, HRK, ENQA, Universitat Potsdam, AQAN, AUN, and SEAMEO-RIHED. It aims to build capacity in quality assurance in higher educations among the QA professionals in ASEAN universities including East Timor. 

The 2nd TrainIQA workshop on "Tools and Procedures in Quality Assurance" was hosted by Potsdam University, from 27 July to 4 August 2015 in Potsdam, Germany. The workshop was attended by 32 participants from Build Bright University, Phnom Penh International University, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Brawijaya University, Syiah Kuala University, Politeknik Negeri Bandung, Diponegoro University, Universitas Padjadjaran, Champasak University, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, International Islamic University, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (Melaka), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Myanmar Maritime University, Technological University (Thanlyin), University of the Philippines, De La Salle University (Dasmarinas), De La Salle University, Mahidol University, Chulalongkorn University, Dili Institute of Technology, National University of East Timor, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, Hue University, University of Economics - Ho Chi Minh City, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Can Tho University and Vietnam National University of Agriculture.

The learning outcomes of TrainIQA Workshop II are:
  • apply the knowledge gained about prerequisites, paradigms, standards and typical shortcomings in evaluations in higher education when organising an evaluative process
  • take into account the basic principles of qualitative and quantitative empirical social research methods when designing instruments for data collection, e.g. surveys and interviews, and interpreting data,
  • apply these instruments in regard to the particular characteristics and framework 
Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin, AUN-QA Expert (Singapore) facilitated the session on "Collaboration in Higher Education Institutions - Breaking Down the Silos" during the TrainIQA Workshop II.


Courtesy of Photographer, Ernst Kaczynski

Registration

Elevator Pitch

Introduction to Evaluation

Collaboration in Higher Education Institutions

Collaboration in Higher Education Institutions

Collaboration in Higher Education Institutions

Certified Quality Manager 30th Intake - Training and Development Module


The Certified Quality Manager (CQM) course is hosted by the Singapore Quality Institute (SQI) and Mr Johnson Ong Chee Bin is the appointed trainer for the Training and Development Module. The module for the 30th Intake was held on 25 July 2015 at SQI. The module covers the following topics:


  • Introduction to Training and Development
  • Training and Development Process
  • National Model for Training and Development
  • Factors affecting the Future of Training and Development



Thursday, 2 July 2015

5th Happiness DNA Public Workshop

The 5th Happiness DNA public workshop was held on 25 & 26 June 2015. The workshop was facilitated by Chief Happiness Coach, Mr Johnson Ong Chee Bin of Living Better with collaboration with ASK Training Pte Ltd.

The 2-day workshop is based on the principles of positive psychology, and physical, mental and emotional therapies and techniques. It is taught in a unique change methodology where participants first determine the level of their happiness in the eight dimensions of the happiness DNA. How to nurture and sustain the  eight dimensions of the happiness DNA is then introduced. The workshop concluded with an action plan to address the gaps in the happiness DNA.


Below are what some participants said about the workshop.

"A very good and light-hearted course for self-improvement and self-realisation. Helps to manage emotions better than other courses."

"Able to relax and know how to live a more purposeful life."

"The art on how to achieve internal and external happiness."

46th AUN-QA Assessment at Chulalongkorn University

The 46th AUN-QA Assessment for programme level at Chulalongkorn University was held from 22 to 24 June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics Programme was assessed by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin (AUN-QA Expert, Singapore) and A/Prof Tan Kay Chuan from the National University of Singapore.





Sunday, 21 June 2015

3rd AUN-QA Assessors Training Workshop


The 3rd AUN-QA Assessors Training Workshop was held for universities in Thailand from 18 to 24 June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was uniquely designed to give a "hyper-real" experience by incorporating both "simulated assessment environment" in the classroom and "live assessment" observation of the 46th AUN-QA Assessment for the Economics study programme at Chulalongkorn University.


The workshop aims to equip participants with the essential competencies to carry out an AUN-QA programme assessment. It covers the following learning outcomes:
  • Apply the PDCA approach in quality assessment;
  • Prepare a quality assessment;
  • Conduct a desktop assessment for a programme;
  • Conduct a site assessment including stakeholders’ interviews, site tour and documentation review; and
  • Write assessment feedback, presentation and report

The workshop was jointly organised by ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Chulalongkorn University. It was attended by 17 participants from Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Mahidol University, Naresuan University, Srinakharinwirot University, and Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi.