Youth Expedition Project Leaders Training Course
(A Service-Learning Programme by Youth Corps Singapore)
This YEP-LTC is brought to you by Service-Learning practitioners from Etch Empathy and associate trainers from Aspen3. Aspen3 is a leadership training and consulting company with the vision “To Inspire People to Lead and Grow”.
Our lead and associate trainers have been involved in youth and community development since 2000 and are currently in leadership position both professionally and as well as volunteering, involving in either community development, advocacy or youth development work.
Hence, we are not like any other trainers but we are Service-Learning practitioners, ready to share our years of knowledge with you.
One of Etch Empathy’s YEP trip to a Blind School in Laos, Vientiane
The YCS-YEP Leaders Training Course (LTC) is a 4-day specialised course designed to prepare and equip YEP Leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to design, lead and implement Youth Expedition Projects.
Our YEP LTC is unique for three specific reason, first Etch Empathy uses social experience to bring across one of the principles of service-learning; Trash to Cash, a simulated poverty experience for you to better understand the meaning of empathy.
Etch Empathy is the first organisation in Singapore to conduct Trash to Cash (A Poverty Simulation) and the simulation had been conducted in many schools and corporates for volunteers. The simulation was also part of a research by SUTD.
Second, your 2 days 1 night residential stay will be at one of the last kampung in Singapore, where you get to interact with real communities and practice your social inquiry and community engagement skills.
Lastly, as part part of your peer leadership development, we will be providing you with a full DISC profiling report.
Join us in this exciting journey. Check out our course dates and register here.
Our Lead Trainers
Aaron Yeoh (Etch Empathy)
Graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Engineering, certified 6 Seconds EQ Practitioner, EQ Advanced Trainer and WSQ in Implementing Design Thinking.
Aaron has been involved in the community development sector since 2009. He is passionate about reducing inequalities for the visually impaired and working towards the good health and well being of senior citizens. Aaron believes in tri-sector partnership and does this by scoping community projects that allow the involvement of public and private sector players like Dulwich College and Johnson & Johnson and with the support of dedicated and empathetic volunteers. Currently he manages a non profit, (Etch Empathy), a social enterprise (Fortitude Culina) and a charity (Cycling Without Age Singapore).
Russ Neu (Etch Empathy)
Russ has been involved in youth development during his stint as a MOE teacher and was in charge of Values-In-Action program for his students. During his postgrad studies at NIE and lecturing at Tsinghua university, he initiated service-learning projects for his peers and students. At corporate level, he was in charge of the company's CSR policies and programs. He developed programs to nurture human capital, character, citizenship and leadership for employees using the service-learning methodology.
With his vast experience in developing youths, nurturing working adults and being both in the civil service, corporate world and now social sector, he is definitely a valuable trainer to transfer knowledge and train YEP leaders to be an empathetic community leader, team player and Asia ready.
Goh Ann Tat (Etch Empathy)
Ann Tat have been in the youth and community development sector since 2000. He was the pioneer batch of trainer/manager for YEP with SIF. For the last 19 years he had worked with various youth development organisations and and volunteered with various non profit community organisations Having graduated from LKY School of Public Policy, he knows public and social policies well.
With his vast experience, knowledge and connections in the social sector, he is definitely a valuable trainer to transfer knowledge and train YEP leaders to be an empathetic community leader and team player.
Daphne Chow (Aspen3)
Daphne is an experienced trainer with the youth sector in creating effective learning and meaningful growth. She is currently a Senior Trainer with Aspen3. She has 12 years of training experience in design and delivery of experiential based leadership and character development programmes. She had conducted a variety of programmes ranging from classroom based workshop, outdoor adventure programme, cohort wide workshop as well as overseas leadership camps.
In her tenure with Aspen3, Daphne had led several overseas training programmes to Malaysia and Indonesia. Such programmes range from leadership to adventure, cross cultural and service learning. Daphne also participated in an overseas service mission to Cambodia in 2008.
Yvonne Lim (Aspen3)
Yvonne has been involved in youth development work since her graduation in 2010. She has been with Aspen3 since and is currently holding a Senior Trainer appointment. Her passion in working with youth led her to be a creative programme designer for meaningful learning and training development. She has 8 years of relevant experience in conducting youth leadership and character development programmes.
Yvonne had led several overseas youth training programmes to Malaysia and Indonesia over the years with Aspen3. Such programmes range from leadership to adventure, cross cultural and service learning. Yvonne had participated as the Assistant Trip Leader in an overseas service mission to Thailand in 2006.
Our Associate Trainers
Daniel Yap (Aspen3)
Sang Weiqing (Aspen3)