YSEALI Future Workforce 2021

May 16-23, 2021



The 2021 YSEALI Workshop on Future Workforce is for students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals ages 20-35 from across ASEAN.

Implemented by The Asia Foundation with the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, it will be held virtually May 16 to May 23, 2021.

The virtual workshop will include a series of online skills-building sessions, activities, speakers, virtual tours of Singapore-based U.S. companies highlighting future workforce initiatives, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities with leaders from the region and the United States. The schedule will include a full program on Sunday, May 16, two hours of commitment each evening during the week through a combination of interactive and self-directed work, and two full-day sessions on the final weekend of the program.


The program, arranged in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore will connect 60 participants from across ASEAN and showcase innovative approaches to leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR); explore 4IR challenges and opportunities and how they impact the future of work; and allow participants to connect with peers and leading experts.


Participants will gain understanding of how rapid technology and digital advances are altering the context of work in Asia and globally; receive mentorship; explore opportunities to expand their work; exchange ideas on how to foster economic growth in their communities; and discover avenues for stronger regional cooperation and cooperation between the U.S. and ASEAN. They will learn from 4IR experts, gain a look inside American companies at the forefront of innovation in addressing future workforce, and network with other young leaders from across ASEAN.


Speakers and panelists to be announced soon.


Schedule at a glance

Virtual Program May 16-23 - Full Agenda Details Forthcoming


May 16 - full day, virtual program

May 17-21 - evening virtual program only, 2 hours per day (alternating self-directed and collaborative sessions)

May 22-23 - full days, virtual program

The Workshop is designed so that participants may remain in their jobs during the work week with minimal time commitment (2 hours per day) during the week. 


Solution Circle Projects

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to apply topics and themes from the the week of activities to projects related to their respective country contexts. With peer interaction and mentorship from experts, participants will apply new understanding of 4IR challenges and opportunities and how they impact the future of work; explore opportunities to expand their work; exchange ideas on how to foster economic growth in their communities; and find avenues for stronger economic cooperation between the United States and ASEAN.


61 selected participants were announced on March, 28!





What are YSEALI Regional Workshops and How do I participate?

Professional development is offered to young leaders (20 to 35 years of age, at time of application) who want to make an even bigger impact in their communities. YSEALI Generation Regional Workshops provide networking, mentoring, hands-on training, and the tools necessary to lead communities in addressing economic, environmental, educational, and civic engagement issues. By visiting one of the 11 YSEALI countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam), young leaders develop an appreciation for the similarities and differences of each other’s culture.  Regional workshop participants are selected by the U.S. Embassy in the participant’s home country. Join YSEALI to get updates on upcoming YSEALI Generation Regional Workshops.

Participant Portal

Get to know your fellow participants, sign up for the workshop's online platform, find information on logistics and links for pre-workshop reading on the digital orientation page. Use the password provided to you to enter below:


Contact us

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 YSEALI Regional Workshop on Future Workforce.

Please contact us with questions or inquiries.


Organizing Partners

Implementing Partner

American Chamber of

Commerce, Singapore




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