YSEALI Future Workforce 2021

May 16-23, 2021

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The 2021 YSEALI Workshop on Future Workforce is for students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals ages 20-35 from across ASEAN and Timor-Leste. A program of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, implemented by The Asia Foundation and the American Chamber of Commerce 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 61 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.





Sun May 16: 10am-5:30pm SGT

Mon May 17: 6:30-9pm SGT


Tues  May 18 :7-9pm SGT

(this day is asynchronous; you can complete on your own schedule)


Wed May 19: 7-9pm SGT


Thurs May 20: 7-9pm SGT

(this day is asynchronous; you can complete on your own schedule)


Fri May 21: 7-9pm SGT


Sat May 22: 10-6pm SGT


Sun May 23: 10-6:30 SGT



Solution Circle Projects

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to apply topics, themes, and leadership skills from the week of activities to address "great disruptors" that characterize the 4IR world. Participants will work in small groups on projects related to core themes of Sustainability & Global Health, Digital Transformation & Human Workplaces, Inequality & Talent, and Trust. Groups will be trained in virtual collaboration tools and will work closely with expert mentors. 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 leadership; and find avenues for stronger cooperation. Projects will be presented on the final day.


Tour 4 the Future

At the YSEALI Workshop on Future Workforce we’ll tour five U.S. companies in Singapore at the forefront of digital innovation.
Take a sneak peek of the Tour 4 the Future!


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

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Organizing Partners

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Implementing Partner


American Chamber of

Commerce, Singapore