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Building a resilient workforce to adapt and thrive in challenging times

Dealing with uncertainty and change is fast becoming the new normal. The unprecedented crises we are facing with the coronavirus is just one example where organisations and individuals are having to adapt quickly to a new way of working. Without the right level of support and personal resilience, individuals are at risk of suffering from increased levels of stress and anxiety. It is no surprise that anxiety and depression are regarded as the top 2 global health challenges and burnout now becoming an occupational phenomenon.

In this session, Audra will provide HR Committee members with an overview of the types of mental health issues that are on the rise across ASEAN and share how culture and leadership play a critical part in positively influencing the resilience and wellbeing of individuals. The session will include a discussion and sharing from HR Leaders on the role of HR in this context and conclude with some practical tips on building a resilient workforce and tips on building personal resilience.


About Audra Lee 

Audra is a business psychologist and coach with over 23 years’ experience in human resource management working across International and Asia regions in various capacities including human resource business partner and organisational development. She has led and helped facilitate multiple change and talent projects across diverse culture and worked with and served in various industries including Media and Entertainment (Fox Entertainment), medical technologies (Stryker and Medtronic), Healthcare (NHS in UK) and agriculture (Syngenta).

As a business consultant, she works with organisations to facilitate the ‘people’ side of transformation delivering solutions that engage, support and develop leaders and a resilient workforce that is more able to adapt and transition to change. Audra holds a BSc (Honours) in Psychology, MSc in Occupational Psychology, Foundational Certificate in Neuroleadership and is currently studying MSc in Counselling.



  • Interactive quiz
  • Sharing of statistics on mental health issues across ASEAN
  • Sharing of how culture and leadership can contribute to building a resilient workforce
  • Discussion and sharing from HR Leaders on the role of HR in this context
  • Sharing of practical tips to build a resilient workforce and increase personal resilience


This committee meeting is open only to members of EuroCham Singapore. If you are keen to participate, please write to Ms Michelle Kristensen at michelle@eurocham.org.sg