WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

These experiential programmes help them understand you as a dad, and you them. And it’s for life.

Shared Parenting Workshops

by Centre for Fathering

Many of us might have an idea of the roles and responsibilities of a father, but society as a whole does not have a clear understanding of what fathering represents. How does the presence or absence of fathering impact our children? What do children need from their fathers?

Take this opportunity to reflect on the effect of your parenting role and your parent-child relationship. Learn to make conscious and thoughtful decisions for your parenting journey.

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    Suitable for

    Anyone interested in the topic of parenting

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    Class size

    Max 40 pax

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    Duration

    2 hours (Fridays 7.30pm–9.30pm)

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    Fees

    $20 per person/ $30 per couple

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    Dates

    5 Aug, 2 Sep, 14 Oct, 4 Nov 2016

Parenting Teens 101: Raising Resilient Teens

by Centre for Fathering

This is primer in parenting teenagers. Parents of teenagers often realized that what worked for them when their children were younger is not working well when they become teenagers. When that happens, parents need to do something different. In order to know what to do, we need to first understand what teenagers today need most from parents.

This popular workshop provides a compass for parents to navigate through the teen years in a way that will support their growth. The chances of your teens succeeding in navigating this increasing challenging world increases with intentional preparation. Your interaction with your children can build them up or tear them down.

This interactive seminar, based on a research on Teen Wellness, focuses on the qualities that characterise a successful teenager and how you can prepare your children for it:
(i) Research On Teen Wellness
What kinds of families do successful teens come from?
(ii) Parenting Styles And Its Impact on Teens
What parenting approach help our teenagers thrive
(iii) Understanding Teen Development
Supporting their growth by knowing what they need most
(iv) Building Resilience in Teens
Fostering strength, hope and optimism in your children

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    Suitable for

    This workshop is good for any parents, fathers and mothers, although attending as a couple is encouraged.

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    Class size

    Max 40 pax

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    Duration

    3.5 hours (Saturday 9am–12.30pm or 1.30pm–5pm)

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    Fees

    $30 per person/ $50 per couple

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    Dates

    20 August (pm), 8 October (pm), 3 December (am) 2016

Father As Coach – The Solution Focused Way

(Building Confident & Resilient Children/Teens)
by Centre for Fathering

This inspiring workshop introduces the concept of Father as Coach – the solution focused way and equip fathers with skill sets for building confident and resilient children / teens.

This solution focused approached in fathering is based on the notion that children have an innate desire and wish to learn, develop skills and be successful. Fathers have come with a desire to make a difference in a child’s life and to have positive influence on his or her future. We need to create an environment, atmosphere, and positive relationships between the father and the child that are conducive to accomplishing their goals. This special relationship between children and their fathers is crucial to learning and contributes to a child’s motivation.

The most important element is the father’s view of a child. When a father believe the child has an innate desire to learn, they are likely to talk to a child differently.

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    Suitable for

    This workshop is for fathers but you may attend as a couple.

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    Class size

    Max 25 pax

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    Duration

    7 hours in two sessions (Saturday 9am–12.30pm or 1.30pm–5pm)

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    Fees

    $120 per person, $200 per couple

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    Dates

    13, 20 August (am), 22, 29 October (pm) 2016

Outcome of Workshop:
This highly interactive workshop will help fathers:
(i) Focus on a child’s strengths and rather than weakness
(ii) Compliment children in a way that will affirm their self-concept
(iii) Learn basic tried and tested Solution Focus Coaching skills to increase a child’s confidence
(iv) Relate and communicate in a way that bring out the best in children and make their day

Understanding Your Teen’s Personality Type & Strengths

(A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop)
by Centre for Fathering

Do you know what your teenager’s personality preference is? Why is one quiet and the other talkative? Why some are good in science and others literature? Why is one child messy but the other orderly?

This interactive workshop help parents to understand their teen’s personality preferences using MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) personality profiling. Parents will gain insight in their teen’s core needs and strengths. These insights will help both parents and students understand their learning styles, habits and even potential career choice with their personality type. The workshop will also be a great bonding between parents and teens.

Outline:
(i) Understanding MBTI Typology
(ii) Experiencing Your Types
(iii) Implications of MBTI in parent child relationships
(iv) Implications of MBTI in children’s educational and career choices

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    Suitable for

    This workshop is meant for all parents. If you come as a couple, you have the privilege of knowing your spouse’s type. It is a workshop great for both parent-teen and marital relationship enhancement.

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    Class size

    Max 25 pax

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    Duration

    3.5 hours (Saturday 9am–12.30pm or 1.30pm–5pm).
    An optional 3.5 hours Part 2 can be offered to those who attended this session. Part 2 involves teens in the training.

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    Fees

    $50 per person/ $80 per couple

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    Dates

    24 September (pm), 10 December (pm) 2016

ICAN – A Fathering Workshop

by Centre for Fathering

This is an interactive workshop that appeals to adult learning styles. Participants can expect to appreciate the importance of fathering involvement, explore vital skills for building lasting relationships with their children. In our sessions, we watch short video clips, interact with fellow-fathers, process relevant exercises and equip the fathers with action tips to begin bonding with their children.

It is designed to help fathers discover ways to build a close relationship with their children. The cost of the seminar covers:
(i) A seminar version of fathering instrument (the only scientific assessment of fathering skills available)
(ii) A discovering your fathering pattern instrument – to help participants map their “fathering profile”
(iii) Seminar notes
(iv) Small group – to process material facilitated by trainers

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    Suitable for

    Fathers only

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    Class size

    Max 25 pax

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    Duration

    5 hours (Sunday 1pm–6pm)

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    Fees

    $80 per person

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    Dates

    3 July, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec 2016

Adventure Camp With Dad

by Centre for Fathering

This day camp provides a platform for fathers to bond with their pre-teens though adventure-learning.

Fathers will experience precious moments with their children before seeing them launch off as teenagers. Not only will they get the chance to do something adventurous with their children, but they will also get to communicate with them on a deeper level.

Children will get their daddy’s undivided attention at this camp and hear their dad’s affirm their love for them. A special affirmation with the rest of the families will cap off this special adventure experience that promises to be a special memory forever.

Camp Highlights:
Three Father-Child Adventure Challenges
(i) Dark Tunnel Maze
(ii) Rock-wall Climbing
(iii) Confidence building high element activity

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    Suitable for

    1 father to 1 child (9–14 year old)

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    Class size

    Max 10 pairs

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    Duration

    12 hours (9am–9pm)

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    Fees

    $200 per pair

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    Dates

    24 Jun, 19 Nov, 17 Dec 2016

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OUR TRAINERS

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    Mr Edwin Choy

    Edwin Choy is the co-founder of Centre for Fathering. In 1999, Edwin gathered two other friends and co-founded Centre for Fathering to inspire dads to be more involved with their children. Centre for Fathering won the Outstanding New Initiative award given by National Volunteer Centre.
    Edwin is also a certified Solution Focused Therapist and Supervisor with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC). He is also a Master Solution Focus Practitioner with International Alliance of Solution-focused Teaching Institutes.
    Married for 28 years to La father of 4 children from 16-25, Edwin’s work involves preparing couples for marriage, counselling, giving talks and conducting workshops on marriage enrichment, parenting, fathering, work-life balance and solution focused programmes for the work place. He has also pioneered in designing outdoor adventure camps for father-child bonding and also adventure premarital preparation programme. He also appeared numerous times on radio and conferences to speak to thousands on fathering and parenting issues in Singapore.

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    Mr Clement Ong

    Clement, a father of two teenagers, facilitates Centre for Fathering’s (CFF) programs such as the Adventure Camp with Dad, Father-Child Experiential Workshop, “ICAN” Workshop, Beginning Parenting Program and talks on Shared Parenting.As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Clement coaches fathers one-on-one at CFF. He is a qualified counsellor and sits on the board of the Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore.Clement has been featured in the press on fathering/parenting topics and has also been invited on radio talk shows.

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    Mr Danny Teo

    Danny Teo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and is currently the Programme Executive for Centre for Fathering. A strong believer in the need for active fatherhood, he has trained and facilitated many fathering workshops in the past 6 years. Danny has been married for 11 years and has an 8 year old daughter. His wife is a trained teacher and works in a neighbourhood school under MOE.

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    Mr Wong Suen Kwong

    After spending twelve years working in a technical field Suen decided on a career change so as to spend his time doing something that is closer to his heart. He obtained his B.A. (Psy) and a MSE (Psy) to prepare himself to be a family and marriage counsellor. Prior to co-founding the Centre for Fathering (CFF) Suen (as he preferred to be called) worked as a family counsellor in two local family service agencies. He then move on to be the Family Life Educator at the Centre for Fathering; designing and conducting many of the centre’s program with his co-founder Mr Edwin Choy. Suen step down as the Executive Director of CFF in 2012 to go back to direct social work. He return to the ground as a Medical Social Worker and is now a Case Manager for a community hospital.
    Suen is certified by National Centre for Fathering (USA), Family Wellness Associate, and PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) to conduct fathering, parenting and marriage program. He is also a qualified user of the Myers-Briggs Type indicator.