Five of the Best: Learning and Development providers

HRM Asia presents five of the best learning and development specialists currently helping organisations build their learning functions.
By: | October 25, 2019

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Learning and development has long been one of the most vital aspects of the broader HR function: the “building” of talent will always be more effective and provide greater value than attempting to “buy” skills and talent from open hiring markets. But it has grown even more important in the current age of disruption and technology-led innovation. More and more, service partners are filling a vital gap across in-house HR teams, as they work to ensure their learning function is consistently best-in-class.

Here are five of the best service providers in this category:


+65 6772 1288

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has been training and developing the local workforce since 1954. SP Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy provides the focal point for Continuing Education and Training (CET) as SP continues to provide new and effective pathways for learners of all ages to develop their skills and knowledge so as to be employable in an ever-changing workplace.

PACE Academy offers formalised qualification programmes in more than 50 Part-Time Diplomas and Post-Diplomas in addition to a wide range of short industry-relevant courses to meet the training needs of individuals and corporations.

PACE Academy courses are relevant to the industry by aligning to the national Skill Frameworks (SFw) and Industry Transformation Maps (ITM). The courses are also designed with the adult learner in mind by applying the appropriate andragogy and committing the best training resources.



+65 6336 5482

NTUC LearningHub celebrates 15 years of transforming people this year. Since our corporatisation in 2004, we have helped over 21,000 organisations and achieved over 2.4 million training places across more than 500 courses with over 400 certified trainers.

As one of the largest Private Education Institutions (PEI) in Singapore, we have an established network of esteem Knowledge and Strategic Partners to fulfil the diverse needs of workers which include Infocomm Technology, Workplace Safety and Health, Security, Human Resources, Business Excellence, Leadership, Environmental Services, and Healthcare. Our network includes notable partners like The John Maxwell Company, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Kotter International, and John Wiley & Sons.

NTUC LearningHub works actively with the Labour Movement eco-system of unions and Employment & Employability Institute (e2i) to serve our workers’ interest for better jobs and better lives. As part of tripartism, we also work closely with government agencies and employers to fulfil our mission.



+65 97849579

In any organization, managers are constantly looking for ways to improve team collaboration, alignment and engagement. The purpose of this is to improve organizational results. The reason why it is so challenging is due to poor teamwork and lack of trust.

New research shows how the brain’s genetic clarity-getting “Ambiguity Relief” process has been identified as one of the root causes of why trust and subsequently teamwork, fail. Applications of this research have been organised into a highly experiential and internationally accredited workshop using the Colored Brain™ system to harness more trust and more effective leadership and cross-departmental communication and collaboration. This simple and practical program has been implemented in governments, SMEs, and multi-national conglomerates in more than 54 countries with visibly measurable results in improved employee engagement and overall productivity.

FREE! 30 Colored Brain™ Inventory (1 per organization). Email to [email protected].



+65 6749 8060

With the global business landscape changing at an accelerated pace, accountancy professionals have to continuously update their technical knowledge and deepen their skill sets. The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has launched the ISCA Professional Business Accountant (ISCA PBA) Programme to help Professional Accountants in Business (PAIBs) to update themselves with relevant skill sets for the future economy. Aligned to the ISCA PAIB Framework and the Skillsfuture Framework, this 30-hour e-learning course will cover topics in Professional Values and Ethics, Technical Excellence, Leadership and Personal Empowerment, Business Acumen as well as Future Finance skills.

Find out how your Finance team can enhance their competences and stay updated with relevant skills and knowledge by taking up the ISCA Professional Business Accountant Programme (PBA) today.


+65 6323 8020


With a vision to accelerate business results by delivering value as an enabler of change, ODE Consulting® is a global, strategic learning and development partner to local and international clients. ODE is Organization Development Excellence. Since 1996, ODE’s China and India offices and global partners have delivered cutting edge, holistic and award winning learning journeys.

Sustainability of learning and development is ensured through three lines of business: the award winning, mobile-enabled platform learn1thing® that supports self-directed, bite-sized learning; Culture In The Workplace™, which is endorsed by Professor Geert Hofstede, helps embeds organization culture and transcends global boundaries; and Academy for Mastery, that offers internationally recognized certification in the areas of Coaching, Consulting and Cross Culture. Additionally, our Outcomes Measurement Portal™ measures Return on Learning.

ODE has received numerous awards, exemplified by its long-standing client partnerships. It is also an Approved Training Organization (ATO) accredited by the Singapore Government (SSG).