In today’s tough economy, many people feel pressured to outperform their colleagues or be noticed by management.

How does one live one’s Catholic faith while facing such a challenging work environment?

This will be among the issues tackled by the Catholic Business Network’s biennial Christ@Work Conference, which aims to help Catholics learn from and share each other’s experiences of living their faith at work.

The conference, which has the theme Spiritual Leadership@Work, will be held on Nov 18 from 8.30 am-6.30 pm at the Catholic Junior College Performing Arts Centre.

It will feature a host of local and international speakers including Mr Chris Lowney, former managing director of JP Morgan who wrote the book, “Pope Francis: Why he leads the way he leads.”

In his keynote address, he will share how leadership can be based on values such as heroism, ingenuity, self-awareness and love.

Other speakers include Mr Peter Seah, chairman of Singapore Airlines and DBS Group Holdings, who will be interviewed by Ms Christine Tan, anchor of CNBC’s Managing Asia programme.

Mr Seah will share about practising Christian values in the workplace and how it affects decision making and leadership style.

Dr Jake Yap, professor of Systematic Theology, from the Loyola School of Theology, Philippines, will speak about how participating in small faith-based groups can support one’s faith.

There will also be a panel discussion in which panellists will share their experiences of being in Christian communities and how this has helped them share the Gospel and work with Christians of different traditions.

The panellists include Dr Yap; Mr Andrew Lee, CEO of Seoul Garden Group; Mr Stephen Raj, former president of Catholic Business Network; Mr Anthony Soo, deputy chair of Caritas Singapore and president of the Catholic AIDS Response Effort; and Ms Marie Boon, a special needs educator working with children with dyslexia.

Mr Andre Ahchak, archdiocesan director of communications, will moderate the discussion.

There will also be small group sharings in which participants can meet fellow Christians and learn about growing small Christian communities.

Individuals pay $60 while groups with a minimum of five people pay $55 per person. To register, visit www.christatworkconference.com

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