The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Working in close partnership with Imperial college’s Postdoc Development Centre, I developed and delivered two back to back career development 3 day events. The first was aimed at new researchers and the second at those looking at moving into research management. Singapore attracts international researchers which gave these events a great mixture of experience and cultures to draw on. We looked at building CVs, making the most of your time, team management and leadership all in a highly participative way that included time for individual reflective practice.