Value-Added Programmes

Career Headstart

Get your graduate career off to a sensational start by gaining a career edge through exploring a new field, building up social networks and strengthening your skillsets.

Available Courses

Solution-Focused Leadership

As a polytechnic graduate you may have been exposed to a very supervisory kind of leadership that involved managing people by checking on their work and progress.  However as you transit from polytechnic to degree level and beyond the kind of leadership style you need to develop involves your ability to emotionally connect with the people you lead and engage their expertise through a level of effective consultation.  This is a very delicate process and one that involves your ability to change you way of thinking and enter into the realm of a new paradigm and practice to achieve measureable success and results. Eventually for you to not only succeed in your degree program but in your career as well you will need to know how to manage people effectively with the new buzzword called consultative leadership. Coupled with this, you need to become solution-focused in what you do so that you can lead your team to continuous success and becoming a beacon of hope and aspiration.

Details of Workshop
Date: 10 & 11 August 2017, Thursday & Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

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Public Speaking with Charisma

According to a 1973 survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. In this workshop you will learn to speak to the public at large with confidence, conviction, and authority and deliver your message in a succinct and relaxed manner.  You will be shown on how to develop your intrinsic charisma that will attract your audience attention to what you say making every speech that you give a work of art.

When you learn and apply the salient principles of public speaking you will have the ability to turn even a dull speech into a dazzling presentation. This workshop will allow you to conquer your innate fear of addressing the public and make you feel comfortable in the presence of large crowd. 

By the end of this workshop, participants will have a good working knowledge of the public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering their presentation with power.

Details of Workshop
Date: 10 & 11 August 2017, Thursday & Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Conflict Management and Resolution Strategies for Everyone

In any form of human to human communication conflict is bound to arise. This may occur for a number of reasons such as difference in opinion, lack of relevant information and knowledge, misunderstanding, personality, social and cultural background.  There are other reasons as well and the list is certainly not inexhaustible.  However your inability to resolve the conflicts that you face directly or indirectly will inevitably affect your work, personal well-being and overall productivity.  On the flipside, when you are able to effectively manage the conflicts that you face and come up with possible win-win strategies that all parties to the conflict are agreeable with, you will not only have achieved a high level of personal and organizational productive you will also be well respected for your ability and people will turn to you for your advice and guidance.  This will inevitably make you a result-oriented leader and an asset to the organization that you are working for.

Conflict management is not only a science but it is an art as well and in this workshop you will learn the salient skills of managing conflict across all avenues in your life and feel a sense of wholesomeness in both your personal and professional life. You will also learn on how to deal with anger and using the seven-step conflict resolution process that you can use and modify to resolve conflict disputes of any size.  You will also be provided with a set of skills in solution building and finding common ground. Dealing with conflict is important for every organization no matter what the size. If it is left unchecked or not resolved it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition and even law suits.

Details of Workshop
Date: 14 August 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Critical Thinking to Excel in your Assignments

Tertiary education today focusses more on assignments that require students to construct and de-construct ideas and concepts. Students often struggle to write that perfect assignment that gives them the high grades they seek.  Despite much effort, most students only manage to skirmish a pass or an above average grade.

If you want to score higher marks in your assignments you need to think smarter by embracing the concepts of critical thinking that will allow you to identify areas such as patterns of reasoning, good inductive and deductive arguments just to name aa few.  When you master this process, you will be better able to use the power of your reasoning and learn to write persuasive assignments that are justifiable and free of fallacies or hasty generalization.  Through critical thinking you will be better able to make effective claims and become good at detecting emotional manipulation and deceptive reasoning.  In another words, you will be able to effectively critique your own assignments to achieve the objective of your studies 

Details of Workshop
Date: 14 & 15 August 2017, Monday & Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

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Positive Body Language to Become Charismatic and Influential

Why are you attracted to some people naturally and could not tolerate others? Can you tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking at them? It is a skill that a lot of people do not have. Through Body Language Basics you will be given a set of tools to use to your advantage and use it to become more charismatic. These tools can be utilized in the office, at home and in your private life. Understanding Body Language will provide you a great advantage in your daily communications.

Body Language Basics will provide you with a great set of skills to understand that what is not said is just as important than what is said. It will also give you the ability to see and understand how your own Body Language is being seen. You will be able to adjust and improve the way you communicate through non-verbal communications. By taking charge of the way your body speaks you will become more charismatic and can persuade and influence people subtly and be like a magnet to attract people.

Details of Workshop
Date: 15 August 2017, Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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EQ - Understanding & Applying it; Life skills! (EQUAL)

Emotional intelligence is the one skill set that has been recognised as enabling people to go beyond just effective communication; it develops connection.

The EQUAL programme is built on the 6Seconds™  Emotional Intelligence model, which essentially sees emotional intelligence as a set of competencies. The significance of this is that competencies can be developed and therefore improved upon.  in a nutshell, the programme offers life skills to participants that can be applied in any situation for optimal outcomes, regardless of the situation.

Through various activities and introspection, the EQUAL programme will familiarise participants with the 6 Seconds™ Emotional Intelligence model and will then demonstrate how an understanding of EQ competencies can be leveraged across various situations.

Details of Workshop
Date: 17 & 18 August 2017, Thursday & Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Seeing and Taking Initiative: The Secret to Rising up in your Career

Why do some graduates seem to land into the ideal job that they seek and with the salary that they want? 

Why do some employees get promoted faster and rise-up to higher position in double quick time whereas others languish in a state of limbo? 

Why do some people seem to always succeed in whatever venture they undertake when others are doomed to failure?

The secret lies in the ability to see and take initiative and being resourceful. 

Taking initiative is a crucial step in moving forward in your professional and personal live. By demonstrating initiative, it reflects you in a positive light to others as well as builds your own self-esteem. If you want something to happen, you need to make it happen. That is what initiative is all about. Take opportunities and run with them. Sun Tzu said in the Art of War: Opportunities multiply as they are seized. Do not let excuses cause you to miss out on amazing opportunities. See what you want, believe what you want, and make it happen.

In this highly interactive and result-gravitating workshop you will learn what initiative is, how to take it on, the advantages of it, and when to know one’s place. By enrolling in this program, you will be taking the first step in making something positive to happen and plant seeds of your success. Soon you will be harvesting your returns on investment.

Details of Workshop
Date: 21 & 22 August 2017, Monday & Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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For more information

Please feel free to email us at AP_VAP@SingaporeTech.edu.sg.

Workshops are provided free for all matriculated students unless stated otherwise.