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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Emotional Intelligence to Influence and Persuade

Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one's own feelings and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behaviour. The concepts of Emotional Intelligence have been around since at least the 1900's, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985.

As a result of the growing acknowledgement by professionals of the importance and relevance of emotions to work outcomes, the research on the topic continued to gain momentum, but it was not until the publication of Daniel Goleman's best seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ that the term became widely accepted by mainstream media. Today, Emotional Intelligence is being recognized as the force that separates successful individuals and organizations from the rest.  Organizations and individuals who display a high sense of emotional intelligence are more likely to strife better in times of uncertainty and remain ethical even in the face of difficult and extreme challenges.  Emotionally intelligent leaders are able to drive people and the organization they lead effectively and be a source of inspiration to everyone. For employees, developing your higher sense of Emotional Intelligence will allow you to manage stress, think creatively, look at life from a positive perspective and better communicate with your co-workers as well as family members to build meaningful relationships that will be your stepping stone to become successful.

Details of Workshop
Date: 19 June 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9D

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Fundamentals of Email Writing Etiquette

Electronic Mail (Email) is probably one of the greatest inventions in this century. It is making such a great impact on the way we communicate. Whether you like it or not, reading, writing and managing our emails is taking an increasing amount of your time. In business terms, where time is money, business people expect a fast if not an instant reply to their emails. Under such tremendous pressure, it is little wonder that the quality of email exchanges has diluted and sometimes, makes no sense at all.

Have you been told by your boss at work, colleagues, lecturers, friends  and even strangers that they have no idea what you are trying to say in your email? And have you ever wonder why you did not receive the email response when someone else has?  No punctuation or too Singlish? Have you also find it difficult to start writing an email even though it is a simple and short message? Well, if you have been in one or all of the scenarios described, then you should consider attending this workshop on Email Etiquette.

Details of Workshop
Date: 22 June 2017, Thursday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9D

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Speak Off the Cuff: Think Fast, Talk Smart!

You are asked to say a few words to the group. Or the group would like to ask you a few questions. Your heart leaps, your mouth goes dry, your mind goes blank. How can you avoid a total meltdown?

Delivering a prepared presentation is daunting enough. But having to give a presentation without time to prepare is another matter. Where do you begin? How should you conclude? What can you do to look and sound like the capable professional you are?

Whether you are in the boardroom, in a team meeting, or celebrating at a social occasion, you never know when you might be called upon to speak. You will never be at a loss for words once you master a few simple techniques and templates for thinking and speaking on your feet.

Note: All participants are expected to speak off the cuff before the group. You cannot prepare for this, but you will survive … and enjoy it!

Details of Workshop
Date: 23 June 2017, Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9D

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Be Successful as a Quiet Achiever with Balanced Personality

When we think of successful people at work, do we automatically associate that with only extroverts?  The common answer is yes. The surprising truth is, professionals who are introverts have all learned to succeed by applying the techniques of behaving like an extrovert when situations call for it. Another good news is that the converse is also true.  This means that Extroverts are not only comfortable being themselves, they too will need to learn how to mindfully adopt introverted behaviours when situations call for it.

What are these situations?  How does one switch in and out at will?

By understanding organisational psychology and appreciating your own personality type, working styles and innate behavioural responses to common situations at work, everyone can be successful at the workplace. Calling all introverts and extroverts, come learn the techniques to be either, even when faced with adversity. The world needs Quiet Achievers to be tomorrow’s Quiet Leaders.

Details of Workshop
Date: 27 June 2017, Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] How to Achieve Results in Meetings: Skills for Presenting Ideas and Managing Discussions Effectively

Have you ever attended meetings and felt they were a waste of time or that little was accomplished for the amount of time spent? Do you want to know how to conduct or participate in meetings more effectively, whether at school or work, and how to present your ideas so they will be heard? In this workshop, you will learn to identify different habits that derail meetings and discover some principles for effective meetings. This workshop will begin with the rationale for collaboration and then proceed to skills for effective management of discussions and presentation of ideas during meetings.

Details of Workshop
Date: 27 June 2017, Tuesday
Time: 9am to 4pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Grooming Future Quiet Leaders

When leaders lead, do you appreciate that they make time to really listen and understand your true strengths, skills and potential?
When leaders lead, do you feel inspired to do more you are shown appreciation?
When leaders lead, do you see yourself growing in confidence to take on the next bigger role?
When leaders lead, do you feel safe to share your learnings and improve and at the end of the day, it’s all about you that matter to them?

If you do, then know that this is the art of quiet leadership.
Leaders who practice this method may appear exteriorly quiet but on a 1-to-1 basis, they are highly engaged when helping others to grow. Their goal is to instill confidence in others through an all quiet, observing and approachable way.

But should every leader learn this style of leadership? The quick answer is yes!

By understanding the art of quiet leadership and when to apply, every aspiring and existing leader can now achieve much more behind the scenes and even position themselves as preferred leader that everyone wants to be led by.

Details of Workshop
Date: 28 June 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Influence and Persuasion Power Tools

With modern organizational structures and more working in teams, traditional forms of power are becoming less relevant in business. Influence and softer forms of power are becoming more important. These come from expertise, persuasiveness, and personal qualities such as charisma and personal branding. Most business communications are about persuasion: selling goods and services, tangibles and intangibles, ideas and visions. The ability to influence and persuade others is essential at all levels of the organization. In this intensive workshop participants will learn how to influence and persuade people at work and in their personal lives. They will discover how to project a powerful first impression that will impress from the get-go. They will learn to size up their target and craft a clear and concise message to maximize their own influence. Finally, participants will explore a variety of techniques to persuade others in written proposals, formal presentations, and face-to-face conversations.

Details of Workshop
Date: 30 June 2017, Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] The Human Zoo: Care and Feeding of Challenging People in the Workplace

The workplace is full of challenging bosses, colleagues, and customers. There are traps for the unwary at every turn. Sensitive subjects and prickly personalities can challenge anyone. It really is a jungle out there! And it is critical to your career to learn how to deal with these difficult people and challenging situations.

“Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin was able to successfully handle a wide range of creatures in the wild. What was the secret of his success? He did not expect them to change their nature. Instead, he approached each one on its own terms, seeking to understand and willing to be flexible. The same principles apply to the denizens of the Human Zoo!

When confronted with a challenging personality or situation, most people will either avoid, confront, or concede rather than engage constructively. This workshop will prepare you to respond intelligently rather than react emotionally. It will help you change your attitude and behavior, transform your relationships, and not waste time trying to change others.

In this intensive, one day workshop participants will gain the knowledge, skills, techniques, and attitude to successfully manage challenging people and relationships in the workplace and in their personal lives.

Details of Workshop
Date: 3 July 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@RP Bldg, SR9A

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Integrated Thinking for Problem Solving and Decision Making

In the workplace and in tertiary institutions, challenges arise daily. We must find solutions to problems, evaluate proposals and make decisions large and small.  Integrated thinking helps us determine our best course of action and the best methods for analysing and judging the information presented to us. The main objective of this fast-paced and result-oriented workshop is to enable you to adapt and apply various thinking strategies and achieve a systematic approach to solving problems effectively and make excellent decisions both as an individual and as part of a larger team. Enhancing your integrated thinking skills will act as an indispensable guide to help you achieve this objective by providing a step-by-step process. 

Details of Workshop
Date: 3 & 4 July 2017, Monday & Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@TP Bldg, SR2E

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Working Productively with Difficult People

“You’ve always got to work with the best if you can, and of course, the best are the best because they are different. They expect certain standards and they are usually very difficult people to work with.”  Malcolm McDowell

Do you dread going to class or work or having to work together on an important academic project with some classmates or colleagues who drive up the wall?  Are you surrounded by vicious backstabbers, sneaky idea stealers, lazy whiners, nitpicky control freaks and people who simply have nothing nice to say about you? If you are facing these situations then this workshop is for you. 

In this result oriented workshop you will learn on how with your charm, power of influence and persuasion you could deal professionally with difficult classmates, colleagues, co-workers, bosses and customers.  You will be taught to defang ‘poisonous’ people that you meet who are always figuring out ways to bring you down.  This workshop will also show you strategies to defuse explosive situations, handle and head confrontations.  With the right attitude and skills you will learn to encourage positive, health change and learn to study and work professionally with difficult people.

Details of Workshop
Date: 5 July 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@RP Bldg, SR9A

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Turn your Failures into Success

We are familiar with the adages where “to err is human” and that “no one is perfect”, yet society frowns on us whenever mistakes are made or when failures happen.  Over time, it becomes no surprise that everyone prefers to be fail-proof or fail-safe.   Is this a good outcome?

In fact, a bigger question to ask ourselves right now is, which of the 2 groups below do we learn most from:

Group 1: People who NEVER failed at all and considered themselves lucky
Group 2: People who failed but managed to turn things around and also considered themselves lucky

The answer?

Quietly, we all know that we learnt best and fastest from those in Group 2.
Better yet, if it is our own mistakes, our personal stories will last forever, propelling us to glean maximum learnings.

At this workshop, you will discover that ‘there’s power in talking about our mistakes and failures’ (Bacal, 2015)!  Plan for that breakthrough in your career or study, by understanding both the science and art of taking calculated risks.  Best of all, hear from those who did and understand how you can turn each one into a lesson learnt … and fast.

Details of Workshop
Date: 5 July 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@TP Bldg, SR2E

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Presenting Yourself Persuasively (Basic)

Build confidence in public speaking and deliver speeches that get your message across effectively to impress your intended audience - be they fellow-students, teachers, colleagues or bosses! This is a practical, hands-on workshop that will start with how to manage public speaking anxiety.  We will also look at non-verbal communication (eg voice, hand gestures, etc) that will make or break your carefully crafted speech, followed by structures (impromptu & informative speeches) that will help you to organise your content to give your speech clarity and impact.  

Details of Workshop
Date: 7 July 2017, Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@RP Bldg, SR9A

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Boost Your Business Strategies and Thinking with Sun Tzu Art of War Stratagems

“Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” Sun Tzu

Despite having written more than 2500 years ago, the 36 ageless stratagems of war as depicted by fame ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu is still relevant in the modern business world today. 

With the breakneck speed of new innovation, business strategies, competitors and changing demographics of the business world, to survive a person need to pay attention to the musing of Sun Tzu’s Art of War Stratagems.  These 36 Stratagems are invaluable in helping an organization and individuals working within the organization to hone their business acumen and sharpen their thinking to see how they can win and succeed in the business that they are in.

In this workshop, the participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of the 36 Stratagems and how these can be used as a metaphor and customized to help them in negotiation, critical thinking, creative thinking, resolving conflict, managing crisis and developing emotional intelligence.  These qualities are undeniably important to the very survivability of an organization.  Sun Tzu’s Art of War teaches us on how we can see threats as opportunities and come up with solutions to seemingly impossible situation.  When one pays attention to the musing of Sun Tzu, he will be able to rise to challenges and not be fearful by failures or competitions.

Details of Workshop
Date: 7 July 2017, Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@TP Bldg, SR2E

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Public Speaking with Charisma

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”  Winston Churchill

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. 

Details of Workshop
Date: 10 & 11 July 2017, Monday & Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9D

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Developing Leadership Skills for Career Progression

As the world becomes more uncertain with significant emerging economies, future leaders will need to equip themselves with a number of leadership competences and skills to enable them to deliver their vision.

What are the Leadership qualities that will help you to get ahead in Large Organisations, and how to develop them to maximise your potential.

Many Organisations, especially the larger ones, focus on Leadership Development as one of the key levers to sustain and improve their business performance in a fiercely competitive labour market and a rapidly changing Business environment.

These Leadership training programs can help the executives to drive better business outcomes, as well as develop behavioural change in them.

Details of Workshop
Date: 12 July 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] Essentials Of Business Etiquette

“Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.”  Emily Post

This course examines the basics, most importantly to be considerate of others, dress/appearance, the workplace versus social situations, business meetings, proper introductions and 'the handshake', conversation skills/small talk, cultural differences affecting international business opportunities, dealing with interruptions, and proper business email and telephone etiquette. Have you ever been in a situation where:

  •     You met someone important and had no idea what to say or do?
  •     You spilled soup all over yourself at an important business event?
  •     You showed up at an important meeting under or overdressed?

Let's face it: we've all had those embarrassing etiquette gaffes. Our Business Etiquette workshop will help your participants look and sound their best no matter what the situation.

Details of Workshop
Date: 12 July 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9D

**Registration Closed**

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] 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: 13 & 14 July 2017, Thursday & Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9D

**Registration Closed**

[LIMITED SLOTS] Speaking Clearly for Greater Impact

Do you wish to be able to articulate your ideas more clearly so that what you say can have greater impact? Do you find English pronunciation confusing e.g. words with the same spelling having different pronunciations? Are you confounded by which syllable you should stress in ‘photograph’, ‘photography’, ‘photographer’ and ‘photographic’?

If your answer is “yes” to any one of the questions above, then this workshop is for you! This practical workshop will cover the basics of standard English pronunciation, stress patterns for words with multiple syllables and intonation to get your meaning across – all with the aim to communicate clearly for greater impact and achieve your intended purpose.

You probably know from personal experience that correct, clear and confident pronunciation and articulation will open many doors for you in your personal and student life. Attend this workshop and make the most of the hands-on practice we have. Transform into a confident speaker who can present thoughts and ideas in an intelligent and impressive way and seize the opportunities that will come your way!

Details of Workshop
Date: 30 June 2017, Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Critical Thinking to Excel in Your Assignments

“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking to make your thinking better.” Richard W. Paul

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: 17 & 18 July 2017, Monday & Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@TP Bldg, SR2E

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Emotional Intelligence to Influence and Persuade

Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one's own feelings and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behaviour. The concepts of Emotional Intelligence have been around since at least the 1900's, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985.

As a result of the growing acknowledgement by professionals of the importance and relevance of emotions to work outcomes, the research on the topic continued to gain momentum, but it was not until the publication of Daniel Goleman's best seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ that the term became widely accepted by mainstream media. Today, Emotional Intelligence is being recognized as the force that separates successful individuals and organizations from the rest. Organizations and individuals who display a high sense of emotional intelligence are more likely to strife better in times of uncertainty and remain ethical even in the face of difficult and extreme challenges. Emotionally intelligent leaders are able to drive people and the organization they lead effectively and be a source of inspiration to everyone. For employees, developing your higher sense of Emotional Intelligence will allow you to manage stress, think creatively, look at life from a positive perspective and better communicate with your co-workers as well as family members to build meaningful relationships that will be your stepping stone to become successful.

Details of Workshop
Date: 19 July 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@TP Bldg, SR2E

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Making Deals - The Art of Negotiation

We all know the concept of "give and take"; but how much is appropriate? How much you give and how much you take is really dependent on how well you negotiate, bearing in mind that sometimes you lose a battle to win a war.  While not necessarily always adversarial and win-win situations are preferred over win-lose ones, there is still room to determine how much each party wins. The art of negotiation is something we all should know.  

The objective of the program is to introduce participants to the concept of conflict resolution including the anatomy of conflict resolution as well as steps one can take to develop a conflict resolution plan.  This is then contextualised into negotiations and exposes participants to various tactics and techniques to reframe the negotiations in order to achieve a win-win outcome and in the absence of that possibility, how to develop with concessionary outcomes. 

Details of Workshop
Date: 20 July 2017, Thursday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@TP Bldg, SR2E

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Becoming an Agent of Change: Planning & Leading Change Management Projects

In this fast changing environment, Change Management skills are an important criteria for a Good Manager if you wish to succeed. No matter what your job is, managing change should be part of your skillset. For a successful, fulfilling work life, you must manage change, and even more importantly, take charge of it

Change Management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes in an organisation are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved and can be sustained.

For many organisations, the change process can be difficult to manage, since the impacted parties in this environment tend to be very familiar with one another, having possibly worked for a long period of time. However, done correctly, managing the process of change in an organisation can be achieved with the minimum of pain.

The concept of Disruption will shape our thinking of how we must adapt to the Future Economy. Embracing disruption will require rethinking innovation culture within the organisation. During this workshop we will suggest some ways to develop an innovative organisation for the future.

Details of Workshop
Date: 24 July 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

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Concept Mapping and Systems Thinking

Concept mapping is a powerful and result-oriented process that engages the whole brain in assisting you to conceptualize and improve understanding of your academic studies and research.  When you understand and apply the concept mapping in allows you to think critically and creatively of what you need to do and learn in your academic work.  You will also notice that the concept mapping aids in systems thinking to show how the various relevant information that you have learnt fit into the whole module that you are studying.  Applied in the right manner, concept map helps you to formulate the relevant information required and what further actions needs to be taken in order to achieve your academic research and project. 

Concept mapping can also be used to help you write your essay by consolidating your thoughts in an effective manner that gets the message you intend to make succinctly and with impact. 

Details of Workshop
Date: 24 July 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Business Ethics for Future Leaders

A company's ethics will determine its reputation. Good business ethics are essential for the long-term success of an organization. Implementing an ethical program will foster a successful company culture and increase profitability. Developing a Business Ethics program takes time and effort, but doing so will do more than improve business, it will change lives.

A company's ethics will have an influence on all levels of business. It will influence all who interact with the company including customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, etc. All of these groups will have an effect on the way a company's ethics are developed. It is a two-way street; the influence goes both ways, which makes understanding ethics a very important part of doing business today. Robert Noyce mentioned: “If ethics are poor at the top, that behaviour is copied down through the organization.” Ethics then is undeniably very important, as news can now spread faster and farther than ever before. When you graduate from University and enter into your work life it is imperative that from the onset you should develop a powerful ethical paradigm that will guide your behaviour and how you respond to the various dilemmas that you will inevitably face in your work life.  By understanding what it is means to be ethical and acting accordingly you will develop your moral compass that will guide you through the trials and tribulations that life will throw at you.

Details of Workshop
Date: 25 July 2017, Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Developing Inner Motivation and Goal Setting

When you think of motivation, many things may come to mind: more money, a bigger office, a promotion, or a better quality of life. The truth is, no matter what we are offered and what we to offer people, true motivation must come from within. Regardless of how it is characterized, it is important to get the right balance in order for you to succeed in your studies, work and life

In this result oriented and action packed workshop you the tertiary student will receive several types of mental tools to boost your sense of inner motivation and achieve whatever you want in your life. As you develop this ability you will learn to set, achievable goals and take on challenges with courage and fortitude. You will also learn about five of the most popular motivational models, and how to bring them together in your life. Ultimately motivation is based on four assumptions that can be epitomized by the four aspects of our life force – The Heart, The Mind, The Body and The Soul.  Using these four assumptions of life you can design a method to boost your motivation and stay motivated threw the thick and thin of your life. Your ability to motivate yourself will have the far reaching influence such that you will also be able to spill over the positive vibes in others in your life including your coursemates, colleagues and personal friends.

Details of Workshop
Date: 26 July 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

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Presenting Yourself Persuasively (Advanced)

Deliver speeches that leave a lasting impact and move your audience to action!  In this practical workshop, we will look at analysing your audience and your personality style and look at how different presentation styles can be used to suit different audiences and purposes. Next, we will look at how to design effective visual aids (such as powerpoint slides) and examine the content, structure & language of effective persuasive speeches, followed by hands-on practice.

Participants will be able to

  1. List 6 presentation styles and identify your own
  2. Learn to analyse audience and context and design your presentations accordingly
  3. List types of proofs & language structures for persuasive speeches
  4. Understand principles for designing effective visual aids
  5. Give a short persuasive speech and be given feedback on it

 

Details of Workshop
Date: 27 July 2017, Thursday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Fundamentals of Email Writing Etiquette

Electronic Mail (Email) is probably one of the greatest inventions in this century. It is making such a great impact on the way we communicate. Whether you like it or not, reading, writing and managing our emails is taking an increasing amount of your time. In business terms, where time is money, business people expect a fast if not an instant reply to their emails. Under such tremendous pressure, it is little wonder that the quality of email exchanges has diluted and sometimes, makes no sense at all.

Have you been told by your boss at work, colleagues, lecturers, friends  and even strangers that they have no idea what you are trying to say in your email? And have you ever wonder why you did not receive the email response when someone else has?  No punctuation or too Singlish? Have you also find it difficult to start writing an email even though it is a simple and short message? Well, if you have been in one or all of the scenarios described, then you should consider attending this workshop on Email Etiquette.

Details of Workshop
Date: 28 July 2017, Friday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Neuro Selling: Brain-Influencing Secrets To Trigger 'Buy' Responses In People

In the past 10 years, new discoveries in the human brain have led to a deeper understanding of what stimulates people to buy. These discoveries went on to become a feld called – Neuro-selling. In this workshop, learn the latest Neuro-selling secrets to fuse your sales material and pitch with elements that appeal to the customers’ brains… triggering them to want your product/service more and make a faster buying decision as a result.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how the brain goes from ‘normal’ to ‘buying’ mode
  2. Develop your own sales materials and pitch that are focused on stimulating the potential customer’s brain and encouraging a positive response
  3. Eliminate redundant components in sales materials that doesn’t impact or drive a customer any closer towards a buying decision
  4. Learn how to craft an Irresistible Sales Offer that triggers people’s minds to uncontrollably say ‘Yes’ to your offer

 

Details of Workshop
Date: 31 July 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NP Bldg, SR9D

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A Practical Application of Commercial and Company Law

Ignorance of the law is no defence and in the business world if you are unaware about what your legal rights and duties are you may find yourself in a disadvantages position when you are dealing with business transactions or entering an employment contract. This light-hearted training program will equip you with an effective working understanding of the fundamentals of Singapore commercial and company law. You will learn how the Singapore legal system works and how laws are traditionally classified. Through an understanding of this, you will be introduced to the various aspect of corporate law that governs how businesses in Singapore and elsewhere are administered. This highly interactive and result-focused course specifically aims to take out the complexity in the interpretation of the various legislations and legal concepts and will help you to appreciate how binding contracts are made, what to look out for in an employment contract, safe-guarding your intellectual and private property and the legal aspects of the diverse types of business enterprises. If you are tertiary student and eventually about to enter the workforce, you will find this workshop extremely useful in knowing your legal rights and obligations. Most importantly you will know the preventive measures that you need to take to minimize you being sued and what you need to do if you are sued.

Details of Workshop
Date: 31 July & 1 August 2017, Monday & Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

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Integrated Thinking for Problem Solving and Decision Making

In the workplace and in tertiary institutions, challenges arise daily. We must find solutions to problems, evaluate proposals and make decisions large and small.  Integrated thinking helps us determine our best course of action and the best methods for analysing and judging the information presented to us. The main objective of this fast-paced and result-oriented workshop is to enable you to adapt and apply various thinking strategies and achieve a systematic approach to solving problems effectively and make excellent decisions both as an individual and as part of a larger team. Enhancing your integrated thinking skills will act as an indispensable guide to help you achieve this objective by providing a step-by-step process. 

Details of Workshop
Date: 2 & 3 August 2017, Wednesday & Thursday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@SP Bldg, SR6A

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How to be Productive, Proactive and Work Well with Everyone

Management must be effective for the success of any business.  Whether you are a student, supervisor, manager, CEO or an esteemed employee you need to develop certain task and people oriented skills that allows you to function effectively and strategically to build meaningful relationship with the people you are working with. At some point in your career you will come to realize that nobody will tell you what to do and you have to grab the bull by the horn and do what you thing is necessary. Octavia Spencer said: “The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.”  If you intend to stay relevant and be a beneficial part of your organization you will have to have within you the skillsets that will make you proactive, productive and resourceful.  These are the time immemorial skillsets that will determine your presence and relevance in your organization. Nobody will tell you how you can achieve this and if you are not mindful this will eventually guarantee your corporate demise. 

To be proactive will require you to have a result-oriented approach to doing what you do every day. In this high impact workshop you will learn the nine strategies embedded by the acronym P.R.O.A.C.T.I.V.E © to nurture your heart, body, mind and soul and become highly productive and resourceful.  This workshop will show you how you can activate your intrinsic motivation weather tough times, achieve every goal that you set and become solution focused instead of being problem-centric.  By the end of the workshop you will understand and know what to do to be a dynamic individual in your organization and a great asset that your bosses won’t want to let you go.

Details of Workshop
Date: 7 August 2017, Monday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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Swift Thinking - How to Excel in a Time-Poor Environment

Today’s businesses are driven by a result-oriented and knowledge-intense environment, that is time-bound. Your ability to think swiftly and become aware of the situation you are in will allow you to come up with workable solutions that help resolve the issue or problem at hand.  Many of the problems that we face requires a swift solution so as not to escalate the situation.  In this workshop you will learn how you can train yourself to think swiftly and accelerate the pace of your solution finding skills.  By becoming a swift thinker you could come up with a new range of ideas or solutions and make quicker decisions.  Swift thinking shows you how you can create a pragmatic and practical thinking system that will enable your team and you to perform productively and achieve your intended result within the deadline given.  When you generate the process of swift thinking you are able to shave of the unnecessary information and noises that clutters your clarity and create powerful new ideas, make better decisions faster and solve problems in just a few minutes instead of mulling through for hours. 

Swift thinking engages the principle established in the acronym F.A.S.T.  This means – Focus on the Big Picture; Assess the Situation you are in; Source for the solution and Trust your instincts.  In this workshop you will be trained to use the F.A.S.T method to become a Swift Thinker.

Details of Workshop
Date: 8 August 2017, Tuesday
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: SIT@NYP Bldg, SR7E

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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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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.