Singapore University of Social Sciences

Resilience for Change

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1400

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Level: Basic
Duration: 2 days over 2 weeks
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences
Minimum number to run: 20 participants (To be updated by SUSS)


This course introduces participants the concept of resilience, particularly in exploring the variables that define resilience. Building upon the knowledge of concepts of resilience, participants will be made aware of the set of protective factors that they can develop to overcome adversity. Participants will learn how to increase their resilience by cultivating and strengthening their environmental and internal protective factors. Participants will also be introduced to key approaches of problem-solving, such as optimism, self regulation and cognitive agility. This course aims to equip participants with various methods and tools in overcoming problems and preparing them for change.

Who Should Attend

Participants with at least two to three years of working experience facing transformational changes and challenges in their work and employment. The course can be open to graduating students who will be entering into the workforce.


  • Definition and concept of resilience
  • Power of protective factors
  • Optimism as a predictor for overcoming adversities
  • Thinking traps and cognitive adaptability
  • Self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Stress and performance outcomes

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Resilience
  • Apply optimism, self-regulation and cognitive agility to overcome adversity
  • Identify various types of thinking traps

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Illustrate the relationship between stress and performance
  • Use resiliency tools for problem-solving
  • Employ protective factors to build up resiliency


Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Introduction & "Ice-Breaking" Session
09:30 - 10:30Introduction to Resilience | Workshop Expectations
  • Course Schedule
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment Outline
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:30Definition and Concept of Resilience
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Power of Protective Factors
Mini-exercise: Building Up Personal Protective Factors
14:30 - 16:00Reflective Learning: Building up Protective Factors
16:00 - 16:15Break
16:15 - 17:00Optimism As a Predictor of Overcoming Adversities
17:00 - 18:00Recap and Debrief
Day 2
09:00 - 10:45Thinking Traps & Cognitive Learning
Mini-Exercise: Real Time Resilience Activity
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:00Self-awareness and Self-regulation
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Stress and Performance
Mini-exercise: Regulating Arousal
14:00 - 15:15Reflective Learning: ABC
15:15 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 17:00 Problem-solving Project Assessment
17:00 - 18:00Recap and Debrief


  • Team based work project (GBA) – 40%
  • Quiz (QUIZ) – 40%
  • Class Participation (PCT) – 10%



Trainer's Profile

Dr Brian Heng
Executive MBA (Business), National University of Singapore
PhD (Sociology), University of Queensland

Dr Brian Heng brings along of more than 15 years of corporate world experience working across education, retail, Oil & Gas and financial industries. He has worked in functional areas that include corporate strategy, customer analytics, business development, HR, marketing and communications, as well as leading cross-functional strategic initiatives and green field projects. Graduated with a Phd. in Sociology, he investigated the impacts of economic globalisation on Chinese capitalism and entrepreneurship. His research interests include economic globalisation, entrepreneurship, digital economy, marketing and future work.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Recent payslip or income statement (For WTS scheme only)
  3. Application form

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans and PRs
(aged below 40)
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1
(S'poreans aged 40 and above)
Workfare Training Support2
(S'poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs3
Full Course fee (A)$1400$1400$1400$1400$1400
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($980)($980)($980)($980)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$1400$420$420$420$420
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$98$29.40$29.40$29.40$29.40
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$1498$449.40$449.40$449.40$449.40
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($280)($350)($280)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$1498$449.40$169.40$99.40$169.40

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Workfare Training Support: Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for Persons with Disabilities) and earning not more than $2,000 per month may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the course fees.
3 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263 Email: Q0VUQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn
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