Taking InitiativePersonal Effectiveness and Productivity

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DurationTwo days
Course Dates13 Mar 2024 9:00am - 14 Mar 2024 5:00pm
26 Jun 2024 9:00am - 27 Jun 2024 5:00pm
04 Sep 2024 9:00am - 05 Sep 2024 5:00pm
04 Dec 2024 9:00am - 05 Dec 2024 5:00pm

Course Fee

Member $741.20
Non-Member $872.00
  • Members enjoy a 15% discount before GST
  • Group Discount (3 or more participants) - 10%
  • Course fees updated with 9% GST for 2024



What is Initiative? It is about doing the right thing without being told. It means doing the right thing to manage your work and your life. When you take initiatives to manage your work, you always go the extra mile and do more than what you are asked to do. You also add value to your work.

You also need to take initiatives to manage your life – your time, your stress and changes in your life and work. No one loves you or cares for you as yourself. You need to take initiatives to have time for yourself, to manage stress and the changes happening at your workplace and your personal life.

Key Takeaways

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Identify opportunities to incrementally improve their work and workplace or solve simple routine problems
  • Identify changes happening at work and life and seeing changes as gain and enjoying the change
  • Identify time management problems and implement a solution
  • Identify sources of stress and managing them for work-life balance

Who Should Attend


Programme Outline

Module 1: Taking Initiatives at Work

  • Finding new and better ways of doing things
  • Choose to do the RIGHT THING rather do THINGS RIGHT
  • Add value to work effort by acquiring skills that your colleagues do not have
  • Achieving productivity and Innovation in Daily Effort (PRIDE)

Module 2: Taking Initiatives to Manage Change

  • Anticipate Change
  • Change is Gain
  • Change Quickly
  • Enjoy Change​​​​​​​

Module 3: Taking Initiatives to Manage Time

  • Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Prepare a Daily To-Do List
  • Overcome Procrastination and Time Stealers

Module 4: Taking Initiatives to Manage Stress

  • Types of Stress
  • Managing Stress through the Five Senses
  • Stress Relief Exercises

Module 5: Personal Action Plan

  • Personal Evaluation
  • Personal Action Plan to Manage Work, Changes, Time and Stress


Lecture, Video Case Studies, Discussion

Programme Trainer

Jeffrey Goh graduated from the Teacher’s Training College in 1968 and taught a total of 5 years before he was enlisted for National Service. He was absorbed into regular service and served the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for 22 years before he opted for early retirement in May 1992. While there, he was instrumental in the setting up of SAF’s School of Methods of Instruction (SOMI) – a training institute set up to train SAF officers and specialist techniques of effective communication. He was Head, Public Relations for six years in the Ministry of Defence and has trained various SAF and MINDEF personnel on PR and skills like how to manage complaints from the public.

As a PR/Training Consultant for the past 16 years, he specializes in event management, media relations, marketing and product publicity, conferences, seminars and exhibitions. He is also involved in personal development courses covering public, government and community relations, interpersonal skills; customer service; leadership; basic management and motivation. Some of his clients include Singapore Press Holdings, Thomson Multimedia, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defence, Sony Display Device, Lend Lease Asia, EM Services, POSBank, GE Life and others. He has trained in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Cambodia and has spoken at conferences and seminars organized by the Institute of International Research, Asia Business Forum and Success Resources.

He was an Accredited Member of the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS) and has guest lectured in PR-related subjects in the Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and IPRS, teaching public relation officers in government and business organizations. He has also guest-lectured for Nanyang Technology University.

He is also a regular trainer in the Institute of Public Administration, a training institute for Civil Servants. He is also a Certified Trainer for “Who Moved My Cheese?” program and “Fish Philosophy”. He was certified in the USA.

He has also been a local lecturer for the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the Bachelor of Business in Business Administration (Full-Time) for 10 years and has also lectured for Curtin University in the Singapore Institute of Human Resources (SIHRM) B Com (Public Relations) Course.

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Quick Information

What is Initiative? It is about doing the right thing without being told. It means doing the right thing to manage your work and your life. When you take initiatives to manage your work, you always go the extra mile and do more than what you are asked to do.

Contact Details

  +65 6842 6666