MAS005 – Effective Leadership

Introduction
Why are some managers more effective, more productive, gain more commitment from their subordinates and tend to achieve performance standards in excess of what were expected, than others? Over the past two decades, many studies have been carried out to identify the traits, actions and activities of managers of the world’s most successful organisations. An effective leader puts his or her focus on the ACTIONS and BEHAVIOURS of subordinates and others. An effective leader is all about leadership values, behaviours and beliefs.

The underlying philosophy of this programme is to make supervisors/managers be aware of, or rethink, or re-affirm the importance of their roles and how their attitudes, beliefs and behaviours impact the people of their organisation, division or department.

In the words of former America’s President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Leadership is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”

Learning Objective
On completing this learning, participants will lead their teams and guide the members to achieve pre-determined results in accordance with pre-determined performance standards and deadlines.

For Whom
Line and staff Managers, Supervisors, Educators, Executives and Professionals who need to lead others whether directly or indirectly.

Training Date/Time: Friday 15 April 2016; 9AM – 5PM

Closing Date: 8 April 2016

Venue: PrimeStaff Management Services Pte Ltd

Course Fee: $350 (plus GST) / $320 (subsequent participant)

You may claim up to 400% tax rebate or 60% cash back of the course fee under the PIC Scheme. For more information, please visit http://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/PIcredit.aspx
 
Facilitator: Ms Yasmin Abdeen (Profile listed below)

Course Contents
  • The Leadership Process
    – The hallmarks of leadership and how to develop these
    – Self-assessment exercise to determine one’s present leadership level and leadership development plan

  • Leadership Styles
    – The spectrum of leadership styles
    – Situational leadership
    – The leadership role

  • Tactics And Strategies In Leading
    – Choosing the style of leadership for the situation – what will get the best morale, motivation and teamwork
    – How to make it work?

  • Major Leadership Skills
    – Building and keeping the team
    – Motivating the team
    – Guiding and rewarding the team
    – Defining each team member’s strengths and their overlapping roles
    – Decision making
    – Information sharing
    – Communication

  • The Characteristics Of A Leader
    – Key personal values
    – Strength of character
    – Aspirations
 
Method of Instruction
Short lectures, exchange of ideas with course leader through use of directed studies, case studies on the different leadership approaches, video tapes and role plays.
 
Duration
7 contact hours

PROFILE OF FACILITATOR:
Yasmin Abdeen is the co-founder, Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Adder Corp; an education consultancy firm based in Singapore. Yasmin has close to 25 years of experience in the field of education and business; in every aspect from teaching to education management, from marketing to business development. She started her career as a secondary school teacher in the late 1980s. After leaving the Teaching Service, she worked as a Branch Administrator for a non-profit organization. Here, she managed all aspects of the operations of the network’s pre-schools, from finance to recruitment; from administration to curricula. Yasmin was also Assistant Director of a MNC Business Unit. She joined as Regional Manager in 2002 and in a short span of 6 months; she was promoted to Assistant Director, heading the Young Learners’ Group Business Unit.

Reporting directly to the President of the MNC, Yasmin managed the overall operations of the Global Business Unit, which has more than 100 franchisees in the Asia-Pacific region. Her portfolios included product development, franchise support, marketing communications and branding as well as the management of the P&L of the GBU. During her tenure, Yasmin turned the business unit around, making it profitable in just 6 months.

Yasmin is also a member of the advisory board for the City University of New York (CUNY) ASEAN Office; Baruch College. Additionally, Yasmin serves as an academic advisor to many leading private institutions of higher learning. Yasmin has also been invited by UBS Optimus Foundation (UBSOF) to provide expert advice and insights on the educational landscape in Asia for UBSOF’s strategic plans and projects in the region.

Yasmin is an adjunct-faculty member at several institutions of higher learning locally and internationally; including the North-eastern University in Boston, USA and Northumbria University (NTB) in UK. She is also the academic programme leader for NTB’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Childhood Studies and Counseling & Guidance programme. Yasmin is the elected President of Aide et Action International Board of Governors. Her election made her the first female and Asian President in the organization’s 30 years history. She is also a regional thematic representative for Access & Quality Education, Education for Girls & Women and Early Childhood Care & Education at Aide et Action International Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. Described as engaging and entertaining, Yasmin has been interviewed on the Singapore’s Media Corp popular radio show, “Slice of Life” and was the guest speaker at National University of Singapore’s Suit Up 2014! Programme in February 2014.

Yasmin has been also been featured in leading local magazines like Women’s Weekly as an expert on education matters and was one of Singapore’s Ministry of Education’s spokesperson and one of the “faces” for its “Teaching as a Career” advertisements in the early 1990s. Yasmin was also a member of the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation Programme Advisory Committee from 1989 to 1992. She was a nominee for the Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2011. The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognises entrepreneurs who have shown resilience and tenacity in building up their respective businesses. Yasmin has also represented Singapore in several international youth exchange programmes.

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