MAS008 – Management by Objectives and Get Results

The MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES’ (MBO) System is a proven way for Managers, Professionals and Executives to rationalize their work, enhance their capabilities and get results from people. Even the most successful of executives can veer off track and drop below optimal performance levels. MBO is the management system, if you want results all the time.

Learning Objectives
On completing this learning, participants will practise Management By Objectives as the effective system of people management and get results as they would:
• have a comprehensive working knowledge about the main functions which make up the MBO system;
• write effective objectives, goals, and plans towards achievement of results;
• install the MBO system either for their overall organisations or functions under their supervision;
• be more effective in mutual goal-setting and review sessions with subordinates; and
• develop more effective inter-personal relations.
For Whom
Members of the management team from Senior Managers to Front-line Supervisors including the Professionals. The only job prerequisite for attending this course is that participants must hold jobs that require them to get results. 

Training Date/Time: Friday 8 April 2016; 9AM – 5PM

Closing Date: 1 April 2016 

Venue: PrimeStaff Management Services Pte Ltd

Course Fee: $350 (plus GST), $320 (Subsequent participants from the same company)
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
Facilitator: Ms Yasmin Abdeen (Profile listed below)

Course Contents
• Management
  – Taking it apart and putting it back, in the light of today’s people management problems.
    – Why are we not doing it right?
    – Who are managing and managing what?
    – What is the role of management?
    – What are its functions and responsibilities?
    – Are present day ‘managers’ really managers?
    – How to manage effectively?

 • The Practice Of Management
    – Do people like to be managed?
    – Do they want to be managed?
    – Self-improvement as the cornerstone of management

• The Strategy And Practice Of Management By Objectives For Results
    – Whose objectives?
    – Can MBO work at any place?
    – How do we make it work?

• The Process And Application Of MBO
    – Key result areas
    – Corporate objectives
    – Department objectives
    – Individual goals and action plans

• Implementing MBO At The Following Levels
    – Company
    – Department
    – Team
    – Individual

• Problem Solving And Decision Making In MBO

• Performance Improvement In MBO
    – Making performance appraisal work for appraiser and appraisee

• Interpersonal Relations And Teamwork

• Self-Development And Discipline

• Back Home Plan

Method of Instruction
Short lectures and feedback sessions supported by discussions, situational analysis, practice and critique sessions as well as role-plays.

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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