Bitesize Programme

In our hectic work environment the demands for flexibility and being available 24/7 are only increasing. We all want to learn new skills, but it can be hard to find time for a two-day, or even a one-day training course. The Professional Development Centre’s Bitesize Programme has been designed to solve this problem, and enables learning in simple and effective 90 minute chunks. 

We have chosen five of our most popular Bitesize units and are launching them as public ‘lunchtime learning’ workshops.  They will provide you with skills, techniques, tips and strategies which will be beneficial at work now and in the future. This is all during a 90 minute lunchtime session that you can attend during your normal working day. 

Length: 90 mins (12.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.)

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Course Fees: $107 (including GST)

Lunch will be provided

Learn more about the units below and register online to secure a place.

The Well You - EQ – Knowing yourself

After taking this unit, you should be able to:

  • define EQ and its relationship to IQ
  • explain why emotional intelligence is important in the modern workplace
  • identify key emotions in yourself and others

Dates: Jan 26, Jul 27

Click here to register online.

The Well You - Mindfulness

After taking this unit, you should be able to:

  • say what mindfulness is and how it could help you at work
  • name some techniques to help increase awareness
  • use these techniques to achieve some ‘headspace’

Dates: Feb 23, Aug 31

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The Communicator - The art of asking questions

After taking this unit, you should be able to:

  • recognise the six main types of questions
  • explain the funnel approach to questioning
  • use questions more effectively at work

Dates: Mar 29, Sep 28

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Working with Change - Having difficult conversations

After taking this unit, you should be able to:

  • state the goals of your conversations and the outcomes you want to achieve
  • identify your key message and how to deliver it without being affected by the reactions of your listeners
  • handle difficult conversations more confidently 

Dates: Apr 27, Oct 26

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The Best of You - Assertiveness

After taking this unit, you should be able to:

  • say what assertive behaviour actually is
  • identify three assertive communication techniques
  • apply one of these techniques to a work-related situation

Dates: May 25, Nov 30

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The Teamster - The multi-generational team

After taking this unit, you should be able to:

  • define the terms ‘generation’ and ‘generation gap’
  • state which generation you belong to and describe yourpreferences
  • better relate to colleagues from different generations

Dates: Jun 29, Dec 14

Click here to register online.