A dedicated programme for leaders to enhance their competence and leadership for personal and organisational success.

The hallmark of a great leader is the ability to lead and inspire others to reach greater heights.

The development of a capable individual contributor to a successful leader of others is one of the most rewarding career stages.

The Executive Certificate in Leadership and People Management explores the important management facets such as personal effectiveness in senior roles, leading strategies development and implementation, managing change in a diverse, challenging and rapidly evolving business environment, communicating effectively and developing talents. It is a dedicated programme for leaders and high potential managers to enhance their ability to manage with competence and lead for personal and organisational success.

The programme comprises of 6 3-day modules:

Module 1: Leadership for Strategic Impact
Module 2: Talent Management for Business Leaders
Module 3: Becoming a Whole Leader
Module 4: Taking Risk out of Risk – for a Change!
Module 5: Role of Effective Managers - Connecting the Dots!
Module 6: Driving Performance Excellence

WSQ Accreditation

This programme is accredited under the Leadership and People Management WSQ Framework which focuses on bolstering leadership and people management practices in Singapore. Statements of Attainment (SOAs) are awarded upon passing of the assessment and successful completion of each module. Participants who are either Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents will also benefit from the 70% WSQ Course Fee Grant.

Please refer to http://smu.sg/lpm for the module details.



The programme aims to:

  •  enhance participants' leadership and people management skills and
  •  extend their competencies to lead with purpose.




For each module, participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to complete the assessments. Only upon passing of the assessments and successful completion of each module, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.

The Certificate of Completion incorporates the Statements of Attainment (SOAs) awarded under the Leadership and People Management Framework of the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system.

In order to be awarded with the Executive Certificate in Leadership and People Management, participants are required to complete all 6 modules within a maximum duration of 3 years.

Type of Course



Management and Leadership

Credit Units


Instructional Methods and Expectations

Leveraging on SMU’s distinctive pedagogy for interactive, discussion driven and thought provoking seminar-style teaching, and Mercer’s experience in helping clients achieve lasting impact and measureable results in business performance in more than 125 countries, we aim to provide our participants with the ability to translate the learning and insights into practice at the workplace. A variety of teaching methods such as experiential learning, role plays, case discussions, presentations, exercises, assignments and oral questioning will be employed by the programme’s faculty in the training sessions. There will also be formal assessments for every module which serve to assess a participant’s understanding of the subject matter.

Module Fees

Self-Funded Company-Sponsored
Fees per module payable to SMU -  S$2,728.50 (after GST) per person S$2,728.50 (after GST) per person
Fees per module payable to SMU after 70% WSQ Course Fee Grant
(for Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents only)
S$818.55 (afer GST) per person

Fees per module payable to SMU after 70% WSQ Course Fee Grant & 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
(for Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above)

S$308.55 (after GST) per person S$818.55 (after GST) per person

(Company to claim for Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy via SkillsConnect)

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)SkillsFuture

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/ for the User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. Claim should be submitted via http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy:
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will be eligible for an additional 20% Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy in addition to the 70% WSQ Course Fee Grant subject to terms and conditions. Registrant should inform us if he/she is eligible for this subsidy.

All NTUC union members are eligible for UTAP funding (up to S$250 per annum). Please visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg/wps/portal/skillsupgrade/home/skillsup… for more information on UTAP and application.


Participants should ideally be a Head of Department or senior business executive with more than 5 years of significant managerial responsibilities; or

 Aspiring leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential in their course of work and having direct reports.

Course Dates


Module 1: 17 - 19 Apr 2017 [Full]
Module 2: 22 - 24 May 2017 [Full]
Module 3: 28 - 30 Jun 2017 [Full]
Module 4: 24 - 26 Jul 2017 [Full]
Module 5: 14 - 16 Aug 2017 [Full]
Module 6: 18 - 20 Sep 2017 [Full]