BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity and Leadership Development

Programme Code: CPS_IND_BCA

Overview

The BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity and Leadership Development is a flagship programme tailored for the built environment industry. It aims to provide participants with a broader strategic vision of the business environment at a time when the industry is experiencing growing complexities and increased competitiveness.

Drawing on the rich experience of industry leaders, this programme is part of BCA’s Built Environment Strategic Leadership Development initiative to develop a quality workforce which would anchor and advance the built environment industry.

It also cultivates a platform to exchange ideas and visions among diverse players from the industry. While it facilitates an understanding of the complex market and process-oriented issues that drives the industry, the programme also prepares senior executives to be dynamic leaders; building sustainable competitive advantages of individual firms along the value chain of the built environment industry. To further enhance each module, insights are shared by industry leader firms through industry-specific case-studies. Designed and facilitated by the Singapore Management University (SMU), this programme aims to elevate the way leaders manage performance excellence, business transformation and organisational growth to deliver a quality and sustainable built environment.

Next Course Starts On24 Mar 2017 (Fri) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD12840.00* (as low as SGD1177.00* after maximum funding) Learn more
Duration

12 days

Level
Intermediate
Venue

Singapore Management University

Programme Partner

bcassg

Learning Objectives

Designed and facilitated by the Singapore Management University (SMU), this programme aims to elevate the way leaders manage for performance excellence, business transformation and organisational growth to deliver a quality and sustainable built environment.

Topics/Structure

  • Strategic Planning: Growth & Internationalisation (Module 1)
  • Enterprise Risk Management & Crisis Management (Module 2)
  • Successful Business Management & Key Account Management (Module 3)
  • Finance for Decision Making & Control (Module 4)
  • Legal Issues (Module 5)
  • Driving Change & Opportunities in Building Innovation & Productivity (Module 6)
  • Managing Professional Work Relationships & Cross Cultural Management (Module 7)
Module 2

Enterprise Risk Management & Crisis Management

Next course starts on: 31 Mar 2017 (Fri) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Every business opportunity comes with a corresponding risk. The module will examine the critical elements that make up a risk diagnostic and include discussion on strategic risks, financial risks, operational risks and reputational risks through class exercises and case study. Participants will also be equipped with crisis management skills to prepare them in dealing with tough situations effectively.

Topics/Structure

Enterprise Risk Management

Topics include:

  • Know Your Bets (Types, Measurement, Management)
  • Risk Types/Risks Drivers
  • Management Risks

 
Crisis Management

In this session, we aim to build participants’ skills in crisis management through highly interactive simulated exercises and case examples.

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop strategies to anticipate and prevent crises from occurring
  • Deal effectively with crises as and when they do occur
  • Implement contingency plans to cope
  • Institute recovery measures to re-build image, reputation and regain the confidence of key stakeholders
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Module 3

Successful Business Management & Key Account Management

Next course starts on: 07 Apr 2017 (Fri) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Successful business management and key account management are critical skills not just to sales people but to everyone in an organisation. In today’s business world, every staff in a company has to manage different stakeholders, from internal bosses and co-workers to external clients. It has become one of the most important changes in relationship management that has emerged in the past 20 years.

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Module 4

Finance for Decision Making & Control

Next course starts on: 28 Apr 2017 (Fri) (See complete schedule)

Overview

Liberalisation of global trade and investment flows has created vast business opportunities. Consumer preferences and market demands are changing constantly, resulting in more intense pressure for firms to reinvent and grow.

In this module, Mr Adam Wong, a seasoned banker, entrepreneur and consultant, will share with participants key issues in financing and managing business growth.

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Module 5

Legal Issues

Next course starts on: 05 May 2017 (Fri) (See complete schedule)

Overview

These disputes typically encompass payment-related claims and delays and associated consequences. The resolution of such disputes must now be considered also in the light of the built environment industry Security of Payment Act 2004.

Topics/Structure

Construction Procurement Process

  • Tenders and award of contracts
  • Problems relating to letters of intent and award of tenders
  • Rules of interpretation and problems with inconsistent or ambiguous clauses

 
Time and Delays in Construction Work

  • Commencement and completion of the Work
  • Extension of Time and concept of prevention
  • Damages for Delay
  • Prolongation claims and concurrent delays

 
Payment Disputes

  • Overview of adjudication regime under the Security of Payment Act
  • Payment claims and payment responses
  • Jurisdictional objections

 
Claims and Dispute Resolution

  • Contractor’s Claim Strategies
  • Defence strategies
  • Construction Litigation vs arbitration
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Module 6

Driving Change & Opportunities in Building Innovation & Productivity

Next course starts on: 06 May 2017 (Sat) (See complete schedule)

Overview

During the half day session, you will gain an understanding on the nature of change and why people resist change.  You will also learn about what change management involves and how you can “PROFIT” from it.  Practical examples will also be shared.  For instance, what and how others have changed and done differently to eliminate building waste and propel productivity.

Topics/Structure

Your key takeaways will be:

  • Understanding the importance for change  
  • Introduction to the change management process
  • Key considerations in change management
  • Overcoming resistance to change
  • Leading change as a positive force in your team
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Module 7

Managing Professional Work Relationships & Cross Cultural Management

Next course starts on: 12 May 2017 (Fri) (See complete schedule)

Overview

The first step to more effectively manage relationships and leverage engagement from others, involves understanding and managing oneself. In doing so, one would be able to adjust one’s behaviour in relation to others (such as supervisors, peers and subordinates), leading to effective management of others as well.

Topics/Structure

Managing Oneself – Self Awareness & Self Regulation

  • The nature of perception & how perception affects behaviour, human relations & performance
  • Attribution processes and biases
  • Personality profiles – how personality affects behaviour as well as perception and attitudes
  • Emotional intelligence and human relations

 
Managing Others

  • Emotional intelligence revisited – showing empathy and gaining trust
  • Persuasion – creating loyalty, improving outcomes & building strong relationships
  • Bosses, peers and subordinates – different strokes for different folks

 
Cross Cultural Management

We will examine issues related to working in a cross-cultural environment, and in particular, managing in a cross-cultural context. What should one do to enhance one’s cross-cultural management sensitivity and to work harmoniously with co-workers and stakeholders from different cultures and nationalities?

Through experiential exercises, we will work with participants on what it is like being in a different culture and having to interact with people from a culture that one is not familiar with. In doing so, we will highlight the need to adopt sophisticated stereotyping to enable us to better work with others. Further, we will introduce skills and competencies required to function in a cross-cultural environment. A case study will be used to explore management issues such as leadership, motivation in a cross cultural environment.

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Who Should Attend

Industry professionals who wish to gain a broader strategic vision of the built environment industry, as well as the way they manage for performance excellence, business transformation and organisational growth to deliver a quality and sustainable built environment.

Admission Requirement

Participants should have minimum 3 years of management experience in the built environment industry (middle to senior level executives).

Participants’ Profiles

Participants included senior management, managers and managing directors. Since 2008, we have trained 132 participants. The class profiles of the last 2 intakes (2013 & 2015) are as follows:

Assessment

BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity & Leadership Development Certificate

Participants must achieve at least 75% class attendance rate and complete the project.

Certificate of Participation (for individual module)

Participants must achieve at least 75% class attendance rate.

Participants will not be granted the BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity & Leadership Development Certificate upon completion of 7 individual modules at different timeframe. In order to qualify for the BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity & Leadership Development Certificate, participants must enroll for the full programme upon application.

Learning Activities

Designed and facilitated by the Singapore Management University (SMU), this programme aims to elevate the way leaders manage for performance excellence, business transformation and organisational growth to deliver a quality and sustainable built environment.

Fees and Funding

Full programme feeS$12,840.00 (incl. 7% GST & registration fees) per person
Programme fee after funding from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)SGD6,840.00 (incl. 7% GST & registration fees) per person (Please refer to the terms & conditions stated at the Funding below.)
Individual module fee*SGD2,354.00 (incl. 7% GST) per person for 2-day module
SGD1,177.00 (incl. 7% GST) per person for 1-day module

Fees include:

  • tuition
  • course materials
  • instructors’ fees
  • lunch and refreshments during the programme.

* Participants will not be granted the BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity & Leadership Development Certificate upon completion of 7 individual modules at different timeframe. In order to qualify for the BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity & Leadership Development Certificate, participants must enroll for the full programme upon application.

SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to SGD500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click here for the User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit.  Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange (click here).  

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

All NTUC union members are eligible for UTAP funding (up to SGD250 per annum).  Please click here for more information on UTAP and application. 

Funding for the Programme

The funding is awarded by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Eligibility for Funding

Only Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) are eligible. Applicants should currently be in senior management / senior executive positions, in the built environment and related industry, and had held such positions for at least 3 years.

Conditions Tied to Funding
  1. Applicant must achieve at least 75% class attendance for the programme.
  2. Applicant must participate in all surveys as required by SSG and BCA before, during and after the completion of the programme.
  3. Applicant must inform BCA promptly whenever there is a change in their personal or employment status / details including job scope, career progression, salary, job performance records and course grades whenever applicable.
  4. Applicant must serve a Minimum Service Period (MSP) of 12 months within the built environment industry upon successful completion of the programme.   
  5. Applicant must undertake an organisation-based productivity improvement project which leads to quantifiable productivity gains in his/her organisation.
  6. Applicant must submit 2 project reports based on the timeline below:
  7. 4 months after successful completion of the programme: organisation-based project report endorsed by the management of applicant’s organisation for implementation;
  8. 10 months after successful completion of the programme: project completion report with quantifiable productivity gains endorsed by the organisation. In the event that a recipient of the funding changes employer during the course of study or during MSP, the recipient must notify BCA Academy in writing within 1 week upon commencement of their new employment. In the event of unsuccessful completion of the BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity and Leadership Development, or non-fulfilment of Items (1), (2), (4), (5) and (6) under this section, BCA shall recover the amount of the funding provided to the applicant.
Availability of Funding

There are limited placements. The award of the funding will be at the discretion of SSG and BCA. The funding for SC and SPR is up to 50% of the programme fee (excluding GST), e.g. SGD6,000 per participant for eligible participants.

Programme Fee Payable

For participants who are granted the the funding, the net payable programme fee is SGD6,840 (including GST) per person. 

Application Instructions

Please click here to download the Funding Application Form.

Together with the supporting documents listed below, please send the completed form to BCA Academy by 10 March 2017 (please refer to the detailed information in the Application Form).

Supporting Documents:

Photocopy of NRIC (front & back); Photocopy of Passport for Singapore Permanent Residents; A letter from applicant’s employer certified applicant’s current designation, job functions and date of joining the organisation; and Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)

SkillsFuture Study Awards

The programme is also eligible for SkillsFuture Study Award for the Built Environment Sector.  The SkillsFuture Study Awards encourage Singaporeans to develop and deepen specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors or in areas of demand such as the built environment sector. It supports Singaporeans who already have deep specialist skills to develop other competencies. Over 500 study awards are available from October 2015 for Singaporeansto apply. Successful SkillsFuture Study Awards applicants will receive a monetary award of S$5,000 which can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses associated with the course that the applicant will be taking. It can also be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies.  

To find out more about the SkillsFuture Study Award for the Built Environment Sector and to apply for the award, please click here.

Schedule

Start Date(s)
Intake Information
module 1: Strategic Planning: Growth & Internationalisation24 & 25 March 2017 (9.00am – 5.00pm)
module 2: Enterprise Risk Management & Crisis Management31 March & 1 April 2017 (9.00am – 5.00pm)
module 3: Successful Business Management & Key Account Management  7 & 8 April 2017 (9.00am – 5.00pm)
module 4: Finance for Decision Making & Control28 & 29 April 2017 (9.00am – 5.00pm)
module 5: Legal Issues5 May 2017 (9.00am – 5.00pm)
module 6: Driving Change & Opportunities in Building Innovations & Productivity
 6 May 2017 (9.00am – 5.00pm)
module 7:
Managing Professional Work Relationships & Cross Cultural Management 
12 & 13 May 2017 (9.00am – 5.00pm)

 

Programme Application starting date17 November 2016
Programme Application closing dateClosed
SSG Funding Application starting date17 November 2016
SSG Funding Application closing dateClosed

Testimonials

I get to meet many people from the same industry and we have really learned a lot from each other. From the assignments that we do in groups, we learn how to work as a team, teamwork is critical in the construction industry. The lecturer is really very good – we are inspired to think, to gather knowledge.
Goh Ching Leong
Project Director, Kuan Aik Hong Construction Pte Ltd
This course is unique - it triggers our mindset to have a different kind of thinking. When we go back to our working environments, we have a new set of problem solving skills. It has shortened my learning curve as I’m able to tap on the experience of some of the top brains in the industry. In terms of technical knowledge, we’re there, because of our years of experience and training through universities. However, we’re dealing with a younger generation with a different way of handling information and communications. It’s a whole new ball game and what I’ve learnt here in people management is going to make a difference.
Eric Ng
Senior Project Manager, KTC Civil Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
Attending this course made me step out of my comfort zone because I’m so caught up in day-to-day operations. Coming here, I realise that in the construction industry, we’re all facing common problems but in different contexts - staff retention, talent management and so on. It’s very interesting to be able to share with them and hear that something is happening because of a certain concept, and to find that the concept is actually covered in the course itself.
Chua Wee Li
Manager (Project), Tiong Seng Contractors
I joined this course thinking it’s all about productivity – in fact, it is far more wide ranging. Looking back at some of the work problems I’ve faced – I didn’t recognise the strengths and weaknesses of our operations and management until I encountered them in this course. I’ve learnt that it is very beneficial to stop, take a step back and look at things from a different perspective rather than getting caught in the rush of daily operations.
Cillius Adrianto
Senior Maintenance Manager, Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd
I came here expecting lecture sessions but was pleasantly surprised it’s more about sharing. I’ve benefitted a lot from the wide range of experiences, ranging from bosses to the young boy who shared a lot.
Sim Yong Meng
Project Manager, KTC Civil Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
We can relate the things that we learn here to our work experiences. The case studies are very relevant and helpful, take today’s case study for example – coincidentally, I’m working out KPIs for my staff, Through the discussions, I learnt the key points on what are the things to look out for in formulating KPIs. This course touches on many topics that top management is concerned about. It is also relevant to equip younger managers to move up the management hierarchy.
Siau Kim Boon
Senior Project Manager, Straits Construction Singapore Pte Ltd
Even at an early stage of this course, I came to realise that the biggest theme is really about people, whether it is about learning from each other here or how to develop our own people. Even management issues like leadership, how to manage changes, still boils down to people - how you manage them to push through the changes. The value lies not just in the system, but in learning how to develop the system to get the people to buy in. That’s the key takeaway.
Chen Wei Kean
Executive Engineer, Wee Guan Construction Pte Ltd
Programme is relevant and useful especially on issue like BCA’s drive on productivity and BIM.
Freddie Chua
Director, Hainal-Konvi (S) Pte Ltd
A good all-round programme with a lot of learning points.
Olof Thoren
Project Director, Gammon Pte Ltd
It has widen my knowledge on some of the readily available management tools that may be applicable in the property development sector.
Lai Kok Heng
Manager, City Developments Limited
This course helps me to confront reality and change values, habits, practices and priorities of my sandbox, in order to deal with the real threat or the real opportunity to maximise performance, profitability and sustainable growth.

Lee Chin Leong
Vice President, Ascendas Services Pte Ltd
The key feature of the program is that it is geared towards the construction industry. The various modules have equipped us with the relevant knowledge and skills to be applied to enhance productivity and leadership within the firm.
Kelvin Ng
Director, Langdon & Seah
It enlightens me with right tools and strategies to be a good leader.
Zaw Min Htun
Senior Project Manager, APP Engineering Pte Ltd

Additional Details

Professional Engineers Board (PEB) – Professional Development Units (PDU) for 2015 Intake


 
Board of Architects – Singapore Institute of Architects (BOA-SIA) CPD Points for 2015 Intake

Participants will qualify for 6 CPD Points upon successful completion of the BCA-SMU-WDA Advanced Management Programme on Productivity & Leadership Development (Intake 6).

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