Singapore University of Social Sciences

Resilience for Change

Resilience for Change (CET133)

Applications Open: 06 April 2023

Applications Close: 03 May 2023

Next Available Intake: 17 May 2023

Course Types: Short Course

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1400

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education

Level: Basic
Next Available Intakes:19 and 20 April 2023, 17 and 18 May 2023
Duration: 2 days
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences
Minimum number to run: 20 participants (To be updated by SUSS)


This course introduces participants the concept of resilience, particularly in exploring the variables that define resilience. Building upon the knowledge of concepts of resilience, participants will be made aware of the set of protective factors that they can develop to overcome adversity. Participants will learn how to increase their resilience by cultivating and strengthening their environmental and internal protective factors. Participants will also be introduced to key approaches of problem-solving, such as optimism, self regulation and cognitive agility. This course aims to equip participants with various methods and tools in overcoming problems and preparing them for change.

Who Should Attend

Participants with at least two to three years of working experience facing transformational changes and challenges in their work and employment. The course can be open to graduating students who will be entering into the workforce.


  • Definition and concept of resilience
  • Power of protective factors
  • Optimism as a predictor for overcoming adversities
  • Thinking traps and cognitive adaptability
  • Self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Stress and performance outcomes

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Resilience
  • Apply optimism, self-regulation and cognitive agility to overcome adversity
  • Identify various types of thinking traps

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Illustrate the relationship between stress and performance
  • Use resiliency tools for problem-solving
  • Employ protective factors to build up resiliency


Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Introduction & "Ice-Breaking" Session
09:30 - 10:30Introduction to Resilience | Workshop Expectations
  • Course Schedule
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment Outline
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:30Definition and Concept of Resilience
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Power of Protective Factors
Mini-exercise: Building Up Personal Protective Factors
14:30 - 16:00Reflective Learning: Building up Protective Factors
16:00 - 16:15Break
16:15 - 17:00Optimism As a Predictor of Overcoming Adversities
17:00 - 18:00Recap and Debrief
Day 2
09:00 - 10:45Thinking Traps & Cognitive Learning
Mini-Exercise: Real Time Resilience Activity
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:00Self-awareness and Self-regulation
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Stress and Performance
Mini-exercise: Regulating Arousal
14:00 - 15:15Reflective Learning: ABC
15:15 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 17:00 Problem-solving Project Assessment
17:00 - 18:00Recap and Debrief


  • Team based work project (GBA) – 40%
  • Quiz (QUIZ) – 40%
  • Class Participation (PCT) – 20%



Trainer's Profile

Dr Yeo Chee ShinYeo Chee Shin has at least 10 years of conscious practice cultivating resilience in his own life and worked as an Assistant Professor in Taiwan for 6 years inspiring teenage and adult university students to apply resilience and overcome any difficulties encountered in their daily life. Blessed with strong belief through good association after completing his doctorate at The University of Melbourne, he is the most fortunate to realise the true welfare for everyone is to be resilient and not affected in a rapidly changing living environment.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

Course Fee for $1400

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
3 Additional subsidy for Singaporeans:  With effect from 1 January 2023, the GST rate will be revised from 7% to 8%. There will be no fee increase for Singaporeans taking SSG subsidized course(s) from 1 January to 31 December 2023.

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
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