Human Resource Leadership

Discover your unique strategies for development as a HR Leader

The Human Resource practitioner of the future will need to draw on people knowledge at deep level to unlock human potential. In a season of disruption, machines will rapidly take over many of the responsibilities now handled by humans. An understanding of people and how they function will enable us to better prepare and deploy our human resource. In fact, the need is already at our doorstep.

Participants can look forward to acquiring skills to leverage their personality-driven strengths to lead in the multifarious demands of Human Resource Expectations personally and professionally.

This course will equip participants with insights, skills and access to individualised and group HR Leadership tools and technologies for ongoing collaborative staff learning and development. This workshop will facilitate a discussion of your unique and personalised assessment as a HR leader within your work context.

You will receive personalised profiles on how to leverage your strengths to support and advise leaders at all levels.

Course Details

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Course Dates
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Who Should Attend

HR Directors, Managers and Practitioners, Organisational leaders, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Supervisors, People Developers, Human Capital Analytics Directors, Manpower officers etc.

This course is for HR practitioners who would like to transit from traditional HRM and HRD practices to embrace people technology to make decisions about their people based on deep analysis of data focusing on the welfare of their people, matching individual goals with organisational plans and directions.

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
  1. Imbibe expectations of HR Leadership
  2. Understand his/her leadership orientation and strengths
  3. Handle the process of leadership and delegation
  4. Manage self with the view of managing others
  5. Problem solve at all levels
  6. Manage for results
  7. Handle teams and groups
  8. Manage and create positive change
  9. Understand human issues in project management
  10. Fulfill the HR role of achieving organisational goals
  11. Have an indepth knowledge of People as HR experts
  12. Emerge as not only HR Manager but HR Leader
  13. Go beyond HRM & HRD to HR leadership leveraging on the digital age
  14. Have insights into HR & organisational leadership
  15. Build energised and sustainable ecosystems
Day 1 - HR Leadership
  • Human Resource Leadership: Beyond HRM & HRD to HRL
  • Critical HR Leadership Attributes
  • Climbing HR PEAKS
  • Leadership & Management Competencies
Day 2 - Managing Change, Collaboration & Insights
  • Change Leadership and Management Indices & Insights
  • Collaborative and Project Leadership Indices & Insights
  • Business Leadership Indices & Insights
  • HR Leadership Indices: Insights into your HR & Organisational Leadership
  • Your HR Leadership Index: Building Energised and Sustainable Ecosystems

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST. 



Dr Shirley Lim
Adjunct Senior Fellow, SUTD Academy

Dr Shirley Lim is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at SUTD Academy and the Founder and President of Research Communication International Pte Ltd, a Global Corporate Research Consultancy incorporated in 1996 and Author of the Intelligent PEAKS™ Profiling Technology used locally and globally in 7 international languages to profile, track and benchmark Leadership and Human Capital.

Dr Lim holds a PhD, Masters and BA Hons from the National University of Singapore, an Academic Diploma with 1st Class Distinction from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and was a Research Fellow at Harvard University as well as the University of California.

Dr Lim’s passion in developing value-driven leaders led her to design and certify Leadership Programs for hundreds of Institutions, Multi-National Companies, Governments and Corporations in Singapore, Brunei, UK, Brazil, Sweden and Malaysia in the fields of Education, Finance, Travel & Hospitality and Medicine & Healthcare; having personally trained professional, business, medical, educational and political leaders to build winning teams and cultures of excellence. Dr Lim inaugurated the Global Leadership & Mentoring Congress held every few years since 2003 and conferred the Leader Mentor Award to some of the most prominent leaders in the region. Dr Lim has for several years since 2003 been listed among the top 300 leaders in Singapore by Singapore Tatler.


Charis Gabriel Lim
Adjunct Fellow, SUTD Academy

Charis Gabriel Lim is an Adjunct Fellow at SUTD Academy and CEO of Research Communication International. Charis is a graduate from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelors degree and a Master of Philosophy degree, both with high honours from Cambridge University. He is also a member of the Cambridge Judge Business School Alumni Association. His Master’s dissertation studying the paradigms of charismatic leadership within multi national mega-organizations received high commendation at Cambridge. He holds Certificates in Personality Testing Administration as well as Occupational Ability Testing Administration from the British Psychological Society as well as the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre. He is also registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and European Federation of Psychological Association (EFPA).

Charis has been involved in Business Development, Training and Project Management for fourteen years at Research Communication International (RCI), Singapore. He has oversight in multifarious areas including Research, project development, strategic visioning and planning, business transformation and people management.

He has spearheaded nation-wide government projects regionally in human capability & capacity building in transforming leadership culture, and the implementation of advanced human capital analytics platforms across government ministries, organizations and MNCs to measure, track and assess human potential & performance at all levels.


Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

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Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

E-mail to MOE at

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