Relate Happiness to Self-Care at Work for Performance

Course Code:


Start Date:

28 May 2019

Course Category:

Cross Sector

End Date:

29 May 2019

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 07 May 2019

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 55.00 $ 58.85
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 550.00 $ 588.50

The course engages the learner to explore the idea of happiness as a tangible expression of self-care, and how it affects organisational outcomes. It will also introduce the Performance-Happiness Model as a structure to enhance workplace performance. The module will also introduce actions that one can take to increase one’s happiness, therefore enhancing the performance of employees.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Explain happiness in the context of self-care
2. Describe the impact of employees happiness on organisational outcomes
3. Explain how the Performance-Happiness Model enhances employees’ level of happiness at work

Target Participants:

Social work assistants, social workers, allied health workers, counsellors, welfare officers and other social work professionals across the spectrum of social service sectors.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to:
- GCE ‘O’ level OR
- Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

Trainer Profile:

Ms Isabel Vadivu Govind Through her leadership and staff development work, Vadivu enables the building of social, emotional and psychological capital that positively impacts organisational results. She is a facilitator and positive psychology and she is trained to use tools related to strengths, appreciation at work, personality at work and the Science of Happiness at Work ™.

Vadivu brings her work to all sectors. In terms of the nonprofit sector, Vadivu has done work for organisations such as the National Council for Social Service, AWWA, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society, Breast Cancer Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) and ISCOS. In healthcare, she has run a Positive Leadership course at the SGH-Postgraduate Allied Health Institute and given professional development lectures at SGH, Jurong health and AMK-Thye Kua Kwan Hospitals.

She has written articles or been interviewed by Challenge, the Public Service Division magazine, and her letters have been published in the press. She has been consulted on articles on workplace happiness for Zaobao Now (Lianhe Zaobao).

Vadivu holds a Bachelors in Social Work and Sociology (NUS) and a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University, New York City.


This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.


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