Strategic Thinking for Impactful Outcomes in Non-profits

Course Code:


Start Date:

18 Feb 2019

Course Category:

Leadership Development

End Date:

19 Feb 2019

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 14 Jan 2019

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 700.00 $ 749.00
Course Fee (After 80% funding from VCF) $ 140.00 $ 149.80
Course Fee (Foreigner - After 60% funding from VCF) $ 280.00 $ 299.60

In today’s rapidly changing non-profit environment, thinking strategically can help organisations to focus on outcomes which have an impact on the beneficiaries as well as the society. This cannot be done in a one-off strategic planning session but must be an on-going exercise for the staff to keep their programmes relevant to the current needs of their beneficiaries. The sustenance and survival of the organisation and its leaders will depend on this. The module engages the learner to take a closer look at what went right and wrong at various non-profit agencies, how the leadership decisions impacted the agencies’ longevity and steps taken by agencies to adapt to the changing environment using case studies. Learners will also learn the tools and techniques that are linked to the models that agencies can adopt.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the confronting challenges of organisations when adapting to dynamic environments
2. Analyse organisations’ mission, support and capacity using strategic analysis models
3. Assess organisations’ performance using outcome management models
4. Examine the key approaches needed for organisations to sustain and scale their operations

Target Participants:

Target audience includes professionals from Non-profit sector who are required to lead agencies or centres such as Board Members, Executive Directors, Centre Heads and HR Managers of VWOs / NPOs.

Trainer Profile:

Dr R Akhileswaran is a specialist in Palliative Medicine and Radiation Oncology. He has trained and worked in both specialities in the US, UK, France and India. He is currently working full time as a palliative care specialist at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore. He has also spoken in International conferences across the globe and published his work in accredited medical journals and books. He has also done an MBA specialising in Healthcare Management.
Dr R Akhileswaran is actively involved in training doctors, nurses and psychosocial staff in graduate and post-graduate studies in Singapore. Apart from that, he has taught senior social service leaders strategic management. He also has led “Train the Trainers” programmes in Indonesia and Myanmar. He was the Chairman of Singapore Hospice Council, the umbrella body for all hospice and palliative care organisations in Singapore for two terms from 2011-2015.


Mode of delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials).

Before the first day of the course, learners are to log in to Learning Space to :
• Complete the pre-course quiz online
• Read the ABCC-TB case studies
• Access the slides to be used during the course

Learners who meet the attendance criteria will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Attendance from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

Applicable for registered charities and IPCs. Please refer to to check your eligibility.


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