SITizens Learning Credits


The workshop will introduce structured and group-based community programs for older adults (e.g. Stepping On program, frailty management program) and/or community-living stroke survivors (e.g. community reintegration after stroke program) that have been piloted/implemented in the Singapore context. It covers the key principles of effective group facilitation using adult learning framework to promote positive behavioural changes in the target population. The community programme facilitators will work closely with community programme leaders in the same field.

This 2-day workshop will provide the participants with the basic knowledge of community group-based program in preparation for setting up the specific programs for older adults and/or stroke survivors in the community. Participants will learn the key elements of the specific program(s) and basic skills in facilitating groups. They will also learn how to support the community program leaders in implementing the group-based programs in the workplace.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Upon the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to::



Acquired knowledge

Obtain the content knowledge of the intend-to-run program(s)

Learn the key elements of the specific program and resources needed to run the program in their clinical setting.

Group facilitation

Facilitate/co-facilitate the group-based program with the specific client group effectively

Planning and implementation

Allocate necessary resource in preparation for setting up the specific program(s)

Assist community program leaders in planning and implementing the specific program(s);

Who Should Attend

Non-healthcare professionals who are working with older adults and/or stroke population living in the community (e.g. therapy assistant, program executive, center manager, community volunteers) 


  • A minimum of 2 years of working experience with the specific client group (older adults and/or stroke population)
  • GCE “O” level and above or equivalent
  • Working with at least one co-worker who have completed the “Community Program leader training in aged care and after-stroke care offered by SITLEARN or Stepping On program leader training workshops conducted by Dr Tim Xu between 2015 and 2018. 
  • Pre-reading is needed for online quiz (quiz will be administered at the end of Day 2)

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the workshop


(Day 1)
8:30am Registration
9:00am Introduction to the Program and its Objectives
9:30am Resources and Get Started
9:45am Sharing of Existing Community Programs in Singapore
10:30am Morning Tea Break
10:45am Key Elements of A Community-Based Program
  • Work Within A Group Using Adult Learning Principles
  • Brainstorming and The Balance Sheet
11:45am (Role Play) How to Facilitate Personal Goal Setting
12:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm Exercise Session (Practical Session)

Peer Work: Sharing of Life Stories (by participants)

(Applying the decision making framework & storytelling)
3:00pm Afternoon Tea Break
3:15pm Falls Prevention Strategies
4:15pm Balance Diet and Medication Management in Older Adults
5:15pm Give Out Homework Sheet / Q&A
5:30pm End of Day 1

(Day 2)
8:30am Welcome and Recap
9:15am Review Homework and Exercises
9:30am Community Safety (Group Discussion and Sharing)
10:30am Morning Tea Break
11:00am Outcome Measures/Evaluation

Review Progress & Set New Goals and Plan Ahead

3 Monthly Booster Sessions (review exercises, strategy implementation and goals)
12:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm Group discussion: Effective Communication Skills and Facilitation Skills
2:00pm Practical Sessions (One assessor, one client, one observer)
  • Two participants facilitate & co-facilitate the chosen session
  • Each participant will have a chance to be both facilitator and co-facilitator
3:00pm Afternoon Tea Break
3:15pm Practical Sessions (One assessor, one client, one observer)
5:00pm Wrap Up (Key Elements)
 Feedback from trainer and Peers; Q&A
5:15pm Workshop Evaluation
5:30pm End of Day 2



Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$1,284 $385.20 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,284 $385.20 $145.20
Non-Singaporeans $1,284 Not Eligible Not Eligible


  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

What Industry Experts Say?

“As a facilitator, I guess I did learn about facilitating, such as how to ask the right questions, how to get participants to reflect and to ask more appropriate questions; how to include the quieter ones and share stories of their own experiences to help them understand things that they learned, especially the success stories…”(Ex-Stepping On Leader A)

“I should tailor the exercises to fit their specific conditions, for example, spasticity management, functional use of the affected arm and some neuro principles, I think I need a bit of a refresher.” (Ex-Stepping On Leader B)
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 07 Feb 2020 (Fri) to
08 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.

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