Overview

This course introduces the fundamental principles of sustainable practices to help practitioners, organisations and businesses, innovate for sustainability, which lies in the intersection of Business, Community and the Environment. In light of climate change and greater social awareness, organisations and businesses are acknowledging that a successful business, product or organisation, needs to be environmentally and socially responsible. 

Through Business, Governance, Technology and Design case studies, participants will learn key concepts of sustainable practices, ideas of circular economy, environmental, social and governance (ESG). Working collaboratively in teams, participants will analyse and identify the position of their own practices. 

Through the application of Design Thinking concepts on a problem or the position of their own practices, participants will have the opportunity to either develop a new product, redesign a process or propose a new business plan, that is desirable, technologically feasible, economically viable, and sustainable.

The 3-day course will allow participants Develop an appreciation for the interconnection between business, community and the environment and discover how they can leverage on innovation to develop sustainable strategies for their own practices
 

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

01 – Sustainability and Innovation
In light of climate change and growing environmental awareness, a paradigm shift is needed for businesses to develop new ways of operating, and business strategies to ensure success. Innovation aligned with sustainability provides vast opportunities for businesses to build resilience beyond efficiency and to thrive in times of disruption.

02 - Identifying Challenges and Within Your Practice
No two businesses are the same and a myriad of factors are required to align for businesses and organisations to achieve success. Through the understanding of common obstacles and specific challenges within each organization or business, one is then able to develop an in-depth understanding of the problem, which then allows it to be reconsidered, synthesized for solutioning. 

03 - Identifying Capabilities Within and Required of Your Practice
Right ideas and strategies require commitment and the right capabilities to ensure a business or organisation’s success but identifying those capabilities is far from simple. Identifying where the organization would like to go determines the common and specific capabilities required to arrive there.

04 - Fundamentals of Design Thinking
Design Thinking is a human-centred approach in understanding problems and creating solutions This stage of the process involves Brainstorming, which requires an acceptance of all ideas from all participants. Participants will learn benefits of working in a multi-disciplinary team through the sharing of ideas and develop understanding of them through questioning. Participants will co-create innovative solutions through the mashups of different ideas.
 

Who Should Attend

Open to all working professionals who keen to understand the fundamentals of environmental sustainability and develop an appreciation for the interconnection between business, community and the environment, and to optimise for innovation in their organisation or product creation. 
  • Designers
  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Entrepreneurs

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (only for SIT Alumni)

 

Prerequisites

Candidates should possess a relevant diploma.

 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment

Schedule

Day 1 (6 Nov 2020)
  • Introduction to Sustainability and Innovation
  • Crafting an Innovation Strategy
  • Identifying challenges
  • Capabilities and the common thread
  • Exercise brief – Case Study 

Day 2 (20 Nov 2020)
  • Presentation of Case Studies
  • Fundamentals of Design Thinking
  • Workshop - Ideation and Collaborative work
  • Exercise Brief – Personal Case Study

Day 3 (27 Nov 2020)
  • Workshop – Presentation and Critique
  • Analysis of feedback and improvements to be made
  • “The Pitch” – Presenting the project
  • Test / Quiz

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,889.00 $866.70 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,889.00 $866.70 $326.70
Non-Singaporeans $2,889.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, 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.

Course Series

Modular Certification Courses - Design Strategy and Innovation (DSI)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation (PGCert in DSI) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Core Module

  • DSI6000 Company Applied Research Design Studio (CARDS)

Elective Modules (Design Modules)
  • DSI6101 Introduction to Experience Design
  • DSI6102 Service Design with Serious Play
  • DSI6103 Healthcare Design Thinking and Personal Leadership
  • DSI6104 Participatory Design: Co-Designing with Citizens


Elective Modules (Business Modules)
  • DSI6201 Creative Entrepreneurship
  • DSI6202 Business Testing through Lean Startup
  • DSI6203 Language of Business for Designers 
  • DSI6204 Negotiation: Say No to Free Design


Elective Modules (Technology Modules)
  • DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies
  • DSI6302 Foresighting and Horizon Scanning 
  • DSI6303Copywriting and Creative Communication 
  • DSI6304 Sustainable Innovation
  • DSI6305 Making Ideas Tangible – Tech Experience Prototyping


Elective Modules (Strategy Modules)
  • DSI6401 Cultural Brand Strategy
  • DSI6402 Authentic Branding for Next Generation Consumer
  • DSI6403 Systems Thinking and Scenario Planning
  • DSI6404 Effective Advertising on a Small Budget
  • DSI6405 Strategic Creativity
 

There are a total of 19 credit-bearing modules, of which there is one core 12 CR module (DSI6000) and a choice of four out of fifteen 3 CR modules to meet the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation. Candidates who pass the core module (DSI6000) and 4 elective modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation by SIT.


Modular Certification Courses - Future Hospitality Experience

These modules are stackable towards a Modular Certification Courses - Future Hospitality Experience (PGCert in FHE) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Core Module

  • FHE6001 Future Scenarios of Hospitality Experience
  • DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies
  • FHE6003 Digital Innovations for Integrated Media
  • FHE6004 Digital Advertising, Branding,Campaigning

Elective Modules
  • FHE6101 Fundamentals of Digital Web Analytics
  • DSI6102 Service Design with Serious Play
  • FHE6102 New Hospitality Design
  • DSI6201 Creative Entrepreneurship
  • DSI6403 Systems Thinking and Scenario Planning
  • FHE6105 Crisis and Risk Management for Hospitality Industry
  • FHE6106 Revenue Optimisation and Ancillary Revenues

There are a total of 11 credit-bearing modules, of which there are 4 core modules, and a choice of 4 out of 7 elective modules to meet the 24 credits requirements for the PGCert in Future Hospitality Experience. Candidates who complete 8 modules (4 core modules and 4 elective modules) totalling 24 credits with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Future Hospitality Experience by SIT.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 06 Nov 2020 (Fri) to
27 Nov 2020 (Fri)
Registration is Closed.

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