SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

Systems thinking is a holistic way to investigate factors, relationships, and interactions within a complex system that could contribute to a possible outcome over time. A mindset more than a prescribed practice, systems thinking provides an understanding of how individuals can work together in different types of teams and through that understanding, create the best possible processes to accomplish just about anything.

This course introduces the fundamentals and tools of systems thinking to develop and advance a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving. Tools and methods that will be covered include ecosystem mapping, causal loops, and more. Learners will come away with a framework that will allow them to tackle complex relationships between stakeholders, identify causes and effects, and will be able to prototype and envision new relationships to focus concerted efforts between teammates, partners, stakeholders, and consortia of organisations.
 

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Introduction to System Thinking
  • Understand the nature and characteristics of wicked problems
  • Understand the principles of systems thinking
  • Understand the mindsets of a systems thinker

Understanding Your Ecosystem and Shaping Collaboration
  • Understand the value and challenges of collaboration
  • Understand the different permutations and combinations of collaborative efforts
  • Understand how to develop an ecosystem map to identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations

Understanding the Complexity of the Problem Space
  • Understand different systems archetypes
  • Understand how to develop a systems issue/causal loop diagram to break down the interconnections between a complex system

Identifying Leverage Points
  • Identify leverage points that can impact the system
  • Transform leverage points into opportunity statements to bridge the gap between current state and future/ideal state

Ideation and Problem Solving through Design Thinking
  • Be introduced to ideation tools to develop ideas, solutions, and initiatives to address leverage points/high impact areas of opportunity
  • Be introduced to low-to-high fidelity prototyping tools to help participants turn ideas to life

Implementing and Sustaining Systems Change
  • Develop a future-state systems issue map to envision the different positive impacts based on acting upon the leverage points
  • Develop implementation roadmaps to map out short-to-long term milestones
  • Identify risks and resources required to achieve systemic change

Who Should Attend

  • Team members, consultants, change makers, strategists, project managers, planners, and those in organisational leadership roles
  • People from MNCs, SMEs, startups, Government, and NGO/non-profit organisations
  • Designers
  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Innovation Managers
  • Entrepreneurs


SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).
 

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 (11 Nov 2022)
Time Topic
9:00 am Registration and Welcome
9:15 am Introduction to System Thinking
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Workshop
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Understanding Your Ecosystem and Shaping Collaboration
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Workshop
5:00 pm Q&A
5:30 pm End of Day 1
Day 2 (18 Nov 2022)
Time Topic
9:00 am Welcome and Recap
9:00 am Understanding the Complexity of the Problem Space
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Workshop
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Identifying Leverage Points
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Workshop
5:00 pm Q&A
5:30 pm End of Day 2
Day 3 (25 Nov 2022)
Time Topic
9:00 am Welcome and Recap
9:00 am Ideation and Problem Solving through Design Thinking
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Analysis of feedback and improvements to be made
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Implementing and Sustaining Systems Change
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Workshop
4:30 pm Test / Quiz
5:00 pm Q&A / Debrief
5:30 pm End of Day 3

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder $2,889.00 $866.70
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,889.00 $326.70
Non-Singaporeans $2,889.00 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 or LTVP+ Holder
  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 course fees (i.e. the SSG course fee grant amount) directly from the trainees and/or their sponsoring organisations, where applicable, should the requirements not be fulfilled by the trainee.

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

Course Series

Find out more about the 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.

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 11 Nov 2022 (Fri) to
25 Nov 2022 (Fri)
Registration is Closed.

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