Updated on: 25 Oct 2017

Seeing And Taking Initiative – The Secret To Rising Up Your Career Ladder - Expired

Course type: Workshops & Seminars
Category: Personal Development
Registration closing date: 24/10/2017
Provider: STJobs
Fee Type: Non-Funded
Fees: SGD 300.00 before GST
SGD 321.00 after GST
Duration: 1 day
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Course Description

“It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.” 

Theodore Roosevelt

Why do some graduates seem to land into the ideal job that they seek and with the salary that they want?  

Why do some employees get promoted faster and rise-up to higher position in double quick time whereas others languish in a state of limbo?  

Why do some people seem to always succeed in whatever venture they undertake when others are doomed to failure? 

The secret lies in the ability to see and take initiative and being resourceful.  

Taking initiative is a crucial step in moving forward in your professional and personal live.  By demonstrating initiative, it reflects you in a positive light to others as well as builds your own self-esteem. If you want something to happen, you need to make it happen.  That is what initiative is all about.  Take opportunities and run with them.  Sun Tzu said in the Art of War: Opportunities multiply as they are seized.  Do not let excuses cause you to miss out on amazing opportunities. See what you want, believe what you want, and make it happen.

In this highly interactive and result-gravitating workshop you will learn what initiative is, how to take it on, the advantages of it, and when to know one’s place. By enrolling in this program, you will be taking the first step in making something positive to happen and plant seeds of your success. Soon you will be harvesting your returns on investment.


By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what initiative looks like
  • Recognize when you can take steps outside the normal
  • Build confidence and boost your self-esteem
  • Learn to find opportunities in every situation
  • Learn good and bad aspects of initiative
  • Balance initiative and restraint
  • 5 steps to be more resourceful in whatever you do
  • Learn to take responsibility
  • D.I.C.E your way to success


What you will cover in this action oriented one-day workshop

  • What is initiative?
  • Benefit of taking initiative
  • How to avoid the ‘Peter Principle”
  • Make initiative your top priority
  • Learn to take chance and take responsibility 
  • Recognize when you can step in
  • Be a GEM – Go the Extra Mile
  • Apply the five-step process of becoming more resourceful
  • Understand your executive gap and how you can overcome this
  • Recognize when you can go outside the norm and take initiative
  • Plant first – harvest later
  • DICE and be successful

Who should Attend

For all employees

Other information


This result-gravitating workshop will help re-align and re-define your goals and aspirations and make you the professional individual the most valuable asset in your organization.



2 Tea breaks and Lunch will be provided.


A Certificate of Participation will be issued at the end of the workshop.

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Daniel Theyagu

Daniel Theyagu

Trainer Description:

Daniel Theyagu is an ACTA-certified corporate trainer, an Associate Adult Educator and performance evaluator since 1989. Daniel has conducted training for more than 600 organizations with his participants coming from more than 100 countries.  He has designed and delivered customize training programs in areas of conflict resolution, negotiation skills, crisis management, leadership, performance management, emotional intelligence, creative thinking, critical thinking, systems thinking, business and personal ethics, speed reading, memory enhancement.  Daniel is the author of five books and has written more than 300 articles that have been published in Straits Times and other magazines and journals. Many of his articles are also found at: www.ezine.com/DanielTheyagu.

Daniel also regularly conduct radio talk shows with 938 Live [Singapore] and his workshops are featured regularly in the newspapers that attracts wide variety of participants. 

Daniel is also the Course Chair for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibilities with SIM University.  In this capacity he lectures as well as oversees the syllabi delivery for the ethics programs for adult learners with a focus on industrial application of this concept.   

As a keynote speaker in conferences and seminars, Daniel is well known for his light-hearted and humorous approach to training by using metaphors and parables and engaging his participants actively throughout his training program.  His key forte showing participants how to put to use the techniques taught during the workshop and measuring the returns on investment.

Updated on: 25 Oct 2017
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