(Two-Day Programme)

“Humanising the Workplace”

By SHRI and Expert Humans


Date: TBA

Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Venue: SHRI New Premises @
137 Cecil Street, #09-08
Singapore 069537

Course Fee: 
SHRI Members: S$950

Non-Members: S$1,200
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(Course fee is subject to 7% GST)

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Course Overview

Humanising your workplace is a tangible, concrete and learnable activity to help you to create a more rewarding and productive work environment. It encompasses the task of creating psychological safety, so that people can flourish – secure in the knowledge that they can be creative and innovative without fear of getting things wrong. We will also look at how you can be compassionate and empathic while still holding team members accountable for the work they do. In summary, the key objective of the course is to develop a better way of working, one that is based on altruism, compassion and empathy, a way of leading and managing organisations that catches the mood of the times and the strong desire of people at work to do things differently now and into the future.

Course Objective

This two-day programme aims to help participants gain an understanding of:

  • How to conceptualise and implement a new way of working together that meets the needs of the workers at all levels and the goals of modern organisations
  • Emerging leadership and management attributes and skills – and why these will be required for the future
  • How to improve interpersonal interactions, manage conflict and meet people where they are, without judgment
  • How to promote a different way of working together that results in better outcomes for both the individual and the organisation
  • How toxic workplace cultures can jeopardise organisational success and how to mitigate and manage under challenging circumstances
  • How employer brand can benefit from a more “human” workplace culture to enhance the organisation’s ability to be both a “talent magnet” and a place that can retain great employees
  • How as a participant, you can become a champion for a different way of working- one that combines the best of human skills with a strong focus on achieving clear outcomes and tangible results
  • How applying altruism, compassion and empathy is far more than simply being kind – it is an intentional method of changing individual mindsets and organisational cultures for the better

Course Outline

The programme covers:

  1. The Business Case for Humanising the Workplace
  2. What does a Human Workplace look like
  3. Working in Trios: Building Trust and Creating Psychological Safety
  4. Understanding interpersonal relationships
  5. The ACE© model (Altruism, Compassion and Empathy)
  6. Action Planning: Stop Start Continue – Making Work More Human – for the organisation and the individual

Learning Methodology

To anchor the learning, the workshop incorporates interactive delivery of content, mini-case studies, work in Trios (small groups), plenary group discussions, psychometric tool debriefs, learned panel debates, invited guest speakers and individual and organisational action planning.

Target Learners

HR personnel, People Managers and Team Leads who want to broaden and deepen their leadership and management skillsets in order to support the achievement of individual and organisational objectives.


About the Main Facilitator

Michael Jenkins
CEO & Co-Founder

Expert Humans

Michael Jenkins is CEO and Co-founder of Expert Humans. His past appointments include Director of INSEAD Executive Education (Singapore); Managing Director and Vice-President, Center for Creative Leadership Asia Pacific (Singapore); Chief Executive of Roffey Park Institute (UK and Singapore); and CEO of the Human Capital Leadership Institute (Singapore). Michael was named as one of the UK’s Most Influential Thinkers in Human Resources by the UK’s HR Magazine in 2013 and 2016. Michael contributed to the MOM publication Asian Leadership – What Works? edited by Dave Ulrich and recently co-wrote Finding simplicity in chaos: Beyond VUCA published by People Matters. He is also a regular speaker at local and international conferences, where he presents on topics such as humanising the workplace and new thinking in leadership development.


Featured Guest Speakers

Sign up for the 22 & 23 October Intake to interact and hear exclusively from these featured speakers!


Carmen Wee is a Global HR Leader with over 25 years of international business experience, driving large scale business transformation & change management within fast-growing companies with multiple, complex mergers and acquisitions. She has proven ability in the creation of new HR transformation roadmaps, operating models and redefining skills and competencies for corporate agility. She has successfully executed multiple progressive HR practices and aligned HR strategies to the business objectives.

She is actively driving Digital HR Transformation at the national level with IHRP (Institute of HR Professionals), and is contributing to the National HR certification movement & shaping the industry, leading to the conferment of Pioneer Master level certification by the Singapore Government. She is also a Board Member of HTX (under Ministry of Home Affairs), Republic Polytechnic’s School of Management and the IHRP Digital and Tech Committee.


Godelieve van Dooren is a Partner at Mercer, responsible for Mercer’s Regional Industry solutions, as well as Mercer’s Total Rewards and Mobility Products. Godelieve also serves as the CEO for Mercer Malaysia.

She leads several industry Human Resources networks comprising of large High-Tech, Life Sciences, FMCG, Chemical, Retail and Hospitality companies – where she works with leading clients to shape progressive and sustainable HR programs.

Godelieve also oversees Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for Mercer for ASEAN and supports organizations in implementing D&I policies in the region.

Martin Tan is the Executive Director of The Majurity Trust, a philanthropic organisation that works with donors and charities to build a thriving and sustainable community for all in Singapore.

Martin currently serves on the Board of the National Council of Social Service, as well as Halogen Foundation Singapore, a charity which he co-founded in 2013. He was formerly Executive Director of Institute for Societal Leadership at Singapore Management University and also served on the Boards of National Youth Council, National Library Board and National Family Council.

Nicole Poon is a progressive HR leader who wields a strong understanding of business, people and technology. She spent the last ten years in one of Singapore’s most recognized and fastest growing FinTech – MatchMove.

She holds a critical and key executive role of the company, supporting the company throughout its growth and evolution from a gaming platform provider to an innovative and industry disruptive fintech. The intensive need for the company to refresh, retrain, and renew talent created in Nicole an abundance of experience, especially in change and succession management.

Raj Singh has 20 years of experience in Human Performance and Organisational Behaviour and specifically in the Oil & Gas, Marine & Offshore and the Construction industries. He brings hands-on experience in Operations Management, Business Transformation, Management Consultancy and Safety.

Through his work with major companies over the last 20 years, Raj has looked at behaviours and their effects at work. He has also been invited onto national news channels as well as to speak at TedX and World Speech Day. Raj has been involved in consultation in Singapore, Asia, Australia and Middle East.

For further information, please contact (65) 64380012 or email corpsolutions@shri.org.sg