Communications and Relationship Management
  • S$720
  • 2days

About this course

The world is full of good marketing strategists, good accountants, good engineers, and good lawyers—but it is not full of good communicators with good EQ. Acquiring emotional intelligence will enable you to make effective decisions to help you adapt to the ever changing needs of our environment.

This program hones your competency in emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication skills so as to foster better workplace relationships. As relationship conflict is almost a given, we will also examine some effective ways to manage conflict, prevent difficult situations from escalating and optimise your sense of well-being through self-regulation and constructive communication.

You will acquire practical knowledge and skills to help you and others perform your tasks better and achieve your desired goals happier through effective interpersonal communication.


Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all levels of staff including but not limited to senior and mid-managers, supervisors, executives, frontline staff and those who seek to improve their professional skills in business communication.


  • 03-04 Feb 2020
  • *SDF for all companies

Day 1

Emotional Intelligence
  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • The EQ competency framework
  • How emotions affects behaviour and performance
  • Be aware of your own emotions
  • Fight, flight or freeze responses
  • Recognising your own emotional triggers
  • Developing a personal anti-trigger plan
  • Recognize the physical warning signs of emotional triggers
  • Common warning signs of workplace conflict
Social Awareness
  • The customer complaint iceberg theory
  • What internal and external customers really want
The Power of Empathy
  • Why is empathy important
  • Be aware of the Dos and Don’ts when empathizing with others
  • How to put yourself in the shoes of others
Emphatic Listening Skills
  • Five steps to empathic listening
  • Learn useful statements to show empathy
  • The art of paraphrasing
Day 2
Relationship Management
  • The principle of relationship success
  • 4 ways to influence and persuade others
Conflict Management  
  • Understand the potential impact of unresolved conflicts
  • Learn the five conflict resolution styles
  • How to adapt different conflict management approaches to different conflict situations
Building Rapport and Trust
  • The 3Vs of communication
  • How to build rapport and trust
  • The art of making small talk
  • The Powerful Mirroring Technique
Effective Communication 
  • Identify barriers to ineffective communication
  • Solutions to overcome these barriers
  • The Dos & Don’t’s of non-verbal communication
Adapting to different personality styles 
  • Identify four different personality and behavioural types
  • The DISC model
  • Recognize the characteristics of different personality styles
  • Strategizing the right communication approach when interacting with people of different personality types
Effective questioning technique
  • The importance of asking the right questions
  • Learn the 5 common questioning techniques
  • How to use different questioning technique to direct and take control of your communication

About Betty Kan-Sekine

Betty Kan-Sekine is a Certified Professional Trainer (IPMA, UK), a Certified NeuroLinguistic Programming Practitioner (NFNLP, USA) and an Associate Lecturer with SIM Global Education (recipient of the SIM 2015 Teaching Award). In 2009, Betty was certified by Nobel Prize nominee, Tony Buzan as a ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor and an iMindMap Advanced Instructor facilitating Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping® technique. Betty is recognized as an Adult Education Professional by SkillsFutureSG. She is also a core-team member of the Institute of Adult Learning, Adult Education Network, Special Interest Group of Facilitation. She graduated with honors from San Francisco State University.

Prior to her current role, Betty was appointed as Director of Client Services at a renowned litigation law firm in San Francisco, USA for over a decade to manage the Asian clientele market due to her unique trilingual capability. Her passionate customer centric attitude led her to a prestigious Bronze Medal award for outstanding achievement in Service Excellence by the World Journal in the USA. She has appeared on multiple radio talk shows for AM1450 in San Francisco and FM938 Live! in Singapore. Her articles were published in the Singapore Straits Times as well as India’s Hindustan Times. Her corporate experiences span across major industries in the aviation, financial and legal sectors.

Some of her clients include Apple South Asia Pte Ltd, Astellas Pharma Singapore, MSD Korea Ltd, Bank of Singapore, Here Solutions APAC, Wharf T & T (Hong Kong), Drydocks World Southeast Asia (Government of Dubai), National University of Singapore, INSEAD SG Business School (Executive Coaching), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, National Heritage Board, Housing and Development Board, Wildlife Reserve Singapore, Singapore Police Force, Singapore Prison Service, Changi Airport Group, Jurong Town Corporation, Singapore Tourism Board, Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Reed Exhibitions, United Overseas Bank, OCBC Bank, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd & KPMG LLP, among many others.

Betty enjoys a diverse cultural background having lived in the US and Japan for 17 years. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Her outstanding professionalism and rich working experiences have helped her develop valuable life skills in Business Communication, Leadership & Management, Innovation & Creativity, Client Services and Personal Effectiveness. She believes in the power of maximizing one’s potential by improving and changing oneself from the inside out. Her passion is in helping individuals be the best they can be.


Relevant yet easily understood and applicable materials and ideas.

Mary Tan, Executive Assistant

Good refresher course on what to look out for in order to achieve effective communication.

Ally Goh, Assistant Manager

The course is well presented and I gain from it.

Lim Seow Chai, Officer

Unique to this Course

Free communication ideas and tips

Customisable course contents for In-house training to suits your business needs

Free business communication resources

After Course support