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Time Management, Stress Management, Productivity & Life
Previously known as 'Productive Time And Stress Management'

SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) is the leading provider for adult learning, training and development for corporate and career development. We provide a wide range of quality executive programmes, corporate training, seminar and workshops in areas of soft skills training, leadership training, sales training, management training, personal effectiveness & productivity, project management training, strategy execution and forumation.

time management, stress management, productivity & life


Most people wasted their lives by failing to take control of their time. Eliminate bad habits, create good ones and align them with your priorities to maximise the use of your time at work and home. This blended learning and interactive experience empowers you to stop the losing cycle of setting goals and start attaining them. Loaded with humour, laughter, hacks, tips, tools and shortcuts to empower you to take control of your time, life and stress to have more fun and achieve true balance. This programme is an expanded version of Michael’s book Productivity: Winning in Life!

Benefits to You

Business Outcomes

Based on research done in major corporations and government sector, an average Singapore employee skives 90 minutes per day on personal minutiae and rarely has more than 20 uninterrupted minutes per day. The majority are only productive three hours per day in an 8 to 12-hour workday. This programme imbues them to double the productive hours to more than six per day. Leaving the workplace on time is also key to success and effectiveness as rest and discovery time infuse energy, creativity and zeal for work.


Success Stories:

One participant became the top 20 performer at Prudential Singapore while another made it to the top 400 out of 400,000 IBMprofessionals. One corporate client grew its revenue by 53% per year and another by 200% per year.

Learning Outcomes

·        Learn to plan your work and work your plan

·        Master ‘time-blocking’ skills and manage priorities

·        Control or eliminate costly interruptions which create 50 per cent more mistakes and take up 50 per cent longer to complete

·        Discover the time wasters in your lives and the skills to plug the holes

  • Uncover true satisfaction in life by taking hold of the one aspect of your life you can and MUST control to be happy… your time. 

Programme Outline

·        Planning time profitably, accomplishing twice as much every day

·        Discover the secret of focus, profiting from a daily focus list for clarity and purpose

·        20 keys to gain control over IM, texting, WhatsApp, social media, web, conferences, emails, phone calls and paperwork

·        Capitalising on social networking, phone apps and new technology

·        5 essential steps to giving and receiving delegation

·        How to say “NO!” to inconsequential and low priority requests

·        STOP letting people steal your minutes, hours, days and your life!

·        Eliminating worry and focusing the energy to achieve more

·        9 steps to make meetings productive and get POST meeting results

·        Control interruptions: Phone, ‘drop-ins’ & ad-hoc meetings

·        The 80/20 rule and leveraging on its magic

·        Key secrets to deal with your bosses, customers and colleagues

·        Stop ‘setting goals’ and start ACHIEVING them with the ACTS-IM System™

·        The difference between Urgency vs Importance, Activity vs Productivity

·        ABCDE Project Prioritisation System™ (endorsed by a former US president)

·        Being punctual to propel your career and get ALL work done ON TIME

·        Recapture your time! Skills and hacks to regain 80% of your priceless time

·        Balancing work and home with 5 Fs’: Family, Finances, Faith, Fitness and Friends

  • Hacks and approaches to cope with stress, relax quickly, live healthier, and find more energy and true balance in life
Who Must Attend

Level 1 - Administrative & Support
Level 2 - Supervisors, Executives, & Emerging Managers &
Level 3 - New Managers and team leaders, organisational heads, entrepreneurs, sales and marketing people, government employees, school officials and anyone wishing to get more out of life and to get more done in the time they have available

Programme Leader
Michael Podolinsky CSP, Global Speaking Fellow, is Asia’s Productivity Guru. He has devoted his life to studying productivity and human psychology, as they relate to management, leadership, teamwork and motivation. Over 11 million people in 37 countries (20 in AsiaPac) on 6 continents have benefited from his expertise. Michael has motivated over 3,500 audiences, conducted over 460 programmes at SIM since 1989.

Author of 16 books, including McGraw Hill’s Productivity Series endorsed by billion-dollar business owners that includes Productivity: Managing, Motivating, Maximizing Teams in Asia. This is his best management book yet. His other books include: Winning At Work, Smart Leadership, Transforming People: Building Your Dream Team for the Future! and Productivity: Winning in Life.

Since 1982, Michael prepared managers, teams and organisations to boost sales, productivity, build productive teams, incorporate and create innovations, and to cope with and profit from change. His 750 over clients include: IBM (India, South Africa & Malaysia), Microsoft, HP, Singapore Navy, RSAF, SAF, US Marine Corps, GE Healthcare, Hospital Management Asia, SGH, CGH, NUH, SQUH (Oman), Philips Electronics, OCBC, HSBC, UOB, UBS, Prudential (Singapore, Malaysia, HK, Indonesia & Vietnam), Hyatt, Westin, Shangri La, Sheraton, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Readimix (Saudi & Brunei), Caterpillar Asia, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Airways International and more.

Michael moderated the inaugural Singapore Productivity Forum in 2013. He was the first recipient of SIM’s Trainer of the Year Award in 2012 and consecutively in 2013 and 2014. He was awarded the Star Trainer award in 2015.  He is a Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) -  the top 700 speakers out of 20,000 over worldwide. He was one of first 21 inducted in 2013 as a Global Speaking Fellow, the first and only international designation to honour speakers’ cultural understanding, knowledge of different region and country markets producing high ROI for their clients.


SIM Member Fee  (S$)

Non-member Fee  (S$)

including GST

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Early Bird Fees


- terms & conditions applies ; please call to enquire.

Early Bird Fees closing date for the programme :

Programme Scheduled Date

Register by

12 & 13 November 2019

1 October 2019

3 & 4 March 2020 -

21 January 2020

12 & 13 May 2020 -

31 March 2020

18 & 19 August 2020 -

7 July 2020

17 & 18 November 2020

6 October 2020


Enquiries : Mei Yen - 62486137 | 62466746,

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up for SIM Membership, please visit, email or call 6248 9489. To register for the programmes now, select the preferred programme run-dates below through the register icon. "Register", which will bring you to the registration page.

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03/03/2020 - 04/03/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Feb 25, 2020 Register
12/05/2020 - 13/05/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616May 05, 2020 Register
18/08/2020 - 19/08/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Aug 11, 2020 Register
17/11/2020 - 18/11/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Nov 10, 2020 Register