Professional and Non-Academic Staff Training and
In a bid to remain relevant to the new economy, all staff members are
constantly encouraged to upgrade and learn new skills that match the
demanding needs of the changing economy. The
courses conducted for the staff range from specialised programmes on
communication and language, personal effectiveness and change management
to computer-based training on Microsoft Office tools and desktop publishing.
Encouraging SMA’s Singapore Fellows to attend overseas conferences and undertake research at MIT and other universities has led to greater international awareness about SMA.
In 2003/2004, Singapore Fellows and Associates attended a total of 11 conferences, 3 meetings, 4 symposiums, 1 workshop and 1 overseas congress. A total of 10 trips were made to overseas universities for research collaboration, of which 9 were to MIT and 1 to another university.
At the same time, foreign lecturers were invited to collaborate in research projects as well as conduct seminars for SMA students and the academic staff of both NUS and NTU.