Training & Events

2 November 2023

SGA-Science of Learning Symposium 2023 — Building the Future of Education with Science of Learning

Register for a science of learning symposium about building the future of education with a focus on socio-emotional development. Claim your seats and seize the opportunity to listen to international and local keynoters and project presentations, as well as participate in workshops and masterclasses! Register by 15 October.

Click here for more information on the workshops and masterclasses available.

Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: National Institute of Education (NIE), 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616

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1-22 November 2023

Parenting with Mindfulness Course 2023

The journey of raising children is a precious and transformative experience. This workshop is designed for you as a parent to connect intentionally and to nurse a lifelong connection with your child. Grounded in evidence and research, learn to apply mindfulness and self-compassion techniques in your own personal toolkit to deepen clarifty of mind, and to savour your own unique parenting journey.

Dates: November 1, 8, 15, 22 (Wednesdays)

Time: 8pm to 9.30pm

Location: Online

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5 August 2023

From Insight to Impact: How can we take a preventive approach to students' well-being?

Join us for an engaging and insightful fireside chat and networking event designed exclusively for educators!

As part of the event, we’ve invited esteemed speakers from different institutions to come together and discuss innovative strategies, best practices, and valuable insights on how to identify and address potential well-being challenges before they escalate proactively. Delve into the power of early intervention, effective assessment methods, and the role of schools in creating supportive environments.

Learn more about each speakers here.


1.30PM: Registration
2.00PM: Welcome & Opening Address with Happiness Initiative
2.05PM: Small Group Networking
2.20PM: Fireside Chat: How can we take a preventive approach to Student Well-being?
3.30PM onwards: Free & Easy Networking Session

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16 Aug 2023 or 25 Sep 2023 (Orientation)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course by Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU (Intake 8 & 9)


A mindfulness-based approach to stress reduction emphasizes the helpful role that awareness and openness can play in facing stressors, and ultimately, leading a richer life. Rather than trying to make stressors disappear from life, or controlling them entirely, we will try to learn how to become more aware of the stressors in our lives and how they impact us. Rather than rejecting or suppressing challenges in our life, we will try to investigate them openly. With kindness and self-compassion we will attempt to accept reality as it is in the here-and-now. In this well-researched MBSR course, on the basis of such openness and acceptance, and with the help of formal and informal mindfulness practices, we can then make wiser choices and develop thinking styles, behaviors and habits that are conducive to stress reduction and prevention, and to leading life more fully.

Is This Course For You?

The course is open to the general public and invites anyone who would like to live a life with less stress and more awareness. Beginners are welcome. No prior knowledge or, or experience with, mindfulness practices is required. In case you have any acute or chronic mental or physical illness, you are required to approach Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU to arrange a conversation with your course instructor (via email, phone, or face-to-face) to determine whether this course is suitable for you. Instructors may, at their discretion, not accept individuals into the course. In such cases, a full refund of the course fee will be given.

Read more about the course here.

Fees & Discounts

The course is approved for WDA SkillsFuture Credit subsidy subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Click here to learn more. On top of that, large discounts are offered to past mindfulness graduates and the SMU Community as well!

Please contact us for more details on discounts offered.

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12 June 2023

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness in Higher Education


In this session, Dr. Reb will explain an ongoing mindfulness-based educational intervention funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education: a 13-week undergraduate elective module, “The Science and Practice of Mindfulness at Work”, designed to facilitate positive student growth and well-being. After sharing his experiences and observations of the first run of this intervention, he will touch on how this type of intervention might be extended to graduate education, faculty development, and other areas of higher education beyond Singapore.

Jochen Reb

Jochen Reb is Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources and Director of the Mindfulness Initiatives at Singapore Management University. He is a globally leading scholar in the area of mindfulness in the workplace. And he devotes much of his time to teacher training, particularly on Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT). He is also the director of the Mindfulness and Decision Lab, which engages in cutting-edge research on mindfulness and decision-making.

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