Communicating Your Personal Brand Identity Across Professional Contexts

Course Reference No:
TGS-2020502039 (Classroom Learning)
TGS-2021006834 (Synchronous e-Learning)


Course Objectives

In today’s disruptive economy, the concept of personal branding has gained even greater traction than before as a self-management concept to position one favorably for a job opening, a promotion opportunity, a career switch, or simply for better workplace relationships. While many management workshops have leveraged on this concept as the pivotal starting point to create positive impressions, not many have mapped out a holistic communicative strategy to help participants convey the desired brand image across various professional communication contexts the way this workshop does.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be familiar with the range of communication strategies and tools necessary to communicate a consistent and appealing personal brand identity across various workplace contexts.

The communicative strategies include:

  • Structure of email writing and rhetorical devices (e.g. word choice, tone of voice) in communicating neutral, good news and bad news effectively; and
  • 3Vs and 1A (Visual, Vocal, Verbal & Aural) in managing dynamism in informal talks and critical discussions.


Day 1
  • Personal Brand
    • Explore the notion of Personal Brand as an important and current management concept, and for participants to frame a plausible personal brand statement
  • Competing Values Framework (CVF)
    • Evaluate the impact of one's communication
  • Suite of Communicative Tools
    • Learn about the 3Vs &1R and the 7Cs of Effective Communication
  • Personal Brand Audit: A CVF Approach
    • Evaluate and critique mediatized footprints of public personalities or industry leaders so as to learn best practices in the way they communicate their personal brands
  • Presentation and Reflection
Day 2
  • Email Communication: Communicating neutral and positive news
    • Apply the structure of email writing and rhetorical devices to communicate neutral and positive news effectively and coherently (in line with one's desired personal brand)
  • Importance of Empathy at the Workplace
  • Email Communication: Communicating difficult emails (I)
    • Apply the structure of email writing and rhetorical devices to communicate bad or complex news effectively and coherently (in line with one's desired personal brand)
  • Presentation and Reflection
Day 3
  • Water-Cooler Talks: Opportunities to network and build professional relationships
    • Learn the pros and cons of informal office talks, and also communication strategies to signal interest, to probe and to respond with interest
  • Relationship Matter: Empathy at the workplace
    • Apply communication tools to express empathy at the workplace and strategies to engage our audience rationally in critical conversations
  • Conducting Critical Conversations at the Workplace: Role Play
  • A Final Task: How have I been communicating my Personal Brand through the workplace tasks in the past two days?
    • Participants will map their CVFs for the various communicative tasks done in the past two days to their desired Personal Brand statement that they have crafted in Day 1
  • End of Programme Quiz


Working experience in managing teams

Who Should Attend

Team Leader, Supervisor, Project Lead, Executive, Assistant Executive, Senior Executive, Assistant Manager, Manager, Senior Manager, Deputy Manager

Mode of Training

On-campus or Online (Live)


Mr. Patrick Gallo


Patrick Gallo is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for English Language Communication, NUS. Patrick received the Centre’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence in Academic Years 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04 and the Residential College Teaching Commendation in AY 2015/16. In the past 24 years, he has provided many highly rated workshops for NUS staff, students and the public.




3 Days
9.00 am to 5.30 pm 


National University of Singapore
University Town

International Participants


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens 
(39 yrs old or younger) 


Singapore PRs


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens 
(40 yrs or older)


Incl. GST

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs


Incl. GST

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Fees & Funding

Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore PRs Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs3
Full Programme Fee S$2,850.00 S$2,850.00 S$2,850.00 S$2,850.00 S$2,850.00
SSG Funding
(Refer to Funding Page for Claim Period)
- (S$1,995.00) (S$1,995.00) (S$1,995.00) (S$1,995.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$2,850.00 S$855.00 S$855.00 S$855.00 S$855.00
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$199.50 S$59.85 S$59.85 S$59.85 S$59.85
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$3,049.50 S$914.85 S$914.85 S$914.85 S$914.85
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Scheme - - (S$570.00) - (S$570.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$3,049.50 S$914.85 S$344.85 S$914.85

Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be eligible for SSG funding.

  1. All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit to select the programme. 
  2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. 
  3. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. Click here for more information.
  4. Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME. For more information, visit Enterprise Portal for Jobs and Skills.
  5. Eligible individuals may apply for training allowance capped at $6/hr under the WSS scheme, visit- WSG for more information.
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27 July 2021