Year 2024
February 2024


Retirement Job of Joy (SkillsFuture Not Applicable)

Start Date: 20 May 2024 | End Date: 27 May 2024
Peninsula Plaza

About National Silver Academy (NSA)
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite-sized courses that are exam free. For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

About The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE)
The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 30 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidised for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

Course Code                                   SACE-CBO-M-025E-2024-05-01
Course Starts 20/05/2024
Further Runs
Registration Open
Duration 7 hours over 2 sessions
Sessions Monday, 2:00 -5:30 pm, 20/5, 27/5
Objective 1. Discover the key characteristics of your Best Self – what you are like when you are at your best.

2. Apply your best self to what matters most to you

3. Use Design Thinking to build your Job of Joy

4. When asked “so what do you do?” you are able to state your life’s purpose, meaning & significance.

Description Using a game as a metaphor of life, timewise, the first half is over. With retirement, you face the second half either by Default – continuing to do what you have always been doing – or by Design – applying your Best Self to your Best Work. This course uses design thinking – Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test – to help participants accept the product or service that inspires. It’s a second chance to do what they had dream about but not have the opportunity or courage to pursue until now.

Adrian Teo

Adrian has a BA from the University of Malaya; and a MSc from Durham University, UK.  He spent a decade in the Civil Service, 5 years with an NGO in Coral Gables, Florida, 38 years in running his own training consultancy. He trained internationally in 57 countries. Adrian was an ACTA trainer and certifier, and  was master trainer in experiential learning. A spiritual elder, he did marital counseling for over two decades. Since 2012 he focused his attention on integrating mind-brain-body relationships in self and in connecting with others. As President of SACE, Adrian conducts “Mindfulness for Wellbeing” as well as some half-a-dozen other courses to coach seniors to maintain inner well-being through self-regulation and the practice of lifelong learning.

Venue Peninsula Plaza
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name, Birthday, Gender, NRIC, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number
Fees Payable $25.20 pp NSA fee for Singaporean/PR age 50 and above, $252 pp for Singaporean/PR age below 50, $126.00 pp for Foreigner
Payment Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.  Cheque payment to Singapore Association for Continuing Education at SACE Secretariat in Peninsula Plaza, weekdays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (avoid 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm). Email payment detail to
SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Not Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat T: 6266 0648  or E: