Twenty-three SEAMEO BIOTROP scientists, junior researchers, and administrative staff members learned about the basics of “Designing Effective Training Courses” during a one-day seminar-workshop held on 31 March 2011 at the Centre’s Headquarter in Bogor.
The activity was the first in the series of in-house seminar-workshops on “Training for Impact” initiated by Dr Jess C. Fernandez, SEAMEO BIOTROP Deputy Director for Programme and Marketing, as part of the Centre’s staff development program.
Topics covered during the said seminar-workshop included: (a) Overview of Training, (b) Assessing Training Needs of Target Participants, (c) Setting Clear Training Objectives, (d) Formulating Training Course Standards, (e) Organizing Training Contents, and (f) Selecting Appropriate Training Methods.
Since training is one of SEAMEO BIOTROP’s main mandates, the “Training for Impact” seminar-workshop series is generally aimed at improving the quality and marketability of the Centre’s training courses to produce well-trained alumni from as varied sectors as possible. The other seminar-workshops in the series are (a) Organizing and Implementing Training Effectively and (b) Training Evaluation for Continuous Improvement.
SEAMEO BIOTROP has lined up 16 training courses for implementation in 2011 under funding support from the Government of Indonesia (Please see Learning Program section of the website for list of training courses).