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1. Behavior Change Communication Planning US$ 1,500

Duration: 2 weeks

Date: 14-24 January 2014; 13-23 January 2015

This course aims to explore the existing theories of behavior change as guidelines in the development of messages and selection of media as well as the establishment of an enabling environment in effecting desired behavior change in target groups. The output of the course is a communication plan with measurable results-based objectives, messages development, materials and media selection, cost-effective implementation and objectives based monitoring and evaluation of the communication effort.

2. Development and Management of Fundraising Initiatives US$ 1,100

Duration: 8 days

Date: 12-19 February 2014; 11-18 February 2015

Building the fundraising capabilities of not only NGOs but also goverment entities including academic institutions, more than ever before, has become more challenging. For organizations to be viable, it needs to develop ways and means of sourcing out funds to secure their sustainability and effectiveness. This courses aims to provide participants to develop leading edge strategies that maximize fundraising resources practical to an organnization's context, ensuring future growth, both in terms of professionalism and capacity. It starts with analyzing the organization and capacity. It starts with analyzing the organization and its environment to identify its strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Strategies are then developed to fogus on financial viability to be able to deliver its mission. Identified stakeholders are analyzed in terms of their interests and capacities. Development and management of fundraising activities are discussed with facilitators experienced in the field.

3. Advanced Office Productivity Management US$ 1,500

Duration: 2 weeks

Date: 11-21 February 2014; 10-20 February 2015

Office automation and administrative operations are fast changing with global information technology advances. This 2-week course was designed to meet the specific needs of the participants to be equipped with enhanced knowledge, attitudes and skills in the administrative tasks and office operations to meet new challenges in the new information technology era thereby enhancing self-confidence and self-esteem among administrative assistants and secretaries in enhancing their performance to meet the needs of the boss and the organization’s clients.

4. Public Relations and Events Management US$ 1,500

Duration: 2 weeks

Date: 11-21 March 2014; 10-20 March 2015

This two-week course does not expect to develop journalists, campaign managers, spokespersons, but it aims to develop among the participants a functional understanding of the role of public relations in the public and private sectors by going through the different activities involved that includes: a clear distinction between PR and advertising, ethical and legal responsibilities, use of language, writing a press release and psa, research for the PR writer, writing for the media and select publics, writing newsletter, brochures, crisis communication and the planning process.

5. Study Tour on HIV/AIDS Policy US$ 1,100

Duration: 8 days

Date: 12-19 June 2014; 11-18 June 2015

Thailand is one of the leading countries in the world in the successful prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. The success is attributed not only to specifically targeted communications but also to the timely responses in terms of government and organizational policies that provided enabling environments for sustainable prevention and care of HIV/AIDS infected and affected individuals. This study tour is aimed at providing advocates, officials and others involved in developing policies for HIV/AIDS prevention, control and care. Insights on measures taken by the government, NGOs as well as private entities and lessons learned from the successes and failures experienced in Thailand will provide directions in the development of HIV/AIDS policies and procedures in other countries.

6. IEC Messages and Materials Development US$ 1,600

Duration: 2 weeks

Date: 19-29 August 2014; 18-28 August 2015

This 2-week hands-on course covers the design, development, production, and planning for use of information, education and communication (IEC) materials using both print and electronic media. It emphasizes on targeted messages based on a qualitative baseline research on the audience. The materials produced to convey the messages are pre-tested with a sample of the target audience. A communication plan will be developed for the use of the IEC materials produced. At the end of the course, the participant will be able to systematically manage IEC materials development activities with self-confidence.

7. Gender and Development US$ 1,500

Duration: 2 weeks

Date: 16-26 September 2014; 15-25 September 2015

Gender equity and empowerment of women is a key to the achievement of the other millennium development goals. This course aims to provide understanding on how to mainstream gender issues in the organization’s functions and activities. It includes: ways of understanding gender, equal opportunities for women to participate in politics and government functions, developing entrepreneurship for economic opportunities and resources, gender-based violence, reproductive health rights, legal rights, creating gender sensitive environments, developing gender disaggregated data for monitoring and evaluating progress.

8. Results-Based Project/Program Management US$ 1,500

Duration: 2 weeks

Date: 7-17 October 2014; 6-16 October 2015

This 2-week course uses the Goal-Oriented Project Planning (GOPP) model, which relates systematically the important components of a project or program aimed at relevance, performance and sustainability. Being an outcome or results-based planning, it has an imbedded mechanism to identify how programs can produce greater public benefits at a lower cost towards the solution of the identified problem. Accountability is also an element in the planning process so that theindicators for the measurement of success in solving the problem are objectively verifiable and tools for the means of verification are operationally designed. The output of the course is a project/program plan in a logframe matrix.

9. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation US$ 1,500

Duration: 2 weeks

Date: 11-21 November 2014; 10-20 November 2015

The approach used in project monitoring and evaluation is results based not only in terms of attaining the objectives but it also provides opportunities for the beneficiaries and other stakeholders to participate and learn in the process. The process is cost-effective and ensures continued involvement of the beneficiaries throughout the phases of the project/pro­gram implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Identifying meaningful indicators, valid measurement and statistical analysis of quantitative data complemented by qualitative data enhances the analysis of the results.