Blended Course on Training Management: Adhering to the "Tatak ATI"

Geared to systematize the procedure in facilitating training and other activities the “tatak ATI” way, the Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center in MiMaRoPa conducted a Blended Course on Training Management among its staff - both technical and administrative personnel.

Prior to the training proper, the staff enrolled in Training Management (TM1), an online course in e-Extension (please log on www.e-extension.gov.ph/eleearning) to have a background knowledge about the course. This served as pre-requisite before the face-to-face training.

During the opening of the training, Mr. Ruben P. Jugno, Training Center Superintendent I motivated the participants to continue to learn because it is how they can extend services to the clientele excellently. "Hindi dahil matagal ka na sa serbisyo ay alam mo na lahat. Kailangan pa rin nating patuloy na mag-aral."

Meanwhile, Mr. Pat Andrew B. Barrientos, TCS II, challenged them to show what they’ve got in facilitation of training. He also said that this training is one of the trainings which the staff needed the most. In addition, he emphasized that as ATI staff, everyone is expected to become a trainer in a real sense of a word. “We are the extension arm of the Department of Agriculture, so when we conduct trainings, they can say that it’s ATI’s training. It is ‘tatak ATI”.
Part of the workshop, the participants conducted a training needs analysis among the co-participants. They also developed training design work plan, a comprehensive training design and module delivery plan. These outputs were presented and critiqued by the section heads along with TCS I and TCS II.

Moreover, the main highlight of the training was the presentation of participants about ATI. In just 6 minutes, they have to market or introduce ATI in an innovative and creative manner. Everyone was nervous because it is time-bounded and with short preparation. They only had an overnight to prepare and gather data. But the perseverance and courage remained as the staff individually delivered their presentations.

The panel of judges composed of Mr. Barrientos, Mr. Jugno, Mr. Norberto C. Maur, Sr. Agriculturist, Ms. Cristina Magnaye, Training Specialist II, Dr. Nanette M. Rosales, Division Chief of DA-Integrated Laboratories in MiMaRoPa and Dr. Ma. Concepcion L. Mores from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology was amazed because everyone performed well.

“Nakakatuwa na ang bawat isa sa inyo ay nag-improve na, maging ang mga drivers ay nakapagpresent sa unahan. Pinapatunayan lang ninyo na kahit sino sa inyo dito sa ATI ay pwedeng maging trainer,”Ms. Rosales expressed.
In his impression, Mr. Supremo Caranzo, driver in ATI MiMaRoPa, expressed that he was grateful that they (driver) also invited to attend the training. "Maganda itong ginanap na pagsasanay na ito dahil pare-pareho nating naiimprove ang ating mga sarili para sa pagharap sa mga tao. Sana magtuloy-tuloy ang training na ganito para masanay hanggang sa sama-sama tayo sa training para hindi lang kayo kundi kami ay maging kabahagi din ninyo," he shared.

Blended Course on Training Management participated by 34 staff was held at ATI, Barcenaga, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro on April 10 - 12, 2017.