Ready and Steady: Sharing Knowledge in Training

In one of their activities, each participant was given the chance to interpret a photo provided by facilitator CD Flores.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – “To inform, you must be informed. To convince, you must be convinced,” emphasized Antonieta J. Arceo, Chief of the Agricultural Training Institute’s Information Services Division (ATI-ISD) during the recently concluded blended learning approach on Training Management (TM).

Realizing the value of information acquisition and sharing, the training stood as one of the ATI’s efforts to equip its employees with the knowledge in conducting training activities for its clientele. The five-day training included lectures and workshops which were designed to challenge the participants to think creatively, while refining their skills in training management, public speaking, and writing. Apart from enhancing capacity, the training also aimed to standardize all aspects of training activities among its network of training centers and head office. Lectures include: e-Extension Program & Online Course on Training Management; Training Designing and Objective Formulation; Presentation Skills; Openers, Mid-session, and Enders; Summary and Integration for a Training; and Report Writing.

However, for the participants, it was not only their capability that was built but the training also served as call for action. “My purpose is to serve, it’s not about me anymore. Para sa Bayan phrase is not a question to me anymore but a battle cry,” as reflected by Roy Son dela Cruz, a staff of the ATI-Policy and Planning Division who participated in the activity.

This was supported by the Center Director of ATI Regional Training Center in Cordillera Administrative Region, Dr. Arlene L. Flores, when she said “The best reward as a trainer is having heard positive feedback from your participants.”

Second of three batches, the training housed 30 participants on September 12 to 16, 2016 at the ATI RTC CAR. The first batch of the Blended TM Course was held last May 30 to June 3, 2016 while the last batch is tentatively scheduled in November 2016.