Training Programs

Courses for Researchers and Extension Personnel

Agricultural Development Planning Integrating Climate Risk Management

The training aims to strengthen capacity of the municipal officers engaged in agricultural development planning to integrate the climate change risk management on agricultural development. This course is divided into two parts. The first part is a review of the climate change science and agricultural planning process. Part two is the integration of climate risk management on agricultural development planning through a workshop.

  • Duration: Three days (by arrangement)
  • Fee: P 7,500 (inclusive of food and accommodation)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 3455
  • Minimum number of participants required: 25

Ant Studies for Researchers and Students

The course is designed to introduce the methods, techniques, and applications of ant studies (myrmecology) to students, faculty, and researchers of biology, ecology, biodiversity and animal behavior.  Lectures, references, field collection and laboratory work will impart the necessary skills to the participants.  At the end of the course, the participants are expected to be familiar with the collecting techniques, subfamilies of ants and some of the common genera, be able to mount and preserve ant specimens, be able to identify ants to genus, and be able to design, execute, and analyze research projects that include ants.

  • Schedule and duration: 5 days (exact date to be announced)
  • Venue: Museum of Natural History (if available)
  • Course fee: P4,000 (not including travel, food and accommodation)
  • Other requirements: Stereomicroscopes, handouts, printed specimen labels, lab supplies
  • Course coordinator: Florante Cruz/James Alvarez
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-3669
  • Minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 10

Community Organizing

The participants will be able to understand the principles, values, processes and approaches in doing CO, which is very vital towards the journey of empowering people’s organization and community based organizations.

  • 3 days (by arrangement)
  • P 6,000 per head
  • Coordinator: Dr. Emilia S. Visco
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-8409
  • Minimum number of participants required: 20

Data Management and Statistical Analyses Using SAS

The advent of big data opened various opportunities for various fields to grow business, enhance government, and develop one’s personal lifestyle. Along with these opportunities, new statistical methods and technology require the ability to interpret behaviours of data which is useful for decision-making. Hence, the increasing demand for professionals with knowledge on data management and analysis is evident through the years. As a tool to handle big data, statistical packages or softwares are powerful instruments to bridge professionals to these wide opportunities.

SAS, a software which offers both simple and sophisticated data management and analysis, enables individuals to make new discoveries. This package can mine, alter, manage, and retrieve data from a variety of sources and then perform various statistical analyses. This training course is for those who need to learn data manipulation and simple analysis techniques using SAS through creating, accessing, transforming, describing, analyzing, and summarizing data sets. It is designed for a five-day lecture of concepts with hands-on laboratory sessions.

Benefits to Participants:
Learn the basic and advanced SAS procedures for doing data management and be able to use SAS for data analysis

Purpose:
At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  1. be familiar with SAS software;
  2. create data sets using different input styles;
  3. manage data sets using different SAS statements;
  4. produce summary reports and graphs using SAS; and
  5. utilize different statistical analyses using SAS procedures.

Course Coverage

  • Introduction to SAS
  • Creating SAS Data Sets and Input Styles
  • Data Management: Reading External Data File; Data Set Options; Conditional Statements and Recoding Variables; Looping Statements; Merging and Updating Data Sets
  • Review on Basic Concepts in Statistics
  • Summary Reports and Graphs
  • Statistical Analysis with SAS

  • Training Output: Data Management and Statistical Output using SAS
  • Training Date and Duration: Five working days in June to July 2017
  • Venue: PS C-312, Physical Science Building, UP Los Banos
  • Coordinator: Consorcia E. Reaño, Ph.D. (Director, Institute of Statistics)
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  • Tel. No.: (049) 536-2381
  • Minimum of participants required: 30

Digital Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop

This training aims to provide comprehensive basic knowledge of the industry's most flexible photo editing and manipulation software. This course explores the features and functions of Adobe Photoshop. Individuals learn various digital manipulation techniques such as cropping, enlarging, layering and focusing. Students learn how to use filters and add graphic images to their photographs without affecting the original image.

  • Schedule: June to July 2016
  • Duration: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and the Brightest Students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals
  • Course fee: P 1,000 per person (includes materials, lunch and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Agricultural Systems to Climate Change

The training course aims to increase the capacity of agricultural technicians and other development workers in establishing climate smart agricultural villages. Specifically, the training course aims to: a) discuss what is climate change and global trend in the climate; b) explain the causes of climate change and how it affects agriculture; c) discuss the process of conducting vulnerability assessment using VAST-Agro Tool; and d) design climate-proofing recommendations at the farm and community levels.

  • Date duration and time schedule: to be arranged
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: to be arranged
  • Coordinator: Ms. Marianne R. de Luna
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  • Telephone/Telefax: (049) 536-3229; 536-2459
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Goal Oriented Project Planning as Applied in Research and Development Projects

The course is intended for researchers, project leaders, and planners who are into research and development work in the agriculture, forestry, and natural resources sectors as well as those in the higher education institutions at various levels (community, national, regional). The course will equip the participants with tools and techniques in situational analysis; project design (applying logical framework analysis), preparation of work and resource plan; and crafting monitoring and evaluation system.

  • Five days (by arrangement)
  • Venue: CPAf-Knowledge Management Office Training Room
  • Course Fee: P 10,000 (covers training materials, two light snacks, and lunch)
  • Participant shoulders his/her travel/transportation and accommodation/board/lodging expenses as well as medical/accident/travel insurance
  • Course Coordinator: Dr. Jaine C. Reyes and Ms. Rueth T. Cabral
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 2453
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Information Technology for Administrative Personnel

The training aims to equip the participants with skills in the freely available Information Technology tools in order to increase their productivity. Specifically, it aims to teach the participants how to (1) manage data through online and offline tools; (2) use online tools for document collaboration; (3) use content management systems for creating websites; (4) present data through an online presentation tool; and (5) create simple websites and wikis. The training will be in the form of lectures and hands-on exercises. The participants will be given an exercise (either by group or individually) on each of the topic in the training module. At the end of the training, the participants are expected to present their outputs and their outputs will be critiqued by the resource persons themselves.


Schedule:
June 19 - June 23, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue:
Training Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, CAS, UPLB

Course Fee:
P3,000 per participant

Course coordinator:
Katrina Joy M. Abriol-Santos
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(049) 536-2313/2302

Minimum number of participants:
20 persons

Introduction to Linux for Scientists

This training course aims to equip scientists and researchers with the basic knowledge of the linux operating system. Nowadays, most of the research tools, for example those used in sequence alignment and visualization, are developed for the linux operating system because of its power and open source nature. Basic knowledge of linux is thus very important for scientists. This course is targeted to principal investigators, project leaders, and research staff. Resource persons are researchers themselves who have used the power of linux in their own researches.

Date (Duration) and time schedule
Two (2) days
By arrangement/ To be announced

Venue
Training Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, UPLB

Course coordinators
Joseph Anthony C. Hermocilla
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Arian J. Jacildo
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Telephone/telefax numbers (049) 536­2313, (049) 536­2302

Minimum number of participants required
10 - ­15 persons

Mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) for a gender responsive research, extension and instruction programs and projects

The passage of Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710) and its subsequent Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) instructed all government agencies, including state universities, colleges and educational/ academic institutions, to mainstream GAD in their policies, people, plans, programs, activities (PPAs), and enabling mechanisms as entry points to make the agencies gender responsive.

More, these agencies must build the capacities of its people, particularly the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) to lead in gender mainstreaming efforts within the agency. Strategies to mainstream GAD within an organization through capacity building may include the following:

  1. Gender Sensitivity and Understanding Basic GAD Concepts
  2. Identifying Gender Issues through Gender Analysis
  3. GAD Budget Attribution/ Gender Analysis using Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG)
  4. Gender Analysis using Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF)
  5. GAD Planning and Budgeting and Preparation of GAD Accomplishment Report
  6. Agency GAD Framework/ Agenda Preparation
  7. Gender Audit and GAD Monitoring and Evaluation

The proposed training program will provide knowledge on basic GAD concepts relevant in mainstreaming gender in research, extension and instruction. It will provide awareness and appreciation on how to be gender sensitive in the workplace and at home.

Duration: Depending on the need of the agency, the training can be packaged into a one gender sensitivity training (GST), two (GST ++), or three days or more training to include GST++, gender analysis for GAD planning and budgeting ( use of Harmonized GAD Guidelines and Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework, and other gender analysis tools relevant for project design and implementation), and in preparing agency GAD plan and budget

Venue, course fee, and other requirements:Based on requesting party; rate is government rate based on Magna Carta for Science Workers and DBM Budget Circular 2007-01 to be charged to agency GAD Budget

Course coordinator:DR. BLESSHE L. QUERIJERO, (Asst. Professor 6, IBS-UPLB, Certified Member of the Philippine Commission on Women National GAD Resource Pool (Batch 1) and former DOST-wide GAD Mainstreaming Coordinator (2007-2013); project leader of the DOST-PCW-CIDA Gender Responsive Economic Action for the Transformation (GREAT) Women Project entitled Assessment on the gender responsive of DOST Technology Transfer Technologies and Technology Transfer Programs )

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Contact number:0918-945-6020

Minimum number of participants:

  • For GST – 50++ (gender awareness and appreciation of basic GAD concepts relevant to gender mainstreaming in government agencies)
  • For GST ++ (with introduction to gender analysis and GAD planning: designed for members of the GAD Focal Point System) : +30 pax
  • For GST++ with skills training (workshop) in HGDG and GMEF and GAD Planning and Budgeting: +30 pax

Participatory Community Vulnerability Assessment (PCVA) and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Plan

The participants will be able to increase knowledge on DRRM and gain analytical skill through mapping, vulnerability and adaptive capacity assessment and formulation of action plans.

  • 5 days (by arrangement)
  • P 10,000 per head
  • Coordinator: Dr. Emilia S. Visco
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-8409
  • Minimum number of participants required: 20

Preparation of Research Output for Publication

This course aims to teach practitioners convert their output into publishable forms for dissemination.  There are many activities and outputs delivered being in an agricultural system, either crops, livestock, pest and disease management, and their integration.  There is a need to put thee observations, impressions, activities into a medium to reach specific stakeholders for proper action, either adoption, policy-making or further enhancement.

  • July 6-10, 2015
  • Venue: ASC
  • P10,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Trainor: Dr. Ofelio K. Bautista
  • Coordinator: Associate Professor Nelita M. Lalican
  • Tel no. (049) 536-3229
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Public Speaking Training

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support. Students should also demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic settings, in the workplace, and in the community.

  • Schedule: August to September 2016
  • Duration: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and the Brightest Students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals
  • Course fee: P 1,500 per person; free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa 
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

R&D Management for Public and Non-Government Organizations

The course is intended for incumbent and potential R&D managers (starting from study leaders) to acquire knowledge and skills in managerial leadership; supervisory role; systematic managerial analysis; and project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Five days (by arrangement)
  • P 10,000 (includes training materials, certificate, two light snacks, and lunch)
  • The participant shoulders his/her travel/transportation and accommodation/board/lodging expenses as well as medical/accident/travel insurance
  • Venue: CPAf-Knowledge Management Office Training
  • Coordinator: Dr. Jaine C. Reyes and Ms. Rueth T. Cabral
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 2453
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Strengthening Agricultural Development Planning and Governance for Food Security

The objective of this training is intended for the planning officer and agricultural extension workers to understand the planning process and be able to apply it; to inlcude climate change and the possible effects of global trade in the agricultural development plan. The outputs of the training are the logical framework of analysis is a detailed action plan for the agricultural sector to attain food security.

  • Duration: 4 days (by arrangement)
  • Fee: P 10,000/participant (inclusive of food and accomodation)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui, Director, CSPPS, CPAf, UPLB
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  • Contact numbers: (049) 536 3455
  • Minimum number of participants required: 25

Training of Agricultural Extension Workers in Using Climate Decision Support Tools in Agriculture

The training aims to strengthen capacity of agricultural extension workers (AEWs) to further appreciate and apply climate decision support tools to reduce risks in agriculture. Specifically, the participants will be exposed to climate forecasting and analysis, trained to input, process and analyze data using the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DWWAT) Model.

  • Duration: Three days (by arrangement)
  • Fee: P 7,500 (inclusive of food and accommodation)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui
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  • Contact number: (049) 536 3455
  • Minimum number of participants required: 25

Training of Trainers (TOT) on FSTP: An Alternative Extension Modality

To empower FSTP partner- agencies (DA, DAR, DENR, DOST, CHED-SUCs, DILG-LGUs, NGOs and other GOs) to operate and manage FSTP in their respective communities. Specifically, the participants should: a) internalize the principles and operational strategies of FSTP implementation; b) learn the basic principles and conduct of moral values formation, field experimentation from farm lay-outing, planting, the use of different experimental trials and treatments for corn and other crops under different cultural practices, data gathering, processing and analysis and progress reporting; c) identify potential institutional arrangements between and among concerned agencies in terms of resource complementation for FSTP implementation; d) formulate action plan for FSTP implementation in their respective areas of responsibilities; and e) recommend policies that are responsive to the needs of their communities for smooth FSTP implementation.

  • Date duration and time schedule: September 5-7 (Butuan), October 3-7 (Batanes), October 23-27 (VSU), November 13-17 (Naujan), November 7-9 (South Cotabato)
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: to be arranged
  • Coordinator: Ms. Guillerma Valencia
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  • Telephone/Telefax: (049) 536-3229; 536-2459
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Training-Workshop on Goal Oriented Project Planning Focusing on Logical Framework for R and D Projects

Aims to enable participants to construct logical framework for an identified R&D project as aid to a work plan using objective-oriented and participative situational analysis to formulate project/program matrix and system for monitoring and evaluation. Course suited in any type of projects be it in R&D community-based, environment and other developmental work.

  • By arrangement (5 days)
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Jaine C. Reyes
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319
  • Tel no. (049) 536-0407
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Training-Workshop on R and D Proposal Preparation

Aims to equip participants with basic skills in R&D proposal preparation to include identification, formulation and prioritization of researchable areas, developing conceptual framework and research design, searching and organizing literature and information resources, and packaging research proposals.

  • By arrangement (5 days)
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Jaine C. Reyes
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319
  • Tel no. (049) 536-0407
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Training-Workshop on Research Project Implementation and Management

Aims to equip participants with managerial knowledge and skills in research project implementation and management particularly in supervision and delegation, conflict management fostering interdisciplinary team work, organizational communication, management of change, and leadership. Course is designed for new and incumbent project leaders.

  • By arrangement (5 days)
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Jaine C. Reyes
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319
  • Tel no. (049) 536-4267
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Trainors' Training on Local Agricultural Development Planning

The course aims to: a) enhance the knowledge of the participants on the basic philosophies, concepts and principles of participatory appraisal, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of agriculture and fishery development program; b) provide skills in utilizing tools and techniques of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) for planning; and c) provide skills in integrating barangay development plan to formulate the municipal and provincial plan.

  • Date duration and time schedule: to be arranged
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: to be arranged
  • Coordinator: Ms. Marianne R. de Luna
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  • Telephone/Telefax: (049) 536-3229; 536-2459
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10