Training Programs

Courses for Researchers and Extension Personnel

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-Based Participatory Program Planning

Course will provide participants with tools and techniques in conducting participatory program/project planning.

  • June 29-July 3, 2015
  • 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
  • P2,500 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Myra E. David
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319

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.

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.

Schedule: Five working days in June to July 2015
Venue: PS C-312, Physical Science Building, UP Los Baños
Coordinator: Consorcia E. Reaño, Ph.D.
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Contact number: (049) 536-2381
Minimum number of participants: 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

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 22 - July 26, 2015
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

Course Fee:
P6,000 per participant

Course coordinator:
Katrina Joy H. Magno
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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

Participatory Learning and Action for Community Development

PLA offers a forum in which people themselves analyze biophysical resources and social relations that attribute to their daily lives and affect community realities. Priorities for problem solving are assessed. It provides support to social learning and integrates appraisal and planning in the same continuous participatory process. It also can be applied in planning for community development and monitoring and evaluation of agricultural systems programs to reduce poverty. The course will utilize the metaplan technique to maximize participation and retention of learning by the participants. This consists of active participation and interaction, role play, visualization, group dynamic exercises, field practicum and systematic course monitoring and evaluation.

  • By arrangement
  • Duration: 7 days 
  • P8,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 10 
  • Contact Person: The Extension Coordinator, Agricultural Systems Cluster, College of Agriculture
  • Contact No: Tel. No. (049) 536-3229/2459

Participatory Rapid Community Appraisal

Course will provide participants with tools and techniques in conducting rapid community appraisal.

  • June 22-26, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • P2,500 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Myra E. David
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319

Participatory Research and Extension

Course will provide participants with knowledge and skills on how to conduct participatory research and evaluation.

  • June 15 - 19, 2015
  • 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
  • P2,500 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Myra E. David
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319

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

Training Course on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Participatory monitoring and evaluation is an integral part of the project cycle management where stakeholders in the development process keep tract of where they are going and recognize where and when it is necessary to change track in order to reach their agreed objectives. It embraces impact and sustain ability. The course has six modules: 1) Concept of participation, monitoring and evaluation; 2) learning appreciation and attitude formation for PM&E approach and process; 3) PM&E tools, techniques and methods; 4) field application of PM&E tools; 5) analyzing and presenting PM&E results for redesigning participatory RDE projects; and 6) emerging issues and trends in PM&E. Experiential methods will be used to allow participants to think, share, experience, compare and relate new information into their own.

  • By arrangement
  • Duration: 7 days 
  • P8,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 10 
  • Contact Person: The Extension Coordinator, Agricultural Systems Cluster, College of Agriculture
  • Contact No: Tel. No. (049) 536-3229/2459

Training Course on Participatory Rural Appraisal for Farming Systems Development

The course aims to strengthen capabilities in conducting participatory appraisal and planning for FSD. It is designed for development workers at the regional, provincial, and municipal levels involved in the design of appropriate FS for local agricultural development projects. Research and extension staff of government units, non- government organization are encouraged to attend. It is suggested that a multi- disciplinary team from a unit should participate.

  • By arrangement
  • Duration: 7 days 
  • P8,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 10 
  • Contact Person: The Extension Coordinator, Agricultural Systems Cluster, College of Agriculture
  • Contact No: Tel. No. (049) 536-3229/2459

Training of Trainers (TOT) for Participatory Community Development

Participants will learn facilitation skills to effectively deliver participatory training courses. They will learn how to design and manage courses incorporating the participatory approach in all stages of the training cycle. Through this course, participants will also realize the importance of institutionalizing participatory processes in their organization. The course is constructed in eight modules: 1) Overview of participatory community development; 2) concepts and methods of participatory and active learning; 3) participatory training tools and techniques; 4) coordinator’s management skills; 5) strengthening training coordinator’s management skills; 6) enhancing trainer’s facilitation skills; 7) institutionalizing participatory processes; and 8) planning back- to-office activities.

  • By arrangement
  • P10,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 10 
  • Contact Person: The Extension Coordinator, Agricultural Systems Cluster, College of Agriculture
  • Contact No: Tel. No. (049) 536-3229/2459

Training on Participatory Technology Development in AgroForestry

This training course specifically focuses onstrengthening capacities in using participatory methods in developing agroforestry technologies for sustainable livelihoods. It includes Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Participatory Learning and Action (PLA), on- farm research implementation, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) and agroforestry technology scaling up. The course has four modules: 1) basic principles and concepts: PTD, adaptive (on- farm) research, agroforestry systems research and development and participatory learning and action; 2) field practicum in a selected community using participatory methods in development work; 3) technical field visit to existing Agroforestry PTD projects sites; and 4) synthesis and reflections, report writing and presentation, and re-entry plan preparation.

  • By arrangement
  • P8,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 10 
  • Contact Person: The Extension Coordinator, Agricultural Systems Cluster, College of Agriculture
  • Contact No: Tel. No. (049) 536-3229/2459

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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