Training Programs

Theater, Arts, and Communication Skills Development

Academic/Thesis Writing

This course helps students communicate difficult material to their audience as well as excel in academic writing. It is specifically designed to prepare students for the demands of professional writing as well as thesis writing.

  • Schedule: August to September 2016; also available by request
  • 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 (including materials and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa 
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Basic Graphic Design

  • Date: June to July 2016
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: UPLB Learning Resource Center
  • Fee: P 1,000 per person (includes materials and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-2761
  • Minimum no. of participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and Brightest students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals

Basic Japanese Writing

This course aims to develop the skills of understanding and speaking Japanese and introduces the language for everyday purposes.

  • 3 days (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and Brightest students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals
  • Course Fee: FREE for Best and the Brightest students; UPLB students and ARDS Grantees; P3000 per person for non-UPLB individuals (includes materials, lunch and snacks)
  • Coordinators: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa; Leandra Carolina G. Flor
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761; 0917 611 44 49;  0929 313 93 95

Basic Photography

The course will focus on photographic techniques including photocomposition, action photography, portraiture, and photojournalism. 

  • Date: June 26 – 30, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue: Department of Educational Communication, College of Development Communication, UPLB
  • Course Fee: P 6,000/pax
  • Equipment needed: DSLR Camera or a digital camera
  • Course coordinator: Assistant Professor Edmund G. Centeno
  • Contact numbers: (049) 536-3356; 536-3697
  • Minimum number of participants required: 10

Basic Video Editing

This course is an introduction to basic principles and techniques of sound and digital video editing using Sony Vegas.

  • Date: April 23, 2016 and also available by request
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: UPLB Learning Resource Center
  • Fee: P 1,000 per person including materials and snacks; free for UPLB students
  • Minimum no. of participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) grantees; interested UPLB students; open to the public
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Phone number: (049) 536-2761

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

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

Events Management Training

This course is designed to equip students with the skills to organize all aspects of indoor and outdoor events such as music events, press conferences, charity or major events. It covers the design, development, implementation and coordination of big and small events and prepares learners for all aspects of this dynamic and exciting activity/industry. 

  • Schedule: Available by request
  • Duration: 1 day (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; interested UPLB Students; open to the public
  • Course fee:  PhP 3,000 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

Leadership Training

This training aims to maximize the leadership  potential of the individual in their educational and professional environment. Through a series of workshops, it explores key leadership theories in the context of the practical skills required to succeed in today's performance-driven job market.

  • Schedule: June to July 2015
  • Duration: 1 day (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; interested UPLB students; open to the public
  • Course fee: FREE for Best and the Brightest students, UPLB students and ARDS Grantees; P1,000/person for non-UPLB individuals  (includes materials, lunch and snacks)
  • Course coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa; Leandra Carolina G. Flor
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761; 0917 611 44 49 and 0929 313 93 95

Planning and Producing Leaflets

The course will teach participants how to plan, write for and design leaflets for specific audiences, including the effective use of photos and leaflet layout principles and techniques.

  • Duration: 1 day; by arrangement (July 2015)
  • Course fee: P3,500 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Rosa Pilipinas F. Francisco
  • Tel.: (049) 536-2511 local 402
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Planning and Producing Newsletters

This course will teach participants how to create a newsletter that will be effective medium for the organization to get its message across to wider audience. Identifying suitable stories for a newsletter, conducting interviews, writing and editing articles, and using the impact of photos and other illustrations and layout principles and techniques.

  • Duration: 2.5 days; by arrangement (July 2015)
  • Course fee: P5,500 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 10
  • Coordinator: Rosa Pilipinas F. Francisco
  • Tel.: (049) 536-2511 local 402
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Popular Writing

The course will teach the participants how to interpret scientific and specialized topics and write news and features for a popular audience, with emphasis on reliability and readability.

  • Duration: 3 days; by arrangement
  • Course fee: P5,500 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: Dr. Pamela A. Custodio
  • Tel.: (049) 536-2511 local 223/211
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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

Research Methods in Journalism

This course will tackle the different research methods used in journalism.

  • Duration: 2 days; by arrangement (July 2015)
  • Course Fee: P5,000
  • Minimum number of participants: 10
  • Contact Person: Rosa Pilipinas F. Francisco
  • Tel. No.: (049) 536-2511 loc. 402
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