In a bid to bring together university communicators in building a gender sensitive community of practice, the OVCRE and the UPLB Gender Center collaborated in the conduct of a two-day workshop held last 6-7 September 2019 at Lima Park Hotel, Malvar, Batangas.
With the theme "Building a Gender Sensitive Community of Practice," the first day of the workshop highlighted the experiences of each communicator in the management of their print or online publications. The sharing session conveyed editorial processes, best practices, and challenges faced by each publication. Members of the OVCRE Information Officers’ Network (ION) imparted skills and appreciation of basic and emerging trends in content layout and photojournalism through interactive and participatory activities. They also tackled the Data Privacy Act, Intellectual Property Management and the UP guidelines on publications.
Day 2 of the workshop began with a discussion on gender fair language and sensitivity in media content given by Mr. Jansen A. San Juan, a member of the Gender Resource Pool of the Regional Gender and Development Council. This was followed by a lecture on science-writing by Ms. Lily L. Tallafer, an independent editorial consultant.
Closing the workshop, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Glenn S. Lubuguin reminded the participants and the organizers that “in terms of communicating information and knowledge, information officers share the same power and responsibility as our esteemed scientists and experts."
The workshop was attended by 17 of UPLB’s frontline communicators from different colleges.